Brandt School Universität Erfurt

Brandt School students win start-up competition

​Oops, they did it again! Brandt School students have won two prices with their start-up project at the Thuringian start-up ideas competition ("Thüringer Gründungsideenwettbewerb").

There were among the winning projects for the “general start-up idea” (€ 1000) and received € 1000 on top for the best “social entrepreneurship” concept.

With their “Sharing Living Project” the Brandtians Maria Brackin, Hendrik Hebel, Richard Henahan, Aaron Herrera and Ruben Leon-Ibarra, who had already won the university’s own start-up ideas competition organized by the "Gründerservice", now are the most successful participants on federal-state level, too.

Their innovative project aims at bringing generations together by re-thinking the concept of shared flats in a cross-generational way: matching eldery people looking for contact and company with students looking for affordable rooms via an online platform.

The Thuringian start-up competition is organized annually by the Stiftung für Technologie, Innovation und Forschung Thüringen (STIFT).


Find more information here (in German).