Top Talent Programme 2024: garage33 sponsors committed students

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Following the successful conclusion of the Top Talent Programme with students from the universities of the Excellence Start-up Center.OWL (ESC.OWL) in July last year, the workshop and event programme is now entering its fourth round. The three-month programme, which was initiated by garage33, Paderborn University's start-up centre, is aimed at motivated and committed students from all disciplines who want to gain qualifications and network alongside their studies - regardless of their major or grade point average. The aim is to support participants in their personal and professional development and to find out what the professional future holds for them. The programme, which starts on Thursday, 11 April, is aimed at students at Paderborn University, Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences and TH OWL. Applications can be submitted on the event website until Sunday, 25 February.

Seven practical events planned

n the programme, the young talents receive intensive support and guidance from experienced coaches and the garage33 team. Practice-orientated learning, exclusive personal development training, social events for networking within the start-up ecosystem and workshops on founding a company offer participants the best possible support, inspiration and infrastructure on their personal career path. A total of seven programme items are planned within three months. The Top Talent Programme opens with the kick-off event on Thursday, 11 April. The "Ideation Challenge" will continue on 17 and 18 April. It offers participants the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge from their studies in practice and to develop their own strengths. Innovative methods are used to develop their own ideas in interdisciplinary teams. At three evening events, participants have the opportunity to talk to start-up founders, alumni and entrepreneurs from the garage33 network. At the "Start-up Challenge" on Friday, 24 May, participants will try to find solutions to real challenges for garage33 start-ups. The two-day "Personality Bootcamp" on 20 and 21 June will focus on the personal development of the talents, which will be worked out and strategically expanded together with the experts. The "Top Talent Certificates" will be awarded at the closing event on Thursday, 27 June. 

"Personally, the programme has helped me tremendously over the past year. It was the start of my own start-up journey with BariTrax and I am incredibly grateful for all the experiences and the people I met there," explains Rika Leder, participant in the Top Talent Programme 2023 and founder of the start-up BariTrax, a digital platform designed to support patients in their aftercare following bariatric surgery.

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Photo (Paderborn University, garage33): Networking and the awarding of certificates were key elements at the final event of the Top Talent Programme 2023.


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Leah Engel

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