The application window for Batch#2 of the Start-up Incubation Program for Max Planck Scientists is closing on December 4th. We collected three top things for aspiring Max Planck founders to do right now.
Grab a coffee and talk to your supervisor about your start-up idea
The Start-up Incubation Program MAX!mize is enabling scientists to pursue an entrepreneurial career. During the whole time of the program, Max Planck Scientists stay affiliated with their institute. Participation with the program is never a stand-alone decision. Besides finding team members (at least one) for your startup projects it is highly recommended to involve your supervisor early with your ambition. Participation in the program needs to be backed by your supervisor. On top of that: Challenging your startup idea with experienced colleagues is highly recommended. Group Leaders and Directors can give valuable feedback on your start-up idea. Bonus: You will be surprised by the entrepreneurial experience a lot of Max Planck staff can provide.
Gain clarity and erase doubts by getting to know your Start-up Coach
Is my business model drafted logically? Is it the right time for starting my start-up idea? Suffering from sleepless nights because of these questions? MAX!mize offers help for that: Not an anonymous chatbot, not some brochure but some real human longstanding experience. Start-up & Portfolio Managers at Max Planck Innovation offer broad experience in supporting spin-offs from Max Planck Research. They can advise and guide you on how to make the best out of your ambition. Just write them a mail via our contact form!
Bring your application draft to submission by December 4th
Procrastinating the application draft until Christmas? Bad idea! Start now to make your 2023 as successful as possible by submitting your final application for the incubation program. As long as you did not hit the "submit" button in the accelerator app, you are not officially applying. The questionnaire is pretty simple and can be filled in quickly. If you have any questions contact your start-up manager. And don’t worry, submitting of the application will not determine your entrepreneurial future. You will always be able to reapply for the program if your startup idea needs some adjustments. Submit your final application and kick off your first informal start-up team-meeting at the Weihnachtsmarkt!