In August, we will arrange a startup preschool for people interested in starting up in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. The event will take place in Kiel.


For whom: any one interested in starting a business

Mentors and Speakers

Nicolai Strøm-Olsen

Nicolai Strøm-Olsen is the author and co-founder of Startup Migrants, the leading Nordic art magazine KUNSTforum and the conference He has written the biography Hans Gude - an artist's life (2015) and three other books on urban development and entrepreneurship; Bykamp (2014), Startup Europe - The founders who change Europe (2016) and Startup Israel (2017).

Maria Amelie

Maria Amelie wrote her first book at the age of 25, was named Norwegian of the Year and contributed to a change in the law for refugees. She has since written four more books on entrepreneurship and technology. Maria wants to focus more on diversity as a competitive advantage, especially when it comes to new jobs and groundbreaking innovation.

Georg Berssenbrügge

Georg Berssenbrügge is tax consultant with over 15 years of experience. He is the Managing Director of Goessler + Partner GmbH, also Managing Director of InterGest Germany

Norhan Othman

Norhan is an architect and city planner powered with passion towards cities' entrepreneurship ecosystem and infrastructure-related research. She is enthusiastic about exploring how entrepreneurial cities' empower and support their citizens and migrants. Currently, she is writing her masters thesis at the Technical University in Berlin about the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Berlin and its support infrastructure. Norhan is based in Berlin where she works on scaling Forskole / Startup Preschool in Germany.

Dr. Faizan Mohammed

Dr. Mohammed Faizan is a Founder and Managing Director of ComfNet Solutions GmbH, located in Kiel and Hamburg, Germany. He was also Lecturer and Program Manager of Master Information Engineering (MIE) at University of Applied Sciences Kiel. Now he is also a guest lecturer at University of Applied Sciences Kiel. Because of his passion to work with young students and interest in networking and management; after finishing his PhD, he got an opportunity to work as The Head of International Affairs at, Kiel.



16:00 - 20:00


09:00 - 15:00


09:00 - 15:00


Yes! You do not need any prior knowledge, just interest and desire to start a business.

No. You can join the idea of someone else and work together through the weekend. But if you suddenly get an idea, then feel free to share it. Maybe someone else will join your team and develop it further!

It is not allowed to take each other’s ideas, and we clearly state that. The collection must be open and safe. Besides, most ideas need to be further developed before they can become really good.

No, everyone with a multicultural background is welcome. We are concerned with diversity in experience, background, age and beyond.

We expect participants to be with us along the three days so that you get the most out of the weekend. If you can not then you should give your place to someone else.

Bring a laptop and a notebook. Together with your team, you create pitch decks in the Canva program.

We usually send out emails several times before the preschool. Check the spam inbox – they might end up there. If not, let us know at

Yes, so far all lectures are in English. You are welcome to join, even if you do not speak English fluently.