Target group

Students, people interested in founding a company, start-ups, entrepreneurs


Free of charge


Usually on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.


Steelcase Creative Hall at SCE and online via Zoom


Next event: 2022-07-05 Innovations-Café Homecoming - 20 Years SCE



You want to become part of the SCE start-up community? The Innovations-Café invites all interested start-ups, founders and curious people to open networking and exchange. Successful start-up founders and experts inspire and inform in talks, panel discussions and Q&A sessions on the topics of founding and entrepreneurship.

The Innovations-Café is also the ideal platform to present your start-up project in a 1-minute pitch. Who knows - maybe the right co-founder or pilot customer is sitting in the audience? You can make exciting new contacts at the networking event afterwards. SCE start-up advisors are also present at every Innovations-Café and will be happy to answer your questions about SCE offers and programs.

The Innovations-Café is typically held on the first Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Steelcase Creative Hall at SCE. We also allow online participation via Zoom.

We look forward to meeting new contacts who are eager to dive into the world of start-ups.

Free registration at


Who do I contact for a start-up pitch slot?

At the beginning of the Innovations-Café there will be the opportunity to pitch your own start-up - 1 minute - and place a call or two (co-founder search, crowdfunding campaign, etc.). If you want to be part of it, write a short email to

Who is invited to the Innovations-Café?

Anyone and everyone. You don't need to bring any prior knowledge. Feel free to bring friends and we welcome you if you are interested in start-up topics and want to dive into the start-up world.

Where can I register for the Innovations-Café?

Free registration at

When are the next Innovations-Cafés planned?

The Innovations-Café is typically held on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in the Steelcase Creative Hall at SCE. We also allow online participation via Zoom.

What topics have we already had in the Innovations-Café?

The Innovations-Café focuses on topics related to innovation and entrepreneurship. In past editions, for example, on content marketing, pricing, diversity & inclusion, the Future of Foods, internationalization, and the do's and don'ts of starting a business. In April and October, we also hold our Night of the Start-up League, where teams from the current program present themselves. Every time a highlight that we and the start-ups are looking forward to!


What our participants say about the Innovations-Café

Carina Goldschmid, founder and CEO of StartupCommunication: "The Innovations-Café is a great opportunity to network with the start-up scene and learn everything about founding. I myself met my first client at networking back then. It's definitely an opportunity not to be missed!"
Gerd Birzele, founder of Vocalisto: "The Innovations-Café at SCE is absolutely recommendable as a platform for regular networking for founders and all interested parties and can even help with recruiting. After our start-up pitch, we actually found our current intern for software development.


from the Innovations-Café

Typical procedure

18:00: Welcome
18:10: Start-up Pitches (with prior registration)
18:30: Keynote + Q&A
19:15: Networking


Upcoming Events

Here's what happens next in the Innovations-Café

Innovations Café, News, Events

Innovations-Café X Future Technologies - 23.08.

For our summer edition of the Innovations-Café in August we have come up with something special. Together with the Precelerator, the gym for entrepreneurship and prototyping, we invite you to a colorful live program. At various stations you can try out future technologies live, learn new things and exchange ideas with other start-up enthusiasts and founders.

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Innovations Café, News, Events

Night of the Start-up League im Innovations-Café - 25.10.22

Our Night of the Start-up League features HM/SCE start-up teams from our current programs. The featured start-up teams are members of our exclusive Start-up League. They are funded and supported in various funding programs by HM and SCE (Start-up Certificate, DICA, Start For Future) and government programs (including EXIST, FLÜGGE). Register now:

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Innovations Café, News, Events

Innovations-Café: Mastering digital projects with agile methods

Design Thinking, Kanban, Scrum etc. have been making everyday life easier for start-ups and projects for a long time now. But what is actually behind the individual methods? What are they intended for and how do they help us to organize projects better? For our next Innovation Café, we have invited Fabian Ziegler, who will explain to us how to use the tools most effectively and what added values result from them. Register now here:

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Jana Hollmann New Venture Program

T: 089 1265 3238


Jana has been part of the new ventures programme at the Strascheg Center of Entrepreneurship (SCE) since December 2020. As a start-up consultant, she works with founders and advises start-up teams of the start-up-league.

At the monthly Innovation Café, Jana brings enterprising students, alumni and those interested in founding a company together with start-ups, companies and experts and invites them to network and exchange ideas. In addition, she supports those interested in founding and start-up teams with workshops on topics such as communication and cooperation in their personal development.

Jana previously founded Jakale and, as a systemic consultant and workshop facilitator, has supported founders, start-ups and medium-sized companies in finding solutions to their challenges. Jana studied business administration in Ingolstadt and has continued their studies as systemic consultant, business coach and Trainer as well as SCRUM Master and Product Owner.