Target group

Students, alumni, staff and professors of the Munich University of Applied Sciences as well as selected external start-up teams




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  • You have a first thought about a business idea?
  • Or even a concept for an innovative business model?
  • Are you wondering how to proceed now?

The start-up consulting service at the SCE is available free of charge to all students, alumni, employees and professors of the Munich University of Applied Sciences as well as selected external start-up teams.

Our start-up support team consists of experienced start-up advisors who support you in assessing the innovative potential of your project, provide assistance and accompany start-up teams on their development path. Confidentiality is guaranteed in all our steps in the start-up consulting of the SCE.

Free start-up consultation

Simply make an appointment for a free initial consultation with our start-up support team. We will be happy to arrange a virtual first appointment with you. Write a short e-mail with your request to We look forward to hearing from you and talking to you soon.


How do I schedule an appointment for a free initial consultation with the SCE New Venture Program?

Feel free to email us at with brief info about who you are and what your request is for a conversation.

How does an initial consultation work?

We want to get to know you. If you're already a team, feel free to come together. We'll introduce ourselves and our offerings at SCE and answer your questions.

What happens after the initial consultation?

During the initial consultation, we will discuss how you can continue with the SCE. This can be a follow-up consultation, participation in the next event that is right for you, or even a direct recommendation to apply for one of our exciting programs.


Prof. Dr. Herbert Gillig Head of New Venture Program

T: 089 1265 3218

Prof. Dr. Herbert Gillig is professor for Entrepreneurship at the Munich University of Applied Sciences and responsible for the New Venture Program at the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE). He is active in the “Denkfabrik Gründerhochschule” and is a member of the board of GründerRegioM.

Herbert holds a diploma in Business Administration and Engineering (Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing.) and an MBA & Eng. from the Munich University of Applied Sciences and the Grenoble Ecole de Management (France). He subsequently completed a PhD in Innovation Management at EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht. He has gained professional experience as a startup consultant and project manager at SCE GmbH, where he built up the New Venture Program and contributed significantly to the development of the SCE as a whole. He was also active as an entrepreneur himself, and was able to gain valuable experience by implementing his own business ideas and working as a consultant in IT and organization.

His main focus is on the areas of open innovation, effectuation, business models and innovation processes in start-ups.

Selected publications (many of them as full texts) are available at researchgate.

Saskia Schmidl New Venture Program

T: 089 1265 3239


Saskia Schmidl joined the team at the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship in summer 2017. As part of the new venture programme, she advises founders and supports our teams of the start-up-league in the incubator.

Saskia received her degree as a graduate in Social Sciences from the University of Göttingen (focus on business administration, economic and social psychology, civilian media law and sociology).

She has come to know the founding scene from various perspectives and gained valuable experience: as part of start-ups, on the investor‘s side of a venture capital company or in a supraregional third party project to promote and support start-ups of scientists from non-university research institutions (Max Planck Society and Helmholtz Association).

Jérôme Hamacher New Venture Program
Head of DICA

T: 089 1265 3214


Jérôme Hamacher is part of the new venture team at the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE). He is advising founders and the teams of the Start-up-League at our incubator.

Jérôme Hamacher graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and the European Business School Program from Reutlingen University and NEOMA Business School in Reims.

Before joining the SCE, Jérôme Hamacher built up the German subsidiary of the French start-up Volfoni (3D specialist for cinema) and he was in charge of setting up group wide operational structures and procedures in product-development, marketing and sales. He can share his own start-up experience with our teams as he has co-founded an investor and start-up consultancy focused on business due diligence and business planning in the media industry. He has also co-founded the stereo 3D film production company Virtual Experience. On top of this experience he is also trainer for Cash-Flow Modeling for Project Finance. An expertise he gained while working with HypoVereinsbank’s Global Project Finance Telecom Team.

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.

Markus Wölflick New Venture Program

T: 089 1265 3279


Markus Wölflick has been part of the start-up support at SCE since November 2021. As a start-up consultant, he helps people interested in founding a company and start-ups from the initial idea to market maturity. His thematic focus is on start-up ideas related to artificial intelligence (AI). The aim is to use AI as a driving force for sustainable added value for society.

Before joining SCE, Markus worked for many years as a managing director in online companies such as the guidebook platform and the online book community As General Manager Books at, he was instrumental in building up the e-commerce giant in the first years after its market entry in Germany. He gained his own start-up experience during the successful founding of 

He holds a degree in business administration from Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences with a focus on marketing and accounting.

Marlene Lux New Venture Program

T: 089 1265 3233


Marlene Lux has been part of the start-up support team at the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE) since October 2021. As a start-up consultant, she helps people interested in founding a company and start-ups from the initial idea to market maturity. 

After her studies in Business Law (B.LL.) and Business Administration (M.Sc.) at HAW Landshut and Napier University, she worked for two years in the management consulting department of a management consultancy before founding a company in the B2B software sector.

Afterwards she completed a further education to become a start-up consultant and since then she has been advising people interested in founding a company and start-ups in the start-up promotion at the SCE. She also organizes the annual Investor Day and is responsible for the operation and further development of the incubator.

Andreas Hammerl Startup- & Co-Creation Manager

T: 089 1265 3225


Andreas Hammerl is as Start-up & Co-Creation Manager at SCE responsible for national and international projects since May 2020. His focus lies on the establishment of a sustainable Co-Creation framework to accelerate collaboration and innovativeness between new and existing start-ups, industry partners, investors and other entities across Europe and beyond.

Prior to work at SCE, Andreas worked as a project & business development manager on EU funded projects and events to accelerate SMEs through investor and B2B matching in Europe. As a business advisor and coach, he supported Start-ups in defining/improving their “Business Model Strategy” to access private or public funding.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in “Industrial Engineering and Management” from the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) and a master’s degree in “Innovation and Technological Entrepreneurship” from the University of Porto (FEUP).