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The application period for the Honours Degree 2020/21 has ended.
Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. students from all faculties with a (digital) business idea are welcome! You can apply as an individual or as a team. But please notice: You have to be enrolled in a regular degree program at the University of Passau.
The application is a two-step process. In a first step, fill out our application form, thereby answering the following questions:
- Why are you passionated about starting your own business?
- Which problem (societal, environmental, end or business customer) would you like to solve with your (digital) business idea?
- What is your solution to this problem, i.e. your concrete business idea? How does digital technology come into play?
Furthermore, we ask you to record a short 2-3 minutes pitch video introducing the problem you plan to address and your solution. Please also provide a short CV (1 page only) and your current HISQIS statement.
After the application period, we will make a pre-selection based on the applications. Those individuals and teams, who are selected, are invited to a selection interview in a second step. The selection interviews will take place early January in a virtual format.
Tips & tricks for the pitch video:
The pitch video must not be longer than 3 minutes. It should introduce the problem that you plan to address, your solution and the potentials that you like to untap with your business idea.
As the pitch video aims at convincing us to accept your idea for the programme, persuasiveness of the presentation as well as creativity and originality are also important.
Please do not use a power-point presentation with voice over.
If you plan to use music or graphical material in your pitch video, make sure that you use GEMA-free music or royalty-free content.
If you are still look for inspiration, here are some useful sources:
- Tips for Demo Day Pitch from Google Developers
- Ted Talk by David Beckett(4 principles on how to give a perfect pitch from minute 4:10)
- Do's and Dont's with pitch videos from Startnext
Submission of the pitch video:
Since the application form is not designed to upload video material, we ask you to share your video via SyncandShare . SyncandShare is a cloud service offered by the university, which every student can access using their normal login data. In case of any question, check the tutorial by our ZIM
Please include the link to you pitch video in you application document.
For further questions, please contact Laura.Koerner@uni-passau.de