The "Honours Degree" in Digital Technology and Entrepreneurship has successfully coached various teams in the past years. Many teams continue to work on their business ideas after the end of the program. Get inspired by this selection of our previous participants.
Pionize aims to become the leading platform for finding, buying and controlling smart home systems in the future, making the everyday life of households as energy efficient and comfortable as possible. Pionize's offering includes two products: the "Smart Finder" and the "Smart Control Function." The "Smart Finder" uses a short questionnaire about the potential customer's lifestyle to identify suitable smart home products and combines them into a functioning system that can be ordered directly from a Pionize partner. The "Smart Control Function" enables private individuals to control the purchased system independently of the product brands. This control option is free of charge for Pionize customers for a limited time. Paying users can add extensions and features individually as needed, such as energy tracking.
Team members: Alexander Lerach, Maximilian Hauke
The goal of PlanBee is to actively support beekeepers and gardeners through digital tools and thus contribute to the protection of biodiversity. PlanBee's offer includes two products: the app "Beekeeper" and a "sensor-supported beehive". The "Beekeeper" app addresses beekeepers and gardeners alike. While beekeepers are supported in their work directly at the beehive, e.g. by a pollen color directory available offline, the app provides gardeners with helpful tips on how to make their garden or balcony bee-friendly. The "sensor-supported beehive" enables beekeepers to observe the behavior of their bees on a daily basis and provides recommendations for their care based on the collected data.
Team members: Andreas Wollinger, Gero Camp, Joanne Coleen Lange, Micha Günther, Pia-Violetta Taufertshöfer, Simon Riester
Neuphony's vision is to use neurofeedback to improve brain health, making an important contribution to improving memory, sleep quality and reducing people's stress and anxiety. Neurofeedback can be easily used at home via Neuphony's convenient headband and accompanying app. The headband measures your brain's electrical activity and the app recommends relaxation and meditation techniques based on sensor data to achieve the client's desired state (e.g., better concentration).
Team members: Ria Rustagi, Bhavya Madan
Trainwear's goal is to revolutionize the future of strength and fitness training through smart workout wear that enables personal coaching for everyone. Trainwaer's system consists of smart workout clothes with integrated sensors and an app that acts as a virtual trainer based on the analysis of real-time data and can thus give users live feedback on exercise execution or adapt the training plan to individual needs, for example.
Team mebers: Beate Eibl, Jeevitha Prabhakara, Lorenzo Fürg
AufGrünen has the vision to rethink climate protection for private individuals and entrepreneurs with innovative approaches. The first product of AufGrünen is the emission barrier. The Emission Block allows private individuals to offset their CO2 emissions, which are caused for example by traveling or buying products, by purchasing emission allowances from the European Emissions Trading Scheme. By buying up the emission allowances, the amount of CO2 available to companies for their production is reduced. This creates incentives for ecological change and innovation on the corporate side. AufGrünen handles the purchase and custody of the emission allowances for the customers and charges a discount on them.
Team members: Claudio Schmidt, Stefan Menke, Robert Segert
ValveShelf enables party organizers to serve complex and appealing cocktails at a fair price while providing a unique attraction. The Valveshelf poduct consists of a "cocktail robot" and an app. While the "cocktail robot" prepares the drinks accurately and quickly, the app allows party guests to order drinks from the "cocktail robot" via their smartphone or, if desired by the organizer, to put them together themselves.
Team members: Lukas Mautner, Markus Schacherbauer, Maximilian Schmeller, Stefan Fischer, Tobias Greiler