neudeli Fellowship

The startup program for unique business ideas

You have an innovative business idea and need support and time to develop and implement it? You want to exchange ideas with other startup enthusiasts and expand your network? With the six-month startup program »neudeli Fellowship« we enable you to bring your idea forward!

The neudeli Fellowship is open to students, alumni, doctoral candidates, and academic and artistic staff of all departments at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (individual and team startups).

Current application deadline

Apply for the neudeli Fellowship with your idea by October 8, 2023! How? - It's easy: Enter your data and that of your team members in our online form. Upload your idea paper and click on »Submit«! You will then receive a confirmation email about the receipt of your application.

Visit us at the idea check!

Are you unsure whether your idea fits into the neudeli Fellowship? In our (digital) idea check, you can present your start-up project to us in a protected space. We will also answer all your questions about our start-up programme. Registration is not necessary. Just drop by!

Next digital Idea Check:

  • August 16, 2023, 112 to 2 p.m.
  • September 19, 2023, 12 to 2 p.m.

Access via: 

neudeli Fellowship

  • Individual coaching and workshops
  • Networking with the neudeli startup community as well as mentoring
  • Financial support of up to 2,500 euros for the implementation of your idea
  • 24/7 access to the neudeli start-up workshop and the MakerLab
  • Certificate after successful completion of the program

What does the neudeli Fellowship offer me?

The neudeli Fellowship provides you with a framework of different event formats that help you to develop your idea in a structured way. Within six months, you will attend mandatory workshops, our so-called startup workshops. These are supplemented by community events and individual coaching sessions: 

Startup Workshop:In our startup workshops you will learn exciting methods and tools that will lead you from your idea to a successful innovation in the market. These include design thinking, brand building, user research and business modeling. You can acquire more in-depth knowledge on startup-related topics in advanced neudeli workshops.
Individual coaching sessions:In personal one-on-one sessions, you work together with the neudeli coaches on your project-specific challenges and receive constructive feedback to develop your project step by step.
Community:At neudeli community meetings you have the opportunity to exchange ideas with other founders and supporters, make new contacts in a relaxed atmosphere and strengthen your network. 

Dates in winter semester 2023/24

28 October 2023, 9 to 1.30 pmJury meeting for the neudeli Fellowship
2 November 2023,
from 4 pm
Kick-Off, Welcome Event &Get-Together 
Gründerwerkstatt neudeli, Helmholzstraße 15, garden
8 November 2023, 1.30 to 5 pmStartup-Workshop »Problem Solution Fit«
with Josephine from the neudeli-Team

central questions:

What problem does my idea solve? Is my idea actually desired by users?
What is my value proposition?
22 November 2023, 1.30 to 5 pmStartup-Workshop »Project management für Startups«
with Siggi Haarbeck APROPRO Projektmanagement
APROPRO Trainingszentrum, Schopenhauerstr. 7, 99423 Weimar

central questions:

Whats does good time management for our project looks like? Which project management tools are useful for my startup?
Which milestones do we want to set for the fellowship and beyond.
6 December 2023, 1.30 to 5 pm

Startup-Workshop »Business Environment«
with Josephine from the neudeli Team 

central questions:
What does my business environment look like? What general conditions influence my project? What are my stakeholders and competitors?

10 January 2024, 1.30 to 5 pm

Startup-Workshop »Sustainable Business Modelling«
with Charlene from the neudeli Team 

central questions:
What is a business model? What can a sustainable business model for my project look like? How can economy, ecology and social issues be reconciled?

24 January 2024,
1.30 to 5 pm
Startup-Workshop »Branding & Communication«
with Charlene from the neudeli-Team

central questions:
When do products or services get to brands? What meaning does branding have for my project? What should I consider legally?
28 February 204, 10 am to 3 pm 
(under reserve)

Startup-Workshop »Pitch Training«
with Andre Ottlik from STARTUP WORKSHOPS Berlin

central questions: How do I build a pitchdeck? How can I present my foundation idea appealing? What content is relevant at my pitch? How do I appear at my pitch?

20 March 2024, form 4 pmFinal Pitch, handing over of certificates & Come Together

How do I become a neudeli Fellow?

Your submission will be reviewed by us in an initial screening round based on the following criteria:

  • Comprehensibility of the idea
  • Uniqueness/innovativeness
  • Economic potential

In a second stage, the best applicants are invited to pitch to the Fellowship jury. In this jury session, the most promising ideas will be awarded and accepted into our fellowship program.

Guidelines & Downloads

Below we have once again summarised all the important documents concerning the neudeli Fellowship for download:

» neudeli Fellowship-Richtlinie & Informationen zur Ideenskizze (July 2022)

» neudeli Fellowship Guidelines (July 2022)

Please also note our tips for preparing your application:

» Handreichung für Ideenpapier

» Handout for your idea paper

Application for the neudeli Fellowship

Use this online form to apply with your idea for the neudeli Fellowship. Please check the completeness of the submitted data and also take note our  tips for creating your idea paper! If you have any open questions, you can contact us at any time.

May you do well! 

Online Application

57323_Application for neudeli Fellowship

Founding Idea
Contact person
Additional team members
Material and coaching support
Upload the idea sketch
Data processing
Notes on data protection
1. The data provided by you in the form will be processed by us only for the purpose indicated according to article 6, paragraph 1, letter e, DSGVO, the processing of your data is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest. In the event of a positive initial assessment by the staff of the neudeli, the personal data will be passed on to a jury. The finalists will be informed in writing of the composition of the jury. By sending the application documents, the applicant gives permission to reproduce the submitted documents for the purpose of distribution to the jury. The jury may contact the applicant directly if there are any questions.

2. Is responsible in terms of the basic data protection regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations:
Gründerwerkstatt neudeli
Helmholtzstr. 15
99425 Weimar
Phone: +49 (0) 36 43/58 39 24

3. the data protection officer of the responsible person is
Dipl.-Ing. Jens-Uwe Wagner
Coudraystraße 7, room 515
99423 Weimar
Phone: +49 (0) 36 43/58 12 22

4. the data collected with the form will be deleted after 10 years.

5. you have the right of access, the right of rectification, the right to limit the processing, the right of cancellation, the right to be informed, and the right to object to the processing of your data. Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority.

The detailed regulations in terms of the DSGVO can be found in the privacy policy on our website at

Our thanks go to all supporters of the neudeli Fellowship!