On December 17, 2020, the first Community Night of the Interculturality Hub on the topic of “Intercultural Entrepreneurship“ was organized by Constanze Ruesga Rath within the project PATEC - Passau the Entrepreneurial Campus.
After an introductory presentation by Professor Barmeyer on “Intercultural Entrepreneurship“, two internationally operating startups enriched the evening with their presentations and the subsequent discussion: On the one hand Vivian Loftin from recyda, a startup that enables companies to produce in a more environmentally friendly way with a software for recording worldwide recycling standards. On the other hand, Daniel Moncayo from Galeras Coffee, which distributes his grandfather's Colombian coffee in Germany, brings producers and consumers together and ensures more responsible purchasing decisions through transparency. We wish both startups all the best on their road ahead!
Another highlight of the evening was the internationality of the audience, which included among participants from the University of Passau, also students and professors from the University of Minnesota Duluth, USA, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada, Turkish-German University, Istanbul and University of Pavia, Italy. We were very happy about the lively participation of up to 70 participants!
With this fond memory, we now wish you all relaxing holidays and a happy new year!
Your Chair of Intercultural Communication
On December 17, 2020, a virtual community night on the topic of “Intercultural Entrepreneurship” will take place from 6 to 8pm via Zoom, hosted by the initiatives PATEC (Passau the Entrepreneurial Campus) and DTE (Digital Technology and Entrepreneurship) and organized by Constanze Ruesga Rath from the Chair of Intercultural Communication. After a presentation of the various start-up support programs in Passau, Professor Christoph Barmeyer will start the evening with a short introduction on intercultural management. Afterwards, student entrepreneurs will report on their founding journey, with a special focus on (inter)cultural aspects. One of the start-ups presenting is “recyda” which has taken up the important challenge to help companies produce more environmentally consciously. They are developing a software that registers the different recycling standards of the various countries, so that companies can select the best recyclable packaging for their products. The second company, “galeras coffee”, distributes Colombian coffee of the grandfather of one of the founders and wants to help consumers make better consumer decisions and thus create a better life for coffee farmers through increased transparency. After these exciting stories, there will be opportunities for interactive discussion and networking.
We are looking forward to meeting you virtually!
Event Registration: https://uni-passau.zoom.us/j/95732308796?pwd=SDhMVWlySFRRUkRReGRzMXlheVJFdz09
Further information about the companies can be found under the following links:
Galeras coffee: bienvenidos | galerascoffee
For further information please contact Constanze Ruesga Rath (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The University of Passau wants to realize the great founder potential of Passau's students and develop into a real entrepreneurial university. Therefore, on September 1, 2020 the project: Passau - The Entrepreneurial Campus (PATEC) launched, supported by the BMWi program EXIST-Potentiale for over five years with almost two million Euros. The project aims to raise awareness, connect, and consult students about starting their own business in order to establish an active and vivid start-up culture at the University of Passau, especially targeting students of the humanities, social and cultural sciences as well as female students.
In addition to a sustainable and digital start-up hub, an intercultural start-up hub will be established under the direction of the Chair of Intercultural Communication and the research assistant and PhD student Constanze Ruesga Rath. Through the Intercultural start-up hub, aspects of culture, internationality and interculturality will be integrated into traditional elements of entrepreneurship, which nowadays are also indispensable for start-ups.
Next to the Chair for Intercultural Communication, the Transfer Center and various chairs/institutes of all faculties of the University of Passau are involved in PATEC. Furthermore, a network consisting of alumni founders, the INN.KUBATOR Passau, the BayStartUP, the Hans Lindner Foundation, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Niederbayern, the HWK Niederbayern-Oberpfalz, experienced coaches and mentors as well as seed-investors will be established to support the students in their start-up projects.
Under the following link you will find further information: https://www.uni-passau.de/bereiche/presse/pressemeldungen/meldung/detail/bund-foerdert-gruendungskultur-projekt-der-universitaet-passau/