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Best Practice: ATEC Conference – Pitching and speed-dating for entrepreneurs

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As student start-ups grow, also the need for financing grows. Many universities cannot directly provide the financial means to support these ventures, either due to the absence of a designated budget or because of legal restrictions. The RWTH Aachen university developed an attractive alternative to facilitate student entrepreneurs in their quest for financing, the ATEC event. This is a big flagship event organized by the Center for Entrepreneurship of the RWTH Aachen University. This event brings together corporates, investors, start-ups and students with an interest in entrepreneurship and innovation. Several activities are organized during this event such as key note speeches, seminars, network lunches etc. But in particular the pitching contest and speed dating event are interesting for student entrepreneurs seeking funding.