Start-up activity in Germany in international comparison

Public online lecture series "Open BTU" on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 5:30 p.m., with Dr. Natalia Gorynia-Pfeffer and Armin Baharian from RKW Kompetenzzentrum Eschborn.

All interested parties are cordially invited to this free event. Access to the online lecture hall with the lecture "Deutschland GründerInnenland! A look at Germany in international comparison" can be found at on the Open BTU website. Participation is possible without pre-registration.

The lecture will examine start-ups as an engine for growth, competition and prosperity in Germany. Is Germany a start-up country? The event will explore this and other questions surrounding the topic of business start-ups and provide interesting international insights into the world of business start-ups. The lecture will include a presentation of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), which has been investigating start-up activity worldwide for over 20 years. Up to 70 countries collect data on national start-up activities and the respective framework conditions every year, making the GEM the world's largest project of country-comparative start-up research.

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: the event will be held online. Access details for the online lecture room are posted on the Open BTU website.

Dr. Natalia Gorynia-Pfeffer is a doctor of economics with a German-Polish double degree. She has been a project manager at the RKW Competence Center in Eschborn since 2006. She has many years of experience in surveying and analyzing the economic effectiveness of funding programs or surveying companies and research institutions. Since 2017, Dr.Gorynia-Pfeffer is a member of the "Global Entrepreneurship Monitor" country team Germany.

Armin Baharian has been a project staff member at the RKW Competence Center since 2008. In the field of business succession, he is part of the project team that provides technical support for the BMWi initiative "Business Succession - From Practice for Practice". At the same time he is a member of the "Global Entrepreneurship Monitor" country team Germany.

About the RKW Competence Center:The RKW Competence Center is a non-profit and neutral source of impulses and advice for German small and medium-sized businesses. Its services are aimed at people who want to further develop their established company as well as those who want to build up a new company with their own ideas and drive. The aim is to raise awareness of future issues among small and medium-sized enterprises and help them develop, maintain and increase their competitiveness and innovative strength, adapt structures and business areas, and secure employment.

About the "Open BTU" lecture series From April 6 to June 15, 2022, the public online lecture series "Open BTU" offers interesting insights into exciting scientific fields. This semester, the following topics will be covered: Lusatia in Transformation, Foundation and Business Succession, Conversation Concert at the Piano, Cottbus Environment in Structural Change - On the Way to Climate Neutrality. Current research approaches of the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg are incorporated into the interdisciplinary lectures.

With this educational format, which is open to all interested parties, the university's Center for Continuing Education supports lifelong learning and promotes the transfer of knowledge and ideas in the region by addressing socially relevant issues. In doing so, the BTU cooperates with other universities and institutions. After each lecture, there will be an opportunity for questions and exchange with the speakers. Interested parties are cordially invited to attend the wide range of events.

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Dr. Natalia Gorynia-Pfeffer. Photo: RKW Competence Center
Armin Baharian. Photo: RKW Competence Center