How does it work?

The current application period is closed. You can apply again next time.

Step 1: Online Application

We would like to know something about you: What drives you? What have you done so far? What makes you stand out? Why do you want to implement this idea now? Tell us about yourself, your idea and your motivation in the online form. Please note: If you are applying in a team, each member of the team should submit an application.

Step 2: Pre-Selection of the Start-Up Ideas

The applications will now be evaluated and selected. Here we make a pre-selection of the founding ideas that fit with us. We are supported by a jury.

Step 3: Meeting in Person

We will invite a group of founders and teams to a personal meeting. You will pitch us your ideas and convince us of your motivation! If it works out between us, you will be informed at the end of April. After that, our program will start.

You are eligible to participate if:

  • You are a young doer between the ages of 18-35
  • You have a social and/or cultural start-up project
  • You are in the start-up or implementation phase of your idea
  • You live or work in Chemnitz and the surrounding area

We primarily, but not exclusively, support start-up projects from the cultural and creative industries.

Diversity is not only important to us in terms of start-up ideas, but also in terms of our participants. In our program, we welcome participation from people from diverse backgrounds. This means those with different geographical, ethnic and social origins, religions and world views. It also means diverse sexual orientations and identities, ages, genders, and disabilities.

Do you still have questions?

Please contact Erne Schell via e-mail: or apply now: