Chemovator Startup Bootcamp (Online Academy)

Learn about business buildup and how to pitch your idea with some of Germany's brightest startup minds!

No matter if you work in R&D, production, procurement or finance: What's the business idea you always wanted to work on? Bring it to the Chemovator Startup Bootcamp for two days of exploration.
You don't have a specific idea yet? Come anyway and join in teams with your colleagues for two days of intense, fast-paced, practical training on the interface of chemistry startup thinking.

Who can join the Chemovator Startup Bootcamp?

All BASF colleagues who...

... would like to get to know Chemovator and learn about our tools and methods
... are interested in meeting and working with experienced entrepreneurs & BASF ideators
... like to refine a business idea in a professional manner
... wish to prepare for the Entry Pitch @ Chemovator

Good to know:

We want to support you across country borders despite current limitations. For this reason, we are happy to run our Chemovator Startup Bootcamp Academy online!

The online academy approach enables us to work together over a longer time frame in joint and individual working sessions. We divided the usual Chemovator Startup Bootcamp schedule into small modules throughout 10 days. You will get separate invitations to each of the sessions and you can join flexibly from home or wherever you are located.

Please note that the time indicated below are in Central European Timezone.

Anything else?

Do you have a business idea? Great, you can join with your business idea. It can also be in a very early stage. You will have one minute in the beginning to quickly present what your idea is all about.
You do not have a business idea or you do not want to work on it? You can also actively support other BASF colleagues who already developed an idea.

What to expect?

Join us for 6 exciting sessions where we will enable you and your teams to take your idea to the next level.

Those will include

  • getting to know and working with the Impact Business Model Canvas for you to try out the basics of developing a business plan for your idea
  • working with personas and other methods to verify your customers
  • learning how to collect and work with data from your landing page
  • improving your presentation skills by working with pitching and storytelling techniques

Agenda (preliminary)

#1 Session 01.02.2022, 5.30pm - 6.30pm

  • Welcome, get-together, short idea pitches

#2 Session 03.02.2022, 3pm - 6pm

  • Teambuilding, keynote on "Methods and Business Model Canvas (BMC)", mentoring & support

#3 Session 04.02.2022, 3pm - 6pm

  • Mentoring & support, keynote on “Customer Verification”

#4 Session 08.02.2022, 4pm - 5pm

  • Keynote on “Chemistry Startups”

#5 Session 10.02.2022, 3pm - 6.30pm

  • Collecting data & landing pages

#6 Session 11.02.2022, 3pm - 6pm

  • Keynote “Pitch & Storytelling”, preparation and final pitch

Click here, to move over to our resource and knowledge base to watch the final pitch of the bootcamp team "Lumos" .

Note:

Due to the current regulations, the next Startup Bootcamp will take place online via Remo.
It will therefore not be a two-day event, but comprise six sessions from February 1-11.

More details & timeslots will follow soon!

FAQ

How often does this event take place?

The Chemovator Startup Bootcamp takes place four times a year. It's a two-day practical workshop, which requires participation on both days.

How much does the event cost?

We want to make the Chemovator Startup Bootcamp available for everyone in BASF. For this reason, it is free to participate. However, we always put a lot of effort into our Startup Bootcamps and in order to plan properly, cancellations are only accepted until two weeks prior to the event.

In case you have registered, but you do not show up, we will charge your BASF cost center €1,000! Unexcused no-shows will be charged after the event.

Remember: If you cannot participate for a good reason, let us know and you don't have to pay anything.

Do you need to join both days?

The Chemovator Startup Bootcamp is a two-day workshop with the purpose of taking you out of your daily work activities and let you experience how it feels like to work in a lean startup style. For this reason, you can only participate, if you also join for two days.

In case you have to answer phone calls etc. that is not a problem, since the working periods are very flexible. However, you need to coordinate with your team.

What do you need to prepare for the Startup Bootcamp?

There is no need for preparation.

Do you have a business idea? Great, you can join with your business idea. It can also be in a very early stage. You will have one minute in the beginning to quickly present what your idea is all about.

You do not have a business idea or you do not want to work on it? You can also actively support other BASF colleagues who already developed an idea.

Where does this event take place?

Chemovator GmbH
Pitch arena, level 2
Industriestraße 35
68169 Mannheim

Have a look inside!

Do you want to participate?

BASF internal only

What do your colleagues think?

“The Chemovator Startup Bootcamp is very interactive. Experienced coaches explain the theory explicitly and comprehensibly with good examples. Then there is time to adapt the input to our business ideas in team work sessions.”
- Yi Sheng Wu, BASF Business Services GmbH, Senior Project Next Generation Business Architecture

"It's great to see how experienced entrepreneurs and many smart ideas from BASF colleagues come together. The Chemovator Startup Bootcamp is a truly inspiring event"
- Jan Lukas Kleinschmidt, Digitalization / Corporate Communications

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to connect with BASF colleagues and discuss business ideas in a different context. With a good mixture of diverse people and a high level of energy, we could really provide innovative impulses together.”
- Maren Sievert, BASF New Business GmbH, Internal Startup

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