Project Phases

The cooperation project follows the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship innovation process:

Team and Vision



In order to understand the local needs each city was supported by a start-up coach of the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship to answer the following questions:

1.What is the big picture that the hub vision finally adresses, the key interest that is pursued?
2. What is this CEHs final user/customer segment?
3.What is its solution, which services solve the problems of the local entrepreneurs?
4.How can you visualize this Cultural Entrepreneurship Hubs easily (arrows/ maps/ pictures)?
5.How do you want to position the Hub and who are your partners, competitors?
6. What is the underlying business model for such a Cultural Entrepreneurship Hub solution?
7. What is the most relevant assumption/hypothesis of your Cultural Entrepreneurship Hub, and how can it be verified within the „safe“ period of its first year?
8. What will be the next concrete steps? What do you expect from the Goethe-Institut/Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship and what can you offer in order to get the hub running?

Each participant had about 2-3 months to present the findings to these questions which resulted in five concept papers for the following cities: Jakarta, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Thessaloniki.

– Research Paper: Cape Town / South Africa
– Research Paper: Durban / South Africa
– Research Paper: Johannesburg / South Africa
– Research Paper: Jakarta / Indonesia
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