futureSAX-InnovationSchool: NOVUM CEO Mandy Schipke advises young founders

Mandy Schipke als Mentorin bei FutureSAX

As part of the futureSAX-InnovationSchool, young people have the opportunity to develop their own business ideas and benefit from the experience of seasoned entrepreneurs. This year, NOVUM CEO Mandy Schipke was one of the mentors to whom the girls and boys were allowed to ask many questions in an online workshop. — For both sides, this was obviously an impressive experience: “The kids are totally into it,” reports Mandy Schipke. “I was particularly impressed by the fact that many of the young people’s business ideas revolve around AI. Most of them already use ChatGPT as a matter of course and are also aware of the weak points to watch out for. One founding team that wants to produce podcasts for companies and thus bypass boring meetings was particularly cool.”

Mandy Schipke is happy to be a mentor again next year. And the NOVUM team would of course be delighted to welcome one or two of the up-and-coming AI experts as interns or working students one day.

futureSAX is an innovation platform of the Free State of Saxony and a central building block in Saxony’s start-up, transfer and innovation ecosystem. In July 2023, NOVUM was awarded the Saxon State Prize for Innovation at the 11th Saxon Innovation Conference hosted by FutureSAX.


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