The cooperative project “Gründungsfabrik Rheingau” of the EBS University of Economics and Law and the Geisenheim University of Applied Sciences continues to expand its start-up program and cooperates with the association “Die Wirtschaftspaten (e.V)” for this purpose. Thus the Gründungsfabrik strengthens its efforts to support young founders. Dr. Jan Christoph Munck-Rieder, EBS-side project manager of the Gründungsfabrik, expects a lot from the cooperation: “Support measures must be needs-based and very specific. Cooperation with practitioners is the right way to go here. So our joint commitment to start-ups is not an academic one, but a social one. The entire region benefits from this.” The start-up program relies on a comprehensive transfer of knowledge from the business world to the students. In addition to impulses in the start-up ring lecture that takes place, this also includes lectures as well as a regular start-up consultation hour that can be used to prepare for scholarship programs. Numerous students have already taken up the existing offer. Some of them have already founded a company, others are in the planning stage. The association “Die Wirtschaftspaten (e.V.)” consists of former entrepreneurs and managers who want to pass on their experience. They advise companies and have made it their task to motivate young people in particular to become self-employed.