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Our Services and Our Team

You have a good business idea and are not sure whether it could be implemented successfully?

You have a concrete idea and want to put it into practise?

The team of HTW Gründungsschmiede is eager to accompany and support you!

Our Services

We are there for you!

See for yourself the numerous services to help you on your way to your own company.

We help you to fly high!



We offer you the following services:

  • concretising your business idea
  • creating your business plan
  • using our workstations and infrastructure for free (max. 2 years)
  • the opportunity to exchange ideas and information with other teams
  • all the services provided by ‘dresden|exists’
  • coaching for start-up-relevant topics (‘founders camp’, intensive courses and  seminars, lecture series)
  • consultation on subsidies, promotions and financing
  • valuable contacts to the business world
  • numerous events (networking events, competitions)

Do you also want to benefit from our services and realize your idea? Please do not hesitate to get in touch with one of our representatives!

Our Team

We are there for you

Prof. Dr. Ralph Sonntag


Z-Building: Room Z257

Tel.: 0351 / 462 35 31

E-Mail: sonntag@htw-dresden.de

  • academic director of the HTW Gründungsschmiede
  • coach, sparring partner, and supervisor for young entrepreneurs
  • since 2004 professor for marketing(especially multi-media marketing) at the HTW Dresden

Short CV:

Mr. Sonntag worked as a professor at the University of Applied Sciences in Ansbach. After completing his studies in Business Administration at the University of Würzburg, he acted as a research assistant and project manager at the Steinbeis-Transfer Centre for business information management in Dresden.

Afterward, he worked for the management consultancy Diebold (Detecon), in particular in digital business and for communication- and marketing agencies.

At that time, five international patents were developed with Prof. Sonntag being one of the inventors. He has also founded agencies/ start-ups himself.

Dipl. Volksw. Denise Beyer

Last changed: 24.01.2019