Venture Lab Built Environment: Join our Innovation & Entrepreneurship Courses in Summer 2021

The Venture Lab Built Environment. It is a new entrepreneurial innovation hub at TUM, which offers support in business translation from our research. If you think about creating your own technology-driven business or become an innovation expert in the future, you can make Entrepreneurship a part of your studies already and join the Venture Lab Education formats.

This summer semester, you can sign up for entrepreneurial lectures and seminars. If you want to get an idea of entrepreneurship and get inspired ‒ check the lecture Innovative Entrepreneurs. If you feel ready for team innovation but you don’t have your own idea yet, look at Tech Challenge orBusiness Design Sprint. If you have your own business idea, then Business Plan Basic seminar is your option.

These courses (you see them below) give you a great introduction and practical experience in innovation and entrepreneurship. Take this chance and do your first steps in entrepreneurship with a whole ecosystem that supports you. 

If you have further questions, join our Info-Session on 15th of April (passcode: summer2021) or write an email directly to the course organizers: (subject: “Courses for Venture Lab”).

Choose from the following formats:


The course provides students with a basic understanding for founding and managing technology-oriented, scalable companies. The guest speakers ‒ outstanding entrepreneurs, managers and investors ‒ provide insights about their individual entrepreneurial journey. After each lecture, the students can ask the guest speakers questions and discuss with them. The lectures take place on Thursdays.

First lecture: April 15, at 17:30 CEST

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Find a team and an idea: TECH CHALLENGE

This project-based innovation program provides participants with business-relevant practical experience on product or service development in teams. Within 3 months, participants form interdisciplinary teams, explore and prototype a solution for one of the challenges, based on scientific findings or corporate partner problems within the Venture Lab. The teams are supervised by experienced start-up advisors and team coaches.

Kickoff: April 19, at 18:00 CEST

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Find a team and an idea: BUSINESS DESIGN SPRINT

As part of an interdisciplinary team, you will work on an exciting challenge and experience the process of business creation in the 5-day Business Design Sprint. You will learn to identify potential customers and users and understand their needs and challenges by applying Design Thinking, agile work and Lean Startup. In the team you develop first creative solution ideas and visualize and test them prototypically.

Be excited about an interactive online sprint where you will be supported by experienced innovation consultants and coaches. Get to know Manage&More better as a student and receive a "Business Design'' certificate at the end.

Sprint 1: April 28 - May 4, from 9:00 to 16:00 CEST

Sprint 2: June 2 - June 8, from 9:00 to 16:00 CEST

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Start with own business idea: BUSINESS PLAN BASIC SEMINAR 

In this online seminar, participants form teams of 3-4 people and develop business ideas in agile, iterative cycles with live feedback. Individual support by experienced coaches and lecturers is provided, following the framework of rapid prototyping, flipped classroom, get-out-of-the-building sessions, and design thinking.

Kickoff: April 21, at 18:00 CEST

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