International Entrepreneurship Summer School 2022

Connect your ideas. Start up now!

The International Entrepreneurship Summer School (IESS) is an online seminar. It is designed to introduce you to High-Tech Entrepreneurship and start-up culture. You will learn skills, such as how to define a business idea and transforming it into a business model. During the summer school you will also have chance to learn how to create a start-up and run it successfully from international lecturers and entrepreneurs.

The main program of the International Entrepreneurship Summer School takes place
from August 22 to 29 with a kick-off event on August 14.

Build your International Entrepreneurship Skills & Competencies

What to prepare. What to expect.

Before the school starts you will form multi-national teams of participants. The Entrepreneurship Hub will support you in this process. Each team will connect their business ideas, skills and experiences to design and detail a business model during the International Entrepreneurship Summer School. Thus, there is only one final business model per team. The Entrepreneurship Hub will provide you with digital tools and coaching to support you in this process. The International Entrepreneurship Summer School is free of charge, but the possible number of participants is limited. Therefore, an application is required.

 

The main program of the International Entrepreneurship Summer School takes place from August 22 to 29 with a kick-off event on August 14. In the week between the kick-off and the main program, you can watch some lecture videos on demand to improve your knowledge in various subjects such as online marketing or business management. During the main program we will have live lectures and you will work in teams on your business ideas. You will learn entrepreneurial and engineering-related skills. Afterwards, you have time to connect with your team to transfer your knowledge into your discussions regarding your business model. Our coaches will support you, whenever you have questions that concern your start-up ideas. On the last day of the International Entrepreneurship Summer School, you will pitch your business ideas in front of an international jury, yet the pitch is not part of your grading.

Program 2022

Apply to join International Entrepreneurship
Summer School 2022

The application process for the International Entrepreneurship Summer School 2022 is now closed. Applications are no longer possible.

The International Entrepreneurship Summer School is your opportunity to take your business idea to the next level.

For the application you are asked to fill out our template document to describe you, your team members and your business idea.

You can download this document here.

You are welcome to change the fonts and design according to your needs. If you want, you can also add your own graphics. It is very important for us to understand why you have a passion for entrepreneurship. Your business idea does not have to be very detailed or complete. A rough description is sufficient, but it should include a clear problem formulation and your solution.

Each team member must upload the slides with the application.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us: international@entrepreneurship-hub.org

The International Entrepreneurship Summer School is your opportunity to find international future entrepreneurs and start-up projects to join. By joining our program you will become part of a multinational start-up after the International Entrepreneurship Summer School.

Find international founders and share your thoughts to pursue new paths of business success.

For the application you are asked to fill out our template document to introduce yourself briefly.

You can download this document here.

You are welcome to change the fonts and design according to your needs. If you want, you can also add your own graphics. It is very important for us to understand what motivates you, what are your skills and competencies and why you are so enthusiastic about entrepreneurship.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us: international@entrepreneurship-hub.org

Get in touch with us

You can connect with participants from previous as well the current International Entrepreneurship Summer School 2022 by joining our LinkedIn community. Become part of the group to stay in touch, exchange ideas with other participants and ensure you don’t miss any news.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to make sure you don’t miss any information and announcements on other events organised by the Entrepreneurship Hub. Stay up to date and we look forward to seeing you at another event soon!

Partner 2022

Richard Borek is the owner of the Richard Borek Group which he runs in the 4th generation as managing director. The Group is the world market leader in the field of high-quality collectables located in Braunschweig.

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The German Israeli Network of Startups & Mittelstand (GINSUM) is a platform initiated by ELNET (European Leadership Network) and supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) to link the German Mittelstand and municipal actors with Israeli startups.

The Birla Institute of Technology & Science, BITS Pilani, is an all-India Institute for higher education. The primary motive of BITS is to „train young men and women able and eager to create and put into action such ideas, methods, techniques and information“.

The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay is a public technical and research university located in Powai, Mumbai, India. The institute has designed and developed mechanisms and bodies to help create new enterprises that employ technologies developed by its faculty and students.

With the Life Science Factory initiated by Sartorius, we aim to promote scientific progress in the life sciences and strengthen research and development of innovative technologies with a clear focus on applications.

The University of Rhode Island is the State’s public learner-centered research university. URI is the only public institution in Rhode Island offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students the distinctive educational opportunities of a major research university.

FAQs

Before International Entrepreneurship Summer School 2022

It is important to share your business idea with as many people as possible. They will ask questions, challenge your key assumptions and allow you to refine your ideas. Do not fear that your idea will be stolen as an idea is only as good as its implementation. In that regard, you will always be ahead of them. We highly recommend testing your prototype/MVP as soon as possible!

During the IESS you will need a webcam, microphone and a stable internet connection. Additionally, you should plan enough time to work on your business idea with your teammates. To support collaboration, we will provide an online meeting room, a Miro-board with Business Model and Value Proposition Canvas, as well as the assignment document containing all the information required to complete the tasks.

Changing your team during the summer school is not desired. However, in serious exceptions, you are requested to contact the co-host of your corresponding lecture track in order to accommodate possible changes.

During International Entrepreneurship Summer School 2022

Please ensure to attend as many lectures as possible. However, we understand that unforeseen circumstances can cause you to miss a lecture.

We believe an extensive network can prove to be a useful asset. Therefore, we will provide participants with the opportunity to interact and get to know one another during lunch breaks. Feel free to join!

We record all presentations. While the lecturer and his slides will be visible, it is also important to note that you will be visible when turning on your camera and be heard while speaking to the plenum. If you do not wish to be recorded, please ensure you keep your webcam and microphone turned off.

We provide some literature in the assignment document in our cloud. We also recommend searching for suitable sources by yourselves. For example:

    1. https://entrepreneurhandbook.co.uk/
    2. https://www.existenzgruender.de/EN/Publikationen/inhalt.html

Each team will receive a link they can use to upload their files to our cloud during the week. We will provide further information regarding submissions during IESS.

You can find all information regarding submission and the respective formatting in the assignment document. You are required to submit your Business Model Canvas exported from Miro and an executive summary not exceeding one page (one per team). Please also upload the slides of your pitch.

You can find all information regarding submission and the respective formatting in the assignment document. In addition to the submission requirements without grading, as mentioned above, you are required to submit a written description of your business model. Content and scope depend on the number of graded team members.

Completing the daily tasks is recommended as they further elaborate on the contents you may need to define your business model, deliver a convincing pitch and be able to answer possible follow-up questions. However, they are not obligatory and are not required to obtain the certificate of completion and credits.

If completed successfully, you will receive a digital certificate of participation sent to your email address shortly after the end of IESS22.

After International Entrepreneurship Summer School 2022

You and your team are invited to join our online incubation program after successfully completing IESS2021. By doing so, you will receive further support such as coaching, networking events and webinars on entrepreneurship topics. For more information on the International Entrepreneurship Online Incubation, visit the following link: https://www.entrepreneurship-hub.org/international-entrepreneurship-online-incubation/

In order to keep in touch and stay informed on upcoming events of the Entrepreneurship Hub, we recommend joining our network of alumni on LinkedIn.