Innovative Entrepreneurs

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Innovative Entrepreneurs


Learn how to think outside the box and complement theory by insights into practice. Outstanding founders, managers, and investors covering a wide range of industries talk about their entrepreneurial career paths. They present the diversity of the entrepreneurial life, entrepreneurial personalities, skills, and motivations. They also talk about identifying opportunities, innovation management, growth, leadership, and facets of entrepreneurship. During the lecture, students can ask guest speakers questions and discuss with them.

Project work:

The participants of the lecture do not only listen to our entrepreneurial guest speakers, they become active themselves through a project work in the area of self-leadership. Through this participants can come up with new ideas and discover new skills in themselves.


3 ECTS, please check with your study advisor

The lecture is open to everyone - TUM students and researchers can get credit points. Guest listeners are welcome. To register for the winter semester 2021/22, please click here.

For a detailed overview of the lectures and speakers, please download the Booklet.

Lecture „Innovative Entrepreneurs“ / Winter Semester 2021/22

Thursday, 21.10.2021, 17.30-19.00

Silicon Valley and Munich - Magic Ingredients for leading Startup Ecosystems

Prof. Dr. Helmut Schönenberger, Vice President Entrepreneurship, Technische Universität München, Co-Founder and CEO, UnternehmerTUM
Ph.D., P.E., Sheri D. Sheppard, Professor at Stanford University

TU Munich and Stanford University - Connecting the Dots (looking backward).

Adam Probst, CO-Creator and CEO, ZenML

Thursday, 28.10.2021, 17.30-19.00

Entrepreneurial Leadership

Dr. Claudia Liebethal, Executive Director Manage and More, UnternehmerTUM

Thursday, 04.11.2021, 17.30-19.00

Success Story air up – Developing Innovative Products for Tomorrow's Generation

Lena Jüngst, CCO and Co-Founder, air up

Thursday, 11.11.2021, 17.30-19.00

Fostering Hardware intensive Startups - Insights from the Robotics Startup Scene

Daniel Straimer, Managing Director, TUM Venture Lab Robotics/AI

Thursday, 18.11.2021, 17.30-19.00

Startup Yourself

Workshop by Manage&More – The Entrepreneurship Scholarship

Thursday, 25.11.2021, 17.30-19.00

Digital Transformation in Family Business: Innovation Ecosystems

Alexander Wottrich, CEO, Truma Group
Dr. Leopold von Schlenk-Barndorf, Senior Consultant, UnternehmerTUM

Thursday, 02.12.2021, 17.30-19.00

To Be Announced

Karim Tarraf, Co-Founder & CEO, Hawa Dawa

Thursday, 09.12.2021, 17.30-19.00

Digital Transformation in Family Business: Intergenerational Knowledge Transfer

Dr. Leopold von Schlenk-Barndorf, Senior Consultant, UnternehmerTUM
Dr. Christian Röhm, CEO, Röhm Medien

Thursday, 16.12.2021, 17.30-19.00

TUM Venture Labs – Hot topics that need to be addressed by New Technologies

TUM Venture Labs

Thursday, 13.01.2022, 17.30-19.00

How MAN creates the Future of Transportation

Dr. Frederik Zohm, Executive Board Member for Research and Development, MAN Truck & Bus SE

Thursday, 20.01.2022, 17.30-19.00

MAN’s Digital Transformation – Tomorrow’s Commercial Vehicle Production

Michael Kobriger, Member of the Executive Board Production & Logistics, MAN Truck & Bus SE

Thursday, 27.01.2022, 17.30-19.00

To Be Announced

Thursday, 03.02.2022, 17.30-19.00

Transforming MAN from a Vehicle Sales Organization to a Smart Transport Solution Provider

Göran Nyberg, Executive Board Member Sales & Customer Solutions, MAN Truck & Bus SE

Thursday, 10.02.2022, 17.30-19.00

Academy for Innovators Workshop

Anastasia Myasnichenko, Program Manager of Tech Challenge, UnternehmerTUM

Written by

Christine Schuster

Christine Schuster

Program Operations