Do you have an idea that you would like to turn into a business? Or would you like to explore your dream of becoming an entrepreneur one day? Then the Business Plan Basic Seminar is for you! Will you have to do this alone? No, you can choose a coach who will be with you every step of the way on this hands-on journey.
Develop your business idea in agile, iterative cycles with a lot of real-life feedback. This seminar is held completely online, so you’re very flexible with every team meeting. Have your personal coach right beside you and get support from experienced lecturers.
Target Groups: PhD Students, Students
Area of Focus: Business Design
Next Date: October 25, 2023 - February 1, 2024
Times offered per year : Every semester, beginning of April or October
Duration: One semester (12 weeks)
ECTS : Up to 3-4 ECTS (accreditation depends on the study program, Campus TUM ID: WI000159)
Scope: 7-10 hours per week
Learning Goals: Business Creation, Business Plan, Agile Working
Business Plan Basic Seminar
You can participate in the seminar completely online or, if you live in Munich, also hybrid online and offline.
Our seminar topics cover:
CUSTOMER PROBLEMS & NEEDS
Your idea will solve a specific problem. Understand this problem as deeply as possible, and conduct problem focused interviews with your customers and users.
SOLUTION & PROTOTYPING
Prototype your solution with the needs of your customers and users in mind. Show them, don’t tell. Conduct solution focused interviews with your customers and users to develop your minimum viable product.
MARKET & COMPETITION
Understand the industry you will be in, estimate your market, and differentiate your business idea from competitors already out there. Verify your positioning by USP focused interviews with your customers and users.
BUSINESS MODEL & BUSINESS PLAN
Develop your financial model based on the learnings from your interviews and educated assumptions. Wrap it all up in a business plan read deck.
Prepare a really good final presentation and receive input from a professional presentation trainer as well as hands-on support by your personal coach.
Is this course open to everyone?
Yes, it is! No matter your semester or academic institution, at UnternehmerTUM Academy for Innovators you’re very welcome.
How many ECTS do I get for this course?
The number of credits depends on your field of study. Please, check with your study advisor.
I registered for an UnternehmerTUM Academy course through the website, but the course is not appearing in TUMonline. Am I actually enrolled? Will I get ECTS?
During the exam registration period your course organizer will tell you how to register for the course „exam“ with TUMonline. Only after you register for the exam will this course appear in TUMonline. ECTS are awarded after you complete the course and grades have been submitted.
Can I attend this course every semester?
Yes, you can! We offer this course in summer and winter semesters.
Do I get MakerSpace access along with this course?
Absolutely! You get 6 months free access with an L membership and 2 free courses of the category A/B (e.g. 3D printing, laser cutting, woodwork for beginners, electronics, textile work).
Do I already have to have an idea?
Not at all! You can join someone who has an idea and form an interdisciplinary team of 3-4 students. We’ll help with that at the beginning of the course.
Can I do this course on my own?
Nope! You need to form an interdisciplinary team of 3-4 students. We’ll help with that at the beginning of the course.
Will I learn how to write a business plan?
Yes, of course! But keep in mind that the business plan is only the last step of a long journey, and that we focus way more on hands-on and real-life experiences than theory.