Innovative Entrepreneurs

Join us for an inspiring lecture series featuring outstanding founders, managers and executives from a variety of industries. Our guest speakers will share their wealth of knowledge on various aspects of entrepreneurship and leadership, from identifying opportunities to managing innovation and growth. By gaining practical insights into the diversity of entrepreneurial life, personalities, skills and motivations, you will be equipped to think outside the box and develop an entrepreneurial mindset.

In our courses, we believe in active learning, and we want you to take the first step towards becoming an entrepreneurial leader - whether you will have found your own company or will be employed. The final exam is an individual project that challenges you to step out of your comfort zone and explore your potential. By developing your personality alongside your studies, you will be better equipped to positively influence others and make a meaningful impact on the world. As such, our course aims to equip you with the skills and mindset to tackle novel and complex challenges across a range of fields.

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Target Groups: PhD Students, Students

Area of Focus: Business Design, Leadership & Enablement, Scalable Tech

Next Date : April 2023

Times offered per year : Every semester, beginning of April or October

Duration: 1 semester (12 weeks)

ECTS : 3 ECTS, accreditation depends on the study program, please check for your course of study in TUM Online

Language: English

Learning Goals: Understand the entrepreneurial mindset, personality development through a self-leadership challenge, develop and strengthen self-reflection as an important leadership competence

Application Requirements : The lecture is open to everyone - TUM students and researchers can get credit points. Guest listeners are welcome.

Lecture Innovative Entrepreneurs

Outstanding founders, managers, and investors covering a wide range of industries talk about their entrepreneurial career paths. During the lecture, students can ask guest speakers questions and discuss with them.

Project work:

In addition to listening to our entrepreneurial guest speakers, attendees will engage in a inner-development project. This allows participants to develop new ideas and discover new skills.

Schedule Summer Semester 2023:

Thursday, 20.04.2022, 17.30-19.00 - Hybrid Session in Munich Urban Colab and via Zoom 

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

Jack Fuchs, Director of Principled Entrepreneurship and Adjunct, Stanford University

Founders' Keynote mit Maria Sievert, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, inveox

Thursday, 27.04.23, 17.30-19.00 - Online Session via Zoom 

Entrepreneurial Leadership 

Claudia Liebethal, Executive Director Manage and More, UnternehmerTUM

Thursday, 04.05.23, 17.30-19.00 - Online Session via Zoom 

To Be Announced

Thursday, 11.05.23, 17.30-19.00 - Online Session via Zoom 

Accelerating the Transformation to a Circular Economy 


Thursday, 25.05.23, 17.30-19.00 - Online Session via Zoom 

Startup Yourself - Project Start Workshop 

UnternehmerTUM Academy for Innovators

Thursday, 01.06.23, 17.30-19.00 - Online Session via Zoom 

Revolutionizing the Legal Sector 

TUM Legal Tech Colab

Thursday, 15.06.23, 17.30-19.00 - Hybrid Session in Munich Urban Colab and via Zoom 

Old Economy vs. New Economy – How MAN Sales & Customer Solutions deals with Digital, eMobility and Autonomous 

Friedrich Baumann, Member of the Executive Board Sales & Customer Solutions & Elizabeth Preisler-Ringel, Head of Strategy & Planning Customer Service Management, MAN Truck & Bus SE

Thursday, 22.06.23, 17.30-19.00 - Hybrid Session in Munich Urban Colab and via Zoom 

How does Innovation and Agility come about through the Reply Network Structure and how does Entrepreneurship Develop 

Guiscardo Pin, Member of the Board, Reply

Thursday, 29.06.23, 09.00-20.00 - On-site at TUM main campus Entrepreneurship Day 2023 

TUM Start-up fair with a variety of workshops, expert lectures, start-up pitches

Thursday, 06.07.23, 17.30-19.00 - Online Session via Zoom 

Developing Niche Products in Rapidly Growing Markets 

Dominik Nouri, Co-Founder and CEO, VEOMO

Thursday, 13.07.23, 17.30-19.00 - Online Session via Zoom 

The Art of Pivoting and Speeding up 

Flora Geske, CEO and Co-Founder, summ.aiBarbara Mehner, Managing Partner XPRENEURS, UnternehmerTUM

Thursday, 20.07.2023, 17.30-19.00 - Online Session via Zoom 

What's next? Entrepreneurial journey with the Academy for Innovators 

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