Innovative Entrepreneurs

Learn how to think outside the box and complement theory by insights into practice. Our guest speakers present the diversity of the entrepreneurial life, entrepreneurial personalities, skills, and motivations. They talk about identifying opportunities, innovation management, growth, leadership, and all facets of entrepreneurship.

We believe entrepreneurial leadership skills must be developed through experience. So we do not want you to only be a listener in this lecture, but to take the first step into action. The examination performance will be an individual project work - a self-set challenge outside your comfort zone to actively practice self-leadership.

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Target Groups: PhD Students, Students

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

Next Date : October 20, 2022

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

Winter Semester 2022/223

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:

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.


Thursday, 20.10.2022, 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

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

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

Thursday, 27.10.2022, 17.30-19.00

Entrepreneurial Leadership

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

Thursday, 03.11.2022, 17.30-19.00

Bosch Building Technologies – Working together for sustainability

Dr. Henrik Siegle, CTO and Member of the Management Board, Bosch Building Technologies

Thursday, 10.11.2022, 17.30-19.00

Driving (Deep-)Tech Entrepreneurship

TUM Venture Labs

Thursday, 17.11.2022, 17.30-19.00

Startup Yourself

Workshop by Manage and More – The Entrepreneurship Scholarship

Thursday, 24.11.2022, 17.30-19.00

Transforming MAN into a Resilient Company

Inka Koljonen, Member of the Executive Board, Chief Financial Officer, MAN Truck & Bus SE

Thursday, 08.12.2022, 17.30-19.00

Revolutionizing the Legal Sector

TUM Venture Labs

Thursday, 15.12.2022, 17.30-19.00

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, MAN Truck & Bus SE

Thursday, 12.01.2023, 17.30-19.00

MAN on the road to CO2-free mobility

Dr. Frederik Zohm, Member of the Executive Board Research & Development (R&D), MAN Truck & Bus SE

Thursday, 19.01.2023, 17.30-19.00

Navigating regulated spaces: when “move fast and break things” doesn’t work

Léonie Rivière, Co-Founder & CEO, fina

Thursday, 26.01.2023, 17.30-19.00

Accelerating the Transformation to a Circular Economy

Maximilian Zott, Co-Founder, kooky

Dr.-Ing. Anne Lamp, Co-Founder and CEO, traceless

Niclas-Alexander Mauß, Program Manager, UnternehmerTUM

Thursday, 02.02.2023, 17.30-19.00

Innovation in Additive Manufacturing: future applications and potential

TUM Venture Labs

Thursday, 09.02.2023, 17.30-19.00

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

Anastasia Myasnichenko, Project Leader in Innovation Education, UnternehmerTUM

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