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Lecture series "Innovative entrepreneurs"

Hear innovative entrepreneurs live

The lecture series "Innovative entrepreneurs" enables you to meet outstanding managers, entrepreneurs, executives and founders of businesses in person. The guest speakers will provide an insight into their work and give you a basic understanding of how to found and manage technology-based and growth-oriented businesses. While it will be all about starting a business in the summer semester, the focus in the winter semester will be on managing and leading large and medium-sized companies. 

If you want to learn how to think outside the box and complement theory by an insight into practice, this lecture series will be the right place for you! Furthermore, in the workshop "Start-up YOU!" you will find out more about your personal strengths and get an idea of how to shape your future career.

How you will benefit:
  • Developing a feeling and understanding for entrepreneurship and the context of management and economics
  • Learning from the experience of entrepreneurial personalities
  • Taking a look behind the scenes of large and medium-sized businesses in their capacity as potential employers
  • Concerning oneself with own skillset and entrepreneurial identity
  • Possibility of close exchange between speakers and fellow students at the "Speaker's Dinner"


The registration for the winter semester 2017/2018 is closed.


Your personal contact

Patrycja Krauzowicz

Patrycja Krauzowicz

Entrepreneurship Education

+49 89-18 94 69-1523
@ seminare@unternehmertum.de


The most important aspects at a glance.

  • target group

    Students and academics

  • Format

    Lectures and a workshop

  • Duration

    Weekly during the semester on Thursday, 5.30 to 7.00 p.m. at TU München, Arcisstr. 21, Room 2750. In addition, a 3-hours workshop once per semester held at UnternehmerTUM, Lichtenbergstr. 6, Garching.

  • Credit Points / Module

    The awarding of ECTS varies in the different study programmes. For queries please address your student secretariat or examination office. Module ID in TUMonline: WI000285

  • cost

    Attendance is free of charge.

  • Language



  • Testimonial Robert Sebald
  • What I liked most about the workshop „Start-up YOU“ was the fact that we not only were introduced to the methodical approach but also to the mindset behind it. The casual atmosphere and the task helped to overcome one’s fears. We succeeded in getting fully involved in a conversation with someone we had not known before, in getting to know this person and in opening up ourselves. The prototype construction of the fictional job with crafting material was also great fun. I can only recommend the workshop to anyone.
    Robert Sebald, Mechanical Engineering & Management

Contents and sequence

  • What you will learn
    The lecture series "Innovative entrepreneurs" will provide an introduction to the subject of entrepreneurship and will consist of guest lectures on selected topics. Entrepreneurs, managers and founders of businesses will tell you about their entrepreneurial practice and deepen individual aspects, such as:
    • Sustainability in large companies
    • Innovation management
    • Talent Management
    • Strategic corporate management
    • Digital Transformation
  • Creating a vision for your own entrepreneurial life

    During the lecture series you will find our more about your quality characteristics as well as leadership ability and engage in your own entrepreneurial identity. You will discover individual advantages and resources to develop a plan on how to take an entrepreneurial effect. The lectures  and workshops, which initiate and accompany this process of self-reflection, are offered in cooperation with the Karl Schlecht Stiftung (KSG).

  • Speakers

    Well-known entrepreneurs and founders of companies will give you insights into their live and career paths. After the lecture you can ask the guest speakers questions and discuss these with them.

    Former speakers include guests such as:

    • Dr. Carsten Intra, Vorstand Produktion & Logistik und Forschung & Entwicklung, MAN Truck & Bus AG
    • Dr. Martin Meyer, Leiter Fahrerhausproduktion, MAN Truck & Bus AG
    • Dino Dario Monopoli, Gründer & Geschäftsführer, adidas anticipation GmbH
    • André Schwämmlein, Gründer und Geschäftsführer, FlixBus GmbH
    • Vlad Lata, CTO & Co-Founder, KONUX GmbH

  • MAN lecture: Innovative entrepreneurs - winter semester 2017/18

    We were able to win over speakers for the winter semester 2017/18 such as:

    • Joachim Drees, Vorsitzender des Vorstands, MAN SE und MAN Truck & Bus AG
    • Peter Schwarzenbauer, Mitglied des Vorstands BMW Group
    • Dr. Adrian Keppler, CEO und Sprecher der Geschäftsführung, EOS GmbH
    • Alexander Rinke, Gründer und Geschäftsführer, Celonis SE

    After each lecture it is possible for three to five committed students within the Speaker's Dinner to get to know the speakers and profit from their career and life experience.

Lecture schedule

October 19, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Kick-off „Innovative Unternehmer“: Wissenswertes zur Vorlesung
Dr. Helmut Schönenberger, Gründer und Geschäftsführer, UnternehmerTUM

October 26, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Unternehmerpersönlichkeiten: Wie sie denken und handeln
Dora Panayotova, externe Dozentin UnternehmerTUM

November 2, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
ProGlove – Der smarte Handschuh für die Industrie
Thomas Kirchner, Gründer und CEO, Workaround GmbH (ProGlove)

November 9, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Celonis - Mit nur 10.000 € zum schnellst wachsenden Technologieunternehmen!
Alexander Rinke, Gründer und Geschäftsführer, Celonis SE

November 16, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Die Konzernforschung im Digitalen Zeitalter
Dr. Dietmar Tourbier, Regional Technology Leader Europe, GE Global Research

November 23, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
No guts, no glory – von „Old-Economy” zur Tech-Company
Peter Schwarzenbauer, Mitglied des Vorstands, BMW AG

November 30, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Kapital sucht Gründer – Finanzierung durch Venture Capital
Andreas Unseld, Partner, Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners GmbH und Dr.-Ing. Lars Hoffmann, Gründer und Geschäftsführer, fos4X GmbH

December 11, 2017
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Workshop „Start up YOU!“
Dora Panayotova und Georgi Panayotov

December 14, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Titel wird noch festgelegt
Dr. Felix Reinshagen, Gründer und Geschäftsführer, NavVis GmbH

January 11, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Industrial 3D Printing: Start into a new era of manufacturing
Dr. Adrian Keppler, CEO und Sprecher der Geschäftsführung, EOS GmbH

January 18, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
The Future of Transportation – Der MAN-Weg zum Nutzfahrzeug von morgen
Dr. Frederik Zohm, Vorstand Forschung & Entwicklung, MAN Truck & Bus AG

January 25, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Wandel durch Digitalisierung – Die Nutzfahrzeugproduktion von Morgen
Dr. Ulrich Dilling, Vorstand Produktion & Logistik, MAN Truck & Bus AG

February 1, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Digital. Elektrisch. Autonom: Wie MAN das Transportökosystem der Zukunft gestaltet
Joachim Drees, Vorsitzender des Vorstands, MAN SE und MAN Truck & Bus AG

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