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Funpreneur competition (GPP)

TypeProject seminar
InstructorProf. Dr. Janina Sundermeier, Natalie Mahlert and externals
SemesterEvery semester
Scope of Course4 hours a week, total 150h/semester
Number of Places60
Registration Mode

This module has a limited number of participants. 

Please register via the Campus Management system. 

Target group

Bachelor stundents from all Berlin universities can participate in this interdisciplinary General Professional Preparation (GPP) course. The wide-ranging composition of the participant group with participants from social and arts studies and STEM subjects creates a wide spectrum of foundation ideas with dynamic, interdisciplinary and dedicated teams. 

Contents and learning objectives

The knowledge that the students gather during the course of the theoretical phase can be directly applied in the practical phase in an action- and problem-oriented way, considering that the resulting products and services are to be offered on the free market. The course is designed as a so-called interdisciplinary "blended learning"-setting. Academic topics from the area of Entrepreneurship Education are combined with topics from partners from the practical area and from guest speakers. The topics are then critically reflected upon during the practical phase through the use of coaching. 

Procedure

The competition commences with a two-day workshop comprising creativity techniques, idea finding and the development of business ideas. After a theoretical validation and a practical design, the five-week practical phase begins for the teams with issuance of a symbolic seed capital of 5 € and the assignment of a mentor from the business field. During two exchange events, the teams present their current work status in a plenum and give and receive feedback. Depending on the achieved business success, selected teams then compete for the endowed prize money, which is awarded by a jury of business representatives.

Contact

In case you're interested, you're welcome to fill out this form for being noted as an interested person (not to be used for enrolling for the course!).

Schedule for the winter semester 2021/22

Date

Event

Time

Room

25.10.

Opening session

12pm - 2pm

HS 107

25.10.-07.11.

Ideation and team building

Online course modules: Value Proposition & Customer Segments

independently in teams

 

08.11.

Value Proposition, Markets & Target groups with Andreas Voss

12pm - 2pm

HS 103

15.11.

Prototyping, Marketing & Sales mit Andreas Voss

12pm - 2pm

Webex

16.11-28.11.

Business model development

independently in teams

 

22.11.

Individual feedback meetings (optional)

arranged individually

Webex

29.11.

Online exchange session

12pm - 2pm

Webex

06.12.-20.01.

Kickoff meeting with business mentors

independently in teams

Webex

03.01./04.01.

Pitching techniques and storytelling workshop with Janina Voss

arranged individually

Webex

10.01.

Individual feedback meetings (optional)

arranged individually

Webex

20.01.

Deadline video pitches

-

 

24.01.-28.01.

Selling and virtual Marketplace

independently in teams

 

07.02.

Awards ceremony

5pm - 7pm

Webex

18.02.

Deadline Funpreneur summary

-

 

Further information

Online course catalogue of the Freie Universität Berlin

Adresses

Startup Villa: Altensteinstraße 40, 14195 Berlin

HS 107: Garystraße 21, 14195 Berlin

Cooperations and supporters

This course is coordinated by the Gersch Chair of Business Administration. It is conducted with renowned partners from practical fields and a circle of supporters from the IHK Berlin, Wirtschaftsjunioren Berlin e.V. and the FU Profund Innovation.

FAQ: Problems with Campus Management registration

 

Contact person: 

Natalie Mahlert 
Chair of Business Administration, Prof. Dr. Martin Gersch
E-mail: natalie.mahlert@fu-berlin.de
Phone: 030 838 65984

We are proud to be sponsored by:

Logo Berliner SparkasseLogo IHK BerlinLogo Wirtschaftsjunioren BerlinLogo Berlin PartnerLogo Kanzlei HärtingLogo Ernst-Reuter-GesellschaftLogo Digital Entrepreneurship HubLogo NFUSION

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