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What's cooking? Founding start-ups and unicorns in real time (WI001278)

Course 0000002677 in SS 2021

General Data

Course Type seminar
Semester Weekly Hours 8 SWS
Organisational Unit Chair of Strategy and Organization (Prof. Welpe)
Lecturers Pascal Mehrwald
Ann-Carolin Ritter
Kai Uhlemann
Isabell M. Welpe
Dates 10 singular or moved dates

Further Information

Courses are together with exams the building blocks for modules. Please keep in mind that information on the contents, learning outcomes and, especially examination conditions are given on the module level only – see section "Assignment to Modules" above.

additional remarks The What's Cooking seminar is a highly interdisciplinary project-based learning experience that brings students from diverse backgrounds and TUM and LMU departments (e.g. management, computer science, engineering, architecture, etc.) together with respected startup and tech experts to develop startup ideas and found a startup in one semester. Students from TUM and LMU will work in interdisciplinary teams and will analyze prevailing pain points of existing products and services and brainstorm ideas for high growth firms. Based on the identified pain points, students will start to build a startup that, in the best case scenario, will result in the creation of a company. Students will be supported by lectures from professors and invited entrepreneurs, serial founders, industry experts and investors as well as interactions with academics, in both methodological and entrepreneurial topics. Student teams will consist of a balanced combination of students from all disciplines, e.g. computer science, physics, medicine, management, computer science, engineering as well as life science, etc. All participants will go through workshops on identifying use cases, developing business ideas, prototyping, pitching, coaching by experts from academia and entrepreneurship practice and financial planning as well as peer-coaching. A large part of the seminar is based on actually working on startup building (in team work). Students are responsible for creating a prototype as well as a business model, developing a go-to-market strategy, and creating a VC-ready pitch deck. At the end of the course, students will pitch their business idea to a selected group of high potential investors.
Links E-Learning course (e. g. Moodle)
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