New courses offered by the TUM Venture Lab Built Environment

Make Entrepreneurship a part of your studies & join the Venture Labs community!

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Venture Lab is an entrepreneurship and innovation hub at TUM, which supports students and scientists with entrepreneurial training and translation of their tech-based ideas and research into businesses. In Winter Semester 2021/2022, we invite you to make Entrepreneurship & Innovation a part of your studies. Learn the best practices in innovation, work on real-world projects that matter to you, and experience supervised teamwork. These courses give you a great introduction and practical experience, whether you are just curious or determined to start your own business or to be an innovation and change expert. We provide you with a supportive learning environment and exchange with practitioners and experts in the industry of your choice. 

Below is a short overview of the courses we offer. If you have further questions, join the Info-Session on 19-th of October or write an email directly to the course organizers to with the subject ”Courses for Venture Lab”.

Entrepreneurship & Innovation formats in the Winter Semester 2021/2022:


The course provides students with a basic understanding for founding and managing technology-oriented, scalable companies. The guest speakers ‒ outstanding entrepreneurs, managers and investors ‒ provide insights about their individual entrepreneurial journey. After each lecture, the students can ask the guest speakers questions and discuss with them. The lectures take place on Thursdays.

  • First lecture: October 21, at 17:30 CEST 

Find a team and an idea: TECH CHALLENGE

This project-based innovation program provides participants with business-relevant practical experience on product or service development in teams. Within 3 months, participants form interdisciplinary teams, explore and prototype a solution for one of the challenges, based on scientific findings or corporate partner problems within the Venture Lab. The teams are supervised by experienced start-up advisors and team coaches. 

  • Kickoff: October 25, at 18:00 CEST

Find a team and an idea: BUSINESS DESIGN SPRINT

As part of an interdisciplinary team, you will work on an exciting challenge and experience the process of business creation in the 5-day Business Design Sprint. You will learn to identify potential customers and users and understand their needs and challenges by applying Design Thinking, agile work and Lean Startup. In the team you develop first creative solution ideas and visualize and test them prototypically. 

Be excited about an interactive online sprint where you will be supported by experienced innovation consultants and coaches. Get to know Manage&More better as a student and receive a “Business Design” certificate at the end.

  • Sprint 1: November 3 - 9, from 9:00 to 16:00 CEST
  • Sprint 2: November 24 - 30, from 9:00 to 16:00 CEST
  • Sprint 3: January 12 - 18, from 9:00 to 16:00 CEST

Start with own business idea: BUSINESS PLAN BASIC SEMINAR 

In this online seminar, participants form teams of 3-4 people and develop business ideas in agile, iterative cycles with live feedback. Individual support by experienced coaches and lecturers is provided, following the framework of rapid prototyping, flipped classroom, get-out-of-the-building sessions, and design thinking.

  • Kickoff: October 20, at 18:00 CEST