Aarhus, Denmark

Deep Dive into Entrepreneurship

when 2 August 2021 - 13 August 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee DKK 5150

The Deep Dive into Entrepreneurship course is all about your start-up, establishing it, running it, and managing it. This course uses the ”lean business platform” and the theory behind the "Lean Start-up" concept to give students the essential knowledge needed to either start their own business or join a start-up. Students will get hands-on skills, they can use in any start-up or to start their own business. Every student will practice these skills in-class by building a real start-up business based on their own idea. The course will also cover traditional new venture development and the entrepreneurial process (problem identification, innovation, business plans, fund raising and launching). In addition, the essential knowledge derived from entrepreneurship research covering proven keys to success, as well as scientific research about what it takes as an individual and a group to succeed in entrepreneurship will be included.

Teaching and exam

The pedagogical approach of this summer school is an action-reflection theory, which means that we are always testing learning and theory through practical exercises. The teaching will be workshop based with a mix of short theoretical lectures, presentations of – and training in – tools, and reflection on the learning.
In addition, you will work with and get inspiration from other participants and you will get the opportunity to work on your own projects as well.

Preliminary litterature:
Alexander Osterwalder og Yves Pigneur, The Business Model Canvas
Eric Ries, The Lean Startup
VIA, Grow a Business, Triple Business Model Canvas

The exam consists of:
1. Business Model Canvas and completed lean business platform portfolio.
2. A 30 minute ”open for the campus” oral group presentation and discussion about the business idea. The groups consist of 3-4 persons.


Social programme
In afternoon and evenings, VIA Summer School will arrange a variety of social and cultural events to expand your knowledge of Denmark and the other participants at the VIA Summer School courses. You can decide for yourself the extent to wish you want to participate in these activities.

Maximum enrolment: Maximum 30 participants. If there are more eligible applicants than available seats, they will be distributed according to first-come, first served basis.

Dates and prices are subject to change.

Target group

Students and professionals who wish to learn more on their start-up - establishing it, running it, and managing it.

Course aim

Learning outcomes

Learn useful basics of problem identification, idea formation & brainstorming, idea validation, risk assessment, launching, pricing and crowdfunding.
Gain the latest knowledge from scientific research about startups, including definition of entrepreneurship and more.
Learn about team creation and team dynamics.
Gain practical skills and experience starting a real business based on your own ideas.
Gain practical skills and experience in lean business platform.
Presenting your startup to a panel of investors.

Credits info

5 EC
The transfer of credits depends on your home institution.

Fee info

DKK 5150: Fee for EU-citizens

Discount and tuition fee waivers:
Students from VIA, VIA's partner institutions abroad and other Danish institutions are eligible for tuition fee waivers for this course, if they can provide documentation for approval of credit transfer.

Please contact VIA Summer School to learn more about other possibilities for discounts on this course.

Course fee includes:
Classes and tuition
Social programme including welcome and farewell events (we organise 2-3 events pr. week)
Goodie bag with a map of Aarhus, a water bottle and a pen
Personalised graduation certificate

Accommodation, meals (food and drink), insurance, visa and travelling expenses to and from Denmark are not included in the fee.
Note: This course is offered as a part of the regular bachelor programmes. Seats available after allocating seats to credit-transfer students from VIA University College, Danish Higher Educational Institutions and partner institutions are offered under the Empty-place Scheme and the rules of Danish Open University. You must meet the admission requirements for the degree programme under which the course is offered. If you have any doubt or questions regarding this please do not hesitate to contact VIA Summer School.
DKK 8900: Fee for non EU-citizens

Discount and tuition fee waivers:
Students from VIA, VIA's partner institutions abroad and other Danish institutions are eligible for tuition fee waivers for this course, if they can provide documentation for approval of credit transfer.

Please contact VIA Summer School to learn more about other possibilities for discounts on this course.

Course fee includes:
Classes and tuition
Social programme including welcome and farewell events (we organise 2-3 events pr. week)
Goodie bag with a map of Aarhus, a water bottle and a pen
Personalised graduation certificate

Accommodation, meals (food and drink), insurance, visa and travelling expenses to and from Denmark are not included in the fee.

Note: This course is offered as a part of the regular bachelor programmes. Seats available after allocating seats to credit-transfer students from VIA University College, Danish Higher Educational Institutions and partner institutions are offered under the Empty-place Scheme and the rules of Danish Open University. You must meet the admission requirements for the degree programme under which the course is offered. If you have any doubt or questions regarding this please do not hesitate to contact VIA Summer School.

Scholarships

No scholarships available.

Students from VIA University College, VIA's partner institutions abroad and other Danish institutions are eligible for tuition fee waivers for this course, if they can provide documentation for approval of credit transfer.