Berlin, Germany

Start-Up Crash Course

when 17 July 2023 - 11 August 2023
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 1950

In the Startup Crash Course, you will learn how to develop a start-up idea into a successful business model and how to a win a startup pitch. As for today, 99% of new businesses fail. We, the creators of this course, think that the main reasons are some myths around the startup scene, which lead to wrong expectations and crippled instruments. The main goal of this course is to increase the success rate of startups. The course offers knowledge on how to start a company and push it to success.

It will have three main parts: the structured approach, hands-on experimentation and feedback. The structured approach is given through lectures and case studies, which serve as a compass. The hands-on experiment consists of individual and group work that makes you try all the new concepts and implement them to your business idea. Feedback comes from interaction with successful entrepreneurs and startup scene players.

Those who develop a high quality business model may be put in contact with Berlin startup supporters.

Course leader

Daria Markova (MBA and MA in Economics, Project leader) + Mario Steinbuch (Entrepreneur and Start-up mediator, MBA Business Administration, Management and Operations)

Target group

This course is designed for current university students, working professionals and any individuals with an interest in starting a start-up or needs support with the idea of founding a start-up and doesn’t know how to start or anyone who wants to become an entrepreneur, but is still wondering how to get there.

Participants from all fields and disciplines are welcome.

Course aim

Learning Goals:

To know where to start when launching a business
To know which steps to undertake in order to launch a business
To be able to form a high quality business model
To be able to pitch to various stakeholders

Credits info

5 EC

Fee info

EUR 1950: 1950 euros for students and 2340 for working professionals


The TU Berlin Summer School will be offering one scholarship, the TU Berlin President’s Scholarship to an exceptional applicant applying to participate in the 2023 TU Berlin Summer School on-campus program.