Germany, Weimar

Start-up & Innovation Boot Camp

when 2 August 2020 - 14 August 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 700

Learn how to develop innovative ideas and get a theoretical and practical insight on how to start your own business!

In the practical part, you will have time to apply what you have learned in the course to an original idea that you develop with your team.

The goal of the "Start-up & Innovation Boot Camp" is to gain a broad knowledge of the foundation of an innovative start-up. You will not only learn the theoretical basics for foundational knowledge, but you will also come up with your own inventive idea, which you will continuously develop in an international team. By doing this, you will learn how to think like an entrepreneur.

• Learn theoretical basics for founding your own innovative business (R&D, market analysis, finances, marketing...)
• Develop an entrepreneurial mindset and try employing this mindset
• Develop an innovative idea with your team by using the creative technique "design thinking"
• Get practical insights from founders and experts
• Learn how to work in international, interdisciplinary teams


The course will not focus on pre-existing ideas but rather (in accordance with Bauhaus tradition) on new ideas that will be developed in interdisciplinary, international teams.

Course leader

Miriam Köble & Charlene Wündsch

Target group

The course is primarily aimed at students of economics and related sciences as well as those interested in starting a business and (prospective) founders from all occupational groups who are still in the early stages of founding a business.

Please note that during the course, a new idea will be generated and further developed in a team in order for students to get to know the processes and methods. No existing ideas/start-up projects will be promoted.

Course aim

The participants are able to develop innovative ideas with the help of creative techniques and to develop a sustainable business model based on them, so that good conditions are created for their own company foundation and innovation management in companies.

Fee info

EUR 700: 2 weeks | 90 hrs

The course fee is 700 EUR.

The course fee includes:

• Orientation & Support
• Programme according to description
• Teaching materials
• Bauhaus Summer School ID card
• Free use of buses in Weimar and local trains in Thuringia
• Certificate
• Internet access at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
• Free use of library
• Accompanying programme (except excursions)
• Free entrance to museums belonging to Klassik Stiftung Weimar
EUR 500: Students pay 500 EUR.

The course fee includes:

• Orientation & Support
• Programme according to description
• Teaching materials
• Bauhaus Summer School ID card
• Free use of buses in Weimar and local trains in Thuringia
• Certificate
• Internet access at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
• Free use of library
• Accompanying programme (except excursions)
• Free entrance to museums belonging to Klassik Stiftung Weimar