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363-1038-00L  Sustainability Start-Up Seminar

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersA.‑K. Zobel
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 30.


AbstractExperts lead participants through a lean start-up process. The course contains idea generation and evaluation, team formation, and the development of one entrepreneurial idea per team. A special focus is put on sustainability, in particular on circular economy and renewable energy technologies.
Objective1. Participants become keen on starting their own company
2. Participants believe in their ability to found their own company
3. Participants experience the first steps within such a start-up
4. Participants reflect on sustainability issues
ContentThis course is aimed at people with a keen interest to address sustainability issues (with a focus on circular economy and renewable energy) with entrepreneurial ideas!

The seminar consists of a mix of lectures, workshops, individual working sessions, and team work. Reflecting on learning goals and progress is an integral part of the course.

All course content is based on the latest international entrepreneurship practices: The seminar starts with an introduction to entrepreneurship and sustainability, followed by idea generation and evaluation workshops, team formation sessions, the development of a business model around selected ideas, real-life testing of these business models, and a pitching training. The course ends with a pitching event where all teams will present their start-up idea.

More information can be found on http://www.sustec.ethz.ch/teaching/lectures/sustainability-start-up-seminar.html .
Lecture notesAll material will be made available to the participants.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisite:
Interest in sustainability & entrepreneurship.

Notes:
1. It is not required that participants already have a business idea at the beginning of the course.
2. No legal entities (e.g. GmbH, Association, AG) need to be founded for this course.
3. Additonally to the weekly lectures, there will be the opportunity to participate at an optional presentation skills workshop.

Target participants:
PhD students, Msc students and MAS students from all departments. The number of participants is limited to max.30.

Waiting list:
After subscribing you will be added to the waiting list.
The lecturers will contact you a few weeks before the start of the seminar to confirm your interest and to ensure a good mixture of study backgrounds, only then you're accepted to the course.