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Starting Up: From Ideas to Successful Business

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In "Starting Up" you can learn how to realize your own ideas and to transform
them into a successful business. 
This seminar shows you how to think and act like successful entrepreneurs. 
In addition, you will be provided with the most important aspects and tools in entrepreneurship. 

  1. What is "Starting Up"?
  2. What Does the Team Work Look Like?
  3. How is the Seminar Assessed?
  4. Who is Eligible for "Starting Up"?
  5. Registration
  6. Can I Get ECTS for the Participation?

1. What is "Starting Up"?

"Starting Up" is a seminar in which participants will learn how to think and act like successful entrepreneurs. The students will be provided with the most important aspects and tools in entrepreneurship. In addition, essential management knowledge and skills (e.g. market & competition analysis, marketing, financial planning) will be taught. The participants will develop their own business ideas in interdisciplinary teams and prepare a business plan (format: pitch deck) for their respective ideas.

Our goal is to inspire and educate tomorrow´s entrepreneurs by providing hands-on and digital entrepreneurship education in theory and practice for students of all study backgrounds.

The seminar covers six modules that are based on the Business Model Canvas. It will be taught in a blended learning format, i.e. every week, new online content (videos, downloadable slides, forums and quizzes) will be available from the platform Moodle which is complemented by an offline kick-off session, mid-term presentations as well as group assignments leading up to a final presentation where the students present their business plan.

"Starting Up" will be held in English. The participants can choose between English and German for the assignments and the presentations. The choice of language does not affect the grading in any way.

The seminar is taught by experienced lecturers of the LMU Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center and features successful entrepreneurs that share their real-life insights and experience.

To see how other students have evaluated the seminar, please check the evaluation of the summer term 2017.

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2. What Does the Team Work Look Like?

As in the "real" start-up world teamwork is essential for "Starting Up". The pitch deck that has to be presented at the end of the term will be developed in interdisciplinary teams of three to six students. In addition, weekly team assignments and a mid-term presentation will have to be completed in preparation for the final presentation.

If you want to be part of "Starting Up", please keep in mind that you have a responsibility towards your team to actively participate in the assignments and the presentation preparation.

After the registration to the course, you will be matched to a team by the LMU Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center. Wishes for fellow team members can be stated in the registration form. 

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3. How is the Seminar Assessed?

To successfully complete "Starting Up" a business plan (pitch deck) has to be created and presented at the end of the term. In addition, weekly quizzes and assignments have to be completed. The successful students will receive a certificate of completion and - depending on their respective field of study - ECTS points (cf. table below).

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4. Who is Eligible for "Starting Up"?

Generally speaking, every student at LMU is eligible for "Starting Up". Participation is free of charge.

Exceptions:

5. Registration and Schedule

Registration for the course via LSF until 05.04.2021.

In case of questions on the registration for the summer term 2021, please refer to iec@lmu.de.

A note for students of medicine: Please also register via MeCUM:
In Longitudinal Kurs 8 (L8) "Pflichtwahlseminar" 7M3410 OR
In Longitudinal Kurs 9 (L9) "Pflichtwahlseminar ambu IV" 7M3604

Schedule:

Kick-Off21.04.2021 (information will follow to your campus Email; attendance required to participate in the course as you will be asigned to your team!)

Mid-term presentation: 18.05.2021 (time slots for the teams will be announced on moodle) 
Final presentation: 22./23.06.2021 (time slots for the teams will be announced on moodle)

6. Can I Get ECTS for the Participation?

SubjectECTS
Biochemie (Bachelor) 3 ECTS (For more information please refer to Dr. Thomas Engel)
Biologie (Bachelor & Master) 3 ECTS ("Berufsqualifizierendes Modul")
Chemie (Bachelor & Master) 3 ECTS (For more information please refer to Dr. Thomas Engel)
Ethnologie (Bachelor) 4 ECTS ("Sondierung ethnologischer Berufsfelder")
Graduate School for Systemic Neurosciences  3 ECTS ("Interdisciplinary Training")
Geographie (Bachelor) 3 ECTS ("Berufsvorbereitung")
Humanmedizin Please also register via MeCUM:
- In Longitudinal Kurs 8 (L8, "Pflichtwahlseminar" 7M3410)
- In Longitudinal Kurs 9 (L9, "Pflichtwahlseminar ambu IV" 7M3604 )
Informatik (Bachelor) 3 ECTS ("Persönliche und soziale Kompetenz")
Internationale Public Relations (Master) 3 ECTS ("Anwendungs- & Wirkungskontexte der Public Relations")
Kunstgeschichte (Bachelor) 3 ECTS ("WP 15.1: Berufsbilder im privatwirtschaftlichen Kulturbetrieb (Theoretischer Teil)")
Kunstpädagogik (Bachelor) 3 ECTS (Kulturmanagement-Modul)
Learning Sciences (Master)  3 ECTS ("P4 Transferable Skills")
Medieninformatik (Bachelor) 3 ECTS ("Persönliche und soziale Kompetenz")
Meteorologie (Master) 3 ECTS ("Schlüsselqualifikationen")
Musikpädagogik (Master) new 3 ECTS ("WP 5.1 Berufliche Kompetenzen")
Philosophie (Bachelor - PStO von 2012, 8-Semester-Regelstudienzeitvariante) 3 ECTS ("Zusatzqualifikationsbereich", for more information please refer to Dr. Thomas Wyrwich)
Physik (Bachelor(-plus) & Master) 3 ECTS ("Schlüsselqualifikationen")
Theoretische und Mathematische Physik (Master)  3 ECTS ("Schlüsselqualifikationen")

We are coninuously working on extending this list. For suggestions please reach out to iec@lmu.de.

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