The 'Honours Degree' in Entrepreneurship offers you the unique opportunity to bring your (business) idea to the next level. Following the overall objective to meet your individual needs as a start-up team, the programme is structured in two intense phases focusing on value creation and value capture. Within each intense phase, you will refine your (business) idea during different workshops and individual coaching sessions. Faculty from the PATEC Start-up Hubs specializing in (digital) technology, sustainability, interculturality, law and business will support you in developing and validating your business model & prototype(s). The resulting business plan and pitch deck will be an ideal starting point for your next steps as entrepreneurs. Complementary to the development of your (business) idea, you will benefit from workshops on "Entrepreneurial Negotiation" or professional "Pitch Training" to improve your entrepreneurial soft skills.
Moreover, experienced entrepreneurs and corporate representatives share their experiences with you and provide hands-on advice. The small number of admitted programme participants ensures intensive individual support by faculty and business partners and allows you to combine your acquired knowledge with hands-on working experience.
Starting with the Focus Days in April 2023 where we are kicking off the certificate programme, the course phase will take approximately 7 months and is expected to end in October 2023.
The Focus Days (13.04.2023 – 15.04.2023) are aimed at anyone interested in starting a business and applying for the 'Honours Degree'. The aim of the Focus Days is to get to know your (business) idea in detail and to evaluate them. On the basis of this evaluation, we will decide who will be admitted to the 'Honours Degree' programme. Together, we will then define which goals you would like to achieve and how the coaches can best support you. At the same time, you will have the opportunity to learn about the contents of the 'Honours Degree', to work on your idea and to exchange and network with other prospective start-ups.
The Legal Start-up Hub is led by the chair of "Public Law, Information and Media Law" (Prof. von Lewinski) and is designed to help students with individual legal issues that might occur during their entrepreneurial journey.
The Business Start-up Hub is led by the chairs “Marketing & Innovation” (Prof. Schumann), “Marketing & Service” (Prof. Totzek) and “Organisation, Technology Management & Entrepreneurship” (Prof. Häussler). It supports and advises (future) founders on issues related to ideation, value creation and value capture.
The Digitalization Start-up Hub is led by the chairs of "Data Science" (Prof. Granitzer) and "Psychology and Human-Machine Interaction" (Prof. Mayr) and aims to support potential start-ups on their questions about prototype development and testing.
The Sustainability Start-up Hub is led by the chair of "International Management and Social Entrepreneurship" (Prof. Bort) and the Institute for Applied Ethics in Business, Education and Training (Prof. Bleyer) and aims to support prospective start-ups in a future-oriented design of their company.
The Intercultural Start-up Hub is led by the chair of "Intercultural Communication" (Prof. Barmeyer) and supports those seeking to start a business through coaching, qualification offers and the corresponding community around the topics of culture and interculturality.
Entrepreneurial Negotiation (chair of "Organisation, Technology Management & Entrepreneurship"- Prof. Häussler):
This two day workshop prepares you for the complex and unique negotiations in the entrepreneurial world with potential business partners or with investors.
Pitch Training (chair of "Strategic Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship" – Prof. König):
In this one day workshop, you will learn how to develop a convincing business pitch that fits your target group, including a convincing storyline, presentation structure and visualization techniques.