Applied Entrepreneurship & Design Thinking

by Dipl.-Volksw. Dietmar Fischer / Maite Zubeldia B.Sc. and Martin Funck, M.Sc/ David Schade B.Sc

The course Applied Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking is directed towards students interested in promoting the idea of entrepreneurship in practice, and aims to help students to acquire entrepreneurial and can-do mindset.

This course is designed as series of hands-on, interactive workshops. In the first half of the course, students will be lead through the creative problem-solving process, working in small, interdisciplinary teams to generate innovative business ideas. These ideas will be then tested with potential users through easy and simple prototypes.

The second half of the course focuses on the implementation process, and the application of theoretical knowledge in entrepreneurship in practice. The aim is to convey basic knowledge on the starting up process of a business. The students are also coached to acquire the skills and tools necessary to find a business and keep it running. A part of the course will be dedicated to discussions of the new freelance "Actividades" for Cuba.