B463/B413 Business Plan for new Ventures

Application deadline extended until Friday April 13th! Link

The basics of setting up a Business Plan and launching a startup are the topics of this course. This course is of special interest for students interested in starting up their own business idea or interested in learning in a hands-on approach about the most important ingredients of venturing.

This course brings together prospective founders that provide the business idea with business students that provide consulting to the prospective founders in an interactive course. The professors take the role of facilitators of the process of writing a business plan and preparing and delivering a pitch.

Organizational aspects

This course will be taught in English but we require all students to be fluent in German as the business plan will be predominantly written in German.

Students have to apply to this course by March 31st on the ILIAS Platform with a short CV and transcript of records. The professors will organize the students in groups and match them with one prospective founder per group.

Important: Application opens Friday, March 23rd, noon.

This course heavily draws on all student groups engaging in preparations outside the classroom. Students will have to prepare a business plan chapter and a presentation for each session. At the end of the class, each student group will hand in a fully-fledged business plan and pitch the business idea in English and in German.

Students need to be fluent in both German and English,

The course is eligible in either B413 Empirical Banking or in B463 Strategy & Innovation. If you have attended both courses (B413 and B463) in past semesters already, you cannot attend this course.