• type: Lecture
  • semester: WS 21/22
  • place:

    Redtenbacher Hörsaal, building 10.91, room 050, ground floor

  • time:

    4 - 4:30 p.m weekly


    Q&A/ Case Study

     4:30 - 5:30 p.m weekly



    18.10.2021 Introduction & Basic Concepts

    Antonia Lorenz 

    (Waya Collective)

    25.10.2021 Business Model & Strategy

    Dr. Wolfgang Faisst

    (Value Works GmbH)

    08.11.2021 Marketing & Customer Development

    Ann-Sophie Finner 


    15.11.2021 IP & Technology Push

    Theo Seiler,

    Sebastian Fernandez

    (MoThor Batteries)

    22.11.2021 Leadership

    Lubomila Jordanova

    (PlanA.Earth GmbH)

    29.11.2021 Funding & Building an Organization

    Armin Meyer

    (Kamedi GmbH)

    06.12.2021 Business Planning, Effectuation

    Jussof Breshna

    (Reimann Investors)

    13.12.2021  Prep Session  

  • lecturer: Prof. Dr. Orestis Terzidis
  • sws: 2
  • ects: 3
  • lv-no.: 2545001
  • information:

    This semester we are offering the hybrid course format.

    The lectures can be held in presence and partly online.

    Lecture content is taught according to the flipped class principle: Teaching materials are available online (ILIAS), worked out independently by the students and deepened in the lectures by Question&Answers (Q&A) and Guesttalk sessions. Optionally, students can work on a case study for knowledge deepening.

Prerequisites: None


The lecture as a compulsory part of the module "Entrepreneurship" introduces the basic concepts of entrepreneurship. Important concepts and empirical facts are introduced, which relate to the conception and implementation of newly founded companies. Emphasis is placed on introducing methods for generating innovative business ideas, translating patents into business concepts, and general principles of business modeling and business planning. In particular, approaches such as lean startup and effectuation as well as concepts for financing young companies will be covered.

Part of the lecture is a "KIT Entrepreneurship Talk" from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., in which experienced founders and entrepreneurs report about their experiences in the practice of founding a company.

Learning Objectives

The students will be introduced to the topic of entrepreneurship. After successful attendance of the course they should have an overview of the sub-areas of entrepreneurship and be able to understand basic concepts of entrepreneurship and apply key concepts.

Workload: Total workload for 3 credit points: approx. 90 hours

  • Attendance time: 16.5 hours
  • Preparation and wrap-up of the course: 61.5 hours
  • Examination and preparation: 15.0 hours

Examination: The assessment takes place in the form of a written examination (60 min.) (according to §4(2), 1 SPO). The final grade is the grade of the written exam.

Examination date: 21.12.2021, 6:00 p.m. - 7:10 p.m. (incl. a 10 min. reading-in period)

Language: English


Aulet, Bill (2013): Disciplined Entrepreneurship. 24 Steps to a Successful Startup. Hoboken: Wiley.R.C. Dorf, T.H. Byers: Technology Ventures - From Idea to Enterprise., (McGraw Hill 2008)Hisrich, Robert D.; Ramadani, Veland (2017): Effective entrepreneurial management. Strategy, planning, risk management, and organization. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.Ries, Eric (2011): The Lean Startup.Osterwalder, Alexander (2010): Business Model Generation.