• type: Lecture (V)
  • semester: WS 2023/24
  • place:

    10.91 Redtenbacher-Hörsaal

  • time:

    Weekly, every monday

    Lecture 03:45 p.m. - 05:15 p.m. 

    Guestspeak: 05:30 p.m. - 06:30 p.m.

    Casestudy: 06:30 p.m. - 07:00 p.m.

    Period: 10/23/2023 - 12/04/2023


    Prep Session:

    Mo. 12/11/2023, time 01:00 p.m. - 02:00 p.m. (via Zoom link)

  • start: 10/23/2023
  • lecturer: Prof. Dr. Orestis Terzidis
  • sws: 2
  • ects: 3
  • lv-no.: 2545001
  • exam: Date: 12/18/2023, 6:00 p.m. - 07:10 p.m., place: 10.21 Gottlieb-Daimler-Hörsaal, 11.40 Johann-Gottfried-Tulla-Hörsaal, 20.40 Fritz-Haller Hörsaal (HS37)
  • information:

    In person class


The lecture as an obligatory part of the module "Entrepreneurship" introduces the basic concepts of entrepreneurship. Important concepts and empirical facts are presented that relate to the conception and implementation of newly founded companies.The focus here is on the introduction to methods for generating innovative business ideas, for transferring patents into business concepts and general principles of business modelling and business planning. In particular approaches such as Lean Startup and Effectuation as well as concepts for the financing of young enterprises are treated. A "KIT Entrepreneurship Talk" is part of each session, in which experienced founder and entrepreneur personalities report on their experiences in practice of the establishment of an enterprise. Dates and speakers will be announced on the EnTechnon homepage.

Learning objectives:

The students are introduced to the topic Entrepreneurship. After successful attendance of the meeting they are to have an overview of the subranges of the Entrepreneurships and be able to understand basic concepts of the Entrepreneurships and apply key concepts.


  • Total effort with 3 credit points: approx. 90 hours
  • Presence time: 30 hours
  • Pre- and postprocessing of the LV: 45.0 hours
  • Exam and exam preparation: 15.0 hours

Examination:The assessment of success takes place in the form of a written examination (60 min.) (according to §4(2), 1 SPO). The grade is the grade of the written exam.A grade bonus can be earned through successful participation in a case study in the Entrepreneurship lecture. If the grade of the written exam is between 4.0 and 1.3, the bonus improves the grade by up to 0.3 or 0.4.The bonus only applies if you have passed the exam with at least a 4.0. More details will be provided in the lecture. Participation in the case study is voluntary.

Exam date: 12/18/2023, 6:00 p.m. - 7:10 p.m.

Language of instruction: 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)

Füglistaller, Urs, Müller, Christoph and Volery, Thierry (2008): Entrepreneurship

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.