Global Entrepreneurship Summer School 2017

The summerschool for young leaders on entrepreneurship.


Apr 17
Sep 15 - Sep 21, 2017
Global Entrepreneurship Summer School (GESS) Event Organizer
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Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Northern Africa
Retail and wholesale, Agribusiness, Automotive, Banking, Clean technology, Computer hardware, Computer software, Construction, Creative, media and entertainment, Diversified services, E-commerce, EdTech, Education, Electronics, Financial services, Food and beverage, Healthcare, HealthTech, Insurance, Internet, Leisure and travel, Manufacturing, Mobile, Real estate, Renewable energy, Telecom, Transport and logistics, Utilities, Waste management and recycling, Water, sanitation and hygiene

During the Global Entrepreneurship Summer School (GESS), 105 motivated students located in three cities around the world – Munich, Shanghai and Mexico City – will experience a unique learning opportunity with a social impact. We encourage students from all over the world to develop innovative solutions that can meet the world’s biggest challenges in a sustainable manner.

At GESS, you will work in international and interdisciplinary teams to develop ideas that present both a sustainable impact on society and a self-sustaining, profitable business model. Over the course of 7 days, you will learn about entrepreneurship, develop your own sustainable business ideas and build a long-lasting network of talented and international friends.

A series of interactive lectures by renowned entrepreneurs will inform the project work and provide complementary knowledge (e.g., business planning or topic-specific issues). Throughout GESS, your team will be partnered with a coach who will provide you with feedback and assistance on your project and business plan and assist you with any technical questions. At the end of the course, you and your team will pitch your idea to an audience of more than 250 guests – and you should definitely not miss the celebration afterwards!

Experience a unique opportunity with international students from all around the world who are coming together with one common mission: to change the world through entrepreneurial means!
This year’s GESS 2017 focuses on the topic of “Food”.
Join us at one of our three locations:
Shanghai, China (28.08 – 03.09.2017)
Mexico City, Mexico (08.09 – 14.09.2017)
Munich, Germany (15.09 – 21.09.2017)
The Global Entrepreneurship Summer School (GESS) is organized by the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie in cooperation with the four entrepreneurship centers of Munich’s largest universities. With the support of the SAP Foundation, the Mexican university Tecnológico de Monterrey and Tongji University in Shanghai joined the initiative in 2015, thereby expanding GESS globally.


Global Entrepreneurship Summer School 2017

Global Entrepreneurship Summer School 2017