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Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE) at University of Applied Sciences Munich

The Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE) was established in 2002 by the Falk F. Strascheg Foundation. The centre has devoted itself to fostering a culture of innovation at ‘Munich University of Applied Sciences’ (MUAS) and beyond. SCE´s goal is to nurture entrepreneurial thinking and action through education and business start-up support. Numerous studies have enriched the discipline of entrepreneurship as it is taught today. The SCE network has flourished and it has become international in scope. In 2011, the SCE and MUAS became one of six EXIST Start-Up Universities in Germany. Read more.

UnternehmerTUM Center for Innovation and Business Creation at the Technische Universität München 

UnternehmerTUM accompanies and supports start-ups and established companies when founding successful businesses – from initial idea to growth stage. You benefit from our many years of experience in building up new businesses, a unique infrastructure, innovative methods, and a strong network in industry, connecting with experts and investors. Read more.

LMU Entrepreneurship Center (LMU EC) at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich

The LMU Entrepreneurship Center is part of the best and biggest universities in Germany, the LMU in Munich. We educate tomorrow’s entrepreneurial leaders, support the creation of successful ventures and promote a culture of entrepreneurship. Community: Connects 10.000+ students interested in Startups. Events: Feverishly working in a team, solving problems and building great business ideas! Startup-Lab: Free offices, coaching, access to our network and more. We support 15 top startups per semester. Teaching: Entrepreneurial skills for students and many others … 1000+ individuals per year. Read more.

Social Entrepreneurship Akademie

The Social Entrepreneurship Akademie (SEA) is a joint cooperation of the four entrepreneurship centers of Munich’s four universities. SEA is the major organizer of the GESS, guided by its central principle: “Education for societal change,“ this unique network organization educates social entrepreneurs and social changemakers. It stands as a leading student-centered, competence center and driver of social action through enabling and supporting students to start their own projects and social enterprises. Read more. 

Global Partner Universities

Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico

The Tecnológico de Monterrey mission is to prepare internationally competitive leaders who have an “entrepreneurial spirit” and a humanistic outlook. In order to ensure that all students at the university uncover and grow their entrepreneurial spirit, the Tecnológico de Monterrey created the “Entrepreneurship Institute Eugenio Garza Lagüera” responsible for cultivating and developing entrepreneurial competencies and attitudes in our students, supporting the creation and development of start-ups and businesses in our community, and advancing the research on entrepreneurship as an academic discipline. The Tecnológico de Monterrey has always been a supportive partner of the Global Entrepreneurship Summer School since its establishment in the year 2008. Read more.

Tongji University, China

Tongji University is one of the leading universities in China under direct administration of Ministry of Education. With a history of over a century, Tongji has valued the balanced development of four functions, i.e. education, research, outreach, and culture inheritance and innovation.  By 2007 when it was celebrating its centennial, Tongji had become a comprehensive, international, research-oriented university with distinct features and global influence. In 2013, the university proposed its vision of “a sustainability-oriented, world-class university” that now covers 10 broad categories of academic disciplines, including engineering, science, medicine, management, economics, philosophy, literature, law, education and arts. Read more.

LifeCo UnLtd SA

LifeCo UnLtd South Africa is an established social enterprise of 20 years and founding member of the Global Social Entrepreneurship Network of 50 Nations and over 4000 Impact entrepreneurs. LifeCo UnLtd strives to build a generation of Champions by financing, supporting and investing in individuals who address socio-economic and environmental challenges. It has reached and benefitted over 112 000 people nationally and supports 163 established entrepreneurs of whom 80 are Impact Entrepreneurs. Read more