About Us

The Global Entrepreneurship Summer School (GESS) is a global program of six universities in Munich, Mexico City and Shanghai that is organized by the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie.
In the spirit of promoting “billion-dollar projects to foster societal change”, GESS was launched in 2008 as a joint program of Munich’s four entrepreneurship centers (4E) at the following universities:
• Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (University of Excellence)
• Technical University of Munich (University of Excellence)
• Munich University of Applied Sciences
• Universität der Bundeswehr München
In 2016, GESS was brought to the next level thanks to a partnership with Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico), Tongji University (China) and the support of the SAP Foundation.
Together we are looking for young leaders from all over the world who are keen to solve the world’s biggest challenges through entrepreneurial means.


Have a look at our global team in Munich, Mexico City and Shanghai.

"Billion dollar projects to foster societal change"


Have a look at the organizations behind the Global Entrepreneurship Summer School (GESS).