Deadline: March 31, 2016
Type: Partially Funded
Are you a student and want to solve one of the main problems the world is facing at the moment? Do you want to broaden your network globally? Do you want to learn what it takes to develop entrepreneurial solutions with the impact of 1 billion dollar?
Then apply now! This year , GESS will focus on the topic “MIGRATION”! GESS takes place in Munich, Mexico City and Shanghai from September 10th-16th 2016.
The Global Entrepreneurship Summer School (GESS) has been founded by 4E, a unique cooperation among the four entrepreneurship centers of Munich’s largest universities. Since 2015, a global cooperation with Tecnológico de Monterrey and Tongji University has been established to bring the program to a next level.
During the Global Entrepreneurship Summer School (GESS), 105 outstanding students located in three cities around the world – Munich, Shanghai and Mexico City – will get together and experience real entrepreneurship with a social impact. It is all about doing!
Simultaneously with two other cities, you will work in international and interdisciplinary teams to develop ideas that have both a sustainable impact for 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 entrepreneurial international friends. A series of interactive lectures by renowned entrepreneurs structure the project work and provide you with complementary knowledge (e.g. business planning or topic-specific issues). Throughout the GESS, your team is partnered with coaches who provide you and your team with feedback and assistance on your project, business plan, and technical questions. At these end of the course, you and your team will pitch your idea to an audience more than 200 guests and you should definitely not miss the celebration afterwards!
All undergraduate and graduate students, aged 18 – 27, from all fields are welcome to apply (e.g., design, computer science, business economics, humanities, social sciences). You must be enrolled at a university at some point during the 2016 calendar year. For example, if you are only enrolled until February 2016, you can still apply even though you are not enrolled in September 2016. Their enrollment policy also applies to graduate applicants, including MBA and PhD students.
Scholarships for the tuition fee is available. After being selected, you can apply for 1 of 10 competitive travel scholarships per venue. The scholarship covers 50% of your travel expenses from your country to the venue (flight ticket), with a maximum of EUR 500.00. You will receive this grant in cash during your stay, so all grant recipients must be able to cover all expenses upfront prior to GESS.