Hasso-Plattner-Institut
 

Understanding Entrepreneurship

Dr. Frank Pawlitschek

 

Course Information for students of HPI

General Information

  • Weekly Hours: 2
  • Credits: 3
  • Graded: yes
  • Enrolment Deadline: 01.10.2022 - 31.10.2022
  • Teaching Form: Lecture
  • Enrolment Type: Compulsory Elective Module
  • Course Language: English
  • Maximum number of participants: 20
  • Enrolment Limits: Limited to students from study semester five or above
     

Modules

 IT-Systems Engineering BA

  • HPI-PSK Professional Skills

Learning and teaching methods

Weekly, 90-minute lecture

Examination

The performance recording is done via a written exam. The exam date is 06.03.2023. Please contact the Office of Student Affairs if you do not wish to take part in the performance recording (8-day rule).
Die Leistungserfassung erfolgt über eine Klausur. Der Klausurtermin ist der 06.03.2023. Bitte kontaktieren Sie das Studienreferat, falls sie nicht an der Leistungserfassung teilnehmen möchten (8-Tage Regel).

Registration

Please register via the Office of Student Affairs (Studienreferat)

Description

Our lecture "Understanding Entrepreneurship" provides an overview of business, start-up and product development. Relevant topics from the world of start-ups are looked at and discussed in weekly lectures. The lecture series is designed to develop a basic understanding of economic processes and to lay foundations on the path to becoming an entrepreneur. At the end of the lecture series, some topics from the field of IT start-ups are explored in greater depth.

Key Learnings

  • What is Entrepreneurship. What role does entrepreneurship play in our economic system?
  • According to which rules do companies function? How are they structured? What questions do I need to answer to start my own business?
  • What impact do technology start-ups have on our society? How do they integrate into our economic framework?

Requirements

The lecture will be held in English. Therefore, this lecture requires participants to be able to discuss subject related matters in English.

Timeline

This program is offered every winter term. The next batch runs October-February 2022.

Lectures

The lecture is given every week.

Week                              Date and TimeLecture Topic
Week 1

19.10.2022 
15:15

How do I get started? And should I?
Week 2

26.10.2022
15:15

Shaping an opportunity! 
Week 3

02.11.2022
15:15

The person in focus: Who is your customer?
Week 4

09.11.2022
15:15

Value proposition: What can you do for the customer?
Week 5

16.11.2022
15:15

Business model: How do you make money? 
Week 6

23.11.2022
15:15

Designing, building, testing your Product
Week 7

30.11.2022
15:15

Financial Planning & Statements
Week 8

07.12.2022
15:15

Organizing your Company
Week 9

14.12.2022
15:15

Writing your Business Plan
Week 10

public holidays

Week 11

public holidays

Week 12

04.01.2023
15:15

How to finance your Startup
Week 13

11.01.2023
15:15

How to pitch your Startup
Week 14

18.01.2023
15:15

How does your customer acquire the product?
 
 
Week 15

25.01.2023
15:15

How to hire a team and how to retain it
Week 16

01.02.2023
15:15

Leadership & Resilience
Week 17

08.02.2023
15:15

Re-Cap

 

Literature

  • Eric Ries: The Lean Startup
  • Ash Maurya: Running Lean
  • Brad Feld: Venture Deals
  • Alexander Osterwalder: Value Proposition Design
  • Alexander Osterwalder: Business Model Generation