Das Team vom EXIST Startup EASIP Drinks

„Alkoholfrei ist ein Trend, der bleibt.“

Von der Promotion zum eigenen Start-Up EASIP Drinks: Alexander, Nicolas und ihr Kollege Milan erhielten im September 2019 das EXIST-Gründerstipendium. Wie geht es ihnen heute?

Kein Drink ist auch keine Lösung

Nicolas van de Sandt und Alexander Meister, Promovenden am Jean-Baptiste Say Institut, ließ während ihrer Zeit als wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter die Begeisterung für den Getränkemarkt nicht los. Gemeinsam entwickelten sie ein Konzept, um aus Kräutern und Pflanzen hochwertige alkoholfreie Destillate herzustellen: die Geburtsstunde des Berliner Start-Ups EASIP Drinks.

Zusammen mit dem Lebensmitteltechnologen Milan Eßer arbeiten sie seit letztem Sommer an Marke und Rezeptur, mit dem Ziel, den Markt alkoholfreier Getränke zu revolutionieren. Im September 2019 wurden sie bereits mit dem EXIST Gründerstipendium ausgezeichnet und haben Anfang dieses Jahres ihr erstes Produkt ‚EASIP Fields’ gelauncht, das bereits auf easipdrinks.com erhältlich ist.

Das erste Produkt der EXIST Gründer: EASIP Fields

Alkoholfreie Spirituosen

EASIP kommt zu Zeiten eines sich rasant fortentwickelnden Trends. „Junge Menschen werden sich ihres Konsumverhalten immer bewusster und legen verstärkt Wert auf einen gesunden Lebensstil”, sagt Nicolas. „Alkoholfrei ist ein Trend, der bleibt. Alkoholfreies Bier, alkoholfreier Wein oder alkoholfreier Gin erfreuen sich immer größerer Beliebtheit. Konsumenten wünschen sich jedoch mehr Auswahl und suchen bewusst nach komplexeren Geschmacks- und Genusserlebnissen”.

Die Getränke von EASIP dienen ähnlich einer Spirituose als Basiszutat in alkoholfreien Cocktails oder Longdrinks oder versprechen auch pur ein besonderes Geschmackserlebnis. Eine Kombination aus traditionellen Destillationsmethoden und modernen Prozessen der Lebensmitteltechnologie hilft den Gründern die besten Geschmackskombinationen aus natürlichen, pflanzlichen Rohstoffen zu schaffen.

EASIP stellen alkoholfreie Destillate her

Natürliche Zutaten

Alexander, der bereits eine Getränkemarke im Ausland gegründet und aufgebaut hat, erklärt: „Die Qualität unserer natürlichen Zutaten liegt uns am Herzen. Für unsere Getränke wählen wir ausgefallene Kombinationen mit vorwiegend regionalen Kräutern und Gewürzen oder sogar Gemüse. Je nach Rohstoff greifen wir auf verschiedene Methoden wie zum Beispiel die der Dampfdestillation und Mazeration zurück, um das Beste an Geschmack rauszuholen.“

„Wir haben lange an den Rezepturen gearbeitet. Das Ergebnis ist eine abgestimmte Mischung aus Extrakten und Destillaten, die sich sehen lassen kann. Egal ob Teil eines Long-Drinks, eines hochwertigen Cocktails oder als Getränkebegleitung. EASIP bietet viele kreative Einsatzmöglichkeiten”, ergänzt Milan.

Alkoholfreier Genuss

Nächste Schritte

Schon früh hatten die Gründer Prototypen der Produkte zusammen mit Experten der Gastronomie- und Bar-Szene getestet, wo das das Thema „alkoholfrei“ auf immer größeres Interesse stößt. Auch erste starke Partner, wie den KitchenTown Accelerator konnte das Team für sich gewinnen. „Wir sind bereits in Gesprächen mit weiteren Partnern, mit deren Unterstützung wir Wachstum möglich machen wollen”, freut sich Nicolas.

Aus ausgewählten Kräutern und Pflanzen bietet das Berliner Getränke-Startup EASIP Drinks hochwertige alkoholfreie Destillate als Basis für vielseitigen Einsatz in Cocktails und Longdrinks. Mit großer Liebe zum Detail entwickelt das Berliner Team natürliche alkoholfreie botanische Destillate – ganz ohne künstliche Aromastoffe, Süßstoffe oder Zuckerzusatz. Mit dem Code SAY-FRIENDS erhältst Du 20% Rabatt auf Deine Bestellung!


EXIST-scholarship for wirbauen.digital

 

wirbauen.digital is the latest EXIST start-up at ESCP Business School. The founding team around Lukas Büdenbender, Daniel Grube, David Lehmann and Harry Schroer has set out to revolutionize the construction sector. Their platform connects architects, tradesmen and housebuilders.

Young entrepreneurs

The story of wirbauen.digital begins with the association DIE JUNGEN UNTERNEHMER - Daniel and Lukas, who are both involved in the special interest group, exchange ideas for a platform in the construction industry. Daniel previously worked in investment banking and management consulting, Lukas is a family entrepreneur in trade. Their aim is to make life easier for tradesmen in particular by better documenting construction projects, simplifying processes and simplifying communication between all project partners.

It becomes clear to Lukas and Daniel that the design and user-friendliness of their platform will be crucial. Again via DIE JUNGEN UNTERNEHMER , they bring David on board, who is not only a doctoral student and lecturer at the Say Institute, but also an expert in digital communication. The team is complemented by Harry, who previously worked in human resources development at a chemical company. They also work together with software developers from Ambient Innovation.

One year of EXIST

Daniel knew the EXIST-Gründerstipendium of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy from his circle of acquaintances, David came into contact with it as a research assistant at the Say Institute. In March 2020, the team applied for the scholarship through ESCP Business School, and in May the funding was granted. The prototype is currently being completed and is to be tested with pilot customers in the Cologne region from August. In the EXIST year, the team wants to show that their product works and thus approach external investors.

They recommend other EXIST applicants to have a very mature business plan that thinks ahead in many areas and has a scientific link. Furthermore, they say that it is very important to take care of administrative tasks such as health insurance and taxes at an early stage.

Das Gründerteam von wirbauen.digital an der ESCP Business School und dem Jean-Baptiste Say Institut

wirbauen.digital is looking for further team members

Currently, the wirbauen.digital guys are looking for a working student (m/f/d) for software development, who will spend 20 hours per week on the creation and administration of the website, participate in the further development of the product content and ensure the quality of the system architecture. There is also a vacant position as an intern (m/f/d) marketing & sales, who will develop marketing strategies and concepts, analyze market potential and maintain the company's social media channels. Collaboration is possible both at the coworking space in Cologne and remotely.

wirbauen.digital is a provider of a platform solution for the construction industry, with which construction projects are mapped digitally and without interfaces. For this purpose, all services rendered are collected in a digital project folder and, depending on the access rights granted, can be viewed or edited by building owners, tradesmen and architects.

 


EXIST-Stipendium für wirbauen.digital

wirbauen.digital ist das jüngste EXIST-Start-up an der ESCP Business School. Das Gründerteam um Lukas Büdenbender, Daniel Grube, David Lehmann und Harry Schroer hat sich vorgenommen den Bausektor zu revolutionieren. Ihre Plattform vernetzt Architekten, Handwerker und Bauherrren.

Junge Unternehmer

Die Geschichte von wirbauen.digital beginnt beim Verband DIE JUNGEN UNTERNEHMER – Daniel und Lukas, die sich beide in der Interessensvertretung engagieren, tauschen Ideen für eine Plattform im Baugewerbe aus. Daniel war vorher im Investmentbanking und in der Unternehmensberatung tätig, Lukas ist Familienunternehmer im Handwerk. Ihr Ziel ist es insbesondere das Leben von Handwerkern einfacher zu machen, indem Bauvorhaben besser dokumentiert, Prozesse vereinfacht und alle Projektbeteiligten stärker vernetzt werden.

Es wird Lukas und Daniel klar, dass das Design und die Benutzerfreundlichkeit ihrer Plattform entscheidend sein werden. Ebenfalls über DIE JUNGEN UNTERNEHMER holen sie David mit ins Boot, der nicht nur Promotionsstudent und Dozent am Say Institut, sondern auch Experte für digitale Kommunikation ist. Das Team wird von Harry komplementiert, der zuvor in der Personalentwicklung  eines Chemiekonzerns gearbeitet hat. Außerdem arbeiten sie mit Softwareentwicklern von Ambient Innovation zusammen.

Ein Jahr EXIST-Förderung

Daniel kannte das EXIST-Gründerstipendium des Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie aus dem Bekanntenkreis, David kam als wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Say-Institut damit in Kontakt. Im März 2020 stellte das Team über die ESCP Business School ihren Antrag, im Mai kam der Bescheid über die Förderung. Aktuell befindet sich der Prototyp in Fertigstellung, der ab August mit Pilotkunden in der Region Köln getestet werden soll. Im EXIST-Jahr möchte das Team zeigen, dass ihr Produkt funktioniert und damit auf externe Investoren zugehen.

Anderen EXIST-Antragsstellern empfehlen sie, einen sehr ausgereiften Businessplan zu haben, der in viele Bereiche vorausdenkt und der einen wissenschaftlichen Bezug hat. Außerdem sei es sehr wichtig sich frühzeitig um Verwaltungsaufgaben wie Krankenversicherung und Steuern zu kümmern.

Das Gründerteam von wirbauen.digital an der ESCP Business School und dem Jean-Baptiste Say Institut

wirbauen.digital suchen weitere Teammitglieder

Aktuell suchen die Jungs von wirbauen.digital nach einem Werkstudent (m/w/d) für die Softwareentwicklung, der sich 20 Stunden pro Woche um die Erstellung und Verwaltung der Website kümmert, an der inhaltlichen Produktweiterentwicklung mitwirkt und die Qualität der Systemarchitektur sichert. Außerdem ist eine Stelle als Praktikant (m/w/d) Marketing & Vertrieb frei, der Marketingstrategien und ‐konzepte erarbeiten, Marktpotenziale analysieren und die Social Media-Kanäle des Unternehmens pflegen soll. Die Mitarbeit ist sowohl vor Ort im Coworking Space in Köln als auch remote möglich. Interesse? Melde Dich bei Daniel (daniel@wirbauen.digital)!

wirbauen.digital ist Anbieter einer Plattformlösung für die Bauindustrie, mit der Bauprojekte digital und schnittstellenfrei abgebildet werden. Hierfür werden alle erbrachten Leistungen in einer digitalen Projektmappe gesammelt und in Abhängigkeit der vergebenen Zugriffsrechte von Bauherren, Handwerkern und Architekten eingesehen oder bearbeitet.


Benjamin Voyer's studio in London for ESCP webinars

Beyond Covid-19 and Netflix: 3 Say Institute webinars to watch now

ESCP Business School is currently inviting managers and leaders to the free webinar series Beyond Covid - 19 Inspiration for Change. Watch the recap videos in which our entrepreneurship researchers and teachers share their knowledge about behavioural science, uncertainty, art thinking and the corona crisis. How might we deal with it?

What behavioural science can tell us about buying behaviour in the wake of a Pandemic

In this talk, Benjamin Voyer addresses the behavioural and psychological reasons for stockpiling, speaks to how we might motivate people to stick to current rules and discusses the rules of culture in behavioural changes. He explains that there has been a shift from a collective focus on promotion (what can go right) to prevention (what can go wrong), and stresses the importance of communicating the long term benefits as well as short term goals of social distancing measures.

On an individual level, Ben advises limiting exposure to bad news, to only consume news from a few trusted sources, to refrain from speculation and to not relay information. All of these tips aim at reducing the information overload that most of us are currently experiencing.

What we can do to feel better in the corona crisis ESCP webinar by Ben Voyer

Building uncertainty competence: applying the entrepreneurial method

While re-gaining some control over which news we consume and to not spread them unnecessarily is one way of dealing with uncertainty, Martin Kupp and René Mauer discuss what we might learn from the uncertainty competence of entrepreneurs. They start off by differentiating certainty (you know that you will draw a purple ball), risk (you know that there are 2/3 yellow and 1/3 balls in the urn), uncertainty (you know that there are purple and yellow balls in the urn, but you don’t know the spread), and true uncertainty (you don’t even know what shapes and colours are in the urn).

In a second step, they show that different entrepreneurial and management tools make sense for different situations of uncertainty. While business planning is useful in a relatively certain project, methods like Art Thinking are more appropriate when uncertainty is high. In practice, this means that organizations have to build an uncertainty competence, which allows them to choose the right tools at the right point in time and empowers employees to try different approaches.

Entrepreneurial tools for different levels of uncertainty by Rene Mauer and Martin Kupp in an ESCP webinar

Working in an improbable world: What can we learn from artists?

So far, we have learned that Art Thinking is a great way to deal with highly uncertain situations. But what is it? Sylvain Bureau, who created the method, explains it in this webinar and especially highlights the importance of deviation at the beginning of the process. Deviation means totally changing the way an artefact is viewed – on all layers from the initial frame or existing norm, the object itself, the situation that is created and the emerging vision, which leads to a new norm.

Next to deviating and making things, Sylvain speaks to the importance of criticizing and being criticized, as well as exposing your work. In this way, Art Thinking helps practitioners to find their Blue Oceans (uncontested markets).  Sylvain teaches Art Thinking to students, managers, and entrepreneurs in a 3-day Improbable workshop.

The Art Thinking method by Sylvain Bureau in an ESCP webinar

Inspiration for Change

You are intrigued and want to know more about ESCP’s webinars? You can check the full curriculum here. If you are interested in innovation and entrepreneurship, you might want to sign up for Marc Sasserath’s class on Identity. Innovation. Impact. How to create a better future in the context of a profound crisis? on 1 July from 6 to 7pm (CEST). You will learn how to leverage the power of identity to accelerate innovation and how to create a sustainable future for your organization. We’re excited to see you there!


#SendtoGive – ESCP student Jo Bautista is inspiring global connection

The corona crisis is impacting everyone, globally. Besides the acute risk of getting sick, a lot of people feel anxious because of social distancing measures and the economic downturn. People at the poverty line are hit especially hard. Jo Bautista is tackling these challenges with her project #SendtoGive, which allows people to send emotion-inspired art postcards to friends around the globe, raising funds for those in need in the Philippines.

Art and business to solve the world’s problems

Jo is a Filipino citizen, an artist, and a Master’s degree student of ESCP Business School’s Sustainability Entrepreneurship and Innovation program. Currently living in Berlin and away from the Philippines, she has dealt with anxiety and is greatly concerned about the growing issues in her home country and across the world. Bringing together her passions for art, business, and sustainability, she has launched her first entrepreneurial project to contribute in fighting the impact of the corona crisis.

#SendtoGive is centered around a series of paintings called The Corona Culture: “The images in this series reflect the experiences we share as we live through this time. Faces of the new normal that our generation must witness and define. A newborn culture that defies age, nationality, and predisposition”, she writes. The paintings RESILIENCE, INNER STRENGTH, HOPE, EMPATHY, COURAGE and WASH YOUR HANDS are now available as postcard prints for 10€ each. Through the website, customers can include a personal note and directly ship postcards to anyone in the world. All profits from each purchase go to providing food and financial support to struggling Filipinos.

The corona crisis is hitting the poor the hardest

Jo is very worried about her fellow citizens — homeless people and daily wage workers such as drivers, hair dressers, and sewers, who are left without income and thus oftentimes food and shelter since the crisis hit. As 21.6% of Filipinos are below the poverty line (most current data as of 2015), food and financial support are urgently needed for a big part of the population.

At the same time, Jo highlights how the private sector is pulling together initiatives to help their fellow Filipinos out. “I am amazed by the spirit of how Filipinos help each other”, she says – and joins in with her own efforts. #SendtoGive (https://campaign.jobautista.com) supports two local initiatives: #ProjectFoodTrunkLP, a private effort of photographer Mau Aguasin who gives fresh, pre-cooked meals to the homeless people of Las Pinas City every day, and ambag.me, a transparent online community that distributes financial support to daily wage workers. Details of the positive impact will be posted online starting 10 June.

#SendtoGive now

You too can help create a global community of love and support in times of COVID-19. Send someone a personalized Corona Culture postcard to help them feel thought of during these challenging times and in doing so, send help to the Philippines for those who need it the most. You can follow Jo's initiative on her website (https://campaign.jobautista.com/) or Instagram @sendtogive.


Coronavirus heatmap

Uncertain times: What we can learn from entrepreneurs

AN ARTICLE BY SOPHIA BRAUN

Coronavirus heatmapThe coronavirus is massively changing our world and presents extreme challenges for our health and wellbeing, our health-care systems, public life, businesses – and thus to all of us individually, in various ways. In this article, I as an entrepreneurship researcher focus on what I know best: entrepreneurs, who have unique ways in handling times of crisis and uncertainty. For anyone who is not directly impacted by severe illness, the loss of loved ones, high financial constraints or domestic abuse or other sources of extreme despair and anxiety, their decision-making logics might provide support in navigating these stormy seas.

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The unknowable

Uncertainty – to me it seems like the topic of my dissertation is currently discussed everywhere: in the media, in video calls with friends and family and in little corona notes that are now decorating hallways, restaurant doors and supermarket shelves.

Let us firstly quickly unpack what uncertainty means. It is for example described as “the lack of confidence about one’s knowledge”[i], “a lack of knowledge, and, therefore, an inability to predict”[ii]  or simply as “the unknowable”[iii]. It is different from situations of risk, in which we can approximate how likely it is that something happens. In situations of uncertainty we can’t, because we neither know what might happen nor how probable it is. Or to speak in more nerdy terms: uncertainty is a state under which “each action that may be chosen is identified with a distribution of potential outcomes, not with a unique outcome [while the] distributions of potential outcome are overlapping”[iv].

Entrepreneurs are taking the leap into the unknowableHow entrepreneurs make decisions under uncertainty

Most of us have a built-in dislike or at least skepticism in the light of uncertain situations. Entrepreneurs, however, seem to make different use of uncertainty or even actively look for it in order to create something. Since most ventures fail, entrepreneurship research is very interested in expert entrepreneurs.[v] They employ a special decision-making logic that that Saras D. Sarasvathy coined effectuation.[vi] It is flexible, collaborative, adaptive over time and responsive to change and instability. Unlike classical management, it is not focused on planning and predicting future events, but on what is controllable right now in order to shape an unpredictable future. Effectuation is based on 4 core principles:

Bird-in-hand

How do you decide if or how to do something? Effectuators start with what they have and what they are good at, and then work on creating potential outcomes with these means. They do not plan a fancy meal and then try to acquire all the skills and ingredients necessary to make it, they open the fridge and make a dish with what is there. They focus on what they can get their hands on now, and go from there. In a world of ongoing unpredictable news due to the new coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease resulting from it, try not to hold on to a specific goal in the future that is outside of your control, remind yourself of what you have right now and use it as your starting point.

Leveraging contingencies

How do you react when something unexpected happens? Do you see it as an interruption to your strategy and avoid it, or do you see it as a surprise that you incorporate in your journey? Effectuation is feedback-seeking and feedback-incorporating and thus holds the potential to leverage unexpected events. Expert entrepreneurs are ready to deal with what comes their way and are open to learning how to transform positive and negative surprises into useful ideas. If you feel isolated at home these days, can you reach out to and support your local community in a way that you were not able to before?

Crazy quilt

What is your attitude towards other people right now? All things physical distancing considered – do you see them as competitors at the pasta or toilet paper shelf or as potential allies? Effectuation inspires us to be open to involving other people in our challenges and ideas, allow them to contribute what they have and can do and have them shape the goals of the project. Like patchwork makers, effectuators collect commitments of whoever wants to join an undertaking without a clear plan in mind where it might lead and create a “crazy quilt” of partnerships. At the end of the day, we are all in this COVID-19 world together and many of us will experience the same problems. Why not figure them out together online?

Affordable loss

What can you afford to lose? Maybe surprisingly to some, expert entrepreneurs choose what they do based on what each individual can cope with if things do not turn out well, and do not initially try to maximize potential future returns. They usually manage to mobilize resources in the local environment (e.g. friends and family) or repurpose money that they had saved for something else, but since their endeavor and/or the times are uncertain, they keep their investments flexible and prefer small steps. The Corona crisis might not be the right time to start a business that requires large upfront investments or buy a campervan that you cannot pay for yet. If you feel called to reimagine the world we live in now, have visionary ideas but bootstrap your investments.

Let’s effectuate together

Tying all these strands together, entrepreneurs actively engage in uncertainty by being open and receptive to information and feedback. They use what they have and whom they know and accept that all of this may change over time. They focus on what they can control in the light of an unpredictable future. Moreover, in uncertain times, entrepreneurs widen the strategic scope of their activities, are more open to experimentation and use effectuation more often.[vii]

For us, who are handling this collective uncertainty due to Corona, effectuation is an invitation to widen our stance and try new things without overspending, team up, engage whatever comes our way and focus on our core. Together we will become skillful sailors who make it to the other side of this.

Did these thoughts resonate with you? How can we help you? Let me know your concerns and me and my team will see what we can do. I would love to hear from you!


[i] Lawrence R. Jauch and Kenneth L. Kraft, “Strategic Management of Uncertainty,” The Academy of Management Review 11, no. 4 (October 1986): 777, https://doi.org/10.2307/258396.

[ii] Isabelle M.M.J. Reymen et al., “Understanding Dynamics of Strategic Decision Making in Venture Creation: A Process Study of Effectuation and Causation: Understanding Dynamics of Strategic Decision Making,” Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal 9, no. 4 (December 2015): 351–79, https://doi.org/10.1002/sej.1201.

[iii] Robert Wiltbank et al., “What to Do next? The Case for Non-Predictive Strategy,” Strategic Management Journal 27, no. 10 (October 2006): 981–98, https://doi.org/10.1002/smj.555.

[iv] Armen A. Alchian, “Uncertainty, Evolution, and Economic Theory,” Journal of Political Economy 58, no. 3 (1950): 211–21.

[v] Nicholas Dew et al., “Effectual versus Predictive Logics in Entrepreneurial Decision-Making: Differences between Experts and Novices,” Journal of Business Venturing 24, no. 4 (July 2009): 287–309, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2008.02.002.

[vi] Saras D. Sarasvathy, “Causation and Effectuation: Toward a Theoretical Shift from Economic Inevitability to Entrepreneurial Contingency,” Academy of Management Review 26, no. 2 (April 2001): 243–63, https://doi.org/10.5465/amr.2001.4378020.

[vii] Reymen et al., “Understanding Dynamics of Strategic Decision Making in Venture Creation.”


Teilnehmende der U-SCHOOL an der ESCP Business School in Berlin

U-SCHOOL is teaching executives to GROW

Teilnehmende der U-SCHOOL an der ESCP Business School in BerlinThe current cohort of our entrepreneurial acceleration programme U-SCHOOL recently met in Berlin for module 3: GROW.  What are key levers to bring your project to the next level? Apply now for the next round of U-School!

How to build successful projects

Before jumping into GROW, let’s start at the top: U-SCHOOL is a four step programme for entrepreneurial leaders that makes them IDEATE, JUMP/ACCELERATE, GROW and CHALLENGE in order to build successful projects. Each module is wrapped up in three intense days. U-SCHOOL’s aim is to equip individuals with a minimum of three years of professional experience with a hands-on entrepreneurial skill-set and a fantastic network of professors, practitioners and mentors.

From February 27-29 2020, our 11 participants got together in Berlin. They have highly diverse professional backgrounds, such as DZB BANK GmbH, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, Sasserath Kienbaum Plus, erdbär GmbH, BearingPoint and others. In the GROW module, they developed their projects further by exploring the role of entrepreneurial strategy. They learned the methods and principles which entrepreneurs employ in uncertain situations. Moreover, they discussed the fundamentals of entrepreneurial finance, and deepened their skills in business communications and sales.

U-SCHOOL Module 3 - GROW at ESCP Business School Berlin

Expertise and practice

But what does this look like in a real U-SCHOOL setting? For example, Prof Martin Schmidt from ESCP Business School and Peter Borchers, who helped to build the Allianz Group's venturing unit Allianz X, shared how successful companies do their accounting. Following up on these insights, the group explored how to set KPIs for innovation projects to persuade investors or boost the project's growth in an engaging workshop.

Moreover, we had a very interactive session with Karina Collis from Liinea Sales Advisory. She explained why sales is not an art but an established process and presented her DYNAMIC sales model. With the help of this tool, the participants built and presented an investor pitch of their innovation projects.

Entrepreneurship discussions at U-School at ESCP Business School Berlin Campus

Getting organizations ready for innovation

However, U-SCHOOL is more than input sessions and working on projects. We also had a lively session on new work and its elements. We want to get everyone ready to contribute to transforming their current working environment and making it more open to innovation! U-SCHOOL creates a safe and agile learning environment to develop your skills.

We thank everyone for joining for GROW – see you in April for CHALLENGE! If you’re not on board yet, apply now for the new round of U-SCHOOL starting in September. Join us for this amazing entrepreneurial journey around Berlin and Paris!


Wir suchen Sie!

Das Jean-Baptiste Say Institut for Entrepreneurship der ESCP Business School sucht ab Juni 2020 am Berliner Campus drei wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter [w/m/d], die an einem neuen Projekt im Bereich Gründungsunterstützung mitwirken. Promovieren Sie bei uns!

Über uns

Das Jean-Baptiste Say Institute for Entrepreneurship der ESCP Business School bündelt die Aktivitäten rund um die Themen Entrepreneurship und Innovation auf den verschiedenen Campus der ESCP Business School. Drei Areas of Excellence stehen dabei im Vordergrund: 1) Unternehmerische Methoden und ihre Didaktik; 2) Entrepreneurship in Start-ups, etablierten Unternehmen, und darüber hinaus; 3) Unternehmerische Ökosysteme und ihre Verknüpfung. Wir sind in Forschung, Lehre und Praxis aktiv und arbeiten bei vielen Themen eng als europäisches Team zusammen.

 

Aufgabengebiet

Sie verstärken unser Team durch Mitarbeit am EXIST Potentiale Projekt „Best Place“, das vom BMWi gefördert wird. Ziel des Projektes ist es effektive Gründungssensibilisierungs- und unterstützungsstrukturen an der ESCP Business School in Berlin aufzubauen. Demzufolge ist eine hohe Affinität zum Gründungsgeschehen und der Entwicklung von unternehmerischen Ökosystemen, sowie das Interesse zur Begleitung von Aktivitäten vor Ort sinnvoll. Darüber hinaus gehen wir davon aus, dass Sie sich an der Profilierung der Hochschule engagiert beteiligen. Die Verbindung mit einer Promotion (Dr. rer. pol.) im Rahmen unseres strukturierten Promotionsprogramms ist ausdrücklich gewünscht.

 

Anforderungen

Sie haben einen sehr guten Studienabschluss an einer Universität oder vergleichbaren Hochschule in einem wirtschafts- bzw. sozialwissenschaftlichen Studium oder einem verwandten Gebiet bzw. stehen kurz vor dem Abschluss. Sie verfügen zudem über eine hohe Begeisterung für wissenschaftliches Arbeiten, ein gutes theoretisches Fundament, Kenntnisse in empirischer Sozialforschung sowie sehr gute englische und gute deutsche Sprachkenntnisse. Zur Verstärkung unseres Teams stellen wir uns eine Persönlichkeit vor, die neben einer hervorragenden akademischen Qualifikation auch Eigeninitiative, Verantwortungsbewusstsein und außergewöhnliches Engagement einbringt.


Interesse?

Ihre vollständigen Bewerbungsunterlagen (Gesamt-PDF mit Anschreiben, CV und Zeugnissen) richten Sie bitte per E-Mail bis spätestens 10. April 2020 an Barbara Lutz, Lehrstuhl für Entrepreneurship und Innovation: blutz@escp.eu

Die volle Ausschreibung finden Sie hier: https://escpeuro.pe/2wwLd9O


Join our team!

The Jean-Baptiste Say Institute for Entrepreneurship of ESCP Business School Berlin Campus is hiring three research assistants for a new start-up support project, starting in June 2020. Get your PhD with us!

The full offer can be downloaded here: https://escpeuro.pe/2wwLd9O
Please note that good German skills are required.


New Internationalization Support for Start-Ups

ESCP Business School Berlin was awarded the EXIST-Potentiale grant for its startup support concept ESCP BESTPlace. The aim is to expand the entrepreneurship potential of ESCP and develop incubation activities to support startups in their internationalization efforts. Matthias Mrozewski represented the Jean-Baptiste Say Institute during the award ceremony at BMWi, the federal ministry for economic affairs and energy.

Starting in 2020, ESCP will set up an internationalization school, which is supposed to hold general as well as country-specific courses and workshops, offers international team matching and alumni angel nights. We will support founders directly by providing them with a co-working and office spaces, consulting and hosting country-specific ecosystem events. Moreover, we will create an internationalization network with other leading universities for start-ups.

EXIST-Potentiale is a Germany-wide funding measure by the BMWi for universities. The aim of the measure is to implement a start-up culture in universities and to create the necessary framework to support innovative and high-growth science start-ups. In total, 220 applications were submitted by different universities all around Germany, including private and public institutions. Expert juries evaluated the submitted project proposals and selected the best concepts in three categories for start-up funding from the Economic Affairs Ministry.