Startup Crash Course: From Idea to Reality, Technische Universität Berlin, January 3rd to 27th, 2017, Berlin, Germany

Publish Date: Oct 18, 2016


Startup launch, Business plan implementation, entrepreneurship in Berlin.

Target group

Anyone who:

  • wants to launch a startup and has an idea already, but doesn’t know where to start;
  • wants to know more about the dynamics of entrepreneurship in order to decide whether he/she would like to become involved in the startup scene;
  • wants to develop his/her skills in business planning.

Learning Goal/Output

  • To be able to form a business plan;
  • To know which steps to undertake in order to launch a business;
  • To be aware of entrepreneurial dynamics and the startup scene structure.

Course Components

Lectures, case studies, interaction with real players, field trips to startup centers, writing a business plan.

There will be 18 hours of class sessions per week.

Short Description

This course is intended to offer real knowledge of how to go about launching a startup. It will have three main parts: the structured approach, communication and real-time experimentation.

The structured approach will be given through lectures and serve as a compass. Communication will come from interaction with startup scene members and on-site visits. Real-time experiment will consist of writing a business plan and scheduling the next steps.

Those who develop a successful business plan may be put in contact with Berlin business incubators.


The general prerequisites of the TU Berlin Summer University are: at least one year of university experience + English level B2 or equivalent.


Daria Markova, MBA and MA in Economics, Project leader / Coordinator of the Summer School

Daria Markova is active member of the Berlin startup scene. She started her career in the corporate world, later moved to business and community development roles in entrepreneurial projects. Now she is a co-founder of a coworking space in West Berlin. Her main goal is to enable you to bring your ideas into life.
If you are interested, but still in doubts, feel free to ask Daria in person: dariamarkgo[AT] (please put the TU Berlin Summer University team in cc:

Please direct questions about the course to the TU Berlin Summer University Team at: summeruniversity(at) We will answer your questions and direct specific queries regarding course content to the course lecturers where necessary.


We are currently working on the syllabus for January 2017. 

The "Berlin/Culture" time slots are reserved for the cultural activities included in the tuition fee, as well as for the additional tours and trips that we offer.

These activities are of course completely optional, should you want to use the time to explore the city by yourself, catch up on homework, or relax. You may find the syllabus useful when discussing with your home University whether the ECTS credits attainable for this course are accepted by them.

Registration: TU Berlin Winter University 2017

Please note that we charge a registration fee of €60.00 (sixty Euros), which you will need to pay immediately at the end of the registration process via credit card. Therefore please have your credit card ready before you start registration.

We currently accept Visa, Mastercard and Amex credit cards. If you cannot pay with the named credit card types, please contact us for alternative payment methods:

Note that you will also have to upload a certificate, which proves that you have at least one year of university experience, and an English language certificate (not applicable for native English speakers).

Having your documents ready will avoid a registration time-out, and you having to re-enter your information.

January 3rd to 27th, 2017

Course price: 1.850 Euros

18 hours of class sessions per week, 5 ECTS credit points

To APPLY click "Further official information" below and fill the application form.

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