Summer school ‘Exploring Entrepreneurship: start-up under turbulent times’

August 5-11 2012

TuBerlin, Germany

About the Summer school

TuBerlin, the lab on entrepeneurship research of the higher school of economics and NIKOS from the University of Twente, Netherlands, open a call for proposal for participation at the student’s cross-disciplinary summerschool

Exploring entrepreneurship: start-up under turbulent times

On August 5-11 2012 in Berlin, Germany.

We invite bachelor students, representing different faculties and/or having particular interest in investigating entrepreneurship. Ultimate prerequisite is a capacity to read and speak in English fluently. (If available, certificates of English language skills are highly welcomed).

The program will have a research focus with practical applications. The presented summer school does not imply any intensive training in business plan mastering or other activities to actually start-up. The preliminary program can be found elsewhere on this web-page.

The selection of students will be made after approval of the standard application (see the application from elsewhere on this web-page). All pre-selected students will be included into a small research group working on different kinds of small scale research projects to be presented at the Summer School. The final decision will be made after approval of the drafts of these research projects in early April.


January 31st

Application deadline for students

Mid February

Preliminary selection of students and division of topics

End February

Provision of literature and other materials to students


Students conceptualize the chosen topic, make them more specific according to special interest and prepare drafts


Introductory lectures on topics

Early april

Hand in papers in progress


Final selection of students and feedback on papers


Arrange practicalities

End of June

Hand in final versions of paper

Accommodation costs and travel costs of participants will not be covered by the Univerisity of Twente. The expenses would be approximately 150 euros per person for accommodation, and travels costs are dependent on type of transportation you choose. Every participant will receive 100 euro financial compensation from the university. The expenses of the cultural program are at the expense of the student.

Please send your applications – ensured delivery – to the following email:

For TuBerlin students:


For UT students:


For HSE students:


To avoid being treated as spam, please title them properly: «(Family name) – summer school application»!

The deadline– January 31st, 2012 (according to the date of e-mail

Co-head from the TuBerlin side,

Prof. Dr. Jan Kratzer

Co-head from the HSE side,

Prof. Dr. Alexander Chepurenko

and Co-head from the UT side,

Prof. Dr. Aard Groen