Summer Entrepreneurship Program (SEP)
The SEP helps entrepreneurial talents to develop and elaborate their own startup ideas: finding co-founders, identifying trends and problems, finding and building solutions, and pitching in front of Venture Capitalists (VCs) and business angels.
The teams benefit from expert mentoring, access to the ESMT and Vali Berlin network, and a structured program of workshops by entrepreneurs and thought leaders from Berlin's startup scene.
On Demo Day, the talents and teams will present and pitch their vision in front of an audience and a jury to win €5,000 prize money.
Program structure and modules
The SEP is divided into four phases. Each phase has different targets and milestones. The curriculum has been designed together with serial entrepreneurs, VCs, and faculty and has been proven to be an accelerator for startup ideas and growth. Over the whole period of the program, the teams will be guided by Vali Berlin and their mentor with individual coaching.
SEP 2021: Past events
- Opportunity and Trend recognition, Mega Trends
- Sustainability and SDG
- Agile Work in Teams
- How to talk to customers
- How to develop an MVP
- No-Code Hackathon
- Business Angel investment
- VC funding