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Summer Entrepreneurship Program (SEP)

Vali Berlin - The Entrerpreneurship Hub
April 11 - July 8, 2022

Do you want to change the world with your business idea?

Join Vali Berlin's Summer Entrepreneurship Program and turn your idea into a business. 

Vali Berlin's Summer Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) supports entrepreneurs that strive to create a better tomorrow.

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.


Quick facts

  • Program duration: April 11 - July 8, 2022
  • Cost: Free
  • Application phase: December 20 - March 11, 2022
  • Preferably, applicants have an idea and a team already (but both are not required)
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  • Network: Connect with entrepreneurs, investors, and corporates from ESMT Berlin and Vali Berlin network
  • Batch & Community: Startup teams will come together in cohort chats to discuss and share ideas
  • Structured program: Structured curriculum with more than 20 workshops and resources from experts, entrepreneurs, and investors
  • Mentorship: Serial entrepreneurs and experienced industry experts provide support during the whole program
  • Co-working space: Access to SpaceShack and ESMT facilities
  • Demo Day & Prize Money: Pitching in front of Vali Berlin network and investors - prize money of €5,000
  • Financial support: Two €1,000 payments to teams upon achieving milestones 

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.


A graphical representation of SEP modules divided into four different stages.


Application deadline: Mar. 11, 2022

Apply here

SEP 2021: Past events

  • Events (examples)

    • 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
    • Pitching
    • Business Angel investment
    • VC funding
outside of the ESMT Berlin building, from the front.
Baris Efe
Marie Kober and  Julie Rosenfeld, founders of SENVO
Vali Berlin scholarships

Vali offers Female Founders and entrepreneurship scholarships for full-time MBA students working at their own company or proactively exploring new business ideas.

Introducing Vali Berlin, the entrepreneurship hub at ESMT

In episode #13 of Campus 10178, the ESMT Berlin podcast, Baris talks about how Vali Berlin was created, the development of its SEP, and where it fits in Berlin’s startup ecosystem.

Summer Entrepreneurship Program 2021 - Demo Day

SENVO wins €5,000 prize money at Vali Berlin’s Demo Day at ESMT Berlin

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