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Summer Entrepreneurship Program

Vali Berlin - The Entrerpreneurship Hub

Vali Berlin's Summer Entrepreneurship Program offers students, alumni, and external participants the opportunity to work on a business idea in a team that is either formed before or during the program. The teams will receive expert mentorship, access to the ESMT and Vali Berlin network, and a structured program including workshops by entrepreneurs and thought leaders from the Berlin start-up ecosystem. For current Masters in Management (MiM) students, this program is an approved alternative to the standard internship.


Program duration: April 12-September 17, 2021

Program structure and modules


Summer Entrepreneurship Program


Value for entrepreneurs

  • Network: Connections with partners from ESMT Berlin and Vali Berlin - for validation purposes and industry insights

  • Structured program: Series of workshops with expert presentations and use cases from Vali Berlin network of start-ups 

  • Mentorship: Serial entrepreneurs and experienced industry experts provide support during the program

  • Co-working Space: Access to SpaceShack and ESMT facilities

  • Demo Day: Pitching in front of Vali Berlin network - prize money of €5,000

  • Financial support: Two €1,000 payments to teams upon achieving milestones 


Who is this program designed for?

  • ESMT students, alumni, and selected external participants

Who is behind it?

  • Vali Berlin Student Board, Vali Berlin Advisory Board, and Vali Berlin Management


Application deadline: Mar. 28, 2021

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