An initiative of MBA students –

WHU Entrepreneurship Roundtable.

About the initiative

What is the WHU Entrepreneurship Roundtable?

The Entrepreneurship Roundtable is an initiative of MBA students from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. The Roundtable is a platform for MBA students to discuss business ideas, practice pitching and receive expert advice on startups and entrepreneurship. The Entrepreneurship Roundtable organizes world class events to establish a network and exchange between VCs, CVCs, founders, legal experts and business professionals. In the past, we had the honor of having renowned and experienced speakers, such as
 

  • Ambassador John B. Emerson (former US Ambassador in Berlin),
  • Mayor Thomas Geisel (Mayor of Düsseldorf),
  • Minister Doron Abrahami (Israeli Minister for Economic Affairs and Trade in Berlin),
  • Jörg Rheinboldt (CEO of the Axel Springer Plug & Play Accelerator),
  • Philip Depiereux (founder and CEO of etventure),
  • Florian Pauthner (CEO of SevenVentures),
  • Kai Schmidhuber (Chief Digital Director of L'Oréal Germany),
  • Johannes Nuenning (Vice President of UQBATE - Telekom AG),
  • Dr. Mannon Littek (CEO of Katjesgreenfood) and many more.
Events

Shaping the future of mobility –
How will the future of mobility look like?

Friday, 7 December 2018 in Düsseldorf:

After the overwhelming success of our event in summer 2018, we went back to present a deep dive on the topic of mobility.

We have invited a number of internationally renowned speakers, including corporate executives, successful entrepreneurs and experienced investors. Our speakers provided their insights into the future of mobility. We focused on the topics of electrification, connectivity, autonomous driving, and vertical mobility. We discussed upcoming trends and how corporates evaluate these investment opportunities.

Corporate venturing and innovation –
Lessons learned from startups.

Thursday, 24 May 2018 in Düsseldorf:

After a deep dive focus on US and Israel in the past years, this year we took a look at the German innovation ecosystem. What are the lessons to be learned from startups that will aid corporate innovation? Alternatively, what can startups learn from corporates?

We have invited a number of internationally renowned speakers, including corporate executives, successful entrepreneurs and experienced investors. Our speakers provided their insights into the corporate venturing and innovation scene by relating their experience in digitalisation, B2B negotiations, corporate accelerators, evaluating investment opportunities and much more!

In the second part of the event, we heared from successful entrepreneurs and investors on how they overcome the challenges of acquiring and integrating startups to boost corporate innovation. We have taken a look at deal flow generation, innovation accounting, and discuss the upcoming trends in the food industry and how corporates evaluate these investment opportunities.

Check out our speakers to see the amazing line up that took part in our event.

Speakers

More events:

MBA students pitching their innovative ideas to the jury of VCs and Legal Experts.

Full-Time and Part-Time MBA students brainstorming their innovative ideas.

The team

Introducing our team.

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