Summer School Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Summer School Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Come with us to Vienna in August

WELCOME TO THE SUSTAINABLE ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMER SCHOOL IN VIENNA!

Embark on a transformative journey in the vibrant setting of Charlotte Fresenius University – University of Sustainability, where sustainability meets entrepreneurship. We’re thrilled to invite you to the Sustainable Entrepreneurship Summer School, an immersive 12-day program designed to ignite your passion for sustainable business ventures.

Join us for:

  • Engaging Workshops
  • Inspiring Speaker Sessions
  • Interactive Group Activities
  • Exclusive Company Visits
  • Networking Opportunities

Whether you’re a student, aspiring entrepreneur, or simply passionate about sustainable practices, this summer school offers a unique opportunity to gain practical skills, connect with industry leaders, and explore the dynamic world of sustainable entrepreneurship.

Ready to Dive In? Secure your spot now and be part of a community dedicated to driving positive change through innovative and sustainable business practices. The Summer School takes place at the campus of Charlotte Fresenius University in Vienna.

Day 1 – 2: Introduction, Case Studies and Best Practices

  • Get Started: A warm welcome and program overview
  • Knowledge Dive: Introduction to sustainability and entrepreneurship basics
  • Explore Vienna: City tour to iconic landmarks
  • Real-world Insights: Analyze case studies of sustainable businesses
  • Interactive Session: Group work to identify sustainable business ideas
  • Field Visit: Explore a local sustainable startup

Day 3: Ideation and Development Workshop

  • Consolidation of the business ideas from the previous day (BMC/VPC)
  • Visit to the Innovation Center of the University of Vienna with a focus on sustainability
Day 4: Practical Implementation of Business Ideas
  • Workshop: Concrete development and presentation of business ideas
  • Company Visit: A sustainable production facility
  • Startup Night: Network with entrepreneurs and startups
Day 5: Deep Dive into Ecological and Social Sustainability
  • Seminars: Explore ecological and social aspects of sustainability
  • Project Work: Integrate sustainability principles into business models
  • Leisure Time: Explore Vienna, visit landmarks like Schloss Schönbrunn and Stephansdom
Day 6 – 7: Weekend Break
  • Reflect and Recharge: A pause for self-reflection and exploration
  • Optional Activities: Discover Vienna’s cultural gems at your own pace
Day 8: Ethics in Entrepreneurship
  • Ethical Perspectives: Seminar on ethics in entrepreneurship
  • Hands-On Workshop: Develop ethical guidelines for businesses
  • Company Visit: Explore a business with outstanding social responsibility
Day 9: Financing and Resource Management
  • Financial Insights: Talks on financing options for startups
  • Resource Workshop: Managing resources sustainably
  • Expert Sessions: Learn from industry leaders
Day 10: Digitalization and Technology for Sustainability
  • Tech and Sustainability: Seminars on technology in sustainable business models
  • Tech Company Visit: Explore a tech company with a focus on sustainability
  • Interactive Session: Discuss the role of digitalization in sustainability
Day 11: Marketing and Communication for Sustainability
  • Marketing Workshops: Strategies for sustainable marketing
  • Success Stories: Presentation of successful marketing strategies
  • Agency Visit: Explore a sustainable-focused advertising agency
  • Action Plan: Develop marketing plans for presented business ideas
Day 12: Final Projects and Cultural Exploration
  • Showcase: Presentation and evaluation of sustainable business models
  • Expert Feedback: Insights from industry experts
  • Celebration: Conclude with a shared dinner and certificate ceremony


Accommodation
Accommodation in Vienna can be booked at option.

Pick-Up Service
Our Pick-Up Service from Vienna airport can be booked at option.

Visa
Please contact an Austrian consulate in your home country about visa requirements as ealy as possible (at least 8 weeks prior to the trip). In case you need a visa to enter Austria, you can apply for a short-term/Schengen visa, which will allow you to stay up to 90 days. Please check the requirements with the Austrian mission in your home country (Follow this LINK for the Directory of Austrian Representations)

Requirements and Application
Participants must be / have: 18 years or older and English proficiency of at least CEFR B2. Registration deadline is April 30, 2024.

Please fill in the online form on our website after you have read and agree to our terms and conditions. We will e-mail you a detailed application form shortly after and ask you to hand in proof of your English level, your CV and a recently take photo of yourself. Once your application documents have been reviewed, you will be informed via e-mail whether you are accepted for the summer program or not. 

Program Fee:
The program fee for the two-week program is:

  • 1,700 EUR Early bird program fee until March 20, 2024
  • 1,900 EUR regular program fee from March 21, 2024

It includes:

  • Tuition fee
  • Welcome Bag
  • All activities mentioned in the program (lectures, company visits, cultural and social program)
  • A certificate confirming the grades received and the awarded ECTS (credit points)

Participants will cover additional costs for individual expenses. It does not include: 

  • Travel to/from Austria
  • Accommodation in Vienna: Can be booked at option (see Accommodation)
  • Pick-Up Service: Can be booked at option (see Pick-Up Service)
  • Public transport ticket for Vienna: Can be booked at option
  • Meals and drinks (exceptions are specified in the program)
  • Costs for supplies
  • Cultural and leisure time activities which are not mentioned in the official program.

Dein Experte

Expert:innen Foto

Marc Gresch

Marc Gresch is our expert for this Summer School and comes from the PIONEER LAB, the incubator of the Fresenius education group dedicated to the world of Fresenius start-ups. As an expert in the start-up ecosystem and a passionate supporter of young entrepreneurs, Marc offers comprehensive expertise in this field and has a very large network within the start-up ecosystem. He supports you from the initial idea to successful implementation. Benefit from personal initial consultations, individual coaching programs, to elevate your entrepreneurial project and interest to a new level. Take the first step towards success at our Sustainable Entrepreneurship Summer School in Vienna!

Dein Experte

Expert:innen Foto

Marc Gresch

Marc Gresch is our expert for this Summer School and comes from the PIONEER LAB, the incubator of the Fresenius education group dedicated to the world of Fresenius start-ups. As an expert in the start-up ecosystem and a passionate supporter of young entrepreneurs, Marc offers comprehensive expertise in this field and has a very large network within the start-up ecosystem. He supports you from the initial idea to successful implementation. Benefit from personal initial consultations, individual coaching programs, to elevate your entrepreneurial project and interest to a new level. Take the first step towards success at our Sustainable Entrepreneurship Summer School in Vienna!

Vier Gründe, die für das Angebot sprechen

OUR EXPERIENCE IS YOUR BENEFIT

Our education group has been supporting people on their educational journey for 175 years. The quality of your academic education is testament to this experience. All our educational offers have a clear practical focus and provide you with targeted training for the requirements of tomorrow’s job market. Let us be your great place to grow!

AUSTRIAS FIRST PRIVATE UNIVERSITY OF SUSTAINABILITY

Our lecture rooms at Charlotte Fresenius Private University are built according to the latest sustainability standards and our educational portfolio has a strong focus on sustainability. With us, you will become part of a community of sustainability enthusiasts. Get involved and make an important contribution to breaking down economic barriers together with your fellow students.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP IS OUR DNA

We want to promote entrepreneurship. That is why we have made it our mission to support all those interested in founding a company, freelancers, business founders and innovative/technology-based start-ups or companies in all sectors. Every year, our PIONEER LAB supports 35 top start-ups with its own programs and is in contact with over 1,290 people interested in founding a company. After all, entrepreneurship is an integral part of our educational group, with the entrepreneurial family and Fresenius in its DNA. 

HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE AND ECTS

Discover the perfect blend of theory, hands-on experience, and expert interactions. Our carefully crafted curriculum, led by industry experts, promises an unparalleled learning experience in the vibrant setting of Charlotte Fresenius University. For the successful participation in our summer school we award 5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System).

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