Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship

The Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE) was established in

2002 by Falk F. Strascheg, a venture capitalist and entrepreneur. It

acts as a focal point for Munich University of Applied Sciences’ (MUAS)

enterprise and knowledge exchange activities. Munich is a key location

for academic entrepreneurship in Germany and is home to 4 public and 9

private HEIs, with a total of 110,000 students. As an institute

associated with the MUAS, the SCE is firmly rooted in the academic

world. In 2011, the SCE and MUAS became one of the six EXIST Start-Up

Universities in Germany.

SCE´s goal is to nurture entrepreneurial thinking and action through

education and business start-up support measures. The range of education

and research programmes combine practical knowledge and personal

development in an interdisciplinary setting. The programmes focus on

innovation and start-ups as well as corporate and social development.

The start-up activities offer guidance for young businesses from idea

development to innovation, business incubation, international networking

and collaboration with external service providers e.g. venture

capitalists, specialised IT consultants etc. The outreach activities

focus on supporting the regional, national and international eco system

to create an alive entrepreneurship community.

SCE promotes learning in live entrepreneurial settings that enhances

effectuation skills. MUAS and SCE take a process-oriented approach to

entrepreneurship, by either starting with a precise idea or a set of

personal competences, skills and resources. Students apply different

methods (effectuation, design thinking, lean start up, business

modelling, ...) as well as leadership skills and interdisciplinary team

work directly to an innovation project which they will be working on.

Project owners can be students, professors or companies. The aim is to

create product or service ideas, business models and implementation

concepts for market entry. Professors from the fields of technology,

business, social sciences, and design as well as entrepreneurship

coaches of the SCE support the interdisciplinary teams of 5 participants

to actionable results. This way, theoretical learning will be directly

linked to practical application.

SCE Start-up support is about providing assistance to individuals

pursuing their own entrepreneurial ventures. Experienced consultants are

provided along with work space at the university incubator, a project

budget and access to outside experts for addressing special issues.

Support is available for business ideas of any type or in any industry:

products, services, high-tech or low-tech, software or hardware.

Alongside general start-up consulting, SCE provides regularly

qualification and network events and offers special assistance to

entrepreneurial teams in the SCE Start-up League.

Regional, national and international partnerships are a high

priority at the SCE, with universities, businesses and institutions. The

SCE was a founder of “4Entrepreneurship” – an entrepreneurship

think-tank comprised of a network of the four Munich universities. The

institutionalisation of the network “4Entrepreneurship” as well as the

other manifold partnerships enable students to move more freely between

the partner universities for entrepreneurship education and start up

support as well as getting in contact with the real world of industry

and society. New programmes have been developed, by SCE as the main

founding or supporting partner, including: