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Suggested Topics from Entrepreneurship Research and Practice

At the SCE, topic-relevant final theses (BA, MA, PhD) are supervised by students at the HM Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences and, if applicable, also at other universities. For inspiration or initial orientation for your search for a topic, please see the list of completed supervised theses below.

If you are interested, please send us an e-mail with synopsis incl.

  • 3 pages of project description
  • time schedule
  • CV

Feel free to refer to one of the suggested topics from research or start-up practice.

Possible Research and Practical Topics for Theses (BA, MA and also PhD)

Research: Co-Creation/ Dynamic Innovation Networks and Processes/ HM:UniverCity

  • Collaborative entrepreneurship in multi-sector/triple/quadruple helix collaboration
  • Analyse einzelner Methoden und Instrumente im Gründungsprozess/Startup
  • Visibility - Interoperability - Design in innovation processes
  • Shared vision - Konzepte und Umsetzung
  • Portfolio management in open innovation contexts


Research: Entrepreneurship Education

  • Virtual and Blended Learning Concepts
  • Unlearning in education and organizations
  • Onboarding and offboarding in flexible innovation teams
  • Gender Gaps in Entrepreneurship

Research: Work of the future

  • Virtual Collaboration
  • Innovative Feedback Tools

Practice - current:

If applicable, start-ups provide thesis opportunities. Please inquire by phone.

Supervised Bachelor Theses (B.A.)

  • Milsztein, Aliosha. Development of a concept for automated scouting in venture capital (HM 02.10.2018).
  • Gürster, Martin. Generation Z and the future of work (HM 19.02.2018).
  • Dawar, Romina. Analysis of CRM systems for startups (HM 05.09.2017).
  • Kiesel, Maxim. Realization of purchase part quality at startup - companies (HM 07.09.2017).
  • Röhrl, Tobias. Industry Disruption: What traditional incumbents can learn from Silicon Valley (HM 10.10.2016).
  • Haaf, Mario: How can Social Impact Bonds support entrepreneurship? (Windesheim University, NL, & SCE, 22.05.2017)
  • Acuner, Thomas. The Intragenerator - A spatial concept to foster intrapreneurs (HM 19.04.2016).
  • von der Grün, Anna. Crowdfunding as a new financing alternative in the hospitality industry (HM 10.03.2016).
  • Müller, Andreas. Performance monitoring and quality assurance of a project coaching process (HM 17.02.2016).
  • Sauer, Alexandra. Humanitarian supply chain performance management: development and evaluation of a comprehensive performance measurement framework based on the balanced scorecard (MBS 19.02.2016).
  • Gruber, Sonja. Analysis of factors influencing entrepreneurial intentions of German-speaking young people - based on the EU research project ASTEE (HM 25.01.2016).
  • Tatarevic, Irma. Entrepreneurial Orientation - Concept and Measurement (HM 22.01.2016).
  • Giersch, Frederick. Applicability of the Lean Start-up Method in the development of business models of physical products (HM 18.09.2015).
  • Clauß, Christopher. Equity capital for young companies in Germany - an analysis of medium-sized investment companies (HM 18.09.2015).
  • Martini, Nadine. Market and competition analysis of an innovative and mobile gastronomy concept (HM 18.09.2015).
  • Bauer, Alexander. Online B-2-B product marketing in the semiconductor industry (09/18/2015).
  • Zieringer, Julia. The core process in product management (HM 30.07.2015).
  • Hönnebeck, Simon. Open innovation in e-commerce - benefits for customers and entrepreneurs? (HM 03.06.2015)
  • Klessinger, Sarah. Dynamic project management in the automotive industry (HM 07.05. 2015).
  • Stickler, Nicolai-André.Womit Start-ups arbeiten - Nutzung von Software-Werkzeugen im Gründungsprozess (HM 04/16/2015).
  • Schmidt-Thomé, Felix. Evaluation of business ideas - factors for decision making in the pre-founding phase (HM 12.02.2015).
  • Sontheimer, Korbinian. New Product Development in the Production Process. Differences and application in technical startups and established companies (HM 15.11.2014).
  • Prinz, Fabian. Making entrepreneurship education measurable (HM 17.06.2014).
  • Pottier, Celine. Developing a concept to support students in making the right choice of study and career (HM 28.05.2014).
  • Zimmermann, Simon. Social E'ship in the Congo. Development of a business model to finance a school (HM 14.03.2014).
  • Meier, Jasmin. Failure factors from a banking perspective using the example of UniCredit AG's start-up and succession department (HM 24.07.2013).
  • Buller, Irene. University entrepreneurship education in the transformation context of Russia. (HM 17.09.2013)
  • Kharamishvili, Nana. Promoting entrepreneurship and business start-ups at the Technical University of Georgia (HM 11.04.2013).
  • Stifter, Linda. Concept development for an educational institution promoting personal and professional development of women. (HM 10/25/2012)
  • Gelhaus, Michael, Deckers, Gertrud. Promotion of social and entrepreneurial engagement of students. (HM 12.07.2012)

Supervised Master Theses (M.A.)

  • Micinovic, Danko. Marketing und Sales activities in business-to-business: Analysis and development of frameworks for startups (HM 14.11.2018)
  • Bettinsoli, Sara. Product development approach in early stage startups (22.20.2018)
  • Baumann, Thomas/Weller, Marcel. Kooperationen zwischen etablierten Unternehmen und Startups (HM 28.08.2018)
  • Mayer, Alexander. Konzeption eines kennzahlenbasierten Reifegradmodells zur Bewertung von software-as-a-service-Innovationen in jungen Unternehmen? (HM 23.02.2018)
  • Borowski, Benjamin. Welche Prognosequalität haben Umsatzplanungen in Businessplan-Wettbewerben? (HM 07.02.2018)
  • Tretter, Bernhard Vitus. Strategieentwicklung Elektromobilität - Chancen und Risiken für ein Unternehmen der Automobilzuliefererindustrie (HM 15.09.2017)
  • Kaffl, Sebastian. Mass Customization und Ambient Assisted Living - Potenzialanalyse (HM 11.09.2017)
  • Schmidt-Thomé, Felix. Entrepreneurship-Education - Gründungsausbildung an deutschen Hochschulen (HM 14.02.2017)
  • Barak, Alexander. Marktneupositionierung des Roding Roasters - Analyse und Nutzung von öffentlichkeits-und marketingwirksamen Synergieeffekten (HM 24.02.2017)
  • Stephan, Yannic. Early-Stage Entrepreneurship scouting - Entwicklung eines Modells und Test anhand der 3D-Druck-Branche (HM 14.12.2016)
  • Hirzel, Stefan. Lean Startup als Methode für Intrapreneurship (HM 29.11.2016)
  • Budde, Philipp. Entwicklung eines Geschäftsmodells am Beispiel eines sozialen Startups und Validierung des Modells durch Hypothesentests (HM 31.05.2016)
  • Nenov, Shterion. Web-enabled Geschäftsmodelle aus der Kreativwirtschaft und ihr Marktpotenzial in Deutschland (HM 25.04.2016)
  • Alefeld, Fabian. Lean Prototyping für webbasierte Startups (HM 05.02.2016)
  • Dutz, Alexander. Prozessmanagement in Startups (HM 09.04.2015)
  • Rinke, Dorothee. Konzept zur Evaluation von Start-Ups - beispielhaft dargestellt am Proto-Förderprogramm des Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (HM 30.06.2014)
  • Kistler, Susanne. Are German Entrepreneurs Effectuators? A qualitative analysis of decision principles of German expert entrepreneurs (FOM 30.07.2014)
  • Sanchez, Garcia, Angel, Miguel. Business Concept to match employer needs and graduate perspectives in the EU IT sector (FOM 08.04.2014)
  • Gairola, Ravi. A concept to realize a next generation innovation platform (FOM 08.04.2014)
  • Röller, Michael. Innovation Process and Iterative Circles in Manufacturing Organizations: An Integrative Approach. (HM 28.11.2013)
  • Brinkmann, Sascha. Evaluation of multiple financial concepts to establish an develop a new and innovative system gastronomic restaurant. (FOM 10.07.2013)
  • Breuninger, Steve. An analysis of the waste management systems of the big cities in Brazil. (FOM 04.11.2013)
  • Salaka, Leijla. Innovation in Fashion for Islamic Women. (FOM 24.10.2013)
  • Cicorilli, Stefan.Innovation Culture and the Correlation to Performance. (FOM 24.10.2013)
  • Shasavari Amiri, Shervin. Business Strategy Development for Emerging Technologies and innovations through technology-forecasting applied to the case of non-industrial additive manufacturing. (HM 19.08.2013)
  • Barth, Alexander. Strategic Alignment, evaluation and planning of an innovative gastronomic business concept. (HM 03.08.2013)
  • Forster, Mark. Bamboo Furniture: Market Analysis and Business Model Development. (FOM 21.01.2013)
  • Müller, Christian. Neue Marktchancen für pulvermetallurgisch gefertigte Bauteile. (HM 07.05.2012)


Prof. Dr. Klaus Sailer CEO

T: 089 1265 3211


Prof. Dr. Klaus Sailer is professor for Entrepreneurship at the Munich University of Applied Sciences and CEO of the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE). He is a co-founder and on the board of the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie and is also on the board of Munich Network. Klaus Sailer is spokesman for the think tank "Denkfabrik Gründerhochschulen"as well as part of the think tank HEInnovate.

Klaus Sailer holds a Ph.D. in physics from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, and did his Ph.D. at the Research Center for Environment and Health. At Infineon AG, he was responsible for project management and marketing of new semiconductor technologies. In 2000, he co-founded a communication technologies company with partners in the area as its chairman. He successfully established this company as a major market player, and was able to realize his innovative ideas further with various start-up teams.

His main research topics are in innovation process, business modelling, networking, co-creation and societal innovations.

Prof. Dr. Herbert Gillig FK 09 | Real Projects | Precelerator | DeepDive

T: 089 1265 3957


Prof. Dr. Herbert Gillig holds the professorship for Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management at HM Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences.
A detailed description of his areas of expertise, focus and functions can be found here.

Prof. Dr. Bettina Maisch Education
Head of Digital Teaching

T: 089 1265 3246


Bettina Maisch is Professor for Entrepreneurship at the Hm Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences and Head of Digital Teaching at the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE).

Bettina got two diplomas from the University of the Arts Berlin – in public and business communication as well as in electronic business. After a position as a marketing manager for the eGovernment Lab at the Fraunhofer Institute of Open Communication Systems she started her PhD at the University St. Gallen and worked at the Media and Communication Management Institute at the University. During her PhD she spent time at the Center for Design Research at Stanford University, Chair Prof. Larry Leifer, supported with a scholarship by the Swiss National Science Foundation as well as the Hasso Plattner Design Thinking Research Program. Before joining the current position, Bettina was Senior Key Expert Industrial Design Thinking at Siemens Corporate Technology (CT) in Beijing and Munich from 2012-2020, responsible for promoting customer-oriented development within the company. From January to April 2019 she went on a sabbatical at the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, Chair Prof. Henry Chesbrough, at the University of California in Berkeley.


Dr. Sebastian Planck Head of Research

T: 089 1265 3260


Sebastian Planck is head of research at the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE). His research interests span system innovation, social and sustainable entrepreneurship, circular economy and speculative design.

In his PhD, which he conducted at the Ludwig-Maximilians University and University of Alberta, Sebastian analysed social and ecological transformation processes. After publishing his dissertation, he founded a Non-Profit Organization, worked as a campaigner in a sustainability agency and taught at different universities in the fields of Business Ethics, CSR, Gender and Diversity Management, Innovation, Intercultural Competences and Storytelling.
From 2017 to 2021, he was head of qualification at the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie. 
From 2021 to 2022, he was the Managing Director of the Munich Center for Digital Sciences and AI at the Munich University of Applied Sciences.