Global Entrepreneurship Summer School 2015

What happened until now:

Since 2008 our Summer School was known as EIISS (Entrepreneurial Impact International Summer School), in the 5th year of existence we rebranded it to Global Entrepreneurship Summer School. The topic of the Global Entrepreneurship Summer School in 2014 was “Waste - 1 Billion Euros to foster societal change".

How can we handle the global problems “waste” and “food waste”? Is it possible to give synthetic material, metal, and especially electronic scrap a new sense by recycling and redesigning them? How can we minimize the production of waste and foster a sustainable use of resources and composite material? What can be done against the huge amount of wasted food?

The Global Entrepreneurship Summer School is part of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD). The goals of the Decade are to provide opportunities for refining and promoting the vision of and transition to sustainable development through all forms of education. The Global Entrepreneurship Summer School fosters the important role of education in sustainable development and connects ambitious, entrepreneurial students from all over the world.

The Global Entrepreneurship Summer School is organized by 4Entrepreneurship and the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie.

4Entrepreneurship is a joint initiative of the four Entrepreneurship Centers of the Munich Universities. The cooperation of the 4 Universities gives the Entrepreneurship Scene a uniqueness in fostering Students to build their own Start-ups. The continuous effort of the four established and successful Entrepreneurship Centers has made them the leading Entrepreneurship Centers in Germany.

The Social Entrepreneurship Akademie was established in 2010 as a joint initiative by the four university-based entrepreneurship centers in Munich. Under the slogan „Education for societal change“ this unique netwerk organisation aims to educate social entrepreneurs and social changemakers.? The Social Entrepreneurship Akademie offers therefore an educational programme, provides support to social entrepreneurship projects and works to broaden the network of organisations that anchor social entrepreneurship within society. The main activities include a 2 years certificate on social innovation for students and professionals and the support of social startups through coaching and mentoring.?Sponsors include private persons such as Falk F. Strascheg and Bernd Wendeln, as well as German Foundations like BMW Stiftung Herbert Quandt and Vodafone Stiftung and Stifterverband der Deutschen Wissenschaft and company partners such as Bonventure GmbH.