Global Entrepreneurship Summer School 2013

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 2013 was “Rethinking Education – Challenges of the Future”.

Education is a fundamental human right

… and essential for the exercise of all other human rights. It promotes individual freedom and empowerment and yields important development benefits.

While in 3rd world countries yet millions of children and adults remain deprived of educational opportunities, many as a result of poverty – western countries have to face the challenge of implementing new technologies into education.

Both worlds have to discover the power of different educational tools to provide access to education, to improve education and its professionals.

How can people all over the world lift themselves out of poverty and participate fully as citizens? How can social media as well as modern technology change the education approach of the future?



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.