Apply now for the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summer School (GESS)
During the Global Entrepreneurship Summer School (GESS), 105 motivated students located in three cities around the world – Munich, Shanghai and Mexico City – will experience a unique learning opportunity with a social impact. We encourage students from all over the world to develop innovative solutions that can meet the world’s biggest challenges in a sustainable manner.
At GESS, you will work in international and interdisciplinary teams to develop ideas that present both a sustainable impact on society and a self-sustaining, profitable business model. Over the course of 7 days, you will learn about entrepreneurship, develop your own sustainable business ideas and build a long-lasting network of talented and international friends. A series of interactive lectures by renowned entrepreneurs will inform the project work and provide complementary knowledge (e.g., business planning or topic-specific issues). Throughout GESS, your team will be partnered with a coach who will provide you with feedback and assistance on your project and business plan and assist you with any technical questions. At the end of the course, you and your team will pitch your idea to an audience of more than 250 guests – and you should definitely not miss the celebration afterwards!
Experience a unique opportunity with international students from all around the world who are coming together with one common mission: to change the world through entrepreneurial means!
This year’s GESS 2017 focuses on the topic of “Food”. Join us at one of our three locations:
Shanghai, China (28.08 – 03.09.2017)
Mexico City, Mexico (08.09 – 14.09.2017)
Munich, Germany (15.09 – 21.09.2017)
All undergraduate and graduate students, aged 18 – 35, from all fields (e.g., design, computer science, business economics, humanities, social sciences) are welcome to apply. You must be enrolled at a university at some point during the calendar year. For example, if you are only enrolled until February, you can still apply even though you will not be enrolled in September. Our enrollment policy also applies to graduate applicants, including MBA and PhD students.
- Tutition fee: We charge a non-refundable tuition fee of EUR 119.00 per selected participant. Paying the tuition fee on time is a requirement for participating in GESS. Fees are to be paid via Paypal upon being selected, and applicants are responsible for covering any associated transfer fees, if applicable.
- Flight costs: All transportation costs to and from your GESS location must be covered by you. We want you to be entrepreneurial – consider it your first challenge to raise the money to join us (e.g. through a crowdfunding campaign, a summer job, sponsoring, etc.). We are happy to support you in spreading the word if needed.
While attending GESS, participants will be provided with full room and board and public transportation costs occurring during the program (such as subway tickets) will be covered. You are responsible for covering any expenses occurring outside of the program dates, as well as during additional, individually organized activities – therefore please make sure to bring enough spending money with you.
Participants will be provided with accommodation in shared student dorms. Should you wish to arrive earlier or stay longer, you will be responsible for covering any living expenses incurred outside of program dates. we will provide you with full board during the program week. The cost of transportation from your accommodation to the venue (via public transit) will be covered by us as well.
Apply now for the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summer School (GESS) and become a part of an extraordinary experience with like-minded people from all over the world, working to solve problems around the topic of FOOD! Join us in Munich, Mexico City or Shanghai.
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