Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät


Digital Entrepreneurship

Dozent(in): Dr. Dennis Steininger
Termin: Mittwochs, 12:15 - 13:45 Uhr und 14:00 - 15:30 Uhr
Gebäude/Raum: FW 1105
Ansprechpartner: Anna Budrevich, M.Sc.
Anmeldung: Diese Veranstaltung ist auf 40 Teilnehmer beschränkt. Die Bewerbung findet über Digicampus (s.u.) im Zeitraum vom 20.03 - 24.04.17 statt.

Inhalt der Lehrveranstaltung:

After the successful completion of the module, students will deeply understand the fundamentals of IT-driven and digital entrepreneurship. Light is shed on strategic dimensions of recent developments in IT such as E-Business, Web 2.0, Social Media Analytics, and Cloud Computing together with their use for new ventures and business models. Based on these insights, the managerial implications for competitive advantage, innovation, electronic marketing and pricing will be acquired. Students will train tools and techniques such as the Lean Startup approach and apply the learned topics while developing and presenting their own business idea in a team. The learned skills allow entrepreneurs to successfully enter the market but also support managers of existing firms in developing IT-driven intrapreneurial innovation strategies helping them to stay ahead of competition.

In this course, students will be grouped into heterogeneous teams of 4-6 students by the chair. Within these teams, they will develop their own startup idea, write a business plan for it, and pitch it to a jury of professional investors, founders etc. towards the end of the semester.

Each group will eventually structure itself into the following roles:

(1) Project manager and communicator (write-up organization)
(2) Product/service operations expert
(3) Market research expert
(4) Sales manager
(5) Financial manager & HR

By taking this course, students will:

  • Understand the fundamentals of digital and IT-driven entrepreneurship
  • Comprehend implications of E-Business and electronic markets on the business world
  • Learn tools to find and develop business ideas
  • Apply approaches for designing, developing, testing, and marketing IT-driven business models from their ideas (e.g., Lean Startup Approach)
  • Have a deep understanding on how to leverage IT resources for new ventures (e.g. Social Media Analytics)
  • Be able to find suitable ways for funding and financing an IT-driven venture
  • Gain practical experience in running a startup business in a team
  • Develop a business plan for their start up project
  • Learn how to pitch their idea to investors

Vorkenntnis für die Lehrveranstaltung:

Sprache: Englisch

Ein grundlegendes Verständnis für Organisationsprozesse und Informationssysteme in Unternehmen.


Die Plätze in dieser Veranstaltung sind limitiert. Bitte nutzen Sie während der Anmeldephase Digicampus. Sie finden dort weitere Instruktionen bzgl. des Bewerbungsprozesses.

Literatur zur Lehrveranstaltung:

  • Blank, S. & Dorf, B. (2012) The Startup Owner’s Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company. Pescadero (California), K&S Ranch.
  • Maurya, A. 2012. Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works, 2. ed., Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly & Associates.
  • Osterwalder und Pigneur (2010): Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers, ISBN: 9780470876411, John Wiley & Sons.
Weitere spezifische Literaturhinweise erfolgen im Rahmen der Vorlesung.

weitere Informationen zu der Lehrveranstaltung:

empfohlenes Studiensemester der Lehrveranstaltung: ab dem 2. Semester
Fachrichtung Lehrveranstaltung: Master
Dauer der Lehrveranstaltung: 4 SWS
Typ der Lehrveranstaltung: V - Vorlesung
Leistungspunkte: 6 ECTS
Bereich: Master iBWL/EPP: Major/Minor S&I; Master GBM: I&E; Master ReWi: U&M; Master DFM: Strategy
Prüfung: Presentation / term paper
Turnus des Prüfungsangebots: jährlich
Semester: jedes SS