Entrepreneurial Day

The annual event "Bremen Entrepreneurial Day" is organised by the University of Bremen (Chair of SMEs, Start-ups and Entrepreneurship/LEMEX, Professor Jörg Freiling), Jacobs University (Chair of Professor Christoph Lattemann) and the Bremen Chamber of Commerce. The aim is to bring together entrepreneurs from Bremen and the surrounding area to discuss current topics and to promote the exchange of business practice and science. In keynote speeches, interactive discussion formats and the traditional keynote address by an important figure in the business world, the content of a framework topic is explored in greater depth and approaches to solutions are discussed.

+++ Cancellation Bremer Unternehmertag +++

Due to the current developments regarding the Coronavirus, we unfortunately have to cancel the Bremer Unternehmertag which would have taken place on the 7th. of May 2020. The cancellation is just as difficult for us considering the passion for the topic and the promotion of cooperation between corporates, start-ups, and science as well as in view of the advanced preparations.

We were looking forward to a lively exchange between science and business and regret the cancellation. However, in view of the Corona pandemic and the resulting threat to our guests, it is currently impossibly for us to hold this event.

Anyone who has already purchased a ticket for the Unternehmertag has already been contacted by the team and will receive a full refund within the next 5 to 7 working days.

If yo have any questions, please feel free to contact us under unternehmertag(at)uni-bremen.de.

Past Entrepreneurial Days


JahrTitel des Unternehmertages
2021Unfortunately cancelled due to COVID 19 pandemic
2020Unfortunately cancelled due to COVID 19 pandemic
2019Innovations through services - creating value together.
Speaker: Hinnerk Ehlers, Director of Marketing, Sales and Human Resources at FRoSTA AG
2018"German Mittelstand" and Silicon Valley - a mindset that can be paired?
Speaker: Carsten Horn, Managing Director CinemaxX Holdings GmbH
2017Raising potential through networking - connecting markets, connecting people, developing ideas.
Speaker: Peer Witten, Supervisory Board Otto Group, Chairman of the Supervisory Board HALA, Honorary Chairman BVL
2016Paradigm shift in strategy and leadership in SMEs? -
Of platforms, open innovation and new working worlds

Speaker: Thomas Sattelberger, former Chief Human Resources Officer of Deutsche Telekom AG
2015Industry and Service 4.0 - The New Reality?
Speaker: Hendrik Weiler, Chairman of the Board of ABB Automation Products GmbH
2014Growth through innovation: shaping and managing the new beyond products
Speaker: Dr. Rolf Hollander, CEWE Color, Oldenburg
2013China Goes Europe: What can we expect?
Speaker: Nicholas Niggli, WTO, Switzerland (then Mission of Switzerland to WTO & EFTA,
Responsible for WTO negotiations with China/ WTO GPA Chairman)
2012Releasing the brakes on performance: Growth leaps in the medium-sized business sector
Speaker: Dr. Jürgen Behrend, Managing Director of Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.
2011Head or gut, analysis or intuition: What makes for successful decisions?
Speaker: Dirk Rossmann, Managing Director of the Rossmann Company
2010Human resources as a core resource for SMEs: Challenges - Solutions - Benchmarks
Speaker: Dr Jürgen Heraeus, Chairman of the Supervisory Board Heraeus
2009Of Rising Stars, Falling Stars and Hidden Champions:In Search of the Formula for Success for Entrepreneurs
Speaker: Prof. Dr. h. c. mult. Reinhold Würth; Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG, Künzelsau
2008Drivers and Driven in Competition - Why Knowledge and Competence Make the Difference
Speaker: Ludwig Görtz, Co-owner and former Managing Director of Ludwig Görtz GmbH, Hamburg
2007Methods and techniques of managing SMEs: What SMEs and large companies can learn from each other.
Speaker: Dr Andreas Buske, Member of the Board of Zwiesel Kristallglas AG
2006SMEs on their way abroad
Speaker: Prof. Dr. H. Kleekämper, Partner of Ernst & Young AG
2005Back on the road to success - prospects for small and medium-sized businesses
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Claus Hipp, Managing Partner, Hipp GmbH & Co. Vertrieb KG