LEMEX– The university chair of small business and entrepreneurship
Have you often considered starting a career with a certain invention or innovative business idea like Elon Musk or Bill Gates did? Are you fascinated by Silicon Valley and asking yourself why you too couldn't just launch a start-up in Germany or even in Bremen?
Then you have come to the right place. At LEMEX, we provide you with the perfect way to transform your ideas into actions – even while you are still a student. In our practice-oriented courses, you learn the critical skills that you need to found a successful start-up. Do you have the entrepreneurial spirit, but have not yet had that phenomenal idea? Don’t worry, the courses offered by LEMEX are perfect for you as well, because you will also learn how to develop innovative business ideas together in a team and put them to the test. And who knows? Maybe you will soon become one of the many founders who have established their first companies based on LEMEX courses.
In this course, we start by expanding your basic business knowledge. By gaining an initial insight into setting up a business and the management of a young start-up, we would like to bring you closer to the idea of your own start-up. The theoretical knowledge gained can then be applied directly in a project, in which you yourself go through the process of setting up a business according to a start-up idea which you have developed yourself.
What happens when you have made the decision to set up a business?
While the first course concentrated on the start-up phase, we now want to take a closer look at the aspect of company management in an existing start-up. You will be introduced to innovative methods which start-ups use to be able to successfully compete against big companies. Guest entrepreneurs will present their idea and how they implemented it to illustrate what happens in reality.
In the final course, we tackle the third phase of a start-up, the growth phase.
You work with case studies to look at the big global businesses which also started out small. They show you how the theory presented in this course is implemented in the real world. The ultimate objective is that you recognize why certain growth strategies did not work for companies and which ones you could have implemented instead.
Consulting, Corporate and Start-up Innovation Projects
In our project modules, students can choose between setting up their own start-up or collaborating with large companies to develop business models which will contribute to the growth of these companies. Regardless of what they decide to do, students learn to handle planning and strategy tools to further enhance their knowledge in areas such as idea generation, business model development, strategic thinking, and team building. At the end of the course, the students present their results in a pitch.
This course equips students with practice-oriented knowledge about entrepreneurial processes and entrepreneurship. This knowledge is applied directly and enhanced by means of a practical project where the students go through a start-up process themselves. They are supported by milestone meetings with appropriate start-up coaching. Therefore this course teaches you how you yourself can become an entrepreneur.
This course builds on Entrepreneurship and Management I but turns its attention away from the individual start-up projects and towards start-up ecosystems. Of particular relevance here are the individual system players in a region and their interdependencies. You will learn which resources in a start-up ecosystem have to be combined with each other in order for a start-up to be successful. This is all implemented in thematic workshops on a variety of topics such as the financial sphere, system control, and infrastructure.