GESS VIRTUAL 2022


A TRULY GLOBAL EXPERIENCE

 

Get yourself ready for an unforgettable learning journey with like-minded peers from all over the world! Together with your international and interdisciplinary team, you will boost sustainable innovation to tackle climate change and solve the problems that matter. From defining your challenge, understanding the impact of your idea and creating an exponential business model, to the creation of your first prototype and the final pitches at the closing ceremony. You will run through the ups and downs of a real entrepreneurial journey. In that way, each day, you will come one step closer to solving the challenges you are passionate about.

THE PARTICIPANTS

We proudly present our participants from XX different countries and
XX different fields of study.

Chananan Dechadilog
Thailand

Safae Boukrini
Morocco

Akshat Jain
India

Geethakshaya Mahendiran
India

Hasti Mighati
Iran

Ching Lam Chu
Hong Kong

Noah Petermann
Austria

Anastasia Pushkareva
Russia

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 Jaimie Chan
Hong Kong

Xiaotong Chen
China

Yu Sun
China

Florian Nowottnick
France

Thomas Rauen
Germany

Julian Baumgärtner
Germany

Wilmar Saly
Netherlands

Barbara Beltran Torres
Peru

Lasse Rother
Germany

Joey Law
Malaysia

Sarina Evi Bauer
Germany

Nanna Héron
Germany

Léa Schöningh
Germany

 

Victoria Utomo
Indonesia

Erik Kiessig
Germany

Stephany Bonilla
Ecuador

Oluwatomi Adefisayo Badmus
Nigeria

Carolina Vale Rosa
Brazil

 

Alireza Saeedi
Iran

Ka Hei Chow
Hong Kong

María Guadalupe Beltrán Gómez
Mexico

Carolina Vale Rosa
Brazil

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Leah Schachter
USA

Andrés Escobar
Colombia

 

Pui Ying Therese Choi
Hong Kong

Carolina Vale Rosa
Brazil

Leah Schachter
USA

Andrés Escobar
Colombia

THE TEAM

Meet the organizers of this year’s virtual GESS.

Executive Director Social Entrepreneurship Akademie,
Head of GESS

Kristina Notz

Lead GESS Cape Town

Emanuela Di Rito

Executive Director LMU EC,
Co-Founder Social Entrepreneurship Akademie

Andy Goldstein

CEO SCE, Co-Founder Social Entrepreneurship Akademie

Prof. Dr. Klaus Sailer

Director Innovative Entrepreneurship Ecosystem
Tecnológico de Monterrey

Rafael Lorenzo Piñón, PhD

Project Lead GESS Shanghai

Xiuyu Zhang

Facilitator GESS Munich

Carola Vogel

Project Manager GESS Munich

Bernadette Stöckl

Head founders@unibw at the Bundeswehr Universität Munich

Dr. Nadine Chochoiek

Project Manager GESS Shanghai

Sherry Liu

Lead GESS Querétaro

Romain Pouzou

Project Assistant GESS Munich

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The Mentors

During the program you will be supported by experienced mentors.

Magdalena Kolb
Coach

Linus Diergarten
Coach

Luisa Elsesser
Coach

Sandro Süß
Coach

The organizations behind GESS

GESS is an international program of the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie in cooperation with international organizations.

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AKADEMIE

The Social Entrepreneurship Akademie was founded in 2010 as a network cooperation between the four Munich universities and their corresponding Entrepreneurship Centers. With an interdisciplinary approach, the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie strives to drive social change. Thereby, education is considered the key to societal change, as education paves the way for dealing with challenges.

Learn more about SEA.

STRASCHEG CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE) of the Munich University of Applied Sciences (MUAS) offers training and research programs in the field of entrepreneurship, and encourages innovation processes and the development of entrepreneurial personalities.

SCE supports business start-ups from science and guides young businesses from idea development to marketable innovation.

In this way, SCE actively contributes to shaping the future of our society and to establishing a comprehensive start-up culture. SCE was founded in 2002 as an affiliated institute of the MUAS. In July 2011, SCE and MUAS became one of the six EXIST Start-Up Universities in Germany.

Learn more about SCE.

GERMAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP GMBH

The German Entrepreneurship GmbH (GE) promotes innovation in companies and start-ups of all sizes. It connects the dots between corporates, academia & the startup ecosystem.

The GE empowers tomorrow’s entrepreneurial leaders and stimulates the creation of successful, innovative ventures.

Since its foundation, the German Entrepreneurship GmbH has supported more than 730 start-ups like Celonis, Flixbus, Foodora, N26 and Signavio while creating over 500 innovation projects for partners across all sectors.

Learn more about the GE.

UNTERNEHMERTUM

UnternehmerTUM offers founders and startups a complete service from the initial idea to IPO. A team of experienced entrepreneurs, managers and investors supports founders with the development of their products, services and business models. The experts accompany them actively with building up their companies, market entry and financing – also via Venture Capital.

UnternehmerTUM was founded in 2002 by the entrepreneur Susanne Klatten. With more than 50 high-growth technology start-ups each year and its unique offering, it is the leading center for business creation in Germany.

Learn more about UnternehmerTUM.

LMU INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP CENTER

The LMU Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (LMU IEC) is a platform that hosts and drives the interdisciplinary and international dialog on innovation and entrepreneurship.

By offering guidance for young start-ups and creative ideas, it connects and empowers excellent minds to jointly and positively impact the world.

Learn more about LMU IEC.

FOURNDERS@UNIBW

founders@UniBW offers founders and those who want to become founders a lively and inspiring environment that promotes the transfer of research results and business ideas into innovative start-up projects.

They support the implementation of ideas in business start-ups and offer the support that founders need in the current phase of the start-up. They provide information and advice to people interested in setting up a business and arrange contacts to mentors at the Universität der Bundeswehr Munich and from the Munich start-up scene who can provide free advice on various start-up topics.

Learn more about founders@UniBW.

TONGJI VENTURE VALLEY

Tongji Venture Valley selects student entrepreneurship projects to promote innovation-based entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship-oriented innovation to cover more teachers, students and disciplines.

Tongji Venture Valley actively motivates companies to participate, bring in market resources and boost the combination of industry and education to achieve the goal that companies and the government could resort to Tongji Venture Valley when struggling with difficult problems or when having projects to be incubated.

Tongji Venture Valley associates with the existing work of relative departments of teaching administration, asset management, industry development and Tongji Science Park to complete the last kilometer project from university campus to science park.

Learn more about Tongji Venture Valley.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP INSTITUTE EUGENIO GARZA LAGÜERA

The Tecnológico de Monterrey mission is to prepare internationally competitive leaders who have an “entrepreneurial spirit” and a humanistic outlook.

In order to ensure that all students at the university uncover and grow their entrepreneurial spirit, the Tecnológico de Monterrey created the “Entrepreneurship Institute Eugenio Garza Lagüera” responsible for cultivating and developing entrepreneurial competencies and attitudes in our students, supporting the creation and development of start-ups and businesses in our community, and advancing the research on entrepreneurship as an academic discipline.

The Tecnológico de Monterrey has always been a supportive partner of the Global Entrepreneurship Summer School since its establishment in the year 2008.

Learn more about Entrepreneurship Institute Eugenio Garza Lagüera.

LIFECO UNLTD

LifeCo UnLtd is a social enterprise, established over 2 decades ago during the times of segregation and marginalisation in South Africa. The enterprise focuses on 2 key elements: entrepreneurial education for youth, and entrepreneur development. It finds, funds and invests in emerging social entrepreneurs to expand their impact and access to market.

It facilitates programs focused on critical thinking, capital and entrepreneurial practice to schools and universities and is an active advocate for social impact – the organization is strategically placed to guide policy direction in South Africa and is a global influencer in the sector.

LifeCo UnLtd is also a global advocate for impact enterprise and impact investment and a founding member of the Global Social Entrepreneurship Network (GSEN).

The partnership with LifeCo bundles and introduces eight South African Universities to the GESS initiative – significantly increasing GESS’s University presence. This year, GESS Cape Town will be located at the University of the Western Cape.

Learn more about LifeCo UnLtd.