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Business Plan Advanced Seminar

get started and advance your business

Turn your startup idea into a profitable business! Refine your business concept, prototype, and business plan. We support you with business model design, hypotheses testing, startup knowledge, feedback and expert advice. Be one of the selected, ambitious, and learning-avid teams who will have the opportunity to directly engage with industry experts and receive continuous feedback from the lecturers.

Calculate it

develop a scalable business model, and get your numbers straight

Market it

generate leads, and turn them into first sales

Prototype it

bring your prototype to a functional level, and get investor ready

Most Important Aspects


free of charge for students (matriculated at a German university) and PhD students (TUM)


weekly seminar at UnternehmerTUM, find dates in TUMonline WI100180 or below


this course is held in English but coaching could be provided in German, too


6 months free access to MakerSpace, and 1 free machine training

"Stop reading, start doing!"


Seminar Content

Dive deep during your bi-weekly coachings with either Peter, Michael, or Chris, and make use of all the options to attend workshops on topics such as Sales, Marketing, Finance, Term Sheets.

Business Model & Business Plan


/ Hypothesis Tests, Product, Service, MVP

/ First Customers, Marketing, Sales

/ Business Model, Monetization

/ Financials, Bootstrapping, Venture Capital, Business Angels

techTALENTS prototyping


/ Kick-off 05. May 2020, 1-5 p.m.

Presentation Training


/ Community Pitch Session 19. May 2020, 1-5 p.m.

/ VC Pitch 03. June 2020, 6-9 p.m.

/ Community Pitch Session 16. June 2020, 1-5 p.m.

/ VC Pitch 01. July 2020, 6-9 p.m.

bpg VR action


/ Exam 07. July 2020, 8 a.m - 6 p.m.


The awarding of ECTS varies, please check with your study advisor!

All course communication happens on Slack. Join us here.

Application Process


/ a team of min 2 people

/ validated startup idea with market viability

/ prior attendance of Business Plan Basic Seminar is not necessary


Deadline 09. April 2020!

Send per email max. 2 pages in total, including

/ team name, value proposition, customer segments, market, business model

/ short overview of interview results (B2B min. 5, B2C min. 20; no surveys!)

/ full name, academic or professional background and expertise of all team members (in brief headings)

/ Did any team member attend the Business Plan Basic Seminar or a similar one?


/ pitch your tested business idea in 10 minutes

/ date: 16. April 2020

/ location: UnternehmerTUM

Success of Startup LOEWI

"LOEWI is an eHealth startup that enables athletes to optimize their health and achieve their full potential through evidence-based personalization rooted in science. We launched the startup in February 2019, starting off with 100 customers and growing continuously from there - largely thanks to the active UnternehmerTUM ecosystem. We’re also very grateful to have won a number of competitions, including Bits&Pretzels Startup Award 1st place."

Questions? Answers!

Is this course open to everyone?

Yes, it is! No matter your semester or academic institution, at techTALENTS you're very welcome.

How many ECTS do I get for this course?

The number of credits depends on your field of study. Please, check with your study advisor.

I registered for an UnternehmerTUM/techTALENTS course through the website, but the course is not appearing in TUMonline. Am I actually enrolled? Will I get ECTS?

During the exam registration period your course organizer will tell you how to register for the course "exam" with TUMonline. Only after you register for the exam will this course appear in TUMonline. ECTS are awarded after you complete the course and grades have been submitted.

Can I attend this course every semester?

Yes, you can! We offer this course in summer and winter semesters.

Do I get MakerSpace access along with this course?

Absolutely! You get 6 months free access, and 1 free machine training, too.

Dominik is Head of Entrepreneurship & Tech Education at UnternehmerTUM. He is responsible for the entrepreneurial and technology-oriented teaching activities for students. This includes curricular courses (techTALENTS) and personal development programs (Manage&More) at TUM and beyond. Focal fields are personality development, design thinking, technology development, and business modeling. Dominik and his team put emphasis on developing new methods in teaching and delivering prototypes in a flipped classroom setting. He received a diploma in business administration and a PhD in information systems from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU).


Head of Entrepreneurship & Tech Education

Chris Eberl is CEO and founder of an Internet startup. He has studied Electrical Engineering at TUM and has successfully completed the Executive MBA in Innovation & Business Creation of TUM. Working for eight years at an international software corporation he gained experience in B2B-Sales and Business Development Management. At UnternehmerTUM Chris Eberl is external Trainer and Coach for entrepreneurship.


Entrepreneurship & Tech Education

Peter Wehner is co-founder of a traffic engineering office and several digital B2C startups (e.g. the social network He studied civil engineering at TUM and did his dissertation in the field of traffic engineering. Working now for over 20 years as a founder focussed on product development and marketing he shares his skills and experiences as a external coach in the Business Plan Advanced Seminar.


Entrepreneurship & Tech Education

Michael Ohr

Michael Ohr is the program director of Tech Challenge and a lecturer at UnternehmerTUM since 2014. He is the co-founder of ZebraMobil, the first innovative carsharing provider in Germany. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and a diploma in Industrial Engineering & Management of Karlsruhe University (KIT).


Entrepreneurship & Tech Education