Do you have Entrepreneurial DNA?

How do I know if I should start a company? What is in the DNA of a good entrepreneur? How can I minimize the risk of failure? How can I get funding? We will host speakers and great networking possibilities for you to learn more and get feedback on your own business ideas. We will primarily be hosting in English.

Speakers for this event include:

- Founder of Lokalisten.de and dreizehn° UG Norbert Schauermann will take us through his own experiences of building a company to EUR 40 Million

- Ariane Richter is mentoring at the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship and will bring us closer to the DNA of Sir Richard Branson and how he engrains this DNA into the culture of his businesses at Virgin

- Markus Kaiser, local Investor & Entrepreneur and previous partner of Goetzpartners who have 220 staff across 8 countries will also shed light on what makes for good Entrepreneurial DNA.

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  • Jan K.

    Hi Everyone,

    I just wanted to post a useful resource.
    We have compiled a lot of Founder Institute info into this digital flyer which will keep updating itself with new content:

    https://www.smore.com/ux1v-wanna-do-a-start-up

    It's really easy to view and even easier to share, so feel free to share it to others by email, facebook or twitter.

    Tell me what you think!

    Jan

    August 20, 2013

  • Jan K.

    It's ON!!! 8 teams will be pitching infront of the Dragons tomorrow. 5 mins pitching and 5 mins feedback. The house is nearly full but we want to raise the roof, so ask a friend or colleague to RSVP too!!! There will be a lot of learning happening in the Dragons' Den tomorrow night!

    July 23, 2013

  • Jan K.

    Less than 24hrs to apply to pitch your idea to the Dragons next wednesday. Send an outline to [masked] by 12 noon tomorrow and we'll get back to you with further instructions about the pitch. http://www.meetup.com/Munich-Startup-Founder-101/events/128203472/

    July 19, 2013

  • Jan K.

    Hello Fellow Startup Founders!

    Announcing DRAGON number 1: Ted Bremer is a seriel entrepreneur, Microsoft old timer and a Founder Institute Graduate himself having put his new startup through the training and mentoring program!!! Ted has built and sold startups successfuly and will be giving you his insight to the Founder Institute and answering questions. He has seen many succeed and fail and will be a great Dragon joining the Jury for those of you pitching him. If you want to pitch your idea, shoot me a one pager before July 20th (earlier the better) - [masked]

    Make sure you join us for the next event on July 24:
    http://www.meetup.com/Munich-Startup-Founder-101/events/128203472/

    1 · July 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      11!__-&Aq

      July 17, 2013

  • Jan K.

    Hello Members,
    We’ve now announced 3 of the investor Dragons for the event on the 24th on our Facebook Page. See if you can get your pitch past these guys: Ted Bremer (Serial Entrepreneur, Msft Old Timer and former FI graduate)
    Nicolas Plögert (CEO of Opentabs & previous CEO of Sharewise)
    Martin Chmielinski (Microsoft Bizspark Program Manager)

    Want to pitch your idea or business? Email me a one page summary [masked] asap. Or just come and watch. I guarantee there is no other event in Munich where you can learn more in these 3 hours and meet such cool people!!! Check out the content and RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Munich-Startup-Founder-101/events/128203472/ Help us out and fwd the link to an entrepreneurial friend you have and share within your network 
    Jan & Jan

    July 16, 2013

  • Wahib Ul H.

    It was really cool meetup. Today somehow i got time to write a small post on blog about the event. link is here : http://www.walktogeekdom.com/blog/2013/07/do-you-have-entrepreneurial-dna/

    Hope to join future events as well.

    1 · July 8, 2013

    • Jan K.

      Nice one Wahib! But I would say the failure rate of startups nears 90% within the first 5 years but Founders Institute has seen so far a 92% success rate.

      July 8, 2013

    • Wahib Ul H.

      Thanks for reading :)

      July 8, 2013

  • Jan C. K.

    Just since we've been asked about the next event-format - "Dragons Den" & Entrpreneurial Storytelling - here's a link to a section of an episode I like in particular of the US version of Dragons Den - SharkTank:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZflsQdGsMDk

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A really great event!

    July 8, 2013

  • Jan K.

    The next meetup has just been announced! Dragons' Den meets Entrepreneurial Story Telling - http://www.meetup.com/Munich-Startup-Founder-101/events/128203472/

    Hope to see you there again!

    July 6, 2013

  • Jan K.

    I've jsut uploaded the presentations which you can access here http://de.slideshare.net/founderinstitutemunich and on our facebook page. Check out FB for more useful content as well: https://www.facebook.com/FounderInstituteMunich.

    July 6, 2013

  • Jan C. K.

    1 · July 5, 2013

  • Jan C. K.

    Thanks everyone for making this event special. We hope to have encouraged you to contemplate your own entrepreneurial DNA and look forward to meet all of you again at our next meetup at WERK1.

    3 · July 4, 2013

    • Adèle

      Thank you so much for an excellent talk! I found it very interesting.

      2 · July 4, 2013

  • Teilo

    Great atmosphere and interesting talks. Will continue to join!

    2 · July 4, 2013

  • Tri D.

    Can you upload the slides for us. Many thanks

    2 · July 4, 2013

  • Nikolai O.

    Great event, thanks a lot for organizing and sharing.

    1 · July 4, 2013

  • Jan K.

    Thx to all ca. 67 who came. Great talent in the room! Let us know your feedback here and what topic would you like to see next???

    1 · July 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    very good event - very interesting approach

    1 · July 4, 2013

  • Sylvia P.

    It was very informative with great speakers.

    1 · July 3, 2013

  • cordula n.

    sorry, ich muss leider kurzfristig absagen.

    July 3, 2013

  • Andreas A.

    Can't make it :-(

    July 3, 2013

  • Jan K.

    UBER is offering a free ride within Munich to or from the event @werk1muenchen with their new app - m.uber.com. The promo code is "entrepreneurialdna". You need to be a new user of the app. Enjoy!

    July 3, 2013

  • Jan K.

    Hi all! We've lined up some top speakers for tomorrow which should make for a very educational and engaging event. They are very much excited to engage with you tomorrow, as am I and Jan. We aim to give you a feel for the Founder Institute in helping Entrepreneurs launch their startups successfully and hope you will benefit from the insights and networking in this new forum. See you tomorrow!

    1 · July 2, 2013

  • Stephan D.

    I´ll be there.

    July 2, 2013

  • Jan K.

    An FI Berlin graduate is going places. Wanted to share this story with more girl power with you guys - http://www.thenextwomen.com/2012/02/05/regine-harr-founder-fashion-startup-nelou-ashton-kutcher-and-her-move-valley

    July 1, 2013

  • Stephan K. G.

    See you guys next time :-)

    July 1, 2013

  • Jan K.

    Elisabeth Engel is our 100th member! Great to see some girl power!!!

    1 · June 29, 2013

  • Pascal R.

    Looking forward!

    June 26, 2013

  • Mareike E. S.

    Curious! :)

    June 24, 2013

  • Norbert G.

    Very much looking forward.

    June 24, 2013

  • Norbert G.

    In and looking forward.

    June 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm also in!

    June 23, 2013

  • Jan K.

    Hi Everyone, I just want to share some useful content with you. Here is a free Founder Institute Seminar (article and video) about executing ideas http://fi.co/posts/1196. I hope its helpful! More of this content on our FB page of course :-) https://www.facebook.com/FounderInstituteMunich

    2 · June 20, 2013

    • Jan K.

      Let us know what you think Josef. Thoughts and comments all welcome.

      June 21, 2013

    • Josef R.

      Absolutely must-see for all entrepreneurs and startups! :)

      June 23, 2013

  • Jan C. K.

    We're looking forward to be seeing all of you at the event! Please share this group with anyone you think would be interested in Entrepreneurship.

    Also come and join us on: https://www.facebook.com/FounderInstituteMunich

    Happy Weekend!

    June 14, 2013

  • Jan K.

    I've just added our 3rd speaker Markus Kaiser. They say two out of three aint bad, but I think 3 out of 3 is better! ROCK ON.

    June 21, 2013

  • Minh Tri N.

    I am exciting to see you there

    June 14, 2013

    • Jan K.

      Hi Minh! You are everywhere these days. Are you planning something big :-)

      June 16, 2013

  • Ekkaterina B.

    Look forward to attending this event and to meeting everyone!

    1 · June 15, 2013

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