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Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Practice immersion during your master

The master in innovation and entrepreneurship offers many opportunities to gain practical experience that will prepare you for the real challenges of scaling a business or driving change in a global organization, including opportunities to found your own startup business during your studies and plug into Europe’s largest startup hub to help it grow. 


Explore your opportunities:

  • Sustainability Bootcamp (SB)

    In collaboration with Vali Berlin, the sustainability bootcamp brings students, corporations, startups, NGOs and other like-minded entrepreneurial talents together to conceptualize solutions for the greatest challenges of the 21st century that can then be developed into new ventures. 

    Vali Berlin serves a platform on which the ESMT community can engage, develop new ideas, find collaborators and acquire resources to develop and scale their startup. 

    The Vali community consists of a broad range of individuals and organizations, including students, alumni, faculty, serial entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and subject matter experts. 

    Visit Vali for more information on the Ideation Bootcamp. 

    Vali connects entrepreneurs and stakeholders.

  • Summer Entrepreneurship Program or Internship

    The Summer Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) helps you develop and elaborate your own startup ideas from finding co-founders and building your product or solutions, to pitching in front of Venture Capitalists (VCs) and angel investors. The teams benefit from expert mentoring, access to the ESMT and Vali Berlin network, a structured program of workshops by entrepreneurs and thought leaders from Berlin's startup scene. 

    Alternatively, you can pursue an internship at a company's innovation or intrapreneurship unit. Between April and September, the internship will have a minimum duration of 12 weeks, but you may choose to do a longer internship of up to six months.  

    ESMT's Career Services team helps you to find the right opportunity and prepare professional and convincing applications for your chosen positions. 

    Internship examples include:

    • Daimler working as a Venture Architect

    • EY working in Consulting

    • Siemens Energy working as a Strategy and Business Development Intern

    • Kearney working as a Summer Trainee

    • Tesla working in Business Operations

    • Bain & Company working as an Associate Consultant Intern

  • NEXT program, Creative Destruction Lab or Corporate Innovation Project

    The NEXT- B2B Accelerator Program supports ventures created in the Summer Entrepreneurship Program in six different areas:  

    • Product-market fit 

    • Human capital 

    • Fundraising 

    • Legal  

    • Administrative 

    • Tax issues.  

    Learn more about the NEXT program 

    You will have the opportunity to join and advise startup founders by participating in the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL). ESMT Creative Destruction Lab Berlin the first CDL Lab in Germany. 

    Learn More about Creative Destruction Lab (CDL)

    For the Corporate Innovation Project (CIP), you will either deliver an innovation consulting project or develop venture ideas together with a corporate partner. 



  • International Exchange Semester

    Students who choose to do Corporate Innovation Project (CIP) will have the opportunity to spend an academic term (term 4) abroad at one of ESMT's top-ranked partners in Europe and beyond.

Ep. 13 Campus 10178 - ESMT Podcast

Learn how Vali Berlin was created, the development of the SEP and where it fits in Berlin's startup ecosystem from co-founder Baris Efe.

Summer Entrepreneurship Program

Do you want to disrupt industries and change the world with your business idea? Join Vali Berlin's Summer Entrepreneurship Program to gain exposure to the Berlin startup ecosystem!

Interested in Entrepreneurship?

Find out more about Vali Berlin

In their own words

The integration of this 6-month internship in the master curriculum at ESMT is the highlight of the whole program. It enabled me to use the knowledge I gained in the business world and it also helped me establish strong networks with top organizations.

Anish Kakroo, Master alum
Summer Entrepreneurship Program Reflections

SEP was an extensive program that allowed me to focus on the founding process under the guidance of more experienced entrepreneurs.

Ian Wainana, Master alum
Summer Entrepreneurship Program Reflections

The weekly cohort chats with all the SEP co-founding teams, the continuous idea exchange and support from our mentor Oliver Hasse, and the rich series of workshops and hackathons with experts and serial entrepreneurs organized by the Vali team, proved to

Ludovica & Maria Vittoria, founders of Berglin
Vali Berlin reflections

Vali supported My Top Career with continuous feedback, insightful workshops from experts in the Berlin startup scene and the mentorship program.

Francesca Manganella, Davide Bonomi, founders of My Top Career

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