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Student clubs at ESMT Berlin

Get involved with a student-run club at ESMT Berlin

Beyond the classroom there are many ways that you can expand your experiences and meet like-minded people. One great way to do this is to join one of ESMT’s student clubs. On this page, you can find out more about the current offering of clubs open to students at ESMT.

Each club was formed by students with a desire to create something new and productive that would enrich the experiences of future students. Regardless of your chosen degree program, you are welcome to join any club.

You can find out more about student life on campus and other extra-curricular activities on the student life page.

ESMT student clubs

  • Consulting Club

    We are the ACI Consulting Club of ESMT Berlin, led and organized entirely by a group of consultancy-driven Master and MBA students.


    Preparing fellow ESMT students for a high-impact career in the consulting industry.


    The ESMT Consulting Clubs provides two key services to club members:

    1. Consulting projects

    ACI Consulting Club members have exclusive access to consulting projects and apply theoretical knowledge in consultancy projects while providing solutions for real-life problems within companies.

    1. Networking and industry preparation

    We provide monthly networking activities (e.g. interview preparation for consulting companies, case studies workshops, etc.) which will enable you to enlarge and develop your consulting mindset.


    Eva Sackenheim

    Jette Anders

  • Vali Venture Club


    The Vali Venture Club (previously known as Entrepreneurship Club) is a student-led initiative that aims to foster the entrepreneurial spirit and network of our ESMT community. The Vali Venture Club is a bridge between ESMT’s entrepreneurial hub Vali Berlin and the student community. The collaboration with Vali Berlin allows the club to leverage the talent, network, and resources of ESMT Berlin. The Vali Venture Club supports Vali Berlin’s start-ups on their exciting journey through student-led Venture Consulting. Furthermore, by offering Workshops, Events, and Collaborations with other external entrepreneurial clubs, students are invited to build their entrepreneurial network and skills


    • Network – grow the network within the entrepreneurial community. This network is available for members to connect and covers relevant contacts for different phases of a company’s lifecycle
    • Mentorship – All members of the Club act as mentors by openly sharing experiences and their network and offering help in business decisions
    • External events – Organize and initiate events at companies and startups for interested members
    • Internal Events – Communicate all internal events related to core interests of the Club organized through ESMT or the student body
    • Inspiration – Share relevant information and interesting articles on entrepreneurial topics

    Some past projects

    • Developing an international rollout plan for a new product developed by a Berlin-based smartphone app technology provider
    • Conducting market research and create an internationalization strategy for a successful internet real estate portal based in Berlin
    • Recommending relevant solutions for foreign market entry to a German-based renewable energy management firm
    • Expanding a successful e-business startup into further European markets


  • Extra Sports Club

    Who we are

    EXTRA Sports is the first student-led Sports Hub at ESMT Berlin. We aim to bring people together through sports, be it an interest or a hobby.


    To connect and bring people together through the power of sports. Our goal is to be the Sports Hub at ESMT, a platform for students to include sports in their daily life. We provide the opportunity for everyone to get involved in Extra Sports’ clubs, regardless of ability or interest. Whether you want to experience something new or commit to your chosen sport, there are lots of opportunities to get involved.


    1. We thrive through sports and physical activity. 

    2. We are many clubs and one team. 

    3. We believe in the power of balanced university life.


    • Events (e.g. Marathon, Football tournament, Padel Tournament)
    • Facilitate Self-organised clubs. Clubs are structured and recurring sports. (e.g. Running Club, Football Club)
    • Facilitate self-organised activities (”Let’s go bouldering or do squash”)
    • Speakers (e.g Sports Management, Sport companies representatives, Workshops)


    Alejandro Garcia

    Rodrigo Hermann




    WhatsApp Group


  • Innovation & Technology Club


    The student-led Innovation and Technology Club aims to explore, understand, and promote innovative solutions using cutting-edge technology to bring about the integration and adoption of emerging technologies across various business practices.


    Collaboration, education, and hands on experiences through events with external speakers, regular internal research meetings, company visits and more.

  • International Affairs Club (IAC)

    Description: We believe that future leaders need to be informed in-depth about international affairs in order to take responsible and reflected business decisions during their career. This club aims to educate students about current international affairs through excursions to political points of interest in Berlin as well as monthly discussion roundtables with experts.

  • Investment & Fintech Club


    The ESMT Investment Club is a group of ESMT students who share a common interest in learning more about investment opportunities and applying their skills in practice.


    The Investment Club aims to learn about the different investment types, the analysis of the investments and the criteria for decision-making. Primary goals of the organization are for members to be exposed to the Investment market, make a profit by following their investment strategy and sharing their knowledge.


    • Providing lessons about investment basics
    • Discussing investment portfolios and exploring various investment strategies
    • Assigning people into various portfolio teams, monitoring results
    • Understanding finance in the context of the world economy and international relations
    • Inviting speakers to discuss investment strategies on issues such as sustainable investments
    • Investing in the German Stock Market
    • Portfolio investment Workshops
    • Participation in Investment Competitions
  • Marketing Club


    To bolster future-readiness for marketing enthusiasts and professionals at ESMT by creating a knowledge sharing ecosystem.


    Our mission is to provide a platform to the ESMT community to gain relevant marketing information, tools and skills by engaging in various activities. To build an inclusive club that welcomes members from all backgrounds to share their ideas and experiences, network and boost creativity and innovation through marketing lens.

    What we do 

    • Internal Communication: brainstorming sessions, breakfast meetings
    • Learning: workshops, talks with experts, company treks
    • Events: external event opportunities, tie-ups with other clubs
    • Social Media: knowledge sharing and engagement on online platforms
  • Women in Leadership Club

    Mission and goals

    We rally the ESMT Berlin community, men and women, by raising awareness on the need for more equal chances in the work environment, by empowering future female leaders to unlock their full potential and by building a strong and long-lasting community of allies.


    • Awareness: Make the biggest number aware of the current situation, create a safe space for discussion, share relevant and impactful information to trigger self-reflection and action.
    • Empowerment: Equip future female leaders with resources and tools to help them unlock their potential and reach their professional goals.
    • Community: Build a sustainable and active community of women and allies.

    Contact information:


  • Meraki Club

    Who we are

    Meraki Club is a student-based organization providing operational and strategic support to Meraki Smile School. We help ESMT students understand, learn, and implement the main functions of an NGO. Our mission is to help underprivileged children in Madagascar to gain access to quality education and healthcare.

    What is Meraki Smile School?

    Founded by fellow ESMT Alumni - Miriam Agüero, Meraki Smile School is no ordinary school. It is a non-profit school located in the slum of the capital city of Madagascar, Antananarivo. Meraki Smile School has developed a socio-educational project for vulnerable 6-year-old children focusing on three key areas: access to high-quality education, fighting against child labour and gender inequality, and access to healthcare and nutritional support. 

    Meraki Smile School believes that education should be fun and aims for every student that comes to the school to leave every day with a bigger smile. Their mission is to break the cycle of poverty through quality education. In 2021, the school enrolled its first 30 children, 15 girls and 15 boys, and is now looking forward to welcoming 15 more in September 2023.


    Meraki Club gives ESMT students the opportunity to work for an NGO in Madagascar, interact with a broader team beyond ESMT and create a real impact on people's lives. Once you become a member of the club, you have the choice to either work on short- or long-term projects in one of our teams or suggest your own idea. We provide projects in the fields of Finance & Strategy, Marketing, Partnership, HR, Operations and Education. Projects will be updated on a monthly basis, depending on the needs of the school in Madagascar. In addition, you can also organize fundraising activities at ESMT, promote Meraki across the city of Berlin or your own hometown and help spread awareness of the project.


    Simone Antonielli 

    Silvia Stimamiglio 


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  • Net Impact Club

    Net Impact is a global, non-profit organization consisting of over 100,000 members globally, with an aim to inspire and equip emerging leaders to build a more just a sustainable world.

    ESMT is proud to host the first and only Net Impact chapter in Germany. We are dedicated to improving the world around us through our mission: “to drive sustainable business practices and social responsibility by leveraging technology and collaboration”.

    The club is focused on delivering key initiatives that have a positive impact on society. Our current key initiative is creating the world’s first open-source carbon accounting system by co-organizing hackathons around the world with Yale OpenLab, among many other partners.

    We support global campaigns and events that build leadership skills, establish networks, and help students make a lifelong impact. Our programs aim to inspire the community and develop socially responsible, next generation leaders.

  • Culture Club

    The Culture Club is a vibrant community dedicated to celebrating the rich cultural diversity of ESMT Berlin. Our members are passionate about exploring the different fields of visual, performing and literary arts; and sharing their unique cultural heritage through a variety of engaging activities and events. 

    Goal & Mission:

    To embrace the diverse cultures which are represented on our campus, to create a safe environment for cultural and artistic expressions to flourish, and to strengthen the ESMT community through cultural events. 


    Movie Nights 

    • Visits to museums and exhibitions 

    • Participation to cultural festivals and events 

    • Photography Walks 

    • Arts & Crafts Workshops 

    • Jamming Sessions 

    • Trivia Nights 

    • We are always open to new proposals! 


  • Football Club


    football team


    The ESMT Football Club consists of students from every ESMT program so all are welcome. The club play in the official Uni Liga Berlin (after achieving promotion last year) which means the club has a game every Saturday or Sunday. Training occurs weekly, but will be discussed after every game to find a time that works for all team members.


    Through our club activities we offer a great sports atmosphere where everyone can connect and have fun through a friendly game of football. Students will get to team up with other students from across all of ESMT's programs, so good networking as well as good fitness!


    You can contact us by emailing Sören Langhoff or Louis Desbonnet. ESMT students who wish to participate will be added to the official Football Club WhatsApp group.