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Class Meets 9:30-2:00: T,W,R,F,S

International Business: Start-Up Station

International Entrepreneurship in the EU Today

  • Berlin and Prague

Course Details

Preferred majors: Marketing, entrepreneurship, management, finance, accountancy, general business This course offers students a deep interrogation of international entrepreneurship in the EU today. Featuring in-depth assessments of transnational and cross-business practices, the course will organizational entrepreneurship in small and large firms alike. The founder culture we find in the US is not the only way to drive innovation and build a new business. (It's just the model we know best and learn about most in our own country.) Our course will take you into the heart of how EU business ideation and innovation are driven, as we focus together on business start-up strategies related to emerging-market and sustainability entrepreneurship. In Start-Up Station, you'll meet entrepreneurship head on and learn in real time what has worked and failed. From Berlin's gritty Kreuzberg to the verdant hillsides of Prague's Vinohrady, prepare to meet the VC titans and team-building maestros who have brought companies like Tier Mobility, Tyles and Enpal to massive global relevance. As you learn from them about the dynamic start-up ecosystems they've built not just in Germany and the Czech Republic but all over the EU, you'll also explore what it takes to hone your own entrepreneurial mindset. And as our moving classroom fans out across our two amazing cities, you'll gain valuable practice using the intercultural skills that are hallmarks of entrepreneurial success, as we choose teaching sites that will boost your global competence and prepare you to be a nimble innovator who can ideate with power and fluency. (All Catalyst courses meet for 54 hours of contact, so if your university runs its courses on a 4 hour format instead of a three hour one this course may be able to count for 4 hours. You should consult with your advisor.)

Contact Details


416 Laurel Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55102

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