The startup scene met on July 1st, 2014 for the first KIT Venture Festival of the KIT Founders Forge. A varied program surrounding the topic of business founding was provided through venture events, seminars, workshops, and discussions, as well as consulting and networking. About 600 guests took advantage of the “founding conference” at the KIT – students and scientific employees interested in founding were able to communicate directly with entrepreneurs, investors, sponsors, and network partners.
For about one year, the KIT founders forge respectively the Institute for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology Management organizes the “KIT Entrepreneurship Talks” (E-Talks) as part of a lecture series for students and interested public. In the 45-minute lecture series KIT Entrepreneurship Talks, inspiring founders and entrepreneurs from the economic sector discuss their startup experiences in different branches. In future, we want to record the E-Talks – for all interested people who can not participate the dates. Stay tuned for the guest speakers in the upcoming winter semester 2014/2015.
Today we start with the first video “Value Proposition in Business Consulting” from 21 May, 2014. The guest speaker, Dr. Edward G. Verlander, is the Managing Director of EG Verlander & Associates. He worked at Lex Electronics and Goldman Sach and has more than 20 years experience as a management consultant. In his talk he will explain the value proposition of business consulting and share how the work as business consultant inspires him.