This course is intended to offer real knowledge of how to go about launching a startup. It will have three main parts: the structured approach, communication and real-time experimentation.

The structured approach will be given through lectures and serve as a compass. Communication will come from interaction with startup scene members and on-site visits. Real-time experiment will consist of writing a business plan and scheduling the next steps.

Those who develop a successful business plan may be put in contact with Berlin business incubators. Register Now

Taking the “Start-up crash course: From Idea to Reality” will allow COB students to get the equivalent to 5 coop credit hours.

Having taken this course, students will have learned skills useful in proposing and developing ideas that improve the public life of urban neighborhoods such as:

  • Learn to be able to form a business plan;

  • To know which steps to undertake in order to launch a business;

  • To be aware of entrepreneurial dynamics and the startup scene structure

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Lectures, case studies, interaction with real players, field trips to startup centers, writing a business plan.

There will be 18 hours of class sessions per week.


SAR 40,000    Register Now

Package Includes:

  • Kick off day & 3 day summer camp in Riyadh

  • Fee for 4 week Summer School in Berlin

  • Accommodation in Berlin

  • Visa to Germany *

  • Flight to and from Berlin

  • Local transportation in Berlin

  • Site seeing tours

*Delta Desert Impact Academy and/or Dar Al Uloom University cannot be held responsible if the visa application is rejected. Being accepted in this program in no way guarantees a visa to Germany as this is completely up to the German Embassy.


Module Description Date
1 Kick off day in Riyadh 23rd July, 2016
2 Summer School in Berlin 25 July-18 August 2016
3 Saudi Summer Camp in Riyadh 25-27 August 2016

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Daria Markova, MBA and MA in Economics, Project leader / Coordinator of the Summer School

Daria Markova is active member of the Berlin startup scene. She started her career in the corporate world, later moved to business and community development roles in entrepreneurial projects. Now she is a co-founder of a coworking space in West Berlin. Her main goal is to enable you to bring your ideas into life.

If you are interested, but still in doubts, feel free to ask Daria in person: dariamarkgo(at) put the TU Berlin Summer University team in

Birgit Lack, Business Accelerator at EIT Digital

Birgit Lack holds a degree in European Business and a Master degree in European Administrative Management. Birgit has coached more than 50 Startups since 2006, with focus areas in ICT, Urban life and Mobility, Social Entrepreneurship, Gaming, Health and Wellbeing.

In the past she worked for a wide range of companies- many in the creative Industry - including for EMI, which became Universal Music group. Brigit has also worked in small companies such as Hahn-Film, and in music publishing.  Moreover, she has coached Gaming start-ups regarding European Funding as a freelancer, and later worked in the sector of Business Promotion at TSB Innovation-Agency. One of her specialties lies in the coordination of events to strengthen start-ups for the International Market (Silicon Valley Pitch Training, Investor's Dinner goes Europe and Master Classes Sales and Marketing).

Sylvius Lack, Lecturer and Developer

Sylvius Lack has worked on numerous games and interactive designs in creative, technical and administrative roles. During the past fifteen years he has played an active role in fostering the next generation of interactive developers as a lecturer and coach. He now teaches at the Filmuniversity Babelsberg.

If you have any questions about the hands-on project part of the Summer School please don’t hesitate to get in touch with him sylvius.lack[at] (please add the Summer University team in cc: ).

Luisa Maier, Guest Lecturer.

Glimpses of TU Berlin Summer University