How to get away with a Sustainable Start-up

General description

Over the last decades, humanity’s awareness on the environmental changes and fragility has increased and, as such, the concept of Green Entrepreneurship appeared. The major goal is to create environmentally sustainable business models and ideas, which can better cope with the ongoing changes and threats, having a positive effect on the environment while also being financially sustainable.

During this 10-day course in Europe’s Green Capital, Lisbon, you will be learning about Green Entrepreneurship. With 2 components (entrepreneurship + sustainability), topics ranging from Eco-innovation for Sustainable Entrepreneurship to Sustainable Cities and the BEST professors, we aim to equip you with the basics on how to go from an idea to a business model, and how to make it sustainable.

So what are you waiting for?!

Don’t miss this opportunity to visit the city built on seven hills, to watch a sunset over the city in one of the many “miradouros”, to eat a “pastel de nata” near the Tagus River, to walk in the small and pittoresque Lisbon streets and to learn a lot about the portuguese culture! All of this while you start your journey towards becoming (who knows?!) the CEO of the next big Green Company!

Academic information

Fields of activity:
Economics/Business Administration/Marketing , Industrial Engineering , Industrial Management , Production Engineering/Management
Content and topics:
The academic part of this course will address selected topics of green entrepreneurship and develop among participants relevant skills to develop sustainable social, economic and environmental outcomes in business, industry and government alike. Throughout the week, participants will engage in stimulating team work sessions to develop the business plan concept of an idea turned into a green product and/or service and which will then be evaluated by a Grand Jury for completion of the course.
Learning goals and objectives:
The aim of this course is to address the people-driven process that endeavours to develop new ideas and solutions that contribute to overcome problems and/ or needs with environmental and/or social relevance while protecting the environment and being financially sustainable. The students will learn a framework for transforming a green business idea into a viable business plan and will be exposed to successful examples of green entrepreneurs’ paths from business ideas to value-generating, market-fit solutions.
Examination type:
Group project presentation.
ECTS credits issued:

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Motivational letter and answers to questions.

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

Hostel or student's dorms
Drinkable water and three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided at no extra cost. At least one meal per day will be served cooked and hot (sandwiches are not considered a cooked meal). Special food requirements of participants will be provided at no extra cost in case of medical necessity or personal and religious beliefs, as long as the organizing LBG is informed about such requirements in advance.
Public transport (at no extra cost) and on foot.