Female Entrepreneurship

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*** Recent Publications ***

Birkner et al. (2018): Gendersensibilität als Innovationstreiber im Gesundheitswesen. In: Pfannstiel et al. (Hrsg): Entrepreneurship im Gesundheitswesen I. Springer Gabler: Wiesbaden, S. 221-242

EINBLICKE 62 - Portrait of Stephanie Birkner

Innovation Sets the Pace

Stephanie Birkner holds Germany‘s only junior professorship for “Female Entrepreneurship“. Her research looks at how female entrepreneurs can inspire business and society – beyond women‘s quotas and STEM funding 

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Research Studentship

Business models to enable advanced technology to solve the global sanitation challenge

Cranfield University are developing the Nano Membrane Toilet as a household toilet which will provide safe sanitation without any need for any external water supplies, sewerage or electricity.   To facilitate the implementation of this toilet in the areas of most need, that is amongst poor communities in Sub Saharan African cities, a robust business model needs to be developed.

MSc by Research Studentship

The studentship is funded under Cranfield University’s grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Funding covering tuition fees and a stipend (£18,000 per annum) is available for applicants from anywhere in the world


Further details: https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/research/phd/business-models-to-enable-advanced-technology-msc-by-research

Alison Parker, Lecturer in International Water and Sanitation: a.parker(at)cranfield.ac.uk

Richard Adams, Reader in Entrepreneurship: r.j.adams(at)cranfield.ac.uk

Application deadline: 12 Nov 2017

WEforum 2017 - Women's Entrepreneurship Forum

Come and join us at the Women's Entrepreneurship Forum 2017 from March 22. - 23. in Oldenburg.


Would you like to learn more about the forum and the related program? Then visit us on our official WEforum2017 website or take a look at our program.

This year the event will be held in German.

Entrepreneurship Summer Program - Deadline Extended

There's Still Time to Apply!


Thank you for encouraging your top students to apply to the Summer Program in Entrepreneurship and Leadership.

Following various requests from different universities, we have extended the application deadline to March 27th, 2017.

Please share this unique Entrepreneurship and Leadership program with your students and Alumni.  
Scholarships are available.
This unique four-week summer program offers international students from all backgrounds practical tools,
knowledge and the opportunity to broaden their professional network. The program focuses on the hi-tech
ecosystem, providing an understanding of startups, the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, leadership,
innovation and more.

You will enhance your careers with the following skills and experiences:

  • Hands-on experience conceptualizing a technological venture
  • Conducting market surveys and formulating strategies.
  • Presenting a Start-up Pitch and getting feedback from investors and professionals
  • Expanding professional network through face-to- face meetings with business leaders in Israel, 
including leading figures from multinational companies, venture capitalists, investors and successful entrepreneurs.


You will be able to enjoy:

  • Events such as Hackathons and Entrepreneurship on the Bar
  • Field trips exploring many aspects of the Israeli business ecosystem
  • Vibrant student life, weekend trips throughout Israel and snorkeling in Eilat!

Academic Courses

Two intensive courses will enable students to translate ideas into successful business ventures.

From Idea to Start-Up (3-credit course)

Develop the skills and tools necessary for initiating and sustaining a new business venture, based on ideas generated by the program participants.

Leadership in Organizations (4-credit course)

Learn how to be an effective and inspired leader within the framework of an innovation ecosystem. Innovation Lecture Series Gather ideas and tips from accomplished experts in the field of innovation through a set of enriching lectures.

Program Dates:
July 12th to August 9th, 2017

For more information

For any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me or Ms. Karin Ziv at karinziv(at)bgu.ac.il