“Life’s too short to hang out with people who aren’t resourceful.”

Jeff Bezos

Entrepreneurship

We comprise entrepreneurial spirit with experience and motivation. You have an idea, already a business plan or a ready to launch startup, we will help you develop, accelerate and launch your own business. Together with experienced founders, accelerators, coworking spaces, we will provide you with a vast network, opportunities and a vast mentoring program.

Venture Capital

The best way to learn is by doing it yourself. Get to know the venture capital world from the insight perspective of a fund manager. Build your own network through office visits, workshops and (Ad)venture trips. Valuate startups, assess business models, advise entrepreneurs to identify key success factors. Maybe you find a future unicorn?

Management

There is nothing running without a proper organizational setup. Managing the initiatives budget, overseeing our vast network, being in close contact with FS staff and heading our social media appearance. However, independently organizing talks, discussions and site visits open for the whole FS community and public.

Frankfurt School Ventures is a student-run organization dedicated to fostering the entrepreneurial way of thinking among the students of Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. Our aim is to help current and aspiring entrepreneurs to develop their entrepreneurial spirit and connect them with the global business community. In addition, we are also the stepping stone for embarking on a career in Venture Capital by sharing valuable insights and key contacts. Previously known as “FS LightUp”, we have enhanced our scope from entrepreneurship to covering the whole start-up ecosystem.

Tom Richter

Tom Richter

Founder & Head
Isabel Schmidbauer

Isabel Schmidbauer

Co-Head
Julian Schmidt

Julian Schmidt

Head Venture Capital
Brian Takacs

Brian Takacs

Head Venture Capital
Chris Carter

Chris Carter

Head Entrepreneurship
Timo Dohmen

Timo Dohmen

Head Entrepreneurship
Hannah Lommel

Hannah Lommel

Head Project Management
You

You

We are always looking for dedicated students from all semesters to join our initiative.
If you want to join just send us your CV and share your motivation for the topic

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Upcoming Events

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FreightHub

FreightHub

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It‘s Europe‘s first digital freight forwarder handling global transports with a platform solution. Dr. Martin Fritsch (CFO) & Robert Petzold (Head of Finance) will be sharing their experience and drive.

Fresenius Medical Care Ventures

Fresenius Medical Care Ventures

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The investments are targeted to support Fresenius Medical Care’s corporate strategy to grow continuously in our core business and to expand into new business areas.

AdVenture Trip

AdVenture Trip

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Have you ever wondered how to break into the Venture Capital world? We will meet with some of the most successful VC Funds. Stay tuned for our next (Ad)venture.

Past Events

eCapital

eCAPITAL entrepreneurial Partners AG is a venture capital company that supports innovative entrepreneurs in seminal industries. Bernd Arkenau, Partner at eCAPITAL held a guest lecture on venture capital.

finanzguru

Over 100 Frankfurt School of Finance & Management students were listening to Benjamin Michels story about motivation, success and setbacks on his journey as Co-founder and Chief Executive of Finanzguru by dwins GmbH.