“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

Chairman and Founder

Tom founded FS Ventures in 2018 and after co-heading FSLightup he took over the student initiative with Niklas in 2017. He is a Bachelors Student with focus on Banking and Finance. Besides founding his own startup he has worked in the Venture Capital Fund investments of Germanys state owned bank and acts as ambassador for the First Momentum VC Fund.

Niklas Schäfer

Niklas Schäfer

Chairman and Founder

Niklas founded FS Ventures in 2018 after co-heading FS LightUp since August 2017. Currently, he is doing his Bachelor's degree with focus on Banking and Finance. Besides his high interest in the field of Venture Capital, he has worked in the Digital Office of KfW for 4 months and gained valuable insights concerning new digital technologies and agile methods.

Members

Members

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 tell us what you want to shape at FS Ventures.

Upcoming Events

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Carl Finance Keynote

Carl Finance Keynote

14.03.2019 / 16:45 room S1.02

The keynote will include a talk about "How to build a digital capital market" and an open discussion round. This will allow questions around the challenges of being a founder and the key success factors to building a successful Startup.
*no sign up required

M&A Workshop

M&A Workshop

29.03.2019 / 16:45 room S1.09

Das Carl Finance M&A Team betreut Klienten und Partnerberater und unterstützt diese vollumfänglich in allen Fragestellungen rund um Unternehmensverkäufe, Kapitalerhöhungen und Finanzierungsfragen.
*application required

Past Events

Christian Lindner

„Start-ups are yeast for the economy“ He shared insights of his personal entrepreneurial career and put a political spotlight on start-ups in Germany.

Corinna Haas

She talked about differences in recruiting in IB and start-ups. Corinna was a recruiter at J.P. Morgan for 10 years and now advises Startups.