Think like a Start-up

Applying entrepreneurial mindsets and practices to drive positive impact

Kursnummer: STR-116


Startups have built a vast body of knowledge and experience in dealing with uncertainty and change. By complementing creativity with discipline, focus and curiosity, they are a major force in redesigning industries. However, the factors of their success are not limited to tech businesses. As leaders in other industries, civil society and the public sector are facing a fast paced and interconnected world, they can apply strategies and processes of startups just as well.

Think like a Startup aims to transfer approaches used by startups into other contexts. Building upon the insights made in hubs like San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Dublin and Berlin, we look into the black box of startup success and help participants to build on entrepreneurial mindsets and practices for positive impact. This workshop will be held in English language.    

Was Sie lernen

  • Approach challenges with an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Lead projects in the face of change and uncertainty
  • Start building and developing a toolkit of practices used in startups

Wie Sie lernen

  • Input from theory and practice
  • Individual and group exercises about popular frameworks such as the lean startup methodology
  • Case studies and best practices from successful founders and entrepreneurs

Für wen

  • Leaders in all sectors challenged by change and uncertainty who are interested in entrepreneurial approaches and who are in a position to implement these impulses into their work 


Ben Sahlmüller

Ben Sahlmüller
Project Manager, LEAD Academy

What motivates me: Building capacities and communities for people with ambitions and sense of responsibility.

The impact I want to have with this workshop: Provide new approaches to deal with complexity and to embrace uncertainty.

My experience: I combine deep theoretical knowledge on leadership, social networks and entrepreneurship from my ongoing PhD-research in business psychology at the Rotterdam School of Management with practical experiences and intuition that I have developed through my own leadership roles in social initiatives and music orchestras as well as part of a global entrepreneurial community. 

Daniel Ramamoorthy

Daniel Ramamoorthy
Startup & Govt Advisor, Leadership Coach

What motivates me: Coaching others to bring entrepreneurial thinking to both their personal and professional lives.

The impact I want to have with this workshop: An innovative approach to work situations, team dynamics, and even personal life.

My experience: I work as a catalyst committed to change as an entrepreneur, investor, government advisor, lecturer, speaker and radio presenter. My work includes projects with the UN, World Vision and KPMG as well as building and scaling startups on four continents. In particular I love building multi-million dollar businesses all from bootstrapping (aka no money!).

Zeit und Ort

Zeit: 03.03.2018, 09:30-17:30 Uhr
Ort: ProjektZentrum Berlin der Stiftung Mercator
1. OG
Neue Promenade 6
10178  Berlin
Kursnummer: STR-116
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