the whu entrepreneur network

SMARTUP! is a student initiative at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany, with the aim of giving students versatile insights into the early stages of entrepreneurship. We organize a variety of events, including company tours across Germany, on-campus workshops, and networking fairs to connect with potential co-founders from other universities.



WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management


WHU Entrepreneurship Center

For over 30 years, WHU students and alumni have created thousands of startups, some of which have become household names across the globe. The WHU Entrepreneurship Center was established to support this tradition through programs and partnerships with corporates, startups, investors, alumni and students from Vallendar to Düsseldorf to Berlin, and beyond!
SMARTUP! - the WHU Entrepreneur Network cooperates closely with the WHU Entrepreneurship Center, which is an integral part of WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management.

Our Partners

SMARTUP! offers an audience of curious and technology-interested students of WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management. Companies that collaborate with us benefit from discussing and challenging their ventures and ideas with an interested student body.

Team 2023

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