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Business Plan, Business Model Canvas or Pitch Deck?

You have a business idea and are thinking of the best way to present your business idea? You can choose between the Business Plan, Business Model Canvas or a Pitch Deck. However, which of these three formats is the best option for presenting a business idea?

In this Online Educational Forum Lecture "Making Ideas Work: Pitch Decks and Business Plans", Prof. Dr. Sven Ripsas, Professor for Entrepreneurship at Berlin School of Economics and Law, will introduce different tools for developing and presenting key elements of your business idea.

After the online lecture you will understand

•       the purpose of a Business Plan, Business Model Canvas and the Pitch Deck,

•       when to use the different tools along the stages of business development,

•       common mistakes to avoid when making a Business Plan, Business Model Canvas or Pitch Deck.

Lecture Series

We currently offer two public Lecture Series, which alternate each month:
The SPARK-BIH Educational Forum is designed to teach academic scholars the principles of Drug, Device & Diagnostic Development with focus on topics which are relevant for translational medicine.

In our SPARK-BIH Entrepreneurial Forum we recruit key opinion leaders in the fields of Business Planning & Development, Financing and Commercialization to teach entrepreneurial scientists.


SPARK-BIH is a mentoring program that supports academic inventions with education, mentorship and funding. The program is designed to de-risk projects with high potential impact, addressing critical unmet medical needs for any medical indication. Our aim is to accelerate the translation of academic inventions into outstanding medical products including novel drugs, repurposing drugs, advanced therapy medicinal products, such as cell and gene therapies, diagnostics and medical devices.

22 September 2020
5 - 6 pm

via GoToMeeting

Please register here!

Please note that the GoToMeeting session details are not sent out immediately after your registration. You will receive an email shortly before the online lecture, most likely the day before.

Vera Martos Riano