The KIT combines the tasks of a university with those of a research center of the Helmholtz Association and ranks 165 in the Thomson Reuters World University ranking. KIT is one of the leading universities in the Engineering and Natural Sciences in Europe, ranking sixth overall in citation impact. Innovation and entrepreneurship are key topics at the KIT being one of the ‘Founders Universities’ sponsored by the German Federal Government. Since 2011, Dr. Carsten Linz is an adjunct faculty member and regularly teaches the master course ‘Entrepreneurial Leadership & Innovation Management’, which is a unique combination of latest research and advanced case studies and lets the participants experience the entire entrepreneurial process hands-on in ‘fast forward’-manner. The course is consistently taught from the perspective of a start-up CEO.