Event Details

Startup Club Session with Nir Tsuk | The Language of Innovation

14.99 € (incl. VAT)
28. February 2020, 07:00 PM - 28. February 2020, 10:00 PM (1 day)

Join us for the first Network Club Session in 2020 on February 28 in the MBS Startup Club

Dr. Nir Tsuk is a seasoned practitioner, academic and facilitator with over 20 years of international experience in the fields of social capital, entrepreneurship, impact and culture of innovation. Serving as NYU’s Global Distinguished Scholar (as well as a Visiting Professor of Entreprenurship at Osaka University, Japan), Nir is has recently launched for New York University the Institute for Impact and Intrapreneurship, connecting New York and Tel Aviv – and bringing the language of innovations to those who need it most. 

Prior to this, Nir helped idealist.org – the world's largest social online talent acquisition platform – to increase its size and impact as its Head of Growth, and has brought Ashoka – the world's largest social entrepreneurship organization – to Israel, after serving as a Ashoka's Global Fellowship Director in Washington DC, connecting more than 3000 social entrepreneurs in 72 countries. Nir holds a PhD from Cambridge University in social and political sciences – where he wrote his dissertation on social networks, social capital and intentional communities. Previously, Nir led policy research initiatives at the Community Development Foundation in London and at the Committee for Social Affairs in the Israeli Parliament in Jerusalem.

He has been, among other things, a curriculum developer at the Rabin Centre and the Israeli national authority for Holocaust remembrance, the editor of Israel's bestselling computer magazine, a restaurant manager, and a street cleaner. Nir advises and lectures citizen organizations, entrepreneurs, government bodies, and companies.


  • Experience the entrepreneurial process hands-on
  • Discuss different definitions, methods and concepts of innovation
  • Explore the importance of culture, risk-taking and failure on all of the above


  • Entrepreneurship/ intrapreneurship
  • Design Thinking
  • Lean Canvas
  • Culture/Mindset


Venue and Time:

  • MBS Study and Conference Center – Mannheim Palace
  • February 28, 2020 | Registration opens at 6.30 pm, event starts at 7.00 pm


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Located in the heart of the German and European economy, Mannheim Business School (MBS), the umbrella organization for management education at the University of Mannheim, is considered to be one of the leading institutions of its kind in Germany and is continuously ranked as Germany’s #1.