Summer school courses on entrepreneurship


Are you a student and do want to spend your summer useful, gaining more knowledge in an expertise field, complement your resume with an extracurricular activity and meet people from all around the world? Then come to Utrecht and be part of the Utrecht Summer School!

Utrecht Summer School offers tons of different summer courses, including ones on entrepreneurship.

Check out these courses if you are interested in this field:


In addition to studying a specific topic like entrepreneurship, Utrecht Summer School offers social activities to get you acquinted with the Netherlands and its culture. There is room for trips to other cities and drinks in Utrecht. Check out USS’s website for all information.



Startup Fest Europe


Startup Fest Europe is a European festival of a week full of events for startups, founders, investors, business leaders and developers. Gain knowledge on expertise topics from big entrepreneurs from all over the world and establish partnerships to help grow your startup!

Topics covered in The Netherlands include Agri & Food, Fin Tech, High Tech, Water Tech, Energy, Health Tech, Hard Science, Web / Mobile and Smart Cities.

Big names as Tim Cook (Apple), Travis Kalanick (Uber), Eric Schmidt (Alphabet/Google) and Mark Rutte (Prime Minister The Netherlands) will open the event in de Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam.

Other entrepreneurs and inspirators that will speak during the week are Harold Goddijn (TomTom), Jan Kees de Jager (KPN) and the initator herself, Neelie Kroes (StartupDelta).

Also part of the week are Campus Party Europe , E-commerce Live, Student Entrepreneurship Forum,  Digital Marketing Live, and the Closing Party. Enough interesting events to join, both as a student and entrepreneur!


Interested in joining events during Startup Fest Europe? Check out their website.

Dates: May 24-28




Campus Party Utrecht

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Feeling entrepreneurial? Want to know how to grow, we mean really GROW, your business? Growth master and 500Startups mentor Samir Patel will be on hand to share his knowledge.

Campus Party is for those with a deep drive to connect, create and grow teams, ideas and products into valuable propositions. The drivers can be very different among entrepreneurs ranging from helping people to making money, to having fun or simply connecting the dots to solve a puzzle.

Participants – called Campuseros – work together for five days, 24 hours a day, actively contributing to solutions for future challenges in workshops and hackathons. They are joined by organizations and individuals at the cutting edge of technology.12227911946_1ed9da8af6_k

There will be thousands at Campus Party like you. Imagine the possibilities. Campus Party will help you meet the people you will work with and have fun with the rest of your lives.

To get a taste of the programme > check out the talks the challenges >

There is a 360 start up programme  >


We don’t talk about the future. We build the future

Above all, Campus Party challenges talent to contribute to innovative solutions addressing the most important issues facing society now and in the future. The event’s motto is We don’t talk about the future. We build the future. Campus Party participants do a lot more than listen. They actively participate and work together with like-minded people. Campuseros will work on creative solutions for challenges presented by leading companies and organizations. They work on innovations in big data, sustainability, virtual reality, and the future of education and health care, but also on disruptive business models.

Get you ticket

Do you want to be part of the largest technological/social crossover event in the world with 5.000 other talents? Do you want to contribute to an innovative society? Do you want to participate in workshops, challenges and hackatons to come up with real solutions for a bright future? Do you want to broaden your network and to get in touch with start-ups, key-note speakers and leading companies?

Be part of Campus Party and get your ticket now! Buy your ticket using the code UU473CP and pay €50 instead of € 165 (that’s a 70% discount!).


Summary of Entrepreneurship Week: Spring edition 2016


Entrepreneurship Spring School was very succesful!

Approximately 30 students joined in to learn all about entrepreneurship including customer validation, marketing, finance and pitching.

In addition, a lot of lecturers from the Utrecht School of Economics and organizations joined in to elaborate on their entrepreneurial activities. For example, Enactus Utrecht did a case and presentation on social
entrepreneurship. Also, the attendees had lunch at StudentsInc and had the chance to meet startup entrepreneurs.

On Friday, the teams had to 13061923_10154077525176866_1082388099700014454_npitch their final business idea to three dragons in the Dragon’s Den. Eventually, a winner was chosen. A pitch on a sustainable water bottle based on bamboo won the competition.




Various organisations offer students interested in entrepreneurship opportunities. Check them out below!


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The start ups at UtrechtInc are always looking for interns. Are you interested in working at one of their start ups? Check out their vacancies here.



enactusAre you a student and interested in social entrepreneurship? Then check out the vacancies of Enactus Utrecht as they are looking for a new board.




Frisse Blikken offers internships during the summer months. Do you have time off during the summer and do you want to gain experience in field of consultancy and entrepreneurship? Check out the Frisse Blikken summer internships (by clicking on ‘student’ at the top)!



During the week, students had the chance to meet and learn from HollandStartup. As an incubator, they offer coaching and much more to start-ups. Interested in what they do? Check out Opportunities for Grads or get in touch!


Have you missed this edition of Entrepreneurship Week / Season school but are you eager to learn more about entrepreneurship? Stay up to date by liking our Facebook page and learn about new events in the future.

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Future-proof Skills: vergroot je netwerk & versterk je professionele vaardigheden

Supertrots op nieuw programma voor afstudeerdeers: Future proof skills!

Ben je een Masterstudent aan de Universiteit Utrecht en wil je vaardigheden opdoen die je nodig zult hebben na het afstuderen? Meld je dan aan voor Future-proof Skills!

Het Future-proof skills programma is ontwikkeld door de Career Services in samenwerking met de arbeidsmarkt (12 prestigieuze bedrijven waaronder Shell, NCOI, YSE, Michael Page). Tijdens de workshops leer je professionele vaardigheden op te doen welke je zullen bijblijven tijdens je carrière. Tevens heb je de kans je netwerk te vergroten met deze bedrijven.

Alle info op een rijtje:

  • Het programma duurt van mei – juni 2016
  • Alle workshops zijn gratis en duren ieder rond de 3 uur (inclusief hapjes & drankjes).
  • Na minimaal drie workshops bij te hebben gewoond, ontvang je een certificaat. Deze kan je helpen bij het overtuigen van toekomstige werkgevers :-)!

Klaar om 21st-century skills op te doen die je nodig zult hebben na het afstuderen?

Schrijf je hier in voor het Future-proof Skills programma 

NB: This program is only offered in Dutch.

Entrepreneurship Week: Spring school 2016

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Are you interested in learning more about entrepreneurship?


April 18th-22nd, we are organizing the 5th edition of ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK.

You have the chance to learn about different aspects of entrepreneurship, like sustainable entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial marketing. You’ll also get the chance to get to know a startup incubator from Utrecht, HollandStartup. They will have workshops on Wednesday & Friday.

Target audience for the Entrepreneurship Week is advanced Bachelor, Master, and PhD students – also non-UU students. Prior knowledge of entrepreneurship or economics is no prerequisite.

You are not required to be present at all workshops, however we do have a 80% attendance requirement.

You’ll get a free lunch on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 🙂

Completion of the programme offers the UtrechtCE Entrepreneurship Week Certificate.

Are you interested in this programme? Sign up here to join us during April 18-22!


  • Erik Stam (Prof. UU, Chair Entrepreneurship)
  • Maurice Bakker (Founder Holland Startup)
  • Robbert Jan Hanse (Founder Holland Startup)
  • Leendert de Bell (UU and HU)
  • Niels Bosma (UU)
  • Peter van der Meer (UU)
  • Robert de Bruijn (HU)

Week schedule (UPDATED ON APRIL 4TH)

NB: This schedule is still subject to change. Please refer to this page for updated information. 

10:00-11:30 Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Intrapreneurship(Leendert de Bell / Erik Stam)
11:30-12:00 Break
12:00-13:15 Frisse Blikken workshop
13:15-13:45 Lunch @ UtrechtInc
13:45-15:30 Lean canvas workshop (HollandStartup)
15:30-15:45 Break
15:45-17:30 Lean startup & customer validation workshop (Robert de Bruijn)

10:00-12:00 Enactus workshop + social entrepreneurship
12:00-12:45 Lunch
12:45-15:30 Get Out of The Building In Your Teams
15:30-17:00 StudentsInc drink

10:00- 12:00 Minimal Viable Product Workshop (HollandStartup)
12:00-12:45 Lunch
12:45-14:45 Customer Reach (Channels) Workshop (HollandStartup)
14:45-15:00 Break
15:00-17:00 Work on MVPs + Coaching Session (HollandStartup)
17:00-19:00 Holland Startup Drink

10:30-12:30 Entrepreneurial Finance workshop (Hein Roelfsema, UU)
12:30-13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:00 Entrepreneurial Marketing (Peter van der Meer)
15:00-17:00 Working on your idea to pitch tomorrow!

10:00-12:00 Pitch Presentation Workshop (HollandStartup)
12:00-12:45 Lunch
12:45-15:30 Pitch Coaching (HollandStartup)
15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-17:30 Dragon’s Den Competition
17:30-19:00 Closing Drinks (at UU)

For more information about the Entrepreneurial Week, please contact us:

Hope to see you all there 🙂

Start-up Tour Integrand 24 maart


Op 24 maart organiseert Integrand de Start-up Tour in Utrecht.

Als student krijg je de kans om een kijkje te nemen bij drie verschillende start-ups om hun inspirerende verhalen te horen.

Ben je een bedrijfseconomische/marketing of sociaal wetenschappelijke WO-student en ben je geïnteresseerd in ondernemerschap en start-ups? Dan is dit event zeker iets voor jou!

PROGRAMMA Start-up Tour Utrecht

10:30 – 13:30 opening met presentatie en business case bij PickThisUp
14:00 – 17:30 Presentatie en businesscase bij Traintool
18:00 – 19:00 Presentatie van UtrechtInc. met afsluitende borrel
Schrijf je hier in voor deze inspirerende dag!

Get Started: startup entrepreneurs programme

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Stop dreaming and turn your sustainable idea into a business!

First entrepreneur with a sustainable mission? Get Started (by CE Booster and Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship)! It’s a ten-week programme that empowers ambitious startup entrepreneurs to turn their idea into an actual business. What you get:Getstarted-Gianluca

  • Workshops

  • Peer-2-peer support

  • Advice from a great network of experienced entrepreneurs

Apply now:

Want to learn more about Get Started? Read the flyer below

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Stop met dromen en maak van jouw duurzame idee werkelijkheid!

Een ambitieuze, beginnende ondernemer met een fantastisch business idee? Get Started! Ga in 10 weken van idee naar start up met het Get Started programma van CE Booster. Met ervaren coaches, workshops en een netwerk van mede-ondernemers geef je jouw startup een vliegende start. De eerste ronde start 8 april dus meld je vandaag nog aan:

Wil je meer weten over Get Started? Lees de onderstaande flyer

Flyer Get Started


Meld je aan voor UtrechtInc’s Pressure Cooker!




Nieuwe editie van startup programma Pressure Cooker!

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Start jij een innovatief bedrijf met een focus op Health, Climate of EducationMeld je dan aan bij UtrechtInc! Hier maak je een succes van je startup met feedback uit een community van ondernemers, ervaren experts en nieuw talent. Je krijgt toegang tot groeikapitaal, faciliteiten en ondersteuning die je nodig hebt voor succes en impact.

Het pressure cooker programma is een tienweeks traject waarin je essentiële kennis en vaardigheden opdoet voor het opstarten van je bedrijf. Je leert niet alleen de meest actuele en relevante theorie, maar je past deze ook toe op je eigen bedrijf (idee). Het programma duurt 10 weken en bestaat uit vijf workshops/feedback sessies waarin je jouw bevindingen pitcht aan je coach. Na tien weken presenteer je jouw business design aan de community.

Geïnteresseerd? Meld je aan voor 22 februari 2016

De nieuwe lichting PC#9 start in begin maart

Wat heeft UtrechtInc jou te bieden? Check –>



New edition of startup program Pressure Cooker!

Are you starting an innovative company with a focus on Health, Climate or Education? Then sign up for UtrechtInc! Here you can make a success out of your startup with feedback from a community of entrepreneurs, experienced experts and new talent. You gain access to growth capital, facilities and support that you need to be succesful and have impact.

The Pressure Cooker program is a ten week journey where you gain essential knowledge and skills to start your own business. You do not only learn about the newest and most relevant theory, but you also apply it to your company (idea). The program consists of 5 workshops/feedback sessions where you pitch your findings to your coach. After ten weeks, you present your business design to the community.

Interested? Sign up before February 22nd!

The new edition of PC will start in the beginning of March.

What does UtrechtInc have to offer? Check –>


Finalisten Energie(s)topper bekend

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De finalisten van de Energie(s)topper competitie zijn bekend!

Stichting DOEN en New Venture organiseren Energie(s)topper, een innovatiecompetitie op het gebied van energiebesparing. Het gaat hier om Nederlandse innovaties waarmee consumenten en bedrijven eenvoudig energie kunnen besparen. Daarmee maken de finalisten kans op het bedrag van 100.000 euro, om zo hun product of dienst verder te kunnen ontwikkelen.

Van de 105 inzendingen zijn de 5 beste oplossingen gekozen. De organisatie was blij verrast met het aantal aanmeldingen – het teken dat ondernemend Nederland zich bezig houdt met energiebesparing en hiervoor goede oplossingen heeft. De finalisten zijn SpeedComfort, Nerdalize, Senergine, PowerWindow en EnergyParty. Bekijk de website van Energie(s)topper om de oplossingen van de finalisten te lezen.

10 maart houden de vijf finalisten hun pitch voor de jury die bestaat uit onder andere Ed Nijpels (SER) en Marjan Minnesma (Urgenda). Hierna wordt de winnaar van de competitie bekend gemaakt.



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