About us

The Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship is the leading centre for entrepreneurship in Europe. Fueled by our belief that entrepreneurship is the primary driver for innovation, we strive to embed entrepreneurship in the DNA of people by applying the knowledge and network of Erasmus University Rotterdam, a university founded by entrepreneurs more than 100 years ago. 

With our team consisting of highly-motivated staff, four full professors and 35+ academic trainers and researchers on entrepreneurship, – varying from strategic leadership, ambidexterity, entrepreneurial finance, (open) innovation management, entrepreneurship economics and corporate venturing – we offer our clients insight into their corporate entrepreneurship capabilities through scans and monitoring the effectiveness of innovation programmes via our Leading Innovation Excellence programme. Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship develops and executes entrepreneurship courses on Bachelor, Master and MBA level for multiple universities throughout the Netherlands and thereby awakens entrepreneurial talent at 10.000 students every year.

These training and development programmes often take place at our learning environment, situated in the Rotterdam Science Tower at the heart of the Rotterdam Makers District. Our own entrepreneurship campus consists of more than 10,000 m2 is the home base for our community consisting of 100+ innovative companies, and for countless events attracting over 30.000 visitors every year. Through our community we have a clear picture of the start and growth factors of companies; we monitor and research fast growing companies, scale-ups, and present the results in the annual Scale-up Dashboard. Every year 100+ entrepreneurs start their company in our Erasmus Startup Programme resulting in an alumni base of 500+ entrepreneurs. At our current 7 floors (and counting) of our campus we host initiatives as the PortXL accelerator (Port of Rotterdam), Life Sciences & Health hub (ErasmusMC), and Startup Floor (Get in the Ring), thereby facilitating cross-over learning within these sectors.

Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship is initiated by Rotterdam School of Management and Erasmus School of Economics and 100% part of the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Our values

Impactful

Our programmes add value to the beneficiaries and contribute to the empowerment of people by developing their entrepreneurial competences.

Team sport

As a team and in partnerships we trust and build on each other and stimulate each other in their personal growth.

Entrepreneurial

In what we do and how we do it. We are entrepreneurial, proactive, innovative.

Top league

We deliver high quality programmes and work together with the top professors and industry leaders. We are their trusted partner.

Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship Team

We have put together a talented and experienced  team passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation with highly-motivated staff, (academic) trainers and facilitators, four full professors and 35+ top researchers. Together, we are always looking forward to the achievement of our next goal!