“A fundamental goal for entrepreneurial education is to essentially show that entrepreneurship is something that can be trained and developed amongst a range of different individuals. Contrary to earlier notions that singled it as pertaining to hero-like figures with unique sets of traits, research has increasingly emphasized that we can think of entrepreneurship as a constellation of skills and characteristics that, if well-trained and nurtured with the right set of experiences and learning opportunities, can help foster an entrepreneurial mindset in anyone”
The Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship defines entrepreneurship education as more than generating ideas and developing profitable business models and fast-growing startups. Entrepreneurial education is about developing entrepreneurial behaviour to provide today’s citizens with the mindset and tools to identify and deal with tomorrow’s challenges. Fueled by our belief that entrepreneurship is the primary driver for innovation, we strive to embed entrepreneurship in the DNA of people. We don’t create companies, we create entrepreneurs through the knowledge and network of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, a university founded by entrepreneurs more than 100 years ago.