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Sander Peltenburg and George Brandenburg

Founders of Burgs Foods

“The Erasmus Startup Programme gives you the chance to turn your idea into reality – Just go for it.”


Sander and George make delicious and healthy cricket based food products with their company Burgs Foods.

The Erasmus Startup Programme helped us to get an entrepreneurial mindset and let us take the first steps in the creation of our business. Before the Startup Programme, we had our own food truck and had no idea whether people would actually wanted to eat our cricket burger. We made a switch to the food service industry and catering business. During the programme we came to the conclusion that we were dependent on one supplier, so we made an effort and succeeded in finding more.

Meeting the coaches and partners of Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship was the most valuable for us. Our first customer, Bas van Eck, was a partner of them. Also, to connect with fellow entrepreneurs in the programme was something we really enjoyed and learned a lot from. The Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship Campus is a very inspirational place, because of this we continued into the Business Membership Programme after the Startup Programme ended. We kept on working in the Rotterdam Science Tower, surrounded by people with the same passion and ambitions. This really helped us in connecting with the right people and building a network. 

Before the Erasmus Startup Programme, we were just testing our concept a bit. During the programme we actually created our own business and started working on it fulltime. We proved that we had a great concept and as a result of that we changed our mindset. With the help of the coaches we decided to start an Ltd. Even though we don’t work in the Rotterdam Science Tower anymore now, we still have great contact with the people from the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship and are happy to have them in our network. 

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