The Rotterdam 100

Capacity: 100 Starting: 15 January 2016 13:00 - 17:00

In a rapidly changing world, Rotterdam needs bright minds to develop innovative ideas for a future-proof economy. The Rotterdam 100 offers students and young professionals the opportunity to develop their talents, and gives companies new insights. This programme will boost the innovation power of Rotterdam.

Apply now for The Rotterdam 100 and work on challenging business cases together with leading companies like ABN AMRO, CGI and Port of Rotterdam and bring innovation to Rotterdam.

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”This programme will boost the innovation power of Rotterdam”

Mayor of Rotterdam – Ahmed Aboutaleb

Photo Credit: Gemeente Rotterdam – fotograaf: Marc Nolte

What is Rotterdam 100

The Rotterdam 100 is a competition in which you and 99 other talents work with our companies: ABN AMRO, CGI, Port of Rotterdam, Symbid and PwC. Together we will create and implement innovative solutions for the Rotterdam business ecosystem. We look forward to meeting you and help you develop entrepreneurial skills, cross-sector insights, career opportunities and a valuable network.

The programme

The Rotterdam 100 starts with the Pitch days in which our pitch experts will give you professional pitch training. After the Pitch days only 100 talents will be selected for the 24 Hour Creation Battle. During this battle you and your multidisciplinary team will solve a real ‘The Next Economy’ business case. The five teams with the best solutions are invited to the Getting It Done Battle. Here you get the chance to develop and implement your solution in one of our companies. Once in the Final you will present your outcome and only one team will be crowned as ‘Rotterdam Most Excellent’, receive a Letter of Recommendation from mayor Aboutaleb and win.. AN ALL INCLUSIVE TRIP TO BOSTON, USA!

Can you participate?

Rotterdam 100 is open to Dutch and international students and young professionals from research-oriented universities (WO) and universities of applied sciences (HBO). Talents from all disciplines are welcome to apply. Participation is free of charge. Applicants who are most eager to learn, develop and excel will be invited to the Pitchdays.

What do we expect from you?

As a participant we ask you to attend all programme elements with a positive and proactive attitude. During the Getting It Done Battle we expect you to work one day a week on developing and implementing your solution. You can work from your workspace at the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship, at one of our companies or just from your own home.

Pitchday 1 – 18th of December

Pitchday 2 & New Years Drinks – 15th of January

24 Hour Creation Battle – 11th & 12th of February

Getting It Done Battle – February till June (incompany)

Final – 3rd of June

So, do you want to work with leading companies? Develop entrepreneurial skills? Create career opportunities and gain a valuable network?

Apply and be part of the Rotterdam 100 – First application deadline: 11th of December


For a full overview of the programme check out the website.



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