On the 25th of May the Rotterdam School of Management is organising the finale of the RSM Entrepreneurship Challenge in cooperation with ECE Students! The RSM Entrepreneurship Challenge is being held at the ECE Campus, home of the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship. During the finale the three best performing student teams will pitch their results in front of a jury consisting of Harald Swinkels (CEO & Founder Nederlandse Energie Maatschappij), Albert de Jong (Chairman of Excelsior BV and CEO A. De Jong Groep), and the Rabobank. Albert the Jong and Kees de Jong (Entrepreneur, Mentor and Investor) will also give a speech on their entrepreneurial endeavours.
The winner of the Challenge will go home with the RSM Entrepreneurship Award. This means that they’ll get supported with the development of their start-up. Since all the money that the students have earnt with the Challenge is dedicated for charity, we’ll hand over a big cheque for the charity the students themselves have chosen. The event starts at 14:00 with the innovation and start-up market and ends at 17:00 with drinks!
What is the RSM Entrepreneurship Challenge?
The Entrepreneurship Challenge is being organized by the Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship department of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. For the course Orientation to Entrepreneurship, 550 second year Business Administration students started their own business in groups of 3 to 4 students. Every team received seed funding of €5 which was provided by the university. They got supported by the RSM and the ECE to put the lessons on entrepreneurship into practice. The teams that made the largest profits are invited to pitch their business in front of an experienced jury during the finale! All money that has been raised by the 140 firms, is being donated to charity.
The event is open for everyone, but will be held in Dutch.
If you’re interested, please sign up at www.ecestudents.com/rsm