What do you think it takes to turn your idea into a startup? Find out at Erasmus Start It Up!
25 September 2020
Last week we kicked off the academic year with Erasmus Start It Up, an intensive one-day programme that empowers you to validate and give direction to your startup idea(s). About 20 aspiring entrepreneurs joined the programme on our campusto explore the potential of their startup ideas to determine the next steps.
In a coronaproofformat, the participants were introduced to core entrepreneurial principles such as design thinking and the lean startup methodology. Throughout the day, the participants had the opportunity to exchange views with like-minded aspiring entrepreneurs during interactive sessions. Using different entrepreneurship tools such as the Value Proposition Canvas and the one-sentence pitch,the participantslearned what it takes to turn their ideas into a startup. Ending the day with an effectuation roadmap, the participantsgained a sense of direction for the validation of their startup ideas.
An advantage of being surrounded by innovative entrepreneurs at our campus is that we can ask them to share their entrepreneurial journeys with the aspiring entrepreneurs participating in our programmes! During the first edition of Erasmus Start It Up, we invited one of our community members, Kasper Kupperman, cofounder of The Green Branchto share his story and answer any pressing questions the participants had about becoming/being an entrepreneur. Here’s a sneak peek of his talk:
During his talk, Kasper shared these inspiring tips for the aspiring entrepreneurs:
Build on the shoulders of giants and don’t reinvent the wheel
Be honest and humble
Never lose sight of what is important to you and your business
Entrusted by the Dutch Embassy in Iran, this week we also successfully kicked off the online #FemaleFoundersprogramme! Over the course of four weeks, 22 participants will familiarize themselves with entrepreneurial principles, and apply several tools from the entrepreneurship process to their own businesses in the agri-food, energy and water sectors.
Interested to know more about our startup programmes?
Check out our webpage for an overview of all our startup programmeshere or reach out to our startup programmes team via firstname.lastname@example.org!