Prince Constantijn (52) has been the Netherlands’ start-up ambassador since 2016. The University of Twente is awarding him an honorary doctorate for his efforts as promotor for new entrepreneurs. By celebrating Constantijn with an honorary title, the UT hopes to rise to the next level as entrepreneurial university. His advice? ‘Be generous and treat entrepreneurs like top athletes.’
Prins Constantijn (52) is sinds 2016 de startup-ambassadeur van Nederland. Hij krijgt voor zijn inzet als vaandeldrager van startende ondernemers een eredoctoraat van de UT. Met Constantijn als eredoctor hoopt de UT een ‘next-level’ ondernemende universiteit te worden. Zijn advies? ‘Wees genereus en behandel ondernemers als topsporters.’
In ‘Back to the Year...’ we revive bygone campus times with remarkable stories. In this sixth episode we go, together with UT student Yorick Bosch, back to the year 2017, the ‘glory days’ of the now defunct craft beer startup Hops & Grains.
In ‘Terug naar het jaar…’ laten we vervlogen campustijden herleven aan de hand van opmerkelijke verhalen. In deze zesde aflevering gaan we met UT-student Yorick Bosch terug naar het jaar 2017, de ‘glorietijd’ van de inmiddels opgedoekte speciaalbierstartup Hops & Grains.
UT alumnus Anand Chowdhary has already raised several million euros in seed capital with his start-up Pabio. The idea: renting designer furniture for a fixed monthly fee. 'People see designer furniture as something for the elite, but it doesn't have to be expensive.'
Met zijn startup Pabio haalde UT-alumnus Anand Chowdhary al meerdere miljoenen op aan startkapitaal. Het idee: designmeubels huren voor een vast bedrag per maand. ‘Mensen zien het als iets voor de elite, maar het hoeft helemaal niet duur te zijn.’
LipoCoat, a biotech spin-off from nanotechnology lab MESA+ of the University of Twente, has been named the Best Medical Device Coatings Company of 2020 in the Global Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Awards 2020.
UT-alumni can be found all over the world and in all sorts of positions. U-Today portrays them every now and then. This time: Jessica Scholten, 'nail stylist of the stars' and well on her way to establishing a nail art empire
UT-alumni tref je overal ter wereld en in allerlei posities. U-Today portretteert ze met enige regelmaat. Deze keer: Jessica Scholten, ‘nagelstyliste van de sterren’ en hard op weg een nail art imperium uit de grond te stampen.
After months of hard work and online chats with coaches, the winners of the UT Challenge were announced during a livestream from the Bastille yesterday. Prizes, seven in total, ranged from a wildcard for the 4TU Impact Challenge to 5000 euros.
IEM student Marius Lupulescu won the first prize, at the finale of the sixth season of Hive01 Wednesday evening at the U Parkhotel. Out of eight contestants who pitched their idea at the ‘dragon’s den’, the jury deemed his business idea for a meeting app for gamers the best.
‘I couldn’t find a vacancy site focused on study related jobs. So I started one myself,’ says Carlien Hartgerink (25), UT graduate and the founder of Studentpower, platform 'for students by students’. Hartgerink’s idea was financially supported by another UT student Anne Koolen (22), the platform’s investor.
Hyeji Yun (bachelor student Creative Technology) started a new group called Ambitious Women of the UT. Yesterday was their first event at the DesignLab. Questions such as how can women increase their presence in technology and entrepreneurship were discussed.
The annual Entrepreneurial Day will be held on Thursday the 20th of June at the University of Twente. The programme includes a keynote speech by one of the founders of the Tikkie app, Guido Berben, the final of the UT Entrepreneurial Challenge and music performance by guitarist Mart Hillen.
Peter Wennink, CEO and President of ASML, presented the Innovation Lecture at today’s Entrepreneurial Day in De Waaier. ‘If you want to start a company, you need to find people who are better than you,’ stressed the business leader.
Almost forty student teams went on a speed date with companies like Thales, ASML and VolkerWessels at the DesignLab yesterday. As part of the UT Challenge, they pitched their ideas and networked with business representatives.
Entrepreneurship is everywhere within the ECIU network. New business ideas and hopeful start-ups pop up at the partner universities every day. To give young entrepreneurs a better fighting chance in today's ‘global village’, ECIU universities have decided to harvest the expertise of the entire network and create a joint international ‘start-up accelerator’ programme.