'What is the main thing you need to succeed as an entrepreneur?' asks Joost Brinkman as he welcomes new Master students, who immediately start yelling out their answers: Money. Creativity. Vision. A good idea. Dedication. 'No, all good, but it is not what I want to hear,' says Brinkman. 'The main thing you need as an entrepreneur is a customer!'
Zes ondernemende UT- en Saxionstudenten beginnen zelfstandig een halfjaar durend honoursprogramma ‘Entrepreneurship’. Onder hun begeleiding en die van ervaringsdeskundigen leer je in een halfjaar de basis van het ondernemerschap.
What do cognitive neuroscience and social entrepreneurship have in common? At the very least, they are both important parts of Raja Singaram’s PhD research. ‘How to support social entrepreneurs that start new business ventures?’ That was the question Singaram asked himself before moving from Silicon Valley to the University of Twente.
Today is the last day of the first edition of CuriousU. This unique summer school in festival style, organized at the UT campus, welcomed 180 participants of 28 nationalities from all over the world. How did they enjoy their week at the University of Twente and is there anything they would change about the experience?
Do entrepreneurs all over the world think alike? That is the core question studied within the EPICC (Entrepreneurial Processes in a Cultural Context) project, which is trying to determine to what extent a national culture influences the entrepreneurial process.
UT graduate Nadiezdha Crespo helped to establish a community center in her home country of Mexico. In this center, creative people from the base of the pyramid can start up their own company.
She is the first Phd to get a doctorate degree from the University of Twente and the catholic University of Leuven. she is also the first to get a Phd education certificate in the Innovation & entrepreneurship track of Twente Graduate school. annelies Geerts’ study on effective innovation strategies in established companies is innovative in itself.