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Graduate Entrepreneur distinguishes itself through its large network of partners and established entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs that were once in your shoes and want to give back to society. We believe in the potential of an ambitious student with a big dream and challenge our network to think differently: to innovate together in unprecedented ways, connecting the leaders of the industry in a boundless ecosystem. This will be the foundation for kick-starting the potential of our young entrepreneurs and reaching them on the moments that matter between education and career.

Founding universities

A special thanks to the founding universities who believe in the power of students and entrepreneurialism. They have supported us from day one and helped to make the dream of Graduate Entrepreneur and its Fund a reality. Thank you!

What you can do

Our goal is simple. We want to help you as a young founder with growing, scaling and lifting your business to the next level. Therefore, our impressive network is ready and eager to share their knowledge and experience to help you with the diverse challenges you face. If you or your co-founder is studying in Rotterdam / Delft or has graduated within 7 years in one of these cities, don’t hesitate to apply for coaching. After you have filled out the form via the button ‘Apply for coaching’ below, we are going to match you to a coach that we think is best suited to help you.

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Pick their brains.

Below you can find an overview of alumni from Erasmus University Rotterdam and TU Delft that are already in the Graduate Entrepreneur network. They will be glad to share their knowledge, their experience and their network so make sure you team up with them! Want to see their tips for young entrepreneurs? Click on their pictures!

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Alexander Collot d'Escury
CEO Bruynzeel Storage Systems
Alexander Collot d'Escury
CEO Bruynzeel Storage Systems

Alexander Kist
Co-founder and managing partner NewSkool
Alexander Kist
Co-founder and managing partner NewSkool

'If you think you have everything under control, you're going too slow. Making money first but also 'Karma Entrepreneurship'. Competition is good: believe in own strength. Business development AND Market Development.

Andrea Wassink
Andrea Wassink

Don't hestitate to ask everything, there are no stupid questions.

Anneke Sanderse
Supervisory boardmember Gelre Ziekenhuizen
Anneke Sanderse
Supervisory boardmember Gelre Ziekenhuizen

Every day that we spend not improving quality of healthcare is a wasted one.

Annemarie Haverhals
Annemarie Haverhals

Think big, focus on finding a balance of doing the right things and doing things right, and use your network!

Annemieke Rijke
Directeur Innovations / CCO in en voor Retail
Annemieke Rijke
Directeur Innovations / CCO in en voor Retail

Be driven by a strong belief in your company, not by making money on short term.

Anouk Kooijmans
Coach The Creative Greenhouse
Anouk Kooijmans
Coach The Creative Greenhouse

Think Big, Start Small, Work Hard.

Arjanneke Teeuw
DGA Sardijn
Arjanneke Teeuw
DGA Sardijn

Barbara van Hussen
Lawyer (partner) JB Law
Barbara van Hussen
Lawyer (partner) JB Law

Dare to ask for advice!

Bart van Geluk
Consultant
Bart van Geluk
Consultant

Although the solution, service or product is impeccable, there is still a massive stakeholder field (suppliers, government, customers, process owners, and so on) to be organized and geared towards the success of the startup, initiative or organization. As a recipe for success, this is to be orchestrated robustly from the start

Bas van Heel
Executive Mentor Helium Consult
Bas van Heel
Executive Mentor Helium Consult

Start with a small team building a deep understanding of customer needs/competitive advantage. The rest is iteration/perseverance.

Bastiaan Witvoet
Owner Oranjegroep and Euro-Caps
Bastiaan Witvoet
Owner Oranjegroep and Euro-Caps

Become an entrepreneur because it gives you a lot of energy and you like hard work. Then success will come naturally.

Boukje Koch
Founder A4M group
Boukje Koch
Founder A4M group

Chill when things do not go as planned: iterations are part of creating a great product or service.

Carlos Prada
Cofounder / CFO
Carlos Prada
Cofounder / CFO

Value creation comes first Cash is king

Coen van Oostrom
Founder Edge
Coen van Oostrom
Founder Edge

You have to be the biggest optimist that life can be because you have to wake up every morning and say yes I can do this! But you also have to wake up every night and be scared shitless of what can go wrong.

Coenraad de Vos van Steenwijk
Founder DDV
Coenraad de Vos van Steenwijk
Founder DDV

What is the customer problem you are trying to solve?

Daan van Manen
General Manager Diagnostic X-Ray
Daan van Manen
General Manager Diagnostic X-Ray

Dare to experiment and always stay humble.

Dian Besseler
Entrepreneur
Dian Besseler
Entrepreneur

If somebody says no , what do you do?

Diederik van Styrum
Co-founder Xindao
Diederik van Styrum
Co-founder Xindao

'Ik heb het nog nooit gedaan dus ik denk dat ik het wel kan' - Pippi Langkous

Frans Haafkens
Founder i4hi
Frans Haafkens
Founder i4hi

It begins with passion for an idea and guts. If you possess those you go to Graduate Entrepreneur!

Frans van Houten
CEO Philips
Frans van Houten
CEO Philips

1. Get the right people on your team 2. It's all about learning fast. Make a plan, get started, learn and adapt. 3. Customers, customers, customers!

Gijs van Lookeren Campagne
Founder Easy2Pay
Gijs van Lookeren Campagne
Founder Easy2Pay

Gijs was also the co-founder of Greenwheels.

Hadewych Cels
Parter Karmijn Kapitaal
Hadewych Cels
Parter Karmijn Kapitaal

A business plan will, of course, never turn out the way you predicted it, but it definitely helps you and your team to make one, if only to make sure you are all aligned.

Han de Groot
Founder Metrixlab
Han de Groot
Founder Metrixlab

If you can’t explain your idea clearly, keep quiet, and work on it until you can!

Hans van Ierland
Founder HPE Growth
Hans van Ierland
Founder HPE Growth

Persist and keep going, even if your friends don't believe in your business!

Harald Swinkels
Writer | Director | Producer
Harald Swinkels
Writer | Director | Producer

Make sure you have fun and make profit.

Inkie de Jong-Stoop
Owner Wijs letselschade
Inkie de Jong-Stoop
Owner Wijs letselschade

Don't hesitate, just do it!

Jaap Kerstjens
Partner Health Venture Partners
Jaap Kerstjens
Partner Health Venture Partners

In medtech and life science: do not trust that a great product sells itself, focus on getting to scale early on

Jan Willem Eleveld
CEO and Founder Norman Health
Jan Willem Eleveld
CEO and Founder Norman Health

Set your self ambitious growth targets and build an infrastructure that can support such (international) growth. Focus, focus focus

Jan Willem Gerritsen
Co-founder Metrixlab
Jan Willem Gerritsen
Co-founder Metrixlab

Think carefully about your business model from day one so it remains good when you grow.

Jasper Beerman
Investment Director Rotrip
Jasper Beerman
Investment Director Rotrip

Create a plan, stay focused, but above all the difference is in the execution.

Jasper Geselschap
Investment manager Innovation Quarter
Jasper Geselschap
Investment manager Innovation Quarter

Discipline equals freedom.

Jean-Jacques Sliepen
Development Director 0Entropy
Jean-Jacques Sliepen
Development Director 0Entropy

A good idea is worth nothing without execution.

Joost Romeijn
Founder Sunweb
Joost Romeijn
Founder Sunweb

Make sure that in your business plan your product is not only well defined, but also think of how to sell it. Who is my client and how will I reach that client?

Julie van Loef
Partner Development Manager
Julie van Loef
Partner Development Manager

The world of tech is a jungle! Realize that each misstep or mistake you make is actually progress that brings you closer to your goal - keep this growth mindset and you will come very far.

Karin van Lookeren Campagne
Karin van Lookeren Campagne

Next to a good business plan a great external pitch can make the difference.

Lourens Ruigrok
Investment Manager Finch Capital
Lourens Ruigrok
Investment Manager Finch Capital

Set the bar at the front door and hire someone more capable than you are every time.

Machtelt Groothuis
Co-founder Rubio Impact Ventures
Machtelt Groothuis
Co-founder Rubio Impact Ventures

Surround yourself with diverse people, be flexible to adapt your plans and just go for it!

Marcus Groeneveld
COO Ciphix
Marcus Groeneveld
COO Ciphix

Everyone can be an entrepreneur, as long as you are willing to work hard for it! Like a top athlete that wants to go to the olympics.

Mariet Schreurs
Partner A4M group
Mariet Schreurs
Partner A4M group

The plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.

Mark Witteman
Founder & owner of Mister Rotterdam & Mister M
Mark Witteman
Founder & owner of Mister Rotterdam & Mister M

Speed up and don’t be afraid to fail… and if you fail, do it fast, often & forward!

Mathijs Gast
CEO and co-founder Ciphix
Mathijs Gast
CEO and co-founder Ciphix

You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with ;-)

Matthijs Havinga
CEO Pink Elephant
Matthijs Havinga
CEO Pink Elephant

Be true to yourselves and others - Realize your commitments - Be daring and imaginative - Create opportunities for everybody.

Menno Antal
Non Executive Director Action & Egeria
Menno Antal
Non Executive Director Action & Egeria

Don't be afraid to fail. Be afraid to miss the opportunity.

Merlin de Graaf
Partner at Bloom
Merlin de Graaf
Partner at Bloom

Having the right team in place is the key to success!

Michelle de Rijke
Lawyer/Partner Van der Feltz advocaten
Michelle de Rijke
Lawyer/Partner Van der Feltz advocaten

The only way to find a new way is to leave the beaten track.

Michiel Muller
Co-founder Picnic
Michiel Muller
Co-founder Picnic

Start today, momentum and energy is everything!

Michiel Westermann
MedTech marketing & strategy
Michiel Westermann
MedTech marketing & strategy

Make sure you are well informed, but make your own choices

Mijke Ketting
Owner Breinmeesters
Mijke Ketting
Owner Breinmeesters

How can I help?

Mijntje Lückerath
Professor and non-executive director
Mijntje Lückerath
Professor and non-executive director

Reach for your own dreams and not those of somebody else.

Mirjam van der Linden
Owner Motion at Work
Mirjam van der Linden
Owner Motion at Work

Invest in building a strong team with counterbalance powers and no hierarchy.

Nick van Hussen
Founder i4hi
Nick van Hussen
Founder i4hi

It's good to be impatient, it's even very important.

Nico Schuurbiers
Managing director Petplan
Nico Schuurbiers
Managing director Petplan

Believe in your plan, stay focussed and surround yourself with the right people (buid a team that is complementary to eachother and challenges eachother).

Olaf Lawerman
Founder Company Webcast
Olaf Lawerman
Founder Company Webcast

1. Get your first customer, quick! 2. Think big and be ready to scale 3. Create a scalable business model

Peer Swinkels
CEO Royal Swinkels Family Brewers
Peer Swinkels
CEO Royal Swinkels Family Brewers

You only can win if you dare to lose.

Peter Frohlich
Ex Oil Trader
Peter Frohlich
Ex Oil Trader

work hard and keep focus and opportunities will always arise

Peter Goedvolk
Founder First Dutch
Peter Goedvolk
Founder First Dutch

A very important development in Metropool Rotterdam. There is already a very good eco system but the missing link was cooperation!

Peter Gommers
Director Peter4Strategy
Peter Gommers
Director Peter4Strategy

It's not a sprint but a marathon or even a few marathons. You need to: visualise the race, have a great start, the right shoes, well planned nutrition support and the ability to adapt to tough times. Perseverance and agility are equally important.

Petra Vos
CEO Fatboy
Petra Vos
CEO Fatboy

Balance passion with knowledge.

Pieter van Doorne
Pieter van Doorne

The client will notice nothing of your vision but will notice your execution!

Pjotr van Schothorst
Investor PVS
Pjotr van Schothorst
Investor PVS

Only start a company when you are really passionate about the subject and purpose, otherwise you will get bored. Make sure you do your homework well before making and presenting your business plan.

Roelof Vuurboom
Business Coach/Mentor
Roelof Vuurboom
Business Coach/Mentor

3 rules that invariable come up in every coaching session: (1) Focus (2) Focus and (3) Focus

Roos Damen
MD Damen Yachting
Roos Damen
MD Damen Yachting

Roos Damen is the Managing Director of Damen Yachting.

Ruben Verkuijl
Founder Interim Valley
Ruben Verkuijl
Founder Interim Valley

Let your internal vision, motivation and ambitions drive you. Be persistent, focused and don't let external circumstances hinder!

Rutger van Raalten
CEO CarbonX
Rutger van Raalten
CEO CarbonX

Listen to others, set your own course!

Sander Smits van Oyen
Co-founder SOVEC
Sander Smits van Oyen
Co-founder SOVEC

Believe. Persevere. Be creative. Succeed.

Sandro van Hellenberg Hubar
Co-founder Xindao
Sandro van Hellenberg Hubar
Co-founder Xindao

Start your business for the right reason (not money or ego) and show great co-founders leadership interaction. I love straightforward, professional, passionate and purpose-driven people, devoted to some crusade, as real team-players.

Saskia van 't Hof-Looije
Business owner/HR(D) Ssaz
Saskia van 't Hof-Looije
Business owner/HR(D) Ssaz

Go for what you believe in, be bold, have fun and develop yourself to your full potential!

Saskia van Walsum
Executive Coach, Informal Investor, Supervisory Board SPAR Holding
Saskia van Walsum
Executive Coach, Informal Investor, Supervisory Board SPAR Holding

Don't let anybody kill your dream.

Sheila Struyck
Venture Partner NBI Investors
Sheila Struyck
Venture Partner NBI Investors

Do one thing everyday that scares you.

Stefanie Landman
Strategy & Business Development Bol.com
Stefanie Landman
Strategy & Business Development Bol.com

Undertake activities that you love to do, don't get stuck in activities that cost you a lot of energy > delegate

Taco Carlier
CEO Van Moof
Taco Carlier
CEO Van Moof

Don't postpone. Start your own company right now, when you are still at university. Conditions will never get better. Don't wait for a great idea either, its the least important thing there is.

Tijo Collot d'Escury
Managing Partner Roland Berger
Tijo Collot d'Escury
Managing Partner Roland Berger

Rely on yourself and keep going!

Tim de Zeeuw
Owner AmNova
Tim de Zeeuw
Owner AmNova

Discover and stay tuned to your primary purpose!

Startups

These startups are already in the Graduate Entrepreneur community. Are you from Rotterdam or Delft and do you want to join as well? Make sure to sign up via the button below!

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Joris Biskop

Smart manufacturing of optics, Fast, Reliable and Affordable.

Addoptics
Peter-Paul de Leeuw

Amberscript is a subtitling and transcription software and services company. Upload your video or audio file and create 100% correct subtitles and transcripts accurately, easy and fast with our custom speech recognition models, online text editor and pool of thousands of language experts.

Amberscript
Alexander Stromberg

Apolix is a data and result driven company specialised in process mining. We turn your data into valuable insights.

Apolix
Lorenzo van der Eijk

Aposto offers software-as-a-service to optimise the collaboration and communication between tenants and businesses in real-estate

Aposto
Eline Maatje

A reusable cup, ready for you whenever you are having take-away coffee. Bakki makes sure you can enjoy being sustainable.

Bakki
Jamie Schuller

Bijles Aan Huis (and lernigo.de) is more than a fast-growing tech-centric Ed-tech platform: we provide the entire education solution for every family.

Bijles Aan Huis
Fabian Apel

BonAPI offers ingredient based solutions for digital recipe providers. We offer recipe analysis and profiling (nutrients / diet / allergies / nutritional claims / seasonality etc.) as well as dynamic ingredient alternatives to suit any restrictions or preferences.

BonAPI
Joris van Doorninck

Breeze is a fundamentally different online dating app that is all about offline dates. At mutual interest, a match is created and both users fill in a date picker and Breeze lets them know where to be at what time.

Breeze
Veronika Goncharova

Cartoon Bot is a tablet with a cartoon streaming subscription. We're aiming to improve the user experience of cartoon watching for preschoolers.

Cartoon Bot
Jordy van Osch

Chainable is a circular kitchen supplier for the rental housing sector that aims to reduce the energy and material use of the kitchen industry.

Chainable
Joost van Suijlekom

Clickdrive launched an online marketplace for driving lessons and will develop more data-driven apps going forward.

Clickdrive
Aaron Wenteler

Connecting tutors with tutees for a one-time fee on a platform that is intuitive and straightforward to use.

Conexy
Bas de Jongh

DRIFTY offers a sustainable, fun, and practical solution for a new standard of boats (In 2025 in Amsterdam, all - over 12.000 - boats need to be emmision-free, and more cities will follow soon). We aim to make sustainable, modular, and maintenance-free boats, made from recycled plastic (rotation molding). With the modular system, the boats can easily be configured to anyone's preferences.

DRIFTY
Aman Jindal

Making the world a quieter place for everyone!

Denoize
Parya Lotfi

At DuckDuckGoose we develop AI solutions for automated and explainable deepfake detection

DuckDuckGoose
Leendert Gravendeel

Developing smart home/office devices, to connect the physical world to data analysis, AI and Machine Learning. Our first product is a smart CO2 sensor, to track and monitor air quality and assist in proper ventilation.

Epion
Maarten Poot

Felyx is a successful scale-up, offering shared electric scooters as a new and disrupting urban mobility concept.

Felyx
Max Nijman

Flame Away develops an easy-to-use, quick and fast fire extinguishing tool, that is always within arm's reach due to its beautiful design.

Flame Away
Robert van der Leeuw

An innovative supplier of artificial plants for businesses and home.

Florafy
Jard van Ingen

Focus uses machine learning and patent data to generate strategic insights for strategy and R&D professionals.

Focus
Jeroen Derks

Fruitin aims to tackle the concept of food waste by increasing the shelf-life of fruits and vegetables, through creating an environmental and consumer friendly way of conserving fresh produce.

Fruitin
Robert Crone

Developing flight control solutions for the industrial drone market. Innovative algorithms with a solid software core for stable autonomous flight, while adapting to subsystem failures to prevent virtually all crashes.

Fusion Engineering
Joost Hopman

We provide a platform where students can gain relevant work experience by doing study focused fixed fee jobs without temporary contracts or registration as a freelancer

GetJobsDone
Jake Raijmannn

We deliver on-demand beauty and wellness services by talented professionals to clients their home or work location. Crafting exceptional experiences centered around Beauty at unique locations.

GlamPop
Jefta Vriend

Glimp aims to make first-responders more resilient against traumatic experiences. Our product offers guided breathing through haptic feedback for our clients.

Glimp
Yousry Salem

GreenRoutes, specialized in optimizing routes using Artificial Intelligence. Our algorithms creates an automated route planning for waste-collectors, delivery services etc.

GreenRoutes
Konstantinos Kouzelis

At Greencast, we enable companies to gain real-time insights in their CO2e emissions. Our software helps clients identify their emission hotspots to achieve concrete reductions, fast.

Greencast
Lars van der Wal

We provide a user-friendly solution to gyms that helps users to make progress with their fitness training. Our sensor and app make fitness training more fun, productive and rewarding, and also generates valuable and unique (data) insights on user behaviour, machine usage, training optimization and health benefits

Gymstory
Elias Beddek

Habitat is a new kind of climate-adaptive and circular co-living concept, which offers a solution to the current housing shortage by providing affordable and circular housing on water

Habitat
Quincy Dalh

Hello Mentor bridges the gap via mentoring between study and career by giving students insight in who they are and their career possibilities.

Hello Mentor
Mike van Lochem

Project developer of homes with a CO2 neutral lifecycle footprint, where this is supported as much as possible by data and new technology.

Hestia Buildings
Florian Frenken

This is the next generation of perfume, inspired by the icons of the past. Take our online Quiz, and our Machine Learning algorithm will find your perfect perfume.

House of Formulas
Winston de Wit

Infoment is a social media platform based on personal development and learning. Personal development enables you to develop your skills and knowledge, boost your confidence and improve your self-awareness

Infoment
Felix Decker

We upgrade residential buildings by adding floors in a co2 neutral way. In this way, we create living space in cities and increase the quality of residential quarters for users and owners.

LignumRE
Pascalle van Hemert

Meal Matcher is an online platform that supports consumers with personalised meal inspiration to order sustainable foods at their local restaurants. Local restaurants and chefs are guided by Meal Matchers with actionable support and accesible education to create a sustainable demand.

Meal Matchers
Chris Hordijk

MedicalVR improves 3D surgical planning by visualizing CT-scans and AI-algorithms for complex surgeries.

MedicalVR
Koen Vegter

We teach and facilitate people and organisations in preventing short-termism and using the future as a tool in business, making them futures literate.

Might
Thom Uildriks

We're an ethical underwear company. Every pair of underwear sold funds the production and donation of sanitary products in Tanzania.

Moja
Aabharan Hemanth

Aerial robotics for emergency services. First responders are heroes, we make them superheroes!

Myst Works B.V.
Roel Lutkenhaus

New Momentum maps societal undercurrent in digital media networks to break filter bubbles with inclusive media campaigns.

New Momentum
Jasper Spiegeler

We create and deliver smart digital applications to improve building designs in the most efficient way.

OMRT
Nathan van den Dool

We're bringing scientific breakthroughs from CERN and the ESA to the operation room, to treat cancers and diseases that are currently untreatable.

Optiflux
Rick Lamers

Orchest is creating a new generation of tools that leverage cloud native technologies to empower data science teams.

Orchest
Maurits Franken

We are reinventing table-side ordering by allowing guests to order with their own phone.

Orderli
Sander Bakx

Creating a better indoor air quality by combining plants and technology.

Otree
Bram Tijmons

PATS automates insect monitoring and control for greenhouse horticulture with vision and bat-like drone technology.

PATS Indoor Drone Solutions
Bastiaan Reurink

Potje makes saving money together easy. Create a "Potje", share it with your friends and save for the perfect holiday, festival, gift or whatever adventure is waiting for you

Potje
Camiel van Dooren

Productpine is a shopping platform that enables brands to lower their CAC by 75% when selling direct-to-consumer (DTC). For buyers, Productpine is the go-to destination to discover their next favorite things, starting with electronics.

Productpine
Lester Wilson

We at Purpose are creating an interactive smart mirror where we focus on health and lifestyle.

Purpose
Olav Bakker

Pynaple offers a plug and play platform to leverage on data analytics opportunities during the M&A lifecycle and day-to-day business.

Pynaple
Gilles Hagen

Creative media and marketing business that enables and supports companies in telling their sustainable story.

QuickVision Creative
Violette Defourt

Rapidemic provides fast and accurate diagnosis of infectious diseases. We aim to make quality healthcare easy and accessible.

Rapidemic
Bouwe van Neerbos

Create circularity in packaging with our digital deposit system while providing a sustainable form of brand loyalty. Will you become our Ally?

ReAlliance
Daniel Dacomba

Reefy develops underwater modular infrastructure that act as artificial reefs, helping to restore ecosystems and offering natural habitat to native species.

Reefy
Bart Kölling

SLAM Orthopedic is developing an automated screw length measurement system for use during surgery for fractured bones.

SLAM Orthopedic
Munib Ali

Seanode connects upstream B2B companies with downstream in an end-to-end supply chain through our e-marketplace. This enables our clients to have complete supply chain transparency, agility and resilience.

Seanode Global
Tim Bruines

Creating accessible, low-barrier biosensors that enable everyone to gain insight into the things that make us live longer and healthier.

Sensible Healthcare Systems
Justus Darley

Making the legal system accessible to consumers and SME's using legal automation.

Servicekostenterug.nl & Procedeerwinkel
Yeun Kim

SketchoAR, we believe that Augmented Reality(AR) technology will assist both children and teachers to have better learning experiences. Our mission is to make education entertaining by sparking children’s imaginations.

SketchoAR
Anastasia Borovykh

We build the next-generation software for waste management. Our user-centric and flexible software helps streamline the full waste cycle, from pickups to recycling.

Skialabs
Igor Stepanov

SkyEcho offers the most accurate weather-intelligence monitoring for Smart-Cities. It assists public and private companies in their decisions for climate adaptation.

SkyEcho
Brent Kok

At Smart-Ship we implement force-feedback technology on traditional ship controls to enable a sustainable maritime future with regard to people, equipment and the environment.

Smart-Ship
Pranav Prasad

Increasing accessibility to green energetic resources, such as Hydrogen Peroxide. To accelerate the transition to a circular economy.

SolvGE B.V.
Rajarshi Chakraborty

Stori makes professional video production effortless for small businesses.

Stori
Thomas Weenk

Sustainable students the podcast aims to inspire students on the latest developments, innovations and technologies in the field of ecological and social sustainability. In addition, we offer sustainable jobs and internships.

Sustainable Students
Derek Neuteboom

The Cheese Growers develop delicious plant-based cheeses for the sustainability minded, the dairy-cheese lovers and the health conscious.

The Cheese Growers
Joshua Vasilda

At The Helia we rent out our custom designed Solar systems to tenting/glamping company's and festivals.

The Helia
Henry Tang

Financial platform & e-commerce for FMCG in student houses, canteens and associations.

Turff
Thijs Kea

UV Smart develops and supplies medical disinfection solutions to care facilities worldwide. Our products increase patient safety, save costs and minimize labor while reducing environmental burden.

UV Smart
Joep Annega

Uni-Life helps universities facilitate the most valuable student life through our platform, in terms of social well-being, personal development and career opportunities. We connect students to relevant events, vibrant communities and fellow, like-minded students.

Uni-Life
Jorn Rigter

Unpluq helps people regain control over their smartphone through a combination of Android software and a USB key. Users save an average of 69 minutes of smartphone screentime daily.

Unpluq
Lan Ting Poon

We give additional lessons to primary school and high school children. We provide these lessons afer school and during the school vacations.

VP Studies
Dorian Simon

Venture Insider a platform that gathers stories of exceptional people: our visionaries. We strive to undress the ups and downs, the late nights, the early mornings, the failures, and the victories.

Venture Insider
Berend Kamberg

We create the possibility to virtually fit clothing on your body in an online environment. Our service increases conversion, decreases returns and contributes to a greener tomorrow.

Vifiro
Olivier Baas

Villari provides continuous monitoring of crack growth in steel structures, such as bridges, cranes or wind turbines, in order to reduce the cost of inspections, plan maintenance ahead, and safely extend operational lifetime.

Villari
Xander Kanon

Voicy is the online content platform for discovering, creating and sharing short sound-clips (over 250K visitors a month and growing).

Voicy
Sebastiaan Scholten

Workwize aims to help companies focus on their core operations by integrating logistics, service, advice, and financial handling involved in setting up remote workspaces into a single procurement platform. We strive to help the corporate world accelerate in giving employees the freedom to work both from home and in the office.

Workwize
Jasper Küller

We're youai, a group of data science professionals developing creative AI concepts. In our first project, we used a GAN and deepfake algorithm to create a living portrait (inspired by the talking paintings from Harry Potter). We're currently ideating our next project, considering topics like voice synthesis and automatically generated music.

Youai
Hiteshkumar Waghela

Yumora application will enable people to order & pay at local shops/stores or any eateries from anywhere, thus solving the problem of standing in a queue & also removing the need to scan any code.

Yumora
Luci Santema

Ziemi - Innovative bicycle light that shows other traffic participants that you're human, by illuminating the leg movement called "Biomotion". Everyone deserves to be seen!

Ziemi

Incubators

These incubators help you turn ideas into businesses and make sure you learn everything about entrepreneurship.

ECE
ECE

Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship is the leading centre for entrepreneurship in Europe. Fueled by our belief that entrepreneurship is the primary driver for innovation, we strive to embed this in the DNA of people by applying the knowledge and network of Erasmus University Rotterdam, a university founded by entrepreneurs more than 100 years ago.

Philips Innovation Award
Philips Innovation Award

The largest student-entrepreneur award in the Netherlands, for students by students.

YES!Delft
YES!Delft

The leading tech incubator in Europe.

VC partners

The VC partners of Graduate Entrepreneur have been with us from the beginning and taught us all about Venture Capital.
As our partner they advice and support the student team. Furthermore, we partner up in terms of dealflow and follow-up investments.

Borski Fund

Borski Fund is an innovative Venture Capital fund with a focus on diversity and technology. We provide venture capital and growth capital for ambitious companies and actively support entrepreneurs in realizing their ambitions.

Dutch Disruptive Ventures

DutchDisruptiveVentures.com provides coaching, capital and commercial support to the most promising early-stage disruptive startups in The Netherlands. Our approach leans heavily on deep expertise in the principles of disruption theory, which helps deliver more predictable startup success.

INKEF Capital

INKEF Capital helps early stage companies reach their full potential. We back mission-driven entrepreneurs who are passionate about the problems they are solving and are ready to take the next step to grow their business. Working side-by-side with these visionaries makes us incredibly optimistic about the future.

InnovationQuarter

InnovationQuarter is the regional development agency of the province South-Holland. We finance innovative & fast growing companies, assist foreign companies in setting up in the province & organise collaboration between entrepreneurs, institutions & government to strengthen the clusters.

Mainport Innovation Fund

Mainport Innovation Fund II is a Dutch Venture Capital Fund which invests in early stage start-ups with meaningful innovation in the aviation, transport and logistics sectors. We do this together with our investment partners KLM, Schiphol, Nederlandse Spoorwegen, Port of Amsterdam and Delft University of Technology.

Peak Capital

Peak Capital is an early-stage VC fund founded by experienced tech entrepreneurs. Peak Capital invest smart capital in fast-growing marketplace, platforms, and SaaS companies.

Rubio Impact Ventures

Rubio supports world-changing entrepreneurs to “cross the Rubicon”, as we believe that the most valuable companies of our time will be the ones that solve society’s biggest challenges.

SHIFT Invest

SHIFT Invest is a Dutch venture capital fund that invests in innovations in food & agriculture, clean (bio-based) technologies, circularity and smart materials. Through its investments, SHIFT strives to create environmental impact alongside financial return. Together with the fund partners, SHIFT offers entrepreneurs a broad network and knowledge of the sector.

Tablomonto Ventures

Tablomonto is an early-stage VC fund that invests in tech startups that leave a better world. In addition to investing, Tablomonto is committed to promoting equal funding opportunities for different founder groups and is one of the founding partners of #fundright.

VOC Capital Partners

VOC Capital Partners is a Venture Capital fund with a focus on fast growing tech-enabled businesses. VOCCP distinguishes itself from other VC's with a philosophy based on: inspiration for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs.

Student partners

Together with these student partners, we can bring the startup ecosystem to a higher level. These partners are
all student led, just like us.

ECE Students

The Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship empowers startups, SMEs, and corporates to turn ideas into innovations by bringing business and academia together.

YES!Delft Students

We believe in the innovative ideas of students. By questioning all, they are the source of great ideas that will one day change both our society and economy. Our events, programs and courses provide students with all that is needed to turn great ideas into successful startups. We aim to both nurture and educate students to become a successful entrepreneur. Connecting our community of experts, mentors, corporate partners and teachers with our students, we are the place.

Working partners

Whether they support us in defining the terms and conditions or train us how to work 'agile', we could not have been where we are now without our working partners!

Erasmus Enterprise

Erasmus Enterprise, including ECE, ERBS, YES!Delft and UNIIQ, is your vibrant community of entrepreneurs and innovators on the EUR Woudestein campus. We combine the best, multi-disciplinary expertise on incubation and acceleration from Rotterdam and Delft, as well as regional startup funds, in one central location.

Erasmus Trustfonds

Official support fund of the Erasmus University Rotterdam & the ANBI fund of the Graduate Entrepreneur.

Fieldfisher
Fieldfisher

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market-leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, financial services, energy & natural resources and life sciences.

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