With seven faculties Utrecht University offers several examples of entrepreneurial minds in all fields of study and research. From teachers and students to alumni and researchers, from Humanities to Bio-Inspired Innovation and often interdisciplinary. The Centre for Entrepreneurship inspires by showcasing the entrepreneurial minds within Utrecht University.
Laura Kooij - Enactus Utrecht
Laura has always been interested in entrepreneurship: at sixteen she won an innovation challenge and now she is president of the board of Enactus Utrecht.
Gerben Hiemstra - Social Impact Award
Gerben won the Social Impact Award with 1000 euros of investment money for his work on student organisations for Vocational Education students.
Hanna Lenitz - Co-Challenge
Hanna was part of the winning team of the co-challenge of 2017 and pitched her idea to the Municipality of Utrecht.
Robin Wisse - Edu Challenge
After spending a semester in California, Robin Wisse founded the Edu Challenge, where students can create their own course.
An Nguyen - Utrecht University Business Course
An is a board member of the Utrecht University Business Course, a honours programme that combines consultancy and entrepreneurship.
Floor Doppen - Feminer
Floor is one of the co-founders of Feminer: a yearly event where female students and female leaders engage in conversation during a three-course meal.
Anna van Nunen - Innofest
Anna is one of the founders of Innofest. Together with eight Dutch festivals she offers startup companies the chance to use festivals as a test case for their innovations.
Kristof Fellegi - UtrechtInc Students
Kristof was part of the UtrechtInc student board: A task force that aspires to make entrepreneurship more accessible for students in Utrecht.
Karin Geuijen - Young Innovators
Dr Karin Geuijen is the course coordinator of the honours programme Young Innovators.
Fiemke Griffieon - Lyla Coach
Fiemke Griffioen from Lyla Coach, has done scientific research at the into behavioural change in the field of sleep via an app and now has a startup at UtrechtInc.
Rianne Poot - Entrepreneurship Education
Rianne Poot works as an Educational Advisor at Utrecht University and assists the Centre for Entrepreneurship with improving entrepreneurship education.
Chris Eveleens - PhD research on business incubation
Dr. Chris Eveleens obtained his doctorate for his research on the influence of business incubation on the performance of startups.
Lukas Held - PhD on venture creation processes
Dr. Lukas Held obtained his doctorate for his research on patterns in the venture creation process.