Laura Kooij on her board year at Enactus Utrecht

Why did you sign up for Enactus?

I’ve always been interested in entrepreneurship: at sixteen I won the Innovation Challenge organized by TU Eindhoven and was guided by professionals to make my startup a success. When attending university, the startup took too much of my time and I decided to step out. Nevertheless, I did discover something I was really passionate about: entrepreneurial action. It was not until then that social entrepreneurship caught my eye. When I applied for Enactus, I had no aspirations to become part of the part-time board. I applied for project member but after a few conversations with the former president, I made up my mind and accepted the position.