Winterschool: Startup your year!

Are you ready to unlock your entrepreneurial potential? Do you want to know what it feels like to start up your own project? And do you want to work in an interdisciplinary group of students? Join the Winterschool from 28-31 January and startup your year!

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During the Winterschool in the lecture-free week teachers from Utrecht University, experienced entrepreneurs and inspirational mentors will guide you through the first steps of setting up an impactful business or organisation in just four days. At the end of the week you will pitch the project you and your group have been working on to a professional jury. 


Location: Learning Space at UtrechtInc, Padualaan 8, Utrecht (Science Park)
Date: 28-31 January
Four full-days (09.00-17.00 and longer to work on projects) with a final pitching event and drinks with the UtrechtInc startup community on Thursday afternoon

For who?

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This week is for students from Utrecht University (all faculties and all levels: Bachelor, Master and PhD) and recent graduates (until six months after graduation). Previous experience with economics, business, finance or entrepreneurship is not a requirement.

Some entrepreneurial people choose to start their own (social) venture, but we also need people who seek opportunities for improvement inside larger organisations in business, cultural institutions, government, education, and health care. If you are uncertain if this course is something for you (although our motto is: entrepreneurship is for everyone!), feel free to contact us through

What’s in it for you?

For an investment of just 25 euros you will get four days of workshops, lectures and plenty of time to experiment with the different methods at our base at our partner UtrechtInc. Lunch and an official certificate by the Centre for Entrepreneurship for those who complete the entire Winterschool are included. Among the topics we will cover are:


  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Value Proposition Canvas
  • Lean Canvas
  • Generating new ideas
  • Design Thinking
  • Crowdfunding
  • Pitching

But above all, this week will be about having fun in a group of likeminded students and will show you that entrepreneurship is all about doing and seeking opportunities. 

*There is a limited number of spots available. This is just a pre-registration. We will send you the link with the payment details later (we require a proof of payment before you are officially enrolled to the programme). Keep an eye out on the Centre for Entrepreneurship website where we will update the full programme soon.