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Quality pitches at first CERN entrepreneurship program

Challenge for Master and PhD students to explore entrepreneurship based on a CERN ICT technology.

On October 25 and 26 ACE, Nikhef, IXA and CERN-BIC organized the first challenge for master and PhD students to develop their own business concept in a two day session at Startup Village.

Crash course entrepreneurship

On the first day experts from CERN and experienced entrepreneurs from Amsterdam-based startups showed the participants how to start their own innovative company. In dedicated international teams the students learned how to define a value proposition and a business model. On the second day they worked on their market access strategy and finally pitched their ideas in front of a jury.

The jury was impressed by the quality level of the ideas pitched and encouraged all participants to further work out their ideas and turn them into a business. 

Making CERN tech accessible

This event was the first jointly organized Entrepreneurship program focusing on the CERN Business Incubator at the Amsterdam Science Park. The CERN Business Incubator is a collaboration by Nikhef, CERN, UvA, IXA and ACE Incubator to actively make CERN technology available for entrepreneurs and companies.

Want more information about the CERN-BIC? Please contact Willem Fokkema at: w.fokkema@ixa.nl.  

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