Summer School - EntrepreneurialU, 11-18 August 2015, University of Twente, Netherlands

Publish Date: Jul 07, 2015

Deadline: Aug 01, 2015

Event Dates: from Aug 11, 2015 12:00 to Aug 18, 2015 12:00

About the Summer School

In a global economy, people are increasingly being expected to take responsibility for and ownership of their own lives. Our modern society needs individuals who are able to recognize and seize opportunities. People who innovate, initiate and co-create. People who take action! Developing an entrepreneurial attitude and relevant skills is vital to prepare for life in tomorrow’s world. Not only for aspiring entrepreneurs, but for every single one of us!

Join this track, if you want to find out whether a career as an entrepreneur is for you. Or if you want to discover whether your business idea is viable. Or if you want to learn to think and act like an entrepreneur. With the help of workshops, coaches and experts, you can either build a coalition around your idea, or join a team that is working on something you are passionate about. If you are in search of that extra spark for your business idea, you can seek inspiration by joining one of the other summer school tracks for the first two days. At the end of the week, each team will pitch a working business concept to a panel of experts.

Engage with fun-to-be-with people from a variety of backgrounds and with a wide range of interests. Discover how to shape your dreams for the future on the CuriousU Entrepreneurship course!


Topics include:

  • “Who is an entrepreneur?”
  • Setting up a Business
  • Pitches
  • Visiting a Company
  • Ideation Workshop
  • Idea selling Workshop
  • Product Design Workshop
  • Customer Discovery
  • Customer Validation

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After this week in the entrepreneurship track, you will be able to: 

  • evaluate a business opportunity
  • co-create a working business concept
  • add value to a high-performing team.
  • learn from failure and celebrate success
  • pitch a business idea


  • Methods: Interactive lectures, team projects, individual presentations
  • Course level: Intermediate/advanced
  • Target group: All students with an entrepreneurial spirit, including PhD students.
  • Required knowledge: Interest in valorization of scientific knowledge
  • External speaker: Neil Sheridan (tbc)
  • Course leaders: Prof. Dr. Aard Groen
  • Credits: 2 ECs on completion of full course.
  • Mix & Match: Possible, but you will not receive credits.


To attend the summer school, you pay a standard fee of €750. This includes:

  • Registration
  • A tent to sleep in
  • Course materials
  • WiFi
  • Food
  • Coffee/tea.

For those not comfortable sleeping in a tent for a week, we offer different accommodations for additional costs.

Not included in the fee are personal expenses like travel costs (plane ticket, train ticket, etc.), travel insurance and other expenses, as well as accommodation other than a tent.


We offer several accommodation upgrades, including a log cabin and a hotel. A tent (including air mattress and sleeping bag) is included in the standard fee. Read more details about the accommodation options.


Please check the International Office of your University if scholarships are available.


If you have questions, be sure to take a look at the frequently asked questions page. If your question is still unanswered after that, don't hestitate to contact us!


The application deadline is 1 August. However, we encourage students to apply as early as possible as some courses may fill up before the application deadline.

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