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Entrepreneurship education

Why not start now? Join the VUB (Advanced) Starter Seminars.

VUB TechTransfer wishes to create more awareness of entrepreneurship with researchers and young professionals and organizes two courses: the Starter Seminars and the Advanced Starter Seminars.

Since 1995 the Starter Seminars provide a short but intensive introduction on the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and business. A variety of topics is covered such as developing a business plan, finance, marketing, the complex issues surrounding patenting,... . The Advanced Starter Seminars are a follow-up course where business aspects and starting up a company are treated more in-depth. In recent years new topics were integrated such as social entrepreneurship, crowdfunding, how to pitch your project, ... . Both courses are preceded by a Launch Event. This event is open to anyone interested in (technological) entrepreneurship and tech transfer. During this event you can discover more about the content and program of the (Advanced) Starter Seminars and listen to testimonials of VUB entrepreneurs.

Students of this program will acquire the vocabulary and mindset needed to think intelligently about their potential venture and thus interact more efficiently with tech transfer offices, investors and other partners.

Registration for 2019 is closed now. The seminars will again be organised during the 1st semester of next academic year 2020-2021.

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Technology entrepreneurship within the VUB educational program

Economic growth is increasingly depending on the ability to innovate in all areas of society and economy. VUB tries to close the gap between engineers and (human) scientists on the one hand and the business aspects of starting up and managing a company on the other hand. Therefore VUB offers entrepreneurial education for non-economists within its curriculum.

More info on VUB programmes for non-economists here.

For organizational issues contact:

Alena Aga
Communication & Events Coordinator

For content issues contact:

Marc Goldchstein
Entrepreneurship Education

Interesting to know

  • Entrepreneurs from VUB spin-offs share their start-up experience with you. Some of them participated at the starter seminars in the past.
  • The seminars are open to researchers and students of all faculties.
  • VUB PhD can participate for free and gain credits.
  • Participants who regularly attend the seminars, receive a Certificate of Participation.