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About
the Timeline

Application period


30 November 2023 - 10 April 2024

  • Create an account and add team members
  • Add information to your online team profile
  • Complete your application before April 4th

Kick-Off Event


09 April 2024

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50 | Erasmus Enterprise Q building

13:30 Walk-in
14:00 Opening by Liesje Goldschmidt & Laulinda Massunda
14:20 "Embracing Risk: Global Entrepreneurship and Success Through Experience" by Johan Oldenburg, Entrepreneur
14:40 Pitches
15:25 Founder story by Jan Borghuis & Gijs van Lookeren-Campagne, Founders of Ease2pay
15:45 Break
16:15 Workshop: How to fail? by ErasmusX
17:45 Beer, DJ & Pizza
19:00 End

Workshop: Validation & VR Inspiration


23 April 2024

Microlab, Aert van Nesstraat 45, 3012 CA Rotterdam

An afternoon full of inspiration and development hosted by Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship.

The program is as follows:
13:30 Walk-in
14:00 Opening by Liesje Goldschmidt & Laulinda Massunda
14:05 Inspirational Speech by Floriske Deutman, Director at DSBP Consultants
14:30 Validation workshop by Loes Gast, Project Manager at Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship
16:15 Break
16:30 ''Getting outside'' with VR/AR by Freek Teunen, Commercial Director of Wintor
17:30 Beer & Snacks
19:00 End

Speed Date


28 May 2024

Erasmus University College | Nieuwemarkt 1A, 3011 HP Rotterdam

  • An afternoon filled with brainstorming, innovation and coaching
  • Get the opportunity to date with 3 partners/students
  • Great opportunity to receive face to face feedback

The program is as follows:

13:30 Walk-in
14:00Opening by Liesje Goldschmidt & Laulinda Massunda
14:10 Welcome by Matthew Harvey, Managing Director at Erasmus University College & Annalina Schwope 
14:30 Inspirational Speech by Oscar van Veen, Director of Innovation at Port of Rotterdam
14:50 How it works by Bas van der Noll & Laulinda Massunda
15:00 - 15:30 Speed Date Round 1
15:30 - 16:00 Speed Date Round 2
16:00 - 16:30 Speed Date Round 3
16:30 - 17:00 Speed Date Round 4
17:00 Beer, DJ, Karaoke & Pizza
19:00 End


Workshop: Design Thinking


20 June 2024

YES!Delft, Molengraaffsingel 12, Delft

An afternoon full of inspiration and development hosted by YES!Delft.

The program is as follows:
12:30 Bus departs from Erasmus University (Busstop HES, 2909 LJ Rotterdam)
12:50 Walk-in
13:00 Opening by Liesje Goldschmidt & Laulinda Massunda
13:05 Welcome by Moshe Sijben, Head of YES!Delft Rotterdam
13:15 Workshop Intro to Design Thinking and Digital Prototyping by Peter Vermaercke, Strategist, & Brecht Claeskens, Digital Product Designer at In The Pocket 
14:30 Break
14:45 Workshop How to build your MVP? by Wouter Robers, President of Innovation at YES!Delft
16:00 Startup Story of Senseglove by co-founder Gijs den Butter
16:30 Tour through the YES!Delft incubator by YES!Students
17:00 Beer & Snacks
18:00 Bus back to Erasmus University Rotterdam
18:30 End


Workshop: How to Pitch & How to get Funded


05 September 2024

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50 | Erasmus Enterprise Q Building

An afternoon full of inspiration, pitch practice with the coaches and learn how to get your start-up funded. During this event the finalists will be anounced!

The program is as follows:
13:30 Walk-in
14:00 Opening by Liesje Goldschmidt & Laulinda Massunda
14:15 Inspirational Speech by Jouke Goslinga, Program Director at RDM Rotterdam
14:30 How to Pitch? Workshop
16:30 Break
16:45 How to get funded? Workshop by Rabobank, Graduate Entrepreneur & Erasmus Medisch Centrum
17:45 Announcement finalists
18:00 Beer, DJ & Pizza
19:00 End


Grand Finale


19 September 2024

Excelsior Stadion

  • During the Grand Finale the finalists will give a one-minute pitch about their entrepreneurial idea or innovative prototype.
  • After the pitches, a few teams will participate in the Q&A session where the expert jury asks in depth questions
  • The afternoon will end with an award ceremony and a bunch of ecstatic students