Dear Einstein Entrepreneurs,

The entrepreneurship program by Utrecht Refugee Launchpad is open to refugees and "statushouders" in Utrecht and residents of Overvecht. During the first part of the program, Utrecht University will help you to develop your entrepreneurial skills. The first eight weeks you will work in groups on a self-chosen project to learn the entrepreneurial basics for competitive markets, like finding customers, finding out what they really need and figuring out how to provide for their needs. We call that "creating customer value". Your job as an entrepreneur is to have lots of happy customers and a nice profit. After the first eight weeks, you can continue the group project or start your own company with the support of Social Impact Factory.

Who can participate:
  • Anyone who is a resident of Overvecht or refugee / "statushouder" in Utrecht and wants to learn about entrepreneurship
  • No diploma or Dutch or English language skills required
Start and duration of the course:
  • Courses start on:
    • Group I - February 7th, 2017 (13.00 hrs)
    • Group II - April 4th, 2017 (13.00 hrs)
    • Group III - June 13th, 2017 (09.00 hrs)
      • summer break from June 19th till September 4th
    • Group IV - September 4th, 2017 (16.30 hrs) only English speakers
      • Group V - September 6th, 2017 (09.30 hrs) all languages (translation)
      • Group VI - November 6th, 2017 (17.00 hrs) only English speakers
      • Group VII - November 7th, 2017 (10.30 hrs) all languages (translation)
      • Group VIII - January 15th, 2018 (17.00 hrs) only English speakers
      • Group IX - January 16th, 2018 (10.30 hrs) all languages (translation)
      • Group X - March 12th, 2018 (18.30 hrs) only English speakers
      • Group XI - March 13th, 2018 (10.20 hrs) all languages (translation)
      • Group XII - June 19th, 2018 (15.30 hrs) all languages (translation)
      • Group XII - September 4th, 2018 (15.30 hrs), Einsteindreef, all languages (translation)
    • Duration:
      • Eight consecutive weeks
      • Workshops 2,5 hrs every week
      • Homework about 4 hrs every week
    • Location:
      • Einsteindreef 99, Utrecht
    The Course follows the steps in the "Design Thinking" process, with is developed by Tim Brown at IDEO. The method greatly helps entrepreneurs deal with finding customers and creating customer value. For the course, you don't need books. We use this site. You need paper and a pen to make notes and a mobile phone to study this site, that's all.

    To apply for this program you can contact:
    • When you are a refugee:
      • 030-2593595
    • When you are a resident of Overvecht:

    Good luck and regards.
    URLP Team

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