Graduate Entrepreneur

Graduate Entrepreneur Fund

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Graduate Entrepreneur Fund




Entrepreneurship is one of the most important drivers for societal impact, and cities like Delft and Rotterdam understand that like no other. Whereas Delft continuously contributes to a more sustainable society through disruptive technologies, Rotterdam is well-known for its unique entrepreneurial mindset of capitalizing on opportunities.


In order to further stimulate the startup ecosystem, a group of TU Delft and EUR alumni recognizing the potential of innovation and entrepreneurship amongst students initiated the development of Graduate Entrepreneur. They decided there was a need to bring existing initiatives, such as the Philips Innovation Award, YES!Delft and the Erasmus Centre of Entrepreneurship, together and complement the startup ecosystem of Delft and Rotterdam with a newly established investment fund.


Graduate Entrepreneur forms this central hub in the larger ecosystem, where all organizations that support young entrepreneurs join forces.


At our events and masterclasses, you can learn everything about entrepreneurship and develop your skills as an entrepreneur. If you want to validate or kickstart your idea on the basis of personal feedback, training sessions and pitching competitions, you can participate in the Philips Innovation Award. Furthermore, our Graduate Entrepreneur Fund supports you through capital, coaching and community. In these ways, you will be able to continuously develop your business. Graduate Entrepreneur has the best support for you at every step of your journey.

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