Tilburg Center of Entrepreneurship

TCE's mission

Encouraging entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking, knowledge and research. Because entrepreneurship empowers people to be creative and innovative and enables them to be make a difference.

Tilburg Center of Entrepreneurship

Tilburg Center of Entrepreneurship

TCE is Tilburg University’s expertise center on entrepreneurship. An entrepreneurial mindset is important in empowering people to be creative and innovative and enabling them to make a difference in society. That’s why TCE encourages entrepreneurship among students, alumni, academics and employees alike. We have a proactive role in developing entrepreneurial education for all students at Tilburg University. To this end, we have created a Minor and Master’s track in Entrepreneurship, which also encompass interactive skills trainings.

TCE acts as a linking pin on everything entrepreneurship-related happening at the Tilburg University campus. Besides driving forward education, we are involved in organizing activities and connecting entrepreneurship knowledge and research. By playing a connecting role, we create impact in a broader perspective.

Banner TCE Research


  • Startups
  • Corporate entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable entrepreneurship
  • Creative entrepreneurship
  • Innovation

Banner TCE Impact


We collaborate with:

  • Educational Institutions
  • Entrepreneurial practice
  • Student associations
  • Local government


  • 05 Oct 2017 Experience being an entrepreneur during Startup 24

  • Koen Lavrijssen wins Best Entrepreneurial Student Initiative (BESI) Award 07 Sep 2017 Koen Lavrijssen wins Best Entrepreneurial Student Initiative (BESI) Award
    Koen Lavrijssen is the winner of the annual BESI (Best Entrepreneurial Student Initiative) Award 2017. The award was presented for the second time on September 4, 2017, during the Opening of the Academic Year. Read more

  • Join the Fujifilm Future Challenge 2017 06 Sep 2017 Join the Fujifilm Future Challenge 2017
    Fujifilm is the world's largest photographic and imaging company. However, it is less well known that they also develop a wide range of advanced technologies. They are leading innovators in the fields of bio-engineering, energy & environment, medicine and coatings.
    Fujifilm has a mission to continue to improve the quality of life for people worldwide. To do so they need your help. Their expertise, together with your fresh new ideas can contribute to a better world!

    Prize: an all-expenses-paid trip to Barcelona
    Deadline for applications: Thursday 14th of September 2017
    Read more