Entrepreneurship for students
We believe that an entrepreneurial mindset is important for all our students. A focus on entrepreneurship will help you to become a pro-active, enterprising, and characterful thinker. Learn about entrepreneurship, go into business yourself, or get inspired and expand your network.
Follow education in entrepreneurship
An entrepreneurial mindset is key to anyone’s career, whether it is as an employee within a firm or as a business owner. We can help you grow this mindset within and outside of your curriculum. You have the possibility to follow a complete and dedicated entrepreneurship program or choose entrepreneurship courses within another program. Find a Bachelor's or Master's program, Minor or courses.
Get support when going into business
At our university we encourage entrepreneurship. That is why we are eager to support students and alumni who are engaged in business or want to get started. IQONIC is our center of entrepreneurship. The IQONIC incubator is a breeding ground for entrepreneurship. We can help you with:
Lots of people consider starting their own business but budding entrepreneurs often have a lot of unanswered questions. Would you like to start a business, either on your own or with others? Or maybe you have already made a start, but are not sure about the best way to proceed? Find support to create value from your business or entrepreneurial idea.
Join an entrepreneurship event
We organize various activities and events in the field of entrepreneurship. You can participate in workshops, talks, challenges and networking events. Meet other entrepreneurs, partners or specialists at one of our events.
15:00 - 17:00
Tilburg University Challenge: Workshop Validation
Take part in this workshop to give you skills in idea generation and validation, and the ability to pitch ideas with clarity and enthusiasm, to help you gain confidence, meet like-minded people and have fun!
18:00 - 23:00
The Road Symposium - ABC
The Road Symposium is hosted at the Schouwburg concert hall in Tilburg for nearly 1000 entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial students. Being the largest Entrepreneurship Symposium in the South of the Netherlands - the event consists of three well-known speakers, Q&A rounds, interactive games, and plenty of networking opportunities throughout.
12:30 - 17:30
Business Innovation Event - Asset Strategy & Logistics
This event is the perfect opportunity to explore your interest in innovation. It will start with an innovative case of a local company where you can show your capabilities and gain experience.
Inspiring stories of fellow student entrepreneurs
Ruud and JaapEZ Boekhouding
"The support from Tilburg University pried open our eyes in approaching our target group: don’t just show people the product, but also invite them to try it out. It may seem obvious, but somehow we were blind to it. The acquisition has improved significantly."
"The network is useful when, for example, you need legal advice on general terms and conditions or help with publicity. Above all, they held up a mirror to us, a critical eye to keep our impulsiveness in check."
Wouter and KoenMr. Winston
"It is very valuable if there is someone who accompanies you and who knows parties you can spar with or who can help shape your sales structure or financing."
Meet fellow student entrepreneurs
Are you looking for your own business idea, and interested in hearing other people’s stories? Eager to find out how other (student) entrepreneurs are tackling the challenges, or interested in meeting people with the same interests as you? You can join the Academic Business Club (ABC), ASSET or Enactus.
- This is interesting for every student who is interested in entrepreneurship or has the ambition to start their own business, during or after their studies.
- Through these networks you come into contact with (student) entrepreneurs and you can be inspired by their vision, ideas and experiences.
Expand your network
The Academic Business Club (ABC) is a network organization for starting and established student entrepreneurs. Join their activities, present yourself, network while enjoying a drink or visit that new spectacular startup!More about the Academic Business Club (in Dutch)
Get personal support from our business developers
Every idea and every startup is different. Arrange a personal interview with our business developers to find out together what we can do for you.
- Determine what resources you need: for your product, the market or your company
- Gain access to a unique network of coaches and internal training courses
- Join the network of startups in Brabant via IQONIC, with extensive experience in assisting budding entrepreneurs