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Final results: Minor E4S

Over the last five months, 31 students of the Minor Entrepreneurship for Society spend 26040 hours working on 11 business proposals for social impact. The student start-up teams took up a societal challenge, developed a business plan and crowd funded their pilot. Learning how to go from having an idea, to making it happen. Just like a (social) entrepreneurial.

On Tuesday, January 27th, all start-up teams presented the results of their work: what did they do, what was their business plan and how did they experience the challenge of putting their idea to the test? Four jury members - consisting of Willem te Beest (Vice Chairman of the Executive Board of Leiden University), Bernhard Katzy (Professor for Technology and Innovation Management at Leiden University), Caroline van Leenders (Senior process manager sustainable transitions at Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland) and Robbert Maas (Founder and Director at the Social Enterprise SOON) - provided feedback on the process and results. Key factors that the jury took into account were: societal change and impact of the projects, and whether the projects were inspiring, innovative and ambitious.

At the end of the day, the jury has chosen two winners, of which the first place goes to the start-up team  WOOSS - make your own air! The second place goes to the start-up team  FINDI - bio hacking food waste! The start-ups will be invited to the develop their business further in the CFI Venture Academy. Do you also have a business concept geared towards social impact, or do you want to join an existing team? Apply for the CFI Venture Academy before February 20th, 2015, by sending your Plan, CV and Motivation to c4i@cdh.leidenuniv.nl addressed to Sjoerd Louwaars. 

Are you a social entrepreneur and interested to be involved in the Minor Entrepreneurship for Society as a partner next year? Please contact Sjoerd Louwaars at: s.p.louwaars@cdh.leidenuniv.nl

Are you a student of Leiden University with an entrepreneurial attitude? Sign up for the Minor Entrepreneurship for Society for next year at:  www.e4s.leidenuniv.nl

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