SBE alum and owner of Damen Gifts Ronald Damen (Drs., Finance, 1991-1996) sells promotional products for companies, institutions and foundations, IMG_1869and recently had the opportunity to work with Maastricht University. He spoke with us about his business and SBE experience.
Gijs Mensing has quite a bit of insight about Inkom, the weeklong introduction event filled with parties, a city tour, educational activities and more for new students at Maastricht University. It’s not because he experienced his own Inkom as a freshman in 1999 or even because he led Workgroup Inkom as chairman in 2003. It’s because this year, Mensing will attend the event for the sixteenth time.
“It might be a bit philosophical, but what’s the purpose of life?” Koser asks. “For me, it’s growth. It’s growing on any facet. I want to be growing from what [I was] a second ago or a year ago.”
Marc Ouwehand has been made Partner, Digital Transformation/Financial Services with Delta Capita.
How can young, entrepreneurial-minded university graduates position themselves to start their own businesses? Thijs de Wert, a project manager with Fresh Forces, also called Frisse Blikken, believes his company knows what Gen Y entrepreneurs need.
Last year, while changing the nappy of his 2,5-year-old son, Charlie, Arend-Jan Majoor realized a way to combine two of his strongest passions: entrepreneurship and social consciousness. Majoor, who earned his masters at the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (UM SBE) in 2007, is the founder of the Dutch nappy recycling foundation, Luierrecycling Nederland.
SBE-researcher Mark Levels (ROA and GSBE) won a research grant in the highly competitive Open Research Area grant scheme, organized by NWO, ANR, JSPS, DFG and ESRC, to conduct a large cross-national research program on youth Not in Employment, Education and Training (NEETs).
Six months ago, Maastricht University School of Business and Economics alum Nina Ruemmele (Bachelor in International Business), realized her dream of opening a restaurant serving healthy, delicious and affordable food quickly to professionals and other customers in Frankfurt, Germany. She spoke with us about the challenges of creating her business, What the Food!, and what the future holds.
Former director of Creaforti and Maastricht University (UM) School of Business and Economics (SBE) alumnus Willem van de Kerkhof spoke with us about entrepreneurship and its challenges. As one of the founders of Creaforti back in 2004, van de Kerkhof saw his company flourish: Creaforti is a KPN excellence partner and a Vodafone solutions partner. He shared with us his experiences of the launch, the growth and his exit from the company.
The 2016 Maastricht University (UM) Star Lecture series will take place 15 January, with fifteen professors delivering lectures in fifteen cities across five countries.