Have you recently graduated and do you dream of a career as an entrepreneur? Did you find a gap in the market and are you looking for ways to exploit it? Do you have a creative, innovative idea for solving a problem, but need help developing it into a full business plan?
Luris can help you take your idea and your entrepreneurial skills to the next level. As the Knowledge Exchange Office of Leiden University and Leiden University Medical Center, Luris has practical knowledge at its disposal which it is eager to share with starting student-entrepreneurs. Luris can also bring you into contact with its large network of entrepreneurs and supporting professionals. Lastly, Luris has access to funding opportunities that are designed for aspiring entrepreneurs to have a flying start with their business.
Learning about entrepreneurship
If you first want to learn more about entrepreneurship you can follow the elective course in Entrepeneurship and Innovation which is part of the minor in business studies.
Starting your own business
Are you interested in starting your own business? It’s wise to do some thorough research before taking the plunge. The following organisations can be of help:
- Business.gov.nl – Government information for entrepreneurs
- Dutch Chamber of Commerce (KvK)
- Dutch Tax Authority
- ZZP-Nederland (in Dutch)
- Youngstartup (in Dutch)
- Instituut voor midden en kleinbedrijf (IMK) (in Dutch)
- Eigenbedrijf.startpagina (in Dutch)
Also take a look in the LU Career Zone.