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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.

Interested? Drop by HUBspot, the Leiden centre for innovation and entrepreneurship, or contact Luris’ Entrepreneurship Adviser. 

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: 

Ondernemersplein – info on doing business in the Netherlands
Dutch Chamber of Commerce (KvK)
Dutch Tax Authority

ZZP-Nederland (in Dutch)
Youngstartup (in Dutch)
Instituut voor midden en kleinbedrijf (IMK) (in Dutch)
Midden- en Kleinbedrijf (MKB) Adviseurs (in Dutch)
Eigenbedrijf.startpagina (in Dutch)

Learning about entrepreneurship

If you first want to learn more about entrepreneurship you can contact the Entrepeneurship Lab at Campus The Hague. You could also follow the elective course in Entrepeneurship and Innovation which is part of the minor in business studies. 

Information sessions about running your own business

Leiden University's Career Service organises information sessions on various topics, including running your own business. Check the agenda for upcoming sessions and register for a place. You could also take a look in the LU Career Zone

Entrepreneurship event 

The Let’s get started event is a day full of inspiration and activities that takes place in Amsterdam every May. It’s a great opportunity to find out if entrepreneurship is really for you. You will also have the opportunity to talk to student entrepreneurs and serial entrepreneurs who are happy to share their knowledge and experiences with you. 

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