Igniting the Entrepreneurial Spirit

Welcome to Entrepreneurship Awards, an innovative program created at the prestigious Nyenrode Business Universiteit campus, where experiential learning and entrepreneurship unite to forge responsible leaders. We aim to inspire and captivate aspiring entrepreneurs by offering them an unparalleled learning experience.

A Legacy of Business Education Excellence

Entrepreneurship Awards are supported by the expertise of Nyenrode Business University, a trailblazer in entrepreneurship education for over 75 years. The university's strong reputation is built on nurturing responsible leaders who can positively impact the world.

Evolving Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Our program was established in 1996 by Willem Burggraaf, Emeritus Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategic Development at Nyenrode Business University. Over the years, it has evolved into a cutting-edge experience that continues to engage and inspire. Since 2006, our program has been skillfully managed by Ger Zwartendijk, who holds degrees in business administration from both the Royal Military Academy and Nyenrode Business University.

Innovative Curriculum for Tomorrow's Leaders

Our unique curriculum is based on the U.S. National Science Foundation's Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) program, developed by Steve Blank, and the 54-hour educational competitive event, Startup Weekend, founded by Andrew Hyde and now owned by Techstars. This fusion of methodologies equips participants with valuable insights into business strategies, tools, and methods essential for building successful businesses and organizations.

Experiential Learning in a Historic Setting

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The event spaces are on a picturesque historic estate featuring a 13th-century castle in Breukelen and a second one in Amsterdam's vibrant heart. Our holistic approach emphasizes living, working, and networking to cultivate responsible leaders. The environment enables participants to acquire an in-depth understanding of the industry and the necessary skills to steer their organizations to success.

Empowering Leaders with Unforgettable Experiences

If you're an event organizer seeking a memorable experience, Entrepreneurship Awards is your answer. Our program is tailored to help managers, CEOs, and other leaders enhance their skills, gain invaluable insights, and connect with like-minded individuals. You offer your attendees a unique opportunity to learn and grow as leaders by choosing us.

The Path to Success Starts Here

With the backing of Nyenrode Business University, the expertise of Ger Zwartendijk, and our innovative program, you can be confident that your attendees will depart with the knowledge, skills, and self-assurance required to thrive in today's competitive business world.

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Contact us today to discover how we can help you create an unforgettable event that will leave a lasting impact on your attendees.

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