The Academic and Practical Duo: Meet the Experts Behind Entrepreneurship Awards Workshops

The Academic and Practical Duo: Meet the Experts Behind Entrepreneurship Awards Workshops
Ger Zwartendijk and Sebastiaan Hooft at Nyenrode (2014)

We are delighted to introduce you to the exceptional duo behind the Entrepreneurship Awards Workshops - Ger Zwartendijk and Sebastiaan Hooft. This powerful team combines academic rigor with real-world entrepreneurial experience, offering a unique blend of theory and practice to inspire, educate, and equip participants with essential skills for success in today's competitive business landscape.

Ger Zwartendijk, a seasoned lecturer in entrepreneurship, is noted for his focus on the academic side of entrepreneurship. His extensive knowledge of entrepreneurial theory and principles ensures that participants are exposed to the field's most up-to-date and relevant information. Ger's expertise is backed by the prestigious Nyenrode Business University, a trailblazer in entrepreneurship education for over 75 years.

On the other hand, Sebastiaan Hooft, author of the successful book "Redesign: Becoming a Happy, Healthy and Successful Entrepreneur," brings a wealth of hands-on entrepreneurial experience to the workshop. Drawing from the lessons shared in his book, Sebastiaan provides valuable insights and practical strategies to help participants thrive in their entrepreneurial journey.

Ger and Sebastiaan have crafted a unique curriculum for these workshops based on the U.S. National Science Foundation's Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) program and the Startup Weekend methodology. This fusion of methodologies equips participants with valuable insights into business strategies, tools, and methods essential for building successful businesses and organizations.

Our Entrepreneurship Award workshop is designed as an immersive, interactive, and transformative experience that will leave your team inspired and equipped to excel in the entrepreneurial world. From engaging icebreakers, team formation, and idea generation to brainstorming the startup idea and refining and presenting the pitch - our workshops ensure a comprehensive learning experience.

The Entrepreneurship Awards Workshop has a track record of success, with participants reporting increased innovation, improved teamwork, and a greater understanding of the entrepreneurial mindset. Among our success stories are TKH Group and Energy & Power Solutions, a business unit within Rittal Nederland, where we conducted a customized workshop focusing on using actual projects within their business units, thereby demonstrating the value of entrepreneurial skills in real-world settings.

The Entrepreneurship Award Workshop is recognized for its excellence in fostering entrepreneurial thinking and collaboration, receiving multiple accolades, endorsements, and positive reviews from leading business universities, industry experts, and participants. As such, participation in our workshop offers a great time and helps develop valuable entrepreneurial skills and mindset.

Please note that the information regarding the number of workshops conducted, the number of participants trained, and specific statistics about the improvements seen in organizations as a result of these workshops could not be located at this time.

We are excited to help you unlock your team's full potential and foster an entrepreneurial spirit within your organization. Feel free to reach out to us for more information.

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