As of the Kuyper year 2020-2021, VU Amsterdam organizes an annual competition for the best business plan for VU students, PhD students or alumni. After the New Year's gala in January, three nominees compete for the Kuyper Award, which will be presented during the Kuypernacht in June.
Have you been around for a while with a great idea for a startup, but could you still use some help? Convince the jury of the Kuyper Challenge and win starting money and coaching.
VU Amsterdam is buzzing with innovative ideas, ideas that can grow into successful companies. VU Amsterdam stimulates its entrepreneurial students, alumni and (former) PhD students. With the Kuyper Challenge, we are taking a new step towards VU Amsterdam as a breeding ground for startups and we are living up to what has been in our DNA since our foundation in 1880. Because enterprising founder Abraham Kuyper started not only a university, but also a newspaper, a new religion and the first Dutch political party.
Submit your startup
Are you just as enterprising? Then sign up for the Kuyper Challenge. You might win the Kuyper Award this year! Having a start-up is not a requirement, innovative ideas are also welcome.
How to sign up: send a one-page business plan plus a one-minute video with the pitch of this plan to email@example.com. Signing up for this year's challenge is no longer possible. Find this year's nominees here.