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Over 60 students speed date with startups at UtrechtInc for internships and jobs

On Thursday, December 8 incubator UtrechtInc welcomed over 60 students from Utrecht University and the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences (HU) looking for an internship or part-time job. After a workshop ‘Entrepreneurial skills for generation Z’, led by UtrechtInc’s Marcellien Breedveld, the ambitious students were prepared to find the right match among the twenty startups participating in the job/internship marketplace.

Workshop 'Entrepreneurial skills for generation Z'

Marcellien urged the students to discover and strengthen their entrepreneurial skills. These skills will be their secret weapon in the job market of the future. The workshop continued in a discussion of topics including business models, effective decision-making, smart networking and being proactive – a solid foundation for any role, but also for those who one day will start their own companies. “I just graduated two months ago with a Bachelor in Law. Learning how to think like an entrepreneur and making new contacts from the workshop will help me figure out exactly what my next step will be”, said one of the students.

After the workshop, the group of young talents applied what they learned right away on speed date discussions with the participating startups. They got to inquire about internships and (part-time) jobs at the startups and could discuss their own entrepreneurial ambitions.

Working at a startup

Before the speed dating started, startup Bitler, intern Ignaz Kevenaar from Dialogue Trainer and UtrechtInc staff shared what’s so special about working at a startup. "30 innovative startup teams are working at UtrechtInc, each of them pioneering in their field, each with a lot of knowledge and experience to offer. This is definitely a place where students can learn a lot”, said Marcellien. Student Ignaz added: "You see the development of both strategy and operations from the front lines. You really have the opportunity to make an impact.”

Startups & Students

Startups can register for Utrecht programs until February 27, 2017.

Are you a student who wants to stay up-to-date on internships and (part-time) jobs at our startups? Get in touch with Mare Derks about the UtrechtInc Talent Pool or send us your CV.


Want to know more? We’re happy to answer your questions. Call or email us: 030 253 6169 / info@utrechinc.nl

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Business incubator UtrechtInc accelerates the growth of early stage (IT) startups during their first years of existence. We have created an ecosystem for startups to build innovative products, develop teams, attract funding and grow a successful business. Since 2009 we have supported and guided over 200 startups in Utrecht.