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Paulius thought he was going to work at a bank – instead he wants to change the world

Have customers lost their bargaining power only to lose out on good deals? CBS alum Paulius Vegele thinks so. He has created a virtual marketplace where companies compete to give you the best offer. “Disruption backwards,” he calls it. A CBS professor says that today the bargaining process takes too much time and often involves strong emotions, resulting in customers haggling less.

Tobias Schelle is creating a fun workplace for 1000 Indonesians

Tobias Schelle, CBS alum and founder of 24Slides, has a dream to create a company with 1,000 employees in Indonesia. One where they can have fun in the workplace and be involved in the decisions that affect the company. To materialize this dream, he came up with a unique way to hire new employees and keep the existing ones engaged. This lead to a more epic vision. One that spans beyond the scope of his own company.

CBS students help female asylum seekers get closer to the Danish job market

At Avnstrup Asylcenter, female asylum seekers are crocheting themselves closer to the Danish job market with the help from Emilie Bruun Poulsen and Marie-Louise Reade Lomholt, the founders of the CBS start-up Novaheim. CBS WIRE's student reporter Daiana Contini went to Avnstrup to see the project unfold.

They are their own interns

Running a start-up while studying and working on the side can be a tough game to play. There is no way to make the day longer, but there is a way to get more time to work on your start-up. Marc Pascal Landgreen and Marie-Louise Reade Lomholt, both CBS students, are currently doing an internship in their own business. And apart from moving their business forward, they also get 15 ECTS for doing the internship.

Can odd socks become a start-up? Yes, they can

Alexander Morabbi Wulsch, CBS student and founder of URU Design, grew up in a household where the laundry machine was always buzzing and pairing socks became a daunting task. That's why the family came up with the idea of SOLOSOCKS. Since then, the idea has turned into a business with several employees, a successful crowdfunding campaign, and a new office in Germany. The CBS student shares his thoughts on what he learns in school and how it is woven into the sock start-up.

CEO and founder: “It was a total relief to leave my job”

Henrik Zillmer, CBS alum and founder of AirHelp, didn’t think he had the confidence to start up a company. However, he ended up quitting his job and going for it. Now, AirHelp is spanning over 30 countries. The CBS alum shares his thoughts on tapping into your ambitions and using them as a driving force.

Highlights from CBS Entrepreneurial Day 2017

What do drinks with insects in them, microbiomes in your guts, and cloud-based intelligence have in common? We spent the day looking at and trying out the different products and services that student start-ups presented during CBS Entrepreneurial Day 2017. Among other things, there were investors with deep pockets, entrepreneurial cupcakes, and various types of drones.

The internship that encouraged me to grow

I was completely terrified about the idea of working in 'the real world', but I knew I needed an internship in order to build my future career. My time at Roots Food turned out to be so much more than another company on my CV, as it provided me with friends, memories and personal development. Here is my life as an intern.

With a Little Help from Singapore

Four Singaporean students are interns at Vejrhøj and Sitpack this summer as part of a summer school hosted by CBS. The students help with everything from packing products to investigating the Asian market, and in return, they get insights into the companies and the quirks of Danish culture.

How French Apples Created a Revolutionary Entrepreneurship

A semester abroad turned into a cider revolution for the newly CBS graduate, Paw Wöhlk. The young entrepreneur is about to launch Copenhagen’s first cider bar this July and despite the hard work of starting a business, he only encourages others to do the same.

Action, hands-on and influence

Students and small companies are often a perfect match, as they are looking for the same qualities, say the company PL&Partners and students from CBS and the University of Copenhagen.

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