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Entrepreneurship event at CBS is bigger than ever – the Swedes are coming too

For the fourth time, CBS Entrepreneurial Day takes over Solbjerg Plads to inspire students to become entrepreneurs – even within fields they know nothing about. This year’s theme is 'Change the game' and the event continues to attract more guests from other universities, technical colleges, high schools and even students from neighboring countries.

Plastic fantastic: Beached fishing nets become reusable shopping nets

CBS students, Lena Tünkers and Niklas Sihan, have developed a circular deposit system that introduces reusable plastic nets made out of beached fishing nets to supermarket chains. They want to confront the perception of plastic being a bad material, as they think it is a valuable resource.

The gum busters

CBS students, Silas Storgaard and Dylan Bastved, have found an eco-friendly and cheap way to remove the ubiquitous gum leftovers from highways and byways. However, people are hesitant to take up the solution. Jakob Fals Nygaard from Campus Services at CBS calls the gum-issue an “under prioritized problem.”

CBS receives funding to make entrepreneurial dreams come true

More students from CBS, University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University and Aalborg University will get the opportunity to fulfill their dreams of starting their own company, as the universities will receive DKK 9.6 million to incubate more entrepreneurs. According to Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship, the best possible time to start a business is during your studies.

Are printed textbooks facing the beginning of the end?

The start-up, Lix, has made what aspires to be the “Spotify for textbooks”, an online platform from which you can already access more than 70 percent of CBS’ curriculum. Lix wants to revolutionize the textbook with online features such as instant messaging and quizzes. However, the digitalization of textbooks might lead to us learning less, in the end, argues Jakob Ravn, Chief Consultant at CBS.

It all began with a box of machetes…

Selling machetes wasn’t enough for CBS alums Martin, Frederik, and Joachim. They wanted to do something good for the world. This led to the founding of the Green Tech Challenge, a 5-day challenge which aims to help green start-ups get out of the “valley of death”. They recently held one of their challenges at CBS.

CBS design start-up becomes part of research project

The social start-up from CBS, Novaheim, has become part of a research project at the University of Copenhagen that is aiming to empower female asylum seekers through design. An Associate Professor on the project is “delighted” about having Novaheim onboard, and describes it as “an enormous coincidence.”

Start-up wants to empower female asylum seekers with crocheting

Pillow by pillow, Novaheim wants to get female asylum seekers more in tune with the Danish job market, give them a better understanding of Danish culture in general, and change the discourse revolving around asylum seekers. All through the use of yarn and crocheting needles.

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 a Student’s problem triggered a succesful Business Venture

On the verge of graduation, a group of International Business students felt they were lacking a clear overview of the job market they were about to enter. This led them to start a new website, which aims to make all graduate programs visible and applicable free of charge for all students.

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.

Claus Meyer: Be generous

Entrepreneur and chef Claus Meyer gives away his best advice to succeed as an upcoming entrepreneur.

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