If you are lucky, there will be cakes at this year's Entrepreneurial Day too. (Photo: David Fulop)
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.
Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship encourages students to approach them with good ideas. The giant light bulb is present and alit at CBS Entrepreneurial Day to attest to that.
Using a single line, Say Copenhagen designs unique t-shirts with iconic figures such as David Bowie, Umma Thurman, or Biggie Smalls printed on them. Every shirt is either black or white to keep a simple minimalistic look.
CBS Entrepreneurial Day has been around since 2015. Today, it attracted roughly 4.500 students to look at, get inspired by, or join up to 25 different start-ups.
Ballast “perspectacle” goggles place the average person into the shoes of those with some sort of visual impairment. This start-up works closely with the Institute of the Blind and Partially Sited in order to raise awareness for those who do not have the luxury of 20/20 vision.
Gutxy uses microbiomes (microorganisms in a particular environment) to test for possible diseases such as cancer, diabetes, or heart disease. By identifying the different types of microbiomes in your gut, the start-up gives recommendations as to what should be included in your diet.
Solidflow placed some candles on a table to represent the shining light that they offer to medium and enterprise-sized companies. The start-up uses cloud-based business intelligence to help them make the best decisions.
Vejrhøj makes stunning watches using high-quality materials such as wood and sapphire crystals. Today they had a good reason to celebrate as they managed to reach their Kickstarter goal of DKK 150,000 with 33 more days to go.
Sustainable start-ups had a chance to pitch and win anywhere between 150 thousand to five million euros today. Dines Barsøe pitches for we-teco, a start-up dedicated to ensuring drinking water and a clean environment.
Sweet Sneak is a creative agency that creates pop-up events where they serve cakes. Their aim is to strengthen the brand of companies where they show up.
Novaheim creates Danish designed home accessories with the help of women from Danish asylum centers. The women hand-craft tea towels and pillows.
Attendees could choose between three different colors representing three different types of entrepreneurs, the dreamer, the creative, or the risk taker. Which one are you?
Copenhagen Robotics held a lecture about the different types of robots under development at the start-up. The technical team presented three types of drones that they use for various different tasks.
The alliance of European business schools met at CBS in June to enhance recruitment strategies, stay informed on industry trends, and analyse where the global economy is heading. The CBS MBA Programmes shares some key take-aways from Associate Dean and Professor Jesper Rangvid’s presentation.
The employees in charge of bachelor admissions at CBS are a small exclusive team. They ensure the validity of diplomas and the fulfilment of entry requirements for bachelor’s degrees at CBS – and, not least, that the applicants get the necessary help to upload the right documentation and find their way around the application procedures.
The unions are hoping for a fair process – and the AC club is calling for transparency about redundancy packages. Academic union representatives expect that actual dismissals can be avoided among faculty members, whereas administrative staff are expecting layoffs.
This year, showing both new and returning students the concept of ‘community’ at CBS is a top priority. There is room for everyone, and you can find others that share the same interests as you. Those are the key messages from the Student Communications team. This is highlighted by two campaigns, during the introduction week and at the Bachelor Kick Off.
If you believe that going on exchange is difficult, you might be surprised to learn that there is a space for everyone. Grades and points from extra-curricular activities do matter to some extent, but even with grades at the lower end of the spectrum, an exchange trip is within reach.
Algorithms have a hold on the stock markets that has fuelled the need for regulation. But how do we regulate what we don’t understand?
The second generation of trading algorithms are designing their own investment strategies – and they are so complicated that we are unable to understand them.