Limited freedom, an unknown future and devastating application processes, to name just a few similarities that equate innovative souls with knowledgeable academics. Signe Bruskin has a foot in both camps.
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CBS startup beats physical inactivity: “Coronavirus made our business explode, along with the need to exercise”
Physical inactivity is a global health problem, according to the WHO. Three graduates from CBS and the University of Copenhagen set out to solve the issue and get employees moving through active breaks called ‘Pleazers’. The startup has already attracted multinational businesses including L’Oréal and Nestlé to its digital platform, which received a serious head start when the coronavirus outbreak hit.
Disruption or a global pandemic can easily spell death for start-ups and organizations. But not necessarily. A group of CBS students with backgrounds in arts, finance and engineering have founded the non-profit consultancy NOVEAR, which helps businesses to stay afloat by rethinking business models and devising new ideas to tailor their companies to suit the present business climate.
Benjamin started selling secondhand textbooks to HA Almen students – now he’s expanding to cover all CBS study programs
Benjamin Busk began supplying his fellow HA Almen students with secondhand textbooks sold from moving boxes outside CBS. Now, his business, Uni Bazaar, has a fully automated storeroom with more than 4,000 books, and he has just received DKK 75,000 from CBS to expand the service to supply all CBS study programs.
For the fifth time, CBS Entrepreneurial Day brought together students with innovative and curious mindsets. Visitors had a chance to explore more than 20 different start-ups and gain inspiration on how the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals can be transformed into a business.
“After cleaning 60 kilos of grain, I was so tired of it”: Lena wanted to make 100 loaves of bread from scratch – here’s how it went down
In August, Lena Tünkers found herself standing in a one-meter deep hole digging for clay. She needed it to build a clay oven so she could bake 100 loaves of bread. But there was no clay. CBS graduate Lena Tünkers spent her summer turning 100 kilos of grain into bread using almost no money and just a little help from her friends. Here’s how it went down.
The new student organization TechLabs wants to equip CBS students with basic knowledge in artificial intelligence, web development and data science. “Microsoft Office skills aren’t enough anymore,” says one of the founders, who thinks that CBS is lagging behind when it comes to teaching tech-related courses.
From a jungle in Sri Lanka to Silicon Valley: How a CBS start-up grew from near closure to three-digit growth in one year
In March 2018, the founders of the CBS start-up, Chabber agreed that they would give it one more shot before throwing in the towel. At the end of May 2019, they set off for Silicon Valley to try and enter the American market. “I can’t recall experiencing anything this intense,” says co-founder Valdemar Gaarn Rasmussen.
Only 25 percent of Denmark’s entrepreneurs are women. The Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship wants to change this by encouraging women at CBS to take the leap and join their new entrepreneurial program, RISE. “It’s about time female entrepreneurs take the lead,” says the CEO of CSE.
In ten years’ time, the Danish universities should have created ten companies - each with a total turnover of DKK 1 billion. This is the ambition of the Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science, Tommy Ahlers. The Dean of Research at CBS, a professor, and the CEO of Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship approve of this ambition, otherwise this precious knowledge risks being filed away out of sight.
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.
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.
A GoMore trip turned out to be more valuable than just a car ride. Carl Kronika, CEO of the CSE-based start-up Copus, was looking for a new employee for his company. That employee happened to be Louise Salebjerg-Hansen, the driver of the Go-More ride.
If we want more innovation and inspired employees, we should change our organizations, as they no longer suffice for this century, argues Mirjam van Praag, Professor of entrepreneurship. She’s leaving CBS after four years to become the president of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
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.”
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.
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.
An organization driven by CBS students want to break the barriers and close the gender gap for investors. And it turns out to be a brilliant idea. Banks are eager to connect with Female Invest and their investment groups.
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.
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.