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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.

Students help pull companies out of the Covid-19 swamp

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.

Snapshots from Entrepreneurial Day: Making a business out of the SDGs

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.

New CBS program wants female entrepreneurs to rise 🚀

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.

Tommy Ahlers wants universities to create large companies. Ambitious? Yes! Realistic? Maybe

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.

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.

Carl Kronika found his fourth employee in a VW UP

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.

How to make a society fit for entrepreneurs

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.

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.

Banks love Female Invest 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.

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.

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.

Entrepreneurs and researchers aren’t like apples and oranges, but more like apples and applesby

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