Fewer women find their way as founders in start-ups even at an entrepreneur-friendly university such as CBS. Why? Professor José Mata gives three reasons why even young women might shy away from a career as an entrepreneur. Mindset, lack of female role models and investor bias.
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A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but can a new name make a university department better? Mitchell Dean believes so. As his department changes name, he is aiming for new research collaborations and a stronger focus on the problems that businesses and society are facing. “We are giving students capacities to make a difference through their professional lives. And I think that’s what the current generation of students want: they want to contribute to positive social transformation.”
What started as a business case in class - AI for solving GDPR issues - has turned into fulltime employment and a multi-million kroner deal for two former CBS students.
“We had all experienced how difficult it was to maneuver through the jungle of various scholarships and apply for funding for our exchange stays abroad, and we thought: Hey, we can make this process easier,” explains CBS student Morten Handest Høyer. Together with his two close friends, Christian Rudolf Larsen and Malte Jessen, he has started the company Legathjælp to help students find scholarships for their exchange stays abroad.
Need help settling in Copenhagen? Rukun Munshi has made a solution to help international students in Denmark
A lot of international students are struggling getting settled when they move to Copenhagen. Now a group of innovative CBS students has founded their own company called HOOSET, which aims to help students with all the practicalities necessary for living in Copenhagen.
CBS alumni and founders of Eat Grim, Petra Kauka and Carolin Schiemer, found each other through a mutual love of techno music and a great passion for food. Since then, they have saved 700 tons of unattractive crops from going to waste, but their anger still keeps them fired up.
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.
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.