Three former students have combined their activism with the wonder of stainless steel and turned it into a thriving business, a finalist spot in a global competition and opened a new market. Now they have returned to CBS for a partnership with Jespers Torvekøkken.
At Buddha Bikes, they educate young people who are excluded from society and turn them into skilled mechanics who save old used bikes from sudden death. Because according to the Managing Director and CBS alumni Simon Søndergaard, a sustainable business is a business that is able to sustain.
Ever since she was a little girl, Regitze Gaarde Bang has been fascinated by flowers. So much so, that she left CBS four months into her master’s degree to follow her dream and turn her hobby into her profession: a self-employed sustainable flower farmer.
After graduating, Jacob Sand Motzfeldt invested all his time, energy and money in a plastic-free business idea. This marked the beginning of a long gum adventure. But as with most adventures, the quest to win the princess and half of the kingdom is not without a dash of adversity. Watch Jacob Sand Motzfeldt tell his story in a video, produced by Emil Nørgaard Munk from Teaching & Learning at CBS.
Hey Planet has turned the ick-factor of eating insects into its X-factor. The CBS alumnus has been seeking to break down the stigmatization of insects since the conception of the start-up comprising of two people, was conceived - no easy feat. Yet, despite of these odds, they have established themselves as pioneers in providing sustainable food for the Danish market – with 35 million insects sold since last year alone.
Her name means ‘sunshine’ in Nepalese. She created her first start-up when she was just 16 years old. And now Nima Sophia Tisdall is 25 and has just graduated from CBS. Earlier this year her company Blue Lobster was singled out by former president of the United States of America, Barack Obama, as an inspirational innovator. She learned at a young age that earning money isn’t hard – but creating change is.