“Take the time to learn. It takes a lot of courage and it takes energy, but it’ll benefit your company in the long run." This is some of the advice that Prof. Dr. Willem Burggraaf gave his audience in his emeritus speech titled “De ondernemer centraal, tijd voor reflectie” (The entrepreneur as central theme, time to reflect). The speech took place on September 7th 2020 in the sports hall of Nyenrode Business University.
“As a start-up, you need to have the right ammunition and a strong story to convince investors.” Joris Kersten and Julia Baud look back at the Startup Funding & Valuation Seminar hosted at Nyenrode in Amsterdam.
Professors are streaming lectures from home, students have gone to their parents, when possible, and employees are looking for possibilities to collaborate online. It is quiet at the campuses of Nyenrode Business University.
At the Nyenrode Incubator in Amsterdam, three Nyenrode alumni and founder Karim Akhlal run Recrout, a HR-tech organization that enables companies to find the best talent through a data-driven matching and selection technology.