Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Women

Entrepreneurship bootcamp for womenRSM (Rotterdam School of Management) is committed to contributing to the development of women entrepreneurs.

With this in mind, they are running an entrepreneurial bootcamp designed for women who have thought at one time or another about starting an entrepreneurial venture.

The programme will provide insight into the characteristics, knowledge and skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur.

This entrepreneurship bootcamp is designed for women who have thought at one time or another about starting an entrepreneurial venture. The number of women entrepreneurs has grown quickly in the last few years but men still outnumber women entrepreneurs considerably. RSM wants to encourage women to think about entrepreneurship.

When is it?

3 May: 9am - 7pm

4 May: 9am - 4pm

What will it involve?

Day 1

Participants will work in small teams to generate new business ideas and to develop them into credible and viable business propositions.

Day 2

The workshop will be oriented towards and deal with topics around entrepreneurship, gender, strategic networking, life-work balance and communication.

Who is it for?

The bootcamp will bring together a dynamic group of women who want to stimulate entrepreneurial thinking in their organisations, who want to start their own businesses or who have a very small business that they would like to grow.

Learning outcomes

  • Provide individuals with information about starting a business
  • Develop an understanding of what is necessary to undertake entrepreneurial endeavours, and the practical process of getting started
  • Understand how to identify and assess meaningful entrepreneurial opportunities from a business and personal perspective
  • Identify the importance of goal setting and planning
  • Develop professional network strategies, impact and future expectations
  • Understand the impact of communication and balancing personal and professional life.

The entrepreneurial bootcamp is a collaboration of ECE (Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship), Erasmus Centre for Women & Organizations, SMO and The Next Women Business Magazine.

How can I book?

Payment and registration

Where is it?

ECE Startup Campus

Rotterdam Science Tower 11th floor,

Marconistraat 16 - Rotterdam

Download the flyer here: PDF or JPG


Dianne Bevelander

Associate Dean, MBA Programs at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. She is a member of the RSM Executive Management Committee. Dianne teaches Personal Leadership Development at the RSM and at a number of other international Business Schools. Primary research interests relate to management education, social network theory and the development of human capital with particular emphasis on the career development of professional women. Leading through innovation, Dianne designed a Women's only elective at RSM focusing on the empowerment of women aspiring to leadership roles using the mountain (Mt Kilimanjaro) as an outside classroom, and as a metaphor for business. Furthermore, she is on a number of International Educational Boards and is often invited as a guest speaker at international conferences and plenary talks. She has an MBA from the University of Cape Town, South Africa and a PhD from the University of Lulea, Sweden.

Ferdinand Jaspers

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, the Netherlands. He obtained his PhD in technology and innovation management at RSM and his research focuses on new firm creation and the organisation of innovation. Based on his expertise at the intersection of strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship, he gives courses and provides trainings (for BSc, MSc and MBA students as well as executive courses) on new business development and entrepreneurial start-up and growth. With a rigorous academic perspective, Ferdinand draws upon and helps you move beyond approaches such as discovery-driven planning, customer development, business modelling, lean startup, and open innovation.

Simone Brummelhuis

Founder and CEO of 'The Next Women' business magazine and a leader empowering women in business.  Through her company’s Twitter account @thenextwomen, Brummelhuis tweets tips, lessons, and trends to help women continue to succeed as entrepreneurs in the startup and corporate world. The Next Women Pitch Training Programme has been recognised as Best Practice by the European Commission.  Simone has been recognised as one of the "25 Smartest Women on Twitter" by Fast Company; 10 Women to meet in Tech by The Guardian, and the Forbes’ list of 20 women to follow on Twitter for Female Entrepreneurship and Business, Marketing, Technology. She is also a board level adviser with internet provider Xs4all; Astia; IENS.nl, the largest restaurant platform; Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship and the charity platform 1%club. Simone has an LLM from Columbia University and worked as attorney with Skadden, Arps & Loeff in Amsterdam and New York and is a frequent member of various business competition panels.

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