Title Studentstarter - From student to entrepreneur by transformation
Project Number NL/06/B/F/PP/157633
Project Type Pilot Project, project with multiplying effect (2000-2006)
Marketing Text Students in the final phase of study establish often a mini−company, alone or with some other students, and in many colleges this initiative ...
Students in the final phase of study establish often a mini−company, alone or with some other students, and in many colleges this initiative is not continued after graduation. Students with proven entrepreneurial characteristics should be stimulated to continue after graduation with the established company. There are difficulties for this group of starters in The Netherlands as well as in other European countries because colleges take care for students and not for started entrepreneurs (after graduating) and support organisations (mainly) support started entrepreneurs (registered by Chamber of Commerce) and not students.
The project aims to bridge this gap by stimulating the co-operation between VET and Business and support organisation(s). The student-entrepreneur needs support concerning administration, marketing, acquisition, knowledge of tax rules, governmental regulations for establishing a commercial enterprise, etc. and the base for this knowledge and some experience has been educated and trained in the last part of the study.
Co-operation of entrepreneurs and advisers with teaching staffs stimulates the transfer of entrepreneurial knowledge and practical experience and of course new mini−companies.
The product will be a procedure of coaching and transfer of information tested in the partner colleges, improved and presented as a manual and via the website.
Reasons for this development are mainly that continuation is rather feasible, young graduates need more stimulation and support for entrepreneurship and new SME’s increase employment.
Open and distance learning
Recognition, transparency, certification
Accommodation and Food Service Activities
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
Other Service Activities
Information and Communication
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
program or curricula
The website www.studentstarter.eu gives an overview of the project results, products, brochures and modules.
You can download:
modules business plan (in English and Bulgarian language)
DVD product promoting entrepreneurship (of students)
an overview of started companies of students (about 55 business plans have been developed). Cooperation with these student-starters is possible. There are companies in many branches varying from agriculture/horticulture to ICT and consultancies.