For young (student) entrepreneurs
n 2014, the Antwerp University Association started with the development of a student entrepreneurship program named TAKEOFFANTWERP. Every year, you can fuel entrepreneurship at the Entrepreneurial Kickoff Event.
18h30 - 21h00 | INTERNATIONAL TRACK
You have very good grades, a lot of ambition and amazing work ethic. You want to make a name for yourself and you see great opportunities outside of your home town. However, something just doesn't fit right, you are facing challenges at work you never thought existed! Don't worry - its not you, but its not them either!
In this session, you will gain insights from Aisha Saraf Kothari, who has worked in three continents in corporate and startup consulting (EY). She is also an entrepreneur, having founded her own fashion platform (AISPI) based in Belgium, with a global consumer base. Attend the session to learn first hand
- how to use cultural differences to your advantage
- how to build a successful career in an international setting
- how to launch your business idea from anywhere in the world
21h00 - 23h00 | SHOWCASE
Let’s get physical! In the Try-out Area you can discover many promising young entrepreneurs. Many service providers are waiting to provide you with all the necessary information. There’s a contact person present for each educational institution, whom can help you with combining your studies with starting your own business.
20h00 - 22h00 | LIVE RADIO
This is your chance to experience live radio!
WE ARE BACK. DIGITALLY.
For Young Antwerp (student-) entrepreneurs.
Discover what Antwerp has to offer for young entrepreneurs during the Kickoff Days. Looking for inspiration? Do you want to start up soon or some day? Do you need a network, tools or advice? Or just feel the positive energy of other young entrepreneurs. Everybody is welcome!
CAMPUS TOUR //
We start the KICKOFF DAYS with a campustour in Antwerp. TAKEOFFANTWERP & SINC will land at many different campuses in Antwerp from the 28th of September and the 1st of October. Entirely coronaproof — can be followed on Facebook.
Discover stories by young entrepreneurs and get to know the staff behind TAKEOFFANTWERP_ALLIANCE.
28 SEPTEMBER | ROADSHOW @ AP UNIVERSITY COLLEGE NORTH
29 SEPTEMBER | ROADSHOW @ BAAS — MECHELSEPLEIN
30 SEPTEMBER | ROADSHOW @ KDG UNIVERSITY COLLEGE HOBOKEN
1 OCTOBER | ROADSHOW @ UNIVERSITY OF ANTWERP CAMPUS DRIE EIKEN
KICKOFF DAYS //
Also this academic year, we're ready for you with an entire corona proof programme. Choose your own personal pick during the four theme days. Gather your 'bubble' and join your favourite livestream.
5 OCTOBER | INFORM
6 OCTOBER | INSPIRE
7 OCTOBER | SUPPORT
8 OCTOBER | COMMUNITY
Discover the entire programme here.
Combining the strengths of the city of Antwerp, its educational institutions, local companies, organizations and student associations, this local ecosystem aims to inspire, activate and support youngsters on their way to entrepreneurship.
TAKEOFFANTWERP_ALLIANCE is a partnership between the city of Antwerp, the Antwerp University Association (AUHA), Artesis Plantijn University College, Karel de Grote University College, the University of Antwerp, KAVKA youth centre, SINC student association & VOKA, Flanders' Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It is supported by the ERDF and the Flemish Agency for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.