Futurepreneurs is a pre-acceleration programme for impact driven (future) entrepreneurs. It ran successfully in Lithuania and is now coming to The Netherlands.
The programme inspires and teaches students how to start and run a business that can contribute to societal change.
During the (free) 4 months programme, you will work in teams on your own business idea or on a challenge that is brought in by a partner.
The programme consists of a series of masterclasses and workshops, all online.
We will kick off with a keynote by Katherine Trebeck during Rotterdam’s Upstream festival on September 22nd from 12:00 to 13:00. The next day, September 23rd, we start with a series of 7 masterclasses and workshops, all on Wednesdays from 18:30 - 21:00.
The programme ends with a presentation of your team’s ideas and progress on Impact Day in December. The best teams will get a scholarship that enables them to develop their idea into a viable businessfor an extra 6 months.
Application is open for students/young professionals and teams. Participation is free of charge.
Deadline for application
Launch event, keynote Katherine Trebeck 12:00
Masterclass/Workshop 1 - The Purpose Economy
Masterclass/Workshop 2 - Impact Definition sprint
Masterclass/Workshop 3 - Impact Development sprint
Masterclass/Workshop 4 - Impact infrastructure sprint
Masterclass/Workshop 5 - Impact Prototype, Run & Test sprint
Masterclass/Workshop 6 - Impact Project Launch sprint
Masterclass/Workshop 7 - Impact Pitching training
Katherine is a researcher and professor, but above all a strong advocate for the Wellbeing Economy, an economy focused on people as opposed to profits.
Bob is the founder of the Surplus Food Factory, where he leads all relevant stakeholders in their collaboration to reduce food waste and introduce circularity in the food industry.
As the Chief Chocolate Officer of Tony’s Chocolonely, Henk-Jan is determined to change the cocoa supply chain for the better. His mission: a 100% slave free chocolate industry.
Jaap founded The Vegetarian Butcher because he wanted to play his part in the transition from animal to vegetable meat. By letting meat lovers experience that veggie meat tastes just as good as animal meat, he wants to become the biggest butcher in the world.
Kees Klomp is co-founder of THRIVE Institute, social entrepreneur and author of multiple books in the field of purpose and business. Kees introduced the concept of purpose economy in The Netherlands, and is a sought-after speaker on purpose and business.
Mark is the co-founder and Global Impact Officer at The Dutch Weed Burger, a scale-up in plantbased proteins. After conquering the food truck market, Mark and his team are now bringing their business and their vision internationally.
Coen Faber, partner at Pure Birds, is a serial impact entrepreneur engaging in several startups and large corporations to realize a sustainable, circular inclusive society and economy. Coen has been involved in the Futurepreneurs programme in Lithuania in recent years.
Being a director of WorldStartup Labs, Daniël is an expert in turning ideas into businesses. Using his creativity and entrepreneurial experience, he contributed to the birth of dozens of impact startups.
Hub is a seasoned entrepreneur who made it his mission to make startup founders thrive. As WorldStartup's Startup Support Director he is constantly connecting startups to knowledge, expertise, potential customers and investors.
As a partner at Pure Birds, Bram is challenging and enabling businesses to join forces in realizing more profitable, sustainable and equality-based supply chains with adopting and scaling-up of innovations. He has been involved in Futurepreneurs Lithuania for the past few years.