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Start-ups are created to bring innovations to the markets by combining maximum drive and motivation. Being in the position of a new stage company sometimes causes uncertainty where help from more experienced ones is more than welcomed. In this blog, we tell you why it is worthy to start a start-up and what can help you.
The Dutch Student Investment Fund (DSIF) is looking for new team members that could start working from the 1st of September! It is an exciting place for students to get real-life experience as a student startup investor and learn more about entrepreneurship. Five open vacancies are waiting for you, in this blog, you will find all the necessary information about them.
The contribution of DSIF ambassadors raises the organization to the next level. They add value to the organization with their skills and enthusiasm. Joining DSIF is also very beneficial for the ambassadors themselves. Would you like to find out why? In this blog, we will discuss whether it’s worth it to become an ambassador of the Dutch Student Investment Fund.
The Dutch Student Investment Fund was founded on the 7th of April 2016. This means it has been half a decade, 60 months, 1 826 days, 43 800 hours that a group of individuals officially founded the existence of a fund that would survive to serve the success of student startups. This marks half of the DSIF 2020/2021 board year – I could not be more proud of all of our achievements as a board to date, and so I will take this opportunity to share some thoughts, areas of focus and a bit about DSIF.
More creativity, mutual tolerance, openness, and much more can be gained from being part of a diverse team. We addressed this topic in our event where we invited two women entrepreneurs to share their experience related to diversity & inclusion. In this blog, we summarise the event and the knowledge we gained from our guest speakers.
A total amount of 50.000 euros has been invested in Clairify, a start-up founded by the two University of Twente alumni Wim Kamerman, Tibor Casteleijn and University of Amsterdam alumnus Felix van den Horst. Clairify’s technology is changing the real estate sector with its innovative smart sensors that measure the air quality and effects on people’s health.
All start-up teams that request investments from venture capitalists face different investment procedures and situations that involve specific knowledge and background in financing. For a beginner in the venture capital world, there is an enormous flood of terminology and financial information, which at a first glance might seem complicated and difficult, but there is no reason to panic. We will provide you with the most commonly used terminologies in the venture capital environment and will enrich your financial vocabulary.
Usually, the first steps of start-up development are realized in small teams, with an emphasis on good cooperation with each other. Management of small teams differs in some aspects from one of larger teams, mostly because of its more intimate working atmosphere. In this blog, we provide you with tips that can help with leading a small team and improve team-work efficiency.