We are the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship Students (ECE Students), Erasmus University Rotterdam’s official entrepreneurial association. Since our establishment in 2013, our mission has been providing an environment that unites a diverse group of people, and to empower them in taking entrepreneurial action. We aim to spread entrepreneurial values and cultivate an innovative mindset among students. By providing a talented network, fostering relevant abilities and empowering students, we create opportunities for the entrepreneurial-minded across campus, while seeking to contribute to the innovative and entrepreneurial scene in the city of Rotterdam.
We encourage our members to take full ownership of their projects and to experiment with new initiatives through the association’s ‘lean’ organization, where all events are executed as collaborative team projects, referred to as event committees. We differentiate ourselves by the autonomy our members are given – just like they would in a startup environment. Furthermore, with the expansion of our event portfolio, we encourage inter-committee collaborations. We believe that the experience of organizing events from start to finish doesn’t only compensate the curricular standards set by the university, but allows students to take responsibility to an extent that – considering their age and professional expertise – wouldn’t normally have the chance to at any conventional workplace.