The Erasmus Startup Programme
Validate your idea and find your first customer in four weeks
The Erasmus Startup Programme is a four week programme that empowers you to validate your scalable business ideas and find your first customer. We train you to use the entrepreneurship process by heart and understand how you can find out what your customer wants.
You will have access to a great place to work and get feedback from the Community, which contains many successful entrepreneurs. The programme aims to contribute to both the success of your start-up and your personal entrepreneurial skills. It will have a lasting impact on your entrepreneurial career.
80% of startups fail because there is no market need
During the four weeks there will be a weekly, full day, session on Friday. The sessions are filled with workshops focusing on what matters the most when you start a business, find your product-market fit. Who is your customer? What will you be selling him or her? 80% of startups fail because there is no market need, let’s start with that, in real-life with actual customers. You will create a first product from your idea (prototype).
After the first four weeks, starting entrepreneurs that are ready to take the next step can be invited to continue the development of their business in the Erasmus Business Programme.