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Dear students, thanks for spending time with us on the fascinating topic of technology entrepreneurship. With the content we provided and the effort that you have put into this course, we hope that you are now better prepared for your entrepreneurial journey than before. You learned about opportunity recognition and creation, the types of opportunities, and how to evaluate them. You learned about opportunity development. We emphasised how important it is to get further information on and from your customers and users. And you learned about opportunity exploitation, where you became aware of the role of networks and of ways to craft a financially sustainable business.
The lead startup method helps you to find and validate the specific information that you need to start and grow your venture. Do not hesitate to make use of your local university’s offers to help you to develop your venture. Partners at the University of Twente are NIKOS, Novel-T, the Design Lab, Student Union, the Dutch Student Investment Fund, and others. Enjoy your journey on your way to create value for others and yourself.

Thank you for taking this journey with us through the entrepreneurial process.

In the three weeks, you’ve got introduced to the key steps of the entrepreneurial process, from opportunity recognition, opportunity development to opportunity exploitation. You have seen which set of activities you would have to perform to create a venture that solves customers and user needs while at the same time generating a profit for you.

Kasia Zalewska-Kurek took a deep-dive into opportunity recognition and valuation. Raymond Loohuis introduced the market-driven entrepreneurship. Ariane van Raesfeld and Tamara Oukes explored the functions and nature of networks that surround your emerging venture. Jeroen Sempel showed different perspectives on entrepreneurial finance. Also entrepreneurs from the University Twente shared their entrepreneurial secrets on various topics.

Good luck with all new knowledge, reflection and new insights on your own situation and on your journey to become a successful [University Twente] entrepreneur too.

Explore your opportunities at the University of Twente, the most entrepreneurial university of The Netherlands. Its rich ecosystem for (student) entrepreneurship makes it the place to be for ambitious young technology entrepreneurs. In the links below, you can get more information about entrepreneurship at the University of Twente.

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