Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Maastricht University

Start-Up programme

The Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation offers a programme for those students and staff who want to explore the possibility of setting up their own business. This programme encompasses two ten-week periods in which in the first ten weeks the feasibility and opportunities related to the proposed business ideas are explored. Using validated methods we assist and help students and staff to explore the potential of their idea, fine-tune their idea, provide access to business experts, and provide insight into the reality of starting their own business.

In the following ten weeks these potential entrepreneurs are challenged to put their words into actions as we assist them in making their business idea a reality. Market validation is key in these second ten week. Aims of these 10 weeks include making the first sale, creating a working prototype, establishing the network required, and setting up the day-to-day operations. While the first ten weeks consist of an established programme with clear steps and milestones, the milestones of the second ten weeks are dependent on the situation of the respective start-ups. As such this programme is a tailor-made programme based on the needs and wants of your particular start-up. Both programmes can be followed separately or as a 20 week programme and are extra-curricular in nature.


Start date of our first batch will be January 2020. Please contact us if you have any questions.