Creating the Next Generation of Change Makers

Rotterdam School of Management co-sponsors new challenge that aims to train new entrepreneurs who are intent on starting businesses with social impact.

BETWEEN MARCH 7 and June 27, 100 aspiring social entrepreneurs selected from industry, government, and science will participate in the NRC Live Impact Challenge, a collaboration of the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) at Erasmus University, NRC Live, and ImpactCity, all based in the Netherlands. NRC Live plans events and provides development opportunities for professionals interested in achieving social impact. ImpactCity is a community of startups committed to making contributions to society.

During the challenge, the entrepreneurs will complete a 100-day program that consists off our online modules delivered in English by RSM professors. Participants will learn about sustainable innovation and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals; receive Ofeedback on their business ideas; and develop skills to achieve positive change.

On June 27, participants who complete the program will receive Positive Change Leader certificates from RSM at a closing event. One winning participant will receive exposure in NRC, a training budget from RSM, and access to the network and services of impactCity.

"At NRC Live, we try to find answers to rapid economic and social changes, challenge bright minds, and stimulate debate," says Sanne Bruinstroop, a program maker at NRC Live. The Impact Challenge, she says, is a way "to provide the academic depth and practical insights needed to translate societal challenges into opportunities for innovation."

Learn more about the impact at NRC Live's website