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
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.