Entrepreneurial stories

EVENTS 20-02-2024 BK-Launch presents: Entrepreneurial Stories | Pierre Oskam & Nynke Stam As part of the AR0131 course, Entrepreneurship in Architecture & the Built Environment, we have invited two members of the BK-Launch community to share their entrepreneurial stories and inspire our students. The lectures are open to everyone who would like to attend, enrolment …

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Winners BK-Launch Entrepreneurship Awards 2023

NEWS 16-11-2023 Congratulations to all winners of the BK-Launch Entrepreneurship Awards 2023! Congratulations to all winners of the BK-Launch Entrepreneurship Awards 2023! On Thursday November 16th, nine innovative start-ups were awarded with grants and vouchers up to €20.000, to develop their entrepreneurial journey taking on the societal challenges in the built environment. Winners of the …

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Registrations open for the entrepreneurship awards 2023

NEWS 27-09-2023 Registrations open for the BK-Launch Entrepreneurship Awards 2023 The Entrepreneurship Awards are back November 16th! After a successful debut of the BK-Launch Entrepreneurship Awards last November, we are happy to announce that the Entrepreneurship Awards are back this year, Thursday November 16th 2023. The Entrepreneurship Awards are open to young and innovative entrepreneurs …

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Entrepreneurial Stories: Studio Kathryn Larsen ​

Last week Kathryn Larsen returned to the TU Delft to share her experience as an architect and entrepreneur. Kathryn is the founder of Denmark’s first biotech architecture studio and as a alumna of our faculty, her talk was an inspiration for many students following the AR0144 course, not only the ones that are pursuing biobased ventures.

Excursion AR0144 to de Machinist​

Earlier this month, students of the MSc elective BK-Launch Studio made a visit to De Machinist. We were welcomed by the architects of MOR Studio and the team of BLOC bv, sharing the story of their companies and the experience of working from De Machinist.

Final Pitches AR0131​

Yesterday we concluded the fourth edition of AR0131 Entrepreneurship in Architecture and the Built Environment. The students with the most inspiring pitch and most promising, relevant business idea were invited to pitch in front of the whole group. We would like to congratulate Alex Lorentz and Caroline Rosenzweig with winning best idea and best pitch! And of course thank all of the tutors in making this years edition happen !

Inspirational Lectures Tuesday March 7th​

We would like to invite you to join this years Inspirational lectures, which will take place on the 7th of March at 13:45 in Hall C at the faculty of Architecture. Joining us will be three young companies, innovating the built environment: Janne from Atelier van Berlo, Lena en Marcella from C’MON and Michał from drip visual. Will we see you there ?

Inspiring young graduates at ‘Goodbye, Hello!’​

During the online ‘Goodbye, Hello!’ event of last Friday, five young BK Alumni that are also part of the BK-Launch initiative (Sophie van Riel, Italo de Vroom, Willie Vogel, Andreja Andrejević and Frédérique Sanders) elaborated on their ‘first steps after graduating’ and inspired the recent graduates of our faculty. The young alumni emphasized that BK (Technische Universiteit Delft), for them, is a place where everything is possible.

THE WRAP UP: The Entrepreneurship Week

We are looking back at a successful and inspiring week of events. We kicked-off the week with a lecture by Caro van de Venne, discussed the hot topic of Women in Entrepreneurship and closed off by granting young entrepreneurs to continue their entrepreneurial journey during the Entrepreneurship Awards. Together with Alijd van Doorn, BNA and several guest speakers, we hosted four workshops regarding the topic “How do I start my own design firm?” for a large group of ambitious students. We are sure we have inspired many to develop their good ideas and think like an entrepreneur. Do you want to read more or view the photo’s click here.

The Entrepreneurship Awards 2022 ​

BK-Launch is teaming up with the Capriole Foundation for an evening of celebration and discussion: the Entrepreneurship Awards 2022.
Starting of with an discussion between faculty dean Dick van Gameren and Robbert Guis, founder of Guis Architectenwerk and member of the Board at BNA, on the relation between apprentice and mentor, we will continue with the Awards Ceremony granting the most innovative start-ups with vouchers from 500 up to 30.000 euros to continue their entrepreneurial journey.
Join us on Thursday the 24th, at 17:45 in Berlage Room 1. Make sure to stay for drinks after & expand your network!