Entrepreneurship

bk-launch ventures

Are you the entrepreneur with a vision to transform the Built Environment? Is you innovative idea good enough to become a successful business venture? Do you want to connect with other young entrepreneurs within our BK-Launch community? If you tick all three, we are the incubator for you! Scroll down to join our platform or learn about our other ventures below. 

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about MOR studio

Kosmas on MOR Studio: We are a young team of architects and engineers with a clear focus on sustainability. We use the power of architecture to shape a sustainable world for everyone. Our goal is to realize net-positive buildings and challenge the construction industry to go more sustainable. What made us start the company? We have a shared vision; we believe that buildings can give back more to their surroundings than they take away from it. 
Kosmas on Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurship means trying to bring something innovative and fresh on the market. It also means that with your ideas you try to help creating a better future. We need to challenge the construction industry and connect more innovation and research with the market. There are many challenges to be solved in the built environment so we constantly need to create new ideas and concepts. That is why we need to stimulate entrepreneurship.

about aplusv solutions

Chris on AplusV Solutions: We are developing a new way to design, scale and manufacture for the construction industry. Enabling an holistic industrialized construction approach by fully digital processes, configure-to-order building systems and robotic manufacturing. Together for a better and more sustainable built environment. The challenge to provide 1 million (affordable) homes needs new ánd better answers. There is no time to lose! 
Chris on Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurship means challenging yourself and team to keep moving forward and explore new possibilities. The only constant in life is change. Invaluable is the skill- and mindset to pursue and achieve this.

about FOS HOUSING

Balthazar on FOS Housing: We design and sell ecological real estate. Our goal is to expand to a building group where development, design and construction are integrated. According to us this is the only way to really produce sustainable real estate in the way we want.
Balthazar on Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurship to me is freedom. Freedom to do what you want and what you think is wright. Because of this free way of thinking new and exciting things will arise.  

about drip visual

Michal on drip visual: At drip, we help project initiators to visualise the essence of their ideas. By helping our clients to communicate their ideas clearly, convincingly and in high quality – right from the early design stages, we successfully support them in launching products, collecting funding, obtaining planning permissions, convincing and inspiring stakeholders. We want to use our interdisciplinary architectural training and strong visual communication skills to help individuals and organisations to communicate and explain their innovative ideas better. By combining knowledge from physical model making, data analysis, 3D modelling and visualisation – we want to create a team of master explainers and great visual storytellers. I’ve noticed that creatives, especially project initiators, often need to communicate their design ideas simply and effectively. Most of the services available on the market, supporting them with project communication, focus mainly on refined and final design stages – picturing rather than explaining. I wanted to use my skills to help them, and build a creative organisation that gets involved in many exciting projects.
Michal on Entrepreneurship: For me, entrepreneurship is essentially an ability (and, if done well – a superpower) to turn ideas into products and functioning organisations. It’s a joy and an obligation of initiating things. Faculties of architecture and built environment are full of young people with great ideas who want to see the world and environment change for the better. But upon graduation, they join various organisations and very often are forced to comply with the ‘business as usual’ – going against their own values. Being taught entrepreneurial skills gives us tools and confidence to initiate our own projects or actively take part in shaping the organisations we are part of. I believe that by focusing on the real needs of other people and seeking viable market solutions – an entrepreneurial attitude turns designers into more grounded, empathetic and practical problem solvers.