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UPCOMING EVENTS
Community Catch-up Event
29-02-2024
Entrepreneurial Stories: Pierre Oskam & Nynke Stam
05-03-2024
PAST EVENTS
13-11-2023 - 17-11-2023
How do I start my own design firm? | Workshop Series | zaal B & F | 12-45-13:45
09-11-2023 14-11-2023 16-11-2023
AR0144 Visiting Critics Presentations
08-06-2023
AR0144 Final Presentations
29-06-2023
AR0131 Final Pitches
11-04-2023
Inspiration Lectures Atelier van Berlo, C'MON and drip visual
07-03-2023
Anticipate on needs, changes, and challenges - Caro van de Venne on Entrepreneurship
21-11-2022
Panel Discussion: Women in Entrepreneurship
22-11-2022
The Entrepreneurship Awards 2022
24-11-2022
Workshop series: How do I start my own design firm?
21-11-2022
- 25-11-2022

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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 in the course is not required.

Nynke Stam (founder of Studio nyst) is an AR0131 alumna. Taking on a less ‘traditional’ approach for an entrepreneurial architect, Nynke has translated her passion for design and storytelling into events and artworks for Studio nyst.

Pierre Oskam is co-founder of Urban Reef, named one of the ‘Talents of 2024’ by FD and winner of the BK-Launch Entrepreneurship Awards 2023. Urban Reef designs and creates open-ended habitats that encourage the growth and diversity of life in urban settings such as streetscapes, squares and buildings.

Join us for the Entrepreneurial Stories on Tuesday March 5th, from 14:45-16:45 in Room B at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment.

Read more about Urban Reef & Studio nyst here.

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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 BK-Launch Start-Up Vouchers:
Tom van den Wijngaard
Henk Rusting & Thomas Liebrand – Lignitec B.V.
Casper van Tilburg, Thijs Kalkhoven & Noëlle van Kouwen – Panestry

Powered by the BK-Launch partners: CBRE, Oosterhoff , Smits Vastgoedzorg, 4TU.Federation, Brink | bouw, infra en vastgoed, Lighthouse Club Amsterdam, De Bouwcampus.

Winners of the BK-Launch Entrepreneurship Awards:
Daniel Halman – FERA – €17.500
Architectural Recovery Team – €10.000
Loy Dönne, Philipp Sieg & Marc Malinowski – Nevalu – €15.000
Pierre Oskam & Max Latour – Urban Reef – €15.000
Kathryn Larsen – Studio Kathryn Larsen ApS – €17.500
Michał Kasperski & Jacek Baczkowski – drip visual – €20.000

Powered and presented by Karin van Dreven, on behalf of the Capriole Foundation.

See all pictures on the BK-Launch Flickr.

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 in the built environment, in their concept-, R&D-, or scale-up stage. All nominees have a chance of receiving grants up to 25.000 euros, powered by the Capriole Foundation, to continue their entrepreneurial journey and take their business to the next level.

Registrations are open to all entrepreneurs in the built environment who are still in their studies, or graduated in the past seven years from a Dutch University or University of Applied Sciences. Registrations are open until October 22nd and can be found here.

NEWS
05-06-2023

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. This lecture is part of the inspirational lecture series Entrepreneurial Stories, where young entrepreneurs in the built environment show how their companies face today’s societal challenges. Make sure to join us next Monday, June 5th, for the next lecture of the series by Jaime Alonso, founder of Nonica.
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…
NEWS
01-06-2023

Excursion AR0144 to de Machinist

Earlier this month, students of the MSc elective BK-Launch Studio made a visit to De Machinist. De Machinist is an historic building in the centre of Rotterdam, now home to a number of small companies, meeting rooms and a restaurant. A vibrant place, full of entrepreneurial activity! 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. Hopefully, they have inspired our students to start on their projects and face them like entrepreneurs!
Thank you for having us and sharing your stories, MOR Studio & BLOC bv, we hope these lemon trees brighten up the workplace!
Earlier this month, students of the MSc elective BK-Launch Studio made a visit to De Machinist. De Machinist is an historic building in the centre of Rotterdam, now home to a number of small companies, meeting rooms and a restaurant. A vibrant place, full of entrepreneurial activity!…
NEWS
12-04-2023

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 !
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 !

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