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About the timeline


Application Period


You can sign up from August until 15 November.
  • Create an account
  • Add team members
  • Add information to your project profile 
  • Share your C.V. with the partner network

Kick Off Event

Location: Tongersestraat 53, Maastricht
18:30 - 21:00
  • Kick Off Event with participants and partners
  • Get to know your fellow competitors and coaches from the partner network
  • Learn about the do's and don'ts during the challenge


  • Join interactive workshops! Workshops will be organised in talk/panel style, with UM, (young) Entrepreneurs and professionals. With statemens and room for discussions.

  • Validation/business basics: 21st of November
  • Social Entrepreneurship: 28th of November
  • Impact your challenge: 5th of December*
  • Finance and Funding: 12th of December 
  • Pitch like a pro: 8th of February

Speed Date Event

Location: Tongersestraat 53, 6211 LM Maastricht | Mensa
13:15 - 17:30
  • An afternoon filled with brainstorming and coaching
  • Great opportunity to receive face to face feedback!

Grand Finale

Location: t.b.a.
14:00 - 18:00
  • During the Grand Finale the best teams will give a one-minute pitch about their entrepreneurial idea or innovative prototype 
  • After the pitches, a few teams will participate in the showdown, in which the Expert Jury poses several in depth questions
  • The afternoon will end with an award ceremony and a bunch of ecstatic students!

After Trajectory

  • Contact with students or companies about further development of innovations via online dashboards.
  • Co-creation between students and companies, explore opportunities to start innovation collaborations in-house.
  • Sprintdays during which a consultation team of students solves a challenges faced by a partner company within one day.

UM postal address
P.O. Box 616
6200 MD Maastricht
The Netherlands

UM visiting address
Minderbroedersberg 4-6
6211 LK Maastricht
The Netherlands
+31 43 388 2222

Social media & contact
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Tel: +31 (0)6 13 98 91 91

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