Netherlands | In action since 2005
Past WC appearances
Dr. Niels Bosma, Assistant Professor
Our proudest moment of the past year:
The achievement of two exits, meaning that two of our social enterprises [Rebottled and KlikStart] became independent and were taken over by our students.
Biggest challenge from the past year:
To increase innovation in Enactus as an organization.
Team described in one word:
Saskia joined our Enactus Netherlands champion team one year ago after learning about the program as a trainee in a social-entrepreneurship program in her hometown. “I see Enactus as a social playground in which students are challenged to tackle major social and sustainable issues by being responsible for their own projects and enterprises,” she says. As do many Enactus team members, she’s learned to juggle Enactus and academic obligations that compete for her time: “I dealt with it by prioritizing my activities and planning very well in advance,” says Saskia. Majoring in cultural anthropology/sustainable citizenship, she plans to graduate in 2018.
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At the recommendation of a friend, Michael joined our Enactus Netherlands champion team one year ago. He serves as human-relations manager for KlikStart, a different project that recently exited from Enactus to become independent: “Definitely challenging at times,” he says. He also has been responsible for communications between his fellow team members, project participants and employee, and he’s looking ahead to Enactus World Cup as an opportunity to gain more experience in making presentations. Michael is majoring in business economics and plans to graduate in 2018.
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