AtlasInvest Entrepreneurship Grant

The AtlasInvest Entrepreneurship Grant (AIEG) supports student-entrepreneurs with impactful ideas. Two grants are awarded yearly: the Impact Award for ideas with maximum sustainable impact, and the Start-Up Award for commercially promising ideas.

Are you a student-entrepreneur, studying at or recently graduated from Wageningen University & Research, and do you want to bring your entrepreneurial idea to the next level? Take a look at the guidelines and criterea and apply for the AtlasInvest Entrepreneurship Grant!

Start-up Award

The Start-Up Award supports student-entrepreneurs who focus on commercially promising solutions for global challenges. They want to develop products and services based on WUR expertise, that have potention for upschaling and growth. The Start-up Award includes a grant of 35.000 euros.

Impact Award

The Impact Award rewards social and public initiatives from student-entrepreneurs focused on maximising their impact on global challenges in the environment or in developing sustainable solutions. The Impact Award includes a grant of 15.000 euros.

Trajectory and data

Acceleration Bootcamp - January 31st - February 7th 2020

During the Acceleration Bootcamp, the participants get a change to further develop their ideas and prepare their pitch. This week is organised by StartHub Wageningen.

Scan the code in the flyer on the right side of this webpage to sign up!

Semi finals & Pitch 'n Party – February 19th 2020

During the semi finals on February 19th the participants will pitch their ideas to a jury, who will make a selection of five finalists based on this.

Finale preparation track - February - May 2020

The five finalists will take part in a preparation track before the finale, where they can sharpen their ideas and pitches. This trajectory will include an investors check, a workshop in pitching skills and an impact assessment.

Final pitches – May 13th 2020 during F&A Next

The finale will take place on May 13th during F&A Next. F&A Next is an initiative of WUR, Rabobank, Anterra Capital and StartLife. Every year they look for promising initiatives that can provide a solution for ways to feed the world now and in the future. It is a large networking event, where the student-entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas on stage for the public and the jury, followed by a Q&A. Afterwards, the two prizes will be awarded to the winners.