Our mission is to promote and support sustainable entrepreneurship among our students and alumni. To this end, we offer students, alumni and businesses an inspiring knowledge centre with many opportunities to become proficient and achieve ambitions.
The Green Entrepreneurship Centre (GEC) is a knowledge centre within the VHL University of Applied Sciences (VHL) which trains and coaches enterprising students, alumni and (future) entrepreneurs. The GEC supports start-ups and projects geared towards sustainable and innovative entrepreneurship. The GEC is for all students and alumni, regardless of the training programme you have followed at the VHL. The centre operates via an extensive network in which facilities, guidance and opportunities are offered.
The Green Entrepreneurship Centre is committed to sustainable entrepreneurship and it has a special focus on student start-ups.
As a knowledge centre of VHL, we contribute to the achievement of the entrepreneurial ambitions of our students and alumni. We do this with a view to a green economy in which terms such as the circular economy, climate goals, internationalisation, innovation and cooperation have become self-evident. We encourage entrepreneurial students to strive for sustainable business operations. The development goals of the UN, Global Goals, can serve as a guide here.
Whether you want to start a business as an architect or consultant, wish to be a start-up in forestry, (international) agribusiness or would like to become a social entrepreneur, visit us and familiarise yourself with the Green Entrepreneurship Centre. We will probably be able to contribute something to your efforts!
The centre offers many opportunities for students, including personal coaching, IT facilities, network meetings, microloans, idea labs and a ‘sustainable entrepreneurship’ minor. There are also opportunities for existing companies, alumni, governments and consultancy companies with an assignment or question or issue in the field of sustainable entrepreneurship.
The Green Entrepreneurship Centre distinguishes four angles.