VentureClass “Fire Yourself As Soon As Possible” @ UT Designlab
Jun 15 @ 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm

And other Non-Traditional Advice…


Students and other people often have this stereotypical image of what life is like for an entrepreneur (working 24/7), what you need to have in place before you can start a business (a college degree, finance, …) or what a successful company looks like (high-tech, Facebook potential, …). Yet it can be so different, if you let go of these views and become fearless.

Paula Englis shares the surprising stories of five real-life cases, to demonstrate that work-life balance can be tailor-made, that you can start before you graduate-whatever comes first, and funding can be on your terms with your control if you are patient.

Speaker Profile

Dr. Paula Danskin Englis leads the Berry College Entrepreneurial Program. Paula’s primary areas are strategy and entrepreneurship. She teaches, researches and consults in the areas of strategy, knowledge intensive entrepreneurship, and knowledge management. She works closely with current and former students and others to help them start and grow their businesses. She has worked with firms in a number of high tech industries in their the start-up and/or growth process. A few examples: Dynamix, Shootproof.com, studyhubb, Baked Joy, African SOUP, and AMBEDO. Besides her work at Berry College, Paula is affiliated with the Dutch Institute for Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship (NIKOS) at the University of Twente and the University of Groningen Centre of Entrepreneurship (UCGE).

Join in the conversation with Paula, more NIKOS or VentureLAB staff, entrepreneurs and others.
Register HERE for this event now!

About VentureClasses

VentureLab East VentureClasses are public lectures, co-organised with NIKOS. They are open to anyone and free of charge. The lecture topic relates broadly to ‘business and science’. The speakers who share their experiences with the audience, have made their mark as an entrepreneur and/or enterprising scientist. See also the overview of speakers of the past six years. The official language at the VentureClasses is English, unless it can be Dutch. The typical VentureLab East VentureClass format is:

19.15 – doors open and coffee
19.45 – welcome and introductions
20.00 – lecture and discussion
21.00 – drinks
21.30 – closing