Ieva Uzkurataite – Loop Collaboration Studio

Start your own business and have a chance to win € 2.500,-

Are you about to start your own business? Take this chance to follow the free start-up program at the Art Business Centre. The program consists of four workshops in entrepreneurship. At the end of the program, you will get the chance to pitch your business idea and revenue model to an assessment committee, and you can win a € 2.500,- starter voucher. To prepare for this presentation, we offer you a pitch training specifically aimed at this assessment committee.


E-scan & workshops
Test your entrepreneurial skills with the online E-scan.
Thereafter we offer you in two day’s four workshops:

  • Workshop Business Model Canvas
  • Workshop Personal branding
  • Workshop Marketing Research
  • Workshop Finance

The Start-Up program is offered in Dutch and English.


  • Tamara Rookus teaches creative entrepreneurship. She is specialized in the development of business models for creative entrepreneurs.
  • Cily Smulders teaches personal branding for creative entrepreneurs and is head of the Start-Up program.
  • Bart Huydtsis manager of the Start-Up program ORION and director of the Art Business Centre.

In this program there is a lot of attention and focus on your personal business case.


The starter voucher of ORION (Gelderland valoriseert) is a small funding of €2,500 for students and alumni of ArtEZ up to 2 years after their graduation. This voucher is intended for the out-of-pocket costs for those who aim to start a new, innovative company. To qualify for this, you will need to pitch your business idea and revenue model for an assessment committee.

*ORION will accept international students/alumni for the starter voucher, you can apply and pitch in English.

Data & info

Start Up Program 1 NL
10   October        9.30 – 15.00
31   October        9.30 – 15.00

Start Up Program 2 EN
9     January        9.30 – 15.00
23   January        9.30 – 15.00

Start Up Program 3 NL
5     March9.30 – 15.00
19   March9.30 – 15.00

Start Up Program 4 NL
14   May    9.30 – 15.00
28    May    9.30 – 15.00

Pitch Starter Voucher Assessment Committee

  • 30         September  2019
  • 26         November   2019
  • 11         February     2020
  • 21         April             2020
  • 23         June              2020


Sign in for this Start-Up program at the Art Business Centre by
For the conditions and registration you can contact: Cily Smulders 026 3535631

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Ieva Uzkurataite – Loop Collaboration Studio
MA Fashion Strategy 2019

“Loop Collaboration Studio” is working towards creating professional and social integration strategies for people seen as social minority groups in developing regions. The studio is working towards artistic collaboration between the creative industry and producers from the social minority groups.”
Photography: R. Baltrimaite
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