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Sefa Entrepreneurship Day

Sefa Entrepreneurship Day

About the event

Sefa Entrepreneurship Day (SED) brings entrepreneurial-minded students in contact with organizations that are relevant in the start-up and scale-up ecosystem. Students are provided with hands-on, practical knowledge with regard to the process of starting up their own business. But even if you are not interested in founding a startup this will be an interesting event for you, it gives you the possibility to orient yourself for your future workplace. Would you rather work at a big corporate or start your career at a startup?

SED will deliver all this through exciting workshops and inspirational pitches. The day ends with a networking drink, which gives you the opportunity to get in direct contact with the participating companies and start-ups in an informal way. This is the perfect opportunity for you to gain more information about how to start a business, to get inspired by compelling stories and to have a fun time with like-minded people.


About Clevergig

Clevergig is a young and exciting player in Tech HR. Our SaaS Workforce Management solution helps staffing agencies and intermediaries to easily deploy temporary staff across several locations and clients. clevergig enables them to grow and be ready for the gig economy.

About their workshop

Clevergig is growing extremely quickly. During our workshop we want to brainstorm about our next step: internationalization. We want to work together with you to talk about the most important factors of internationalization. Are we going to grow to one country or several? Should we open an international office or not?

About IXA x ASIF

IXA is the knowledge transfer office for UvA, HvA, VU and Amsterdam UMC. By combining expertise, services and facilities IXA aims to stimulate entrepreneurial activities amongst researchers and students.

ASIF Ventures bridges the gap between Amsterdam’s entrepreneurial ecosystem & its student community. We help aspiring student entrepreneurs by providing network, guidance and advice. We organize events to inspire and educate. But most importantly, we have €1 million to invest up to student startups.

ASIF Ventures is a venture capital fund that invests exclusively in startups founded by young entrepreneurs.

About EVBox

We’re the leading global manufacturer of electric vehicle charging stations and charging management software. With over 60,000 charging points across more than 45 countries worldwide, we help electric drivers get access to charging infrastructure at any point in their journey.

Founded in 2010, we made our breakthrough when the market for electric vehicles (EVs) was still in its infancy and soon, we became the sole supplier of public charging infrastructure in cities such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Monaco. Today, with projects running across Europe, North America, South America, and Asia, we move forward by perfecting our original recipe with a second generation of hardware and software that are energy-efficient, future-proof, and easy to use.

About Hieroo

The Hieroo talentprogramme is the best basis for your career. During the programme you will develop yourself, learn to improve organisations in a professional manner, and contribute to bringing societal innovations into practice. This all is next to the most important part: working on great projects at leading organisations in your own city and region. Apart from that you will be supported in making the next step in your career! For instance as entrepreneur, or as manager or advisor at a great organisation.

About Vainu

Vainu is a sales intelligence platform with a database of over 100 million companies, enriched with open data. Vainu helps companies to find the most valuable sales prospects with the use of algorithms and robust machine learning. Currently, over 1700 organizations save time and sell more thanks to Vainu. Our mission is to collect, read and understand all the information ever written about every company in the world, and then make this information comprehensible to everyone.

About their workshop

We will be giving a workshop about modern data-driven sales and the role AI has in it and will have in the future. Be there or be square!

About October

October is the largest SME credit platform of Continental Europe. Our mission is to empower businesses to grow by simplifying and democratizing their funding. We enable SMEs to borrow directly from institutional and private investors, or as we call them: lenders. Lenders invest their savings to support SME growth in France, Italy, Spain and The Netherlands, while entrepreneurs find new, simple and effective sources of financing.


During a workshop, students get the chance to learn from and interact with a company by tackling a case. Each workshop lasts 90 minutes. Check the company description for information about the workshop. 
During the Pitches, participating companies get the chance to present their core values, mission and practice


13.00 – 13.10 Hieroo pitch

13.10 – 13.20 EVBox pitch

13.20 – 13.30 ASIF pitch

13.30 – 13.40 Vainu pitch

13.40 – 13.50 Clevergig pitch

13:50 – 14:00 October pitch

During both the Lunch and the Networking Drink, you will get the chance to interact with the companies who will be actively looking for interested students


  • 11:30 – 13:00: Clevergig Workshop
  • 13:00 – 14:00: Lunch + Company pitches
  • 14:00 – 15:30: EVBox Workshop
  • 14:30 – 16:30: October Hackathon
  • 15:30 – 17:00: Vainu Workshop
  • 17:00 – 18:00: PITCHxSEFA
  • 18:00 – 19:30: Networking drink