What's it like to work in a startup or launch your own business?

Startups careers are becoming increasingly popular and students are the largest group of new entrepreneurs. The number of businesses started by under 24s has doubled in the last 8 years, and more than 150.000 new businesses have been started in 2019 so far in the Netherlands alone! But what’s so attractive about startup life? Sure, completely flexible work hours, being your own boss, the freedom to work and travel, and the chance to make a meaningful impact on the world (as well as a potentially at a big financial payout) all sound great. But what is startup life like in reality?

Find out all the pros and cons of starting your own business at Start Ups/Downs. Hear first hand about startup life from a panel of experienced entrepreneurs, get their feedback on your startup ideas and aspiration, and finally connect and engage with other entrepreneurially minded students. If you’re thinking of starting your own company, working as a freelancer, are interested in joining a startup or are considering launching an enterprise, then you'll have the chance to hear about all the glamour and struggles of startup life from newbies to serial entrepreneurs.