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On 29 November 5 teams of the ABS’s Minor Entrepreneurship pitched their business to their lecturers, fellow students, mentors, and anyone interested in emerging startups. Refoo was selected as the winner by a jury of 3 entrepreneurs.

Jonathan Sitruk, coordinator of the Minor Entrepreneurship: 'The pitching event is an important milestone in the minor program. 75 students have worked on 23 startups since September, going through the joys and challenges of creating a new venture. During this journey, the students get weekly professional coaching and can attend practical entrepreneurial workshops. In addition, mentors and guest speakers from the industry help them to tailor their business idea.'

Refoo wants to reduce food waste

Refoo, the winner of the pitching event, is a company that aims to reduce food waste by commercialising a product that extends the lifetime of fruits and vegetables. The team won €300, which they can use to invest in their venture.

About the Minor Entrepreneurship

The Minor Entrepreneurship is an ABS programme which is open to students with a non-business background as well. Every year, around 100 students from diverse bachelor programmes like psychology, communication science, humanities, information science, and computer science follow the programme. The minor started in 2007 and has brought to life hundreds of start-ups and helped to give a boost to many students’ entrepreneurial careers.