Support RSM alumni for entrepreneurship award

Funk-e, an animation company founded by alumni from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), is nominated for the Rotterdam Ondernemersprijs 2014 (Rotterdam Entrepreneurship Award).

Joost Visser and Alex Broekman both graduated from RSM’s BSc in International Business Administration in 2010 and continued their academic education at RSM. Visser completed RSM’s MSc in Finance & Investments in 2011, and Broekman graduated from RSM’s MSc in Business Information Management in 2012. They combined their skills to start Funk-e, a company that simplifies and explains complex ideas through animations. 

Funk-e is competing against the Nederlandse Energie Maatschappij and Verwey Vastgoed for the Rotterdam Ondernemersprijs 2014. The annual award puts successful entrepreneurship in the Rotterdam region in the spotlight. This year, the prize highlights 'ground-breaking entrepreneurship’. The jury praises the three shortlisted companies for their ability to distinguish themselves within this theme.

In addition to impressing the expert jury, Funk-e needs audience votes in an online poll. The winner will be announced in the Beurs-World Trade Center in Rotterdam on Monday 24 November 2014.

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is ranked among Europe’s top 10 business schools for education and among the top three for research. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who carry their innovative mindset into a sustainable future thanks to a first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes. RSM also has offices in the Amsterdam Zuidas business district and in Taipei, Taiwan.

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