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Finance bootcamp for Smart Businesses

The world has been experiencing a gulf of new ventures in all fields using creative technology. Think of companies like Tesla, Google, Alibaba, Spotify, Dropbox, Uber. Drones have started delivering e‐commerce packages; smartphone companies are doing banking business; fintech firms are thriving.

How to make smart investment decisions that create value? 

In such a changing world, good knowledge of financial management can make a difference. Innovators, IT specialists and engineers need multi‐level expertise to realize their ambitions by meeting the wishes of many different stakeholders like owners, creditors, customers, suppliers. Their business ideas need a carefully chosen financial plan. A firm’s attempt to raise capital is frequently thrown into doubt because investors find it too risky. Lack of financial management knowledge cannot be a hinder to smartly manage investments & financing decisions, earn profit and realize business goals.                                           

Context

  • Entrepreneurs use their creative ideas to establish new ventures and achieve sustainable growth.
  • A firm’s attempt to raise capital is frequently thrown into doubt because investors find it too risky.
  • Start-ups based in Silicon Valley receive more venture capital than any other region, more than the whole of Europe.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyzing financial information
  • Understanding business valuation
  • Making investment decisions
  • Managing financial risks
  • Dealing with financing techniques
  • Creating value with mergers & acquisitions

Festival schedule

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Day
Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Fri. 16-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Music Night
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Fri. 16-08

Tonight we will have a great band night in our main tent! Next to that, a dj to play music and karaoke activity are planned for you!

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Fri. 16-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Dealing with financing techniques (Lecture)
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Fri. 16-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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Breakfast & keynote: Elizabeth Mix
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Fri. 16-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to one of our uplifting keynote speakers over breakfast. Once you’re all fired up, you’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. 

Lunch: ExploreU & VR Parachuting
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Fri. 16-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. You will have the opportunity to learn more about yourself by doing some career and personality tests ! Enjoy our VR Parachuting activity too!

Dealing with financing techniques (Tutorial)
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Fri. 16-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Breakfast
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Sat. 17-08

Breakfast served!

Quiz Night
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Sat. 17-08

We will host a cool pubquiz.

Free day
Time:09:30 - 20:00
Day:Sat. 17-08

This is your day off. There is no CuriosU programme today but you can arrange your own city trip to Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Rotterdam (The Netherlands) Münster (Germany) or Osnabrück (Germany). Have fun!

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Sun. 18-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Sun. 18-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Lunch: Sand Castle Competition & Graffiti Workshop
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Sun. 18-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting.

Creating values with mergers & acquisitions (Tutorial)
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Sun. 18-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Breakfast & keynote: Peter Joosten
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Sun. 18-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our inspirational speaker over breakfast. 

Creating values with mergers & acquisitions (Lecture)
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Sun. 18-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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Movie night
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Sun. 18-08

We'll watch a cool movie together!

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Mon. 12-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Escape Rooms
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Mon. 12-08

Have fun and enjoy our evening programme while playing escape rooms.

Analyzing financial information (Tutorial)
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Mon. 12-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Analyzing financial information (Lecture)
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Mon. 12-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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Lunch: Taste the Netherlands & Speed Friending
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Mon. 12-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. You can try the blind tasting activity and of course make some new friends!

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Mon. 12-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Breakfast & keynote: TBA
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Mon. 12-08

We will kick-off breakfast and CuriousU with the first inspirational speech!

Farewell Ceremony
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Mon. 19-08

This night we'll close off CuriousU 2019 with everyone and you'll receive your certificate.

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Mon. 19-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Mon. 19-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Lunch: Cherishing Memories & Pinatas
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Mon. 19-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. Here is the chance to lock all the memories you made the last days into pictures! During that lunch break you also have the chance to break some pinatas!

Breakfast & keynote: Neil Sheridan
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Mon. 19-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our keynote speaker over breakfast.

Students presentations
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Mon. 19-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Workshop
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Mon. 19-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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Lunch: C-the future of research & Dance Workshop
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Wed. 14-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. You can do one of the following lab tours: Behavioral Management and Sciences LabWearable Robotics Lab, combined tour in AeroAcoustic WindTunnel & Rapid Prototyping LabNanoLab or the Experimental Centre for Technical Medicine.  

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Wed. 14-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Making investment decisions (Tutorial)
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Wed. 14-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Dinner ΒΒQ
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Wed. 14-08

We will serve an amazing BBQ dinner tonight!

Making investment decisions (Lecture)
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Wed. 14-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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Beach Volleyball Tournament
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Wed. 14-08

Enjoy a unique volleyball tournament together with your fellow CuriousU participants! Are you gonna be the winning team? Let's find out!

Breakfast & keynote: Sofie Berghuis
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Wed. 14-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to one of our inspirational speakers over breakfast. Once you’re all fired up, you’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. 

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Th. 15-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Managing financial risks (Tutorial)
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Th. 15-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Breakfast & keynote: Geke Ludden
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Th. 15-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our keynote speaker over breakfast. 

Dinner City Centre
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Th. 15-08

We go out for dinner at the city: Happy Italy

Lunch: Playland
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Th. 15-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting.This is one of the most popular lunch activities where together with your fellow participants you can enjoy some outdoor games in the main festival area! Join us!

Managing financial risks (Lecture)
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Th. 15-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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City Centre Summer Sounds
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Th. 15-08

Enjoy the night in the city listening to some musical entertainment at Grolsch Summer Sounds.

Breakfast
Time:08:15 - 09:00
Day:Tu. 20-08

Have a breakfast first.

CuriousU Participants Departure
Time:09:00 - 10:00
Day:Tu. 20-08

The last day: please check out (i.e. returning the keys) and saying goodbye to all your new friends. By returning your key you will get back your deposit for the log cabin or student dorm (online refund).

Meet-up and pizza
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Sun. 11-08

Eat pizza and meet up with your fellow students!

Jogging & sightseeing campus
Time:15:00 - 21:00
Day:Sun. 11-08

Want to do some sports and see some cool locations on campus? During this activity you'll do both! Jogging around campus will start 15:00 and 17:00. During the sightseeing activity you'll walk around campus with a tourguide. Tours start at 16:00 and 21:00.

Arrival day: check in
Time:10:00 - 18:00
Day:Sun. 11-08

The registration point will be in the biggest tent. Please register as soon as you arrive. If you arrive earlier or later please contact us via curious@utwente.nl 

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Tu. 13-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Lunch: Curious about your future?! & UT students wonders
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Tu. 13-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. You will have the chance to get to know the programmes of our university and speak with representatives from our admissions office in case you are interested in continuing your studies here! During this lunch activity, you can also get to know UT student teams.

Game Night
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Tu. 13-08

During this evening activity you can join our Lean Simulation game!

Breakfast & keynote: Peter-Paul Verbeek
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Tu. 13-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to one of our uplifting keynote speakers over breakfast. Once you’re all fired up, you’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. 

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Tu. 13-08

We serve you a fantastic dinner!

Understanding business valuation (Tutorial)
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Tu. 13-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course and have some discussion and exercises on the topic.

Understanding business valuation (Lecture)
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Tu. 13-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day.

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Course leader

Professor of Corporate Finance and Risk Management
Rez Kabir prof.dr.

His main academic interests are on:

  • Corporate finance 
  • Entrepreneurial finance 
  • Corporate governance
  • Investments
  • Capital markets
  • Capital social responsibility
  • Microfinance

Prof. Kabir has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on corporate finance/financial management at universities in Antwerp, Beijing, Liege, Maastricht, New York, Stirling and Tilburg. His research is primarily multi-disciplinary, empirical and policy-oriented, and spans a wide variety of issues. More information on prof. Kabir's research interests can be found here.

Course details

  • Target group: For university students with economics and business background who are interested in gaining knowledge on financial management techniques.
  • Methods: lectures, discussions, workshops.
  • Credits: 2 ECTS credits for successfully completing the summer school.
  • Background reading (optional if you want to prepare yourself): Hillier, Clacher, Ross,  Westerfield, & Jordan. Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, 3rd European Edition, 2017, McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 9780077178239.

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If you need to know more, we have information available about the fee & programme, an admission check, registration & payment, visa, accomodation and the terms & conditions.