Join the HAF
Do you want to participate?
What can I win?
The best ideas and businesses will each have a share in €25,000.
- There's one cash prize of €2,500
- There are two cash prizes of €1,000
- There are three cash prizes of €500
You can invest your prize however you like in your business. Whether it's buying the best software or helping to finally rent those offices you've had your eye on for so long. Anything goes. It's up to you how you invest in your business.
There are also 44 cheques worth €125 to be earned by collecting coins as you work through the trail. For each event you attend, you earn a coin worth €12.50. You can then use your cheque to buy something for your business simply by sending your business-related invoice to the Center for Entrepreneurship. With 50 prizes on offer, it means everyone has a chance to win – but there's only one business that will blaze the trail with the €2,500 prize.
What else can I win?
Along with the cash prize and the glory, you'll also benefit from extra winnings: you get to learn a lot and really get to add to your trail kit! At each event, we make sure your idea or business is systematically taken to the next level, with coaches from industry joining us so that you can ask your questions and expand your network. And once you've experienced the trail community, you'll of course want to join the CfE community – which, naturally, you'll automatically be a part of. Definitely a win-win situation, don't you think?
The kick-start trail is organised by the Center for Entrepreneurship, but it is the kick-start team that chooses who wins the cash prizes. The kick-start team includes, of course, our chair Hayo Apotheker, ex-mayor of Leeuwarden and ex-member of the NHL Stenden Executive Board, along with members of the Center for Entrepreneurship, the student advisor for the Executive Board and a previous trail winner, as well as a leading local entrepreneur.
Questions and applications
If you'd like to know more or you have any questions, we'd love to help. Feel free to call in at the CfE in Leeuwarden or Emmen, or email your queries about the Hayo Apotheker Incentive Fund to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're keen to take part, then make sure you apply (from 5 September).