Meet Master Students in Cyber Security at Capstone Entrepreneurial

January 20, 2019

Do you want to get into contact with cyber security talent and do you want an entrepreneurial business case researched? On 7 March and 25 April, around 30 Master students with a computer science background from TU Delft and University of Twente will visit the HSD Campus for a special programme as part of their 'Entrepreneurial Skills Course'. Purpose is to teach the students about entrepreneurship in cyber security and to practice it. Lecturers from the universities will teach the relevant theory and prepare the students for practical work. In total the organisers need around 10 businesses to join the project.

Organisers of this event would like to ask entrepreneurs to meet with the students at least twice: once on the afternoon of Thursday 7 March, and the second time on the afternoon of Thursday 25 April.

General Information

  • First meeting, Thursday 7 March: Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to present their business in a plenary session to the students and the other entrepreneurs. The students will prioritise 3 businesses and the organisers will allocate a group of three students to each business.
  • Second meeting, Thursday April 25: The student teams will present their first findings in a plenary session with all students and entrepreneurs.

Meeting the students

Four group of three students will approach you after the first meeting to conduct an in-depth interview about your experience being an entrepreneur in cyber security. The students may ask questions such as: What inspired you to start a business? What challenges and obstacles did you experience and what made you succeed to overcome those obstacles? Did you receive help and in what way were you supported? What was your greatest doubt? What do you consider your biggest success?

During this interview the student will also discuss with you some interesting questions that you can ask the students to work on. For example, you may like to ask the students to collect insights about new market developments in Asia because you may be contemplating to join a trade mission to Asia. The research by the students could help you judge the effort that you would have to invest, and the potential benefits. As another example, you might ask the students to do market research in a country that you are not yet active in. This could help you to decide what would be an appropriate business model to work with. The students can investigate anything related to entrepreneurship in cyber security.

Each student has about 28 hours to work on the assignment. A team of about three students can devote a substantial amount of time to a project, which we hope will benefit your business.

Your group of three students will approach you after the first meeting to conduct an in-depth interview about your experience being an entrepreneur in cyber security. The students may ask questions such as: What inspired you to start a business? What challenges and obstacles did you experience and what made you succeed to overcome those obstacles? Did you receive help and in what way were you supported? What was your greatest doubt? What do you consider your biggest success?

 

What's in it for Entrepreneurs

The organisers hope that by working with entrepreneurs in cyber security, students better understand what it takes to start business activities in cyber security. Some may be inspired to start a business themselves, although the majority will be looking for an inspiring place to work in the near future, which can often be found among entrepreneurial companies. Thus taking part in “cyber security capstone entrepreneurship at the HSD Campus” provides the opportunity to get answers to some important questions that you may have and a it gives a good first ‘get to know the student’ opportunity, which may facilitate recruiting.

For more information, you can contact prof. dr. Pieter Hartel or dr. Victor Scholten.

 

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