A businesswoman sails a ship on the sea

Startups

We dive into the reality of entrepreneurship

So you want to launch your own startup. What do you need? Capital, of course. Determination. And most of all? Passion. At least, that’s the narrative. But of course, it’s not enough. Starting a business is dirty, difficult and frequently frustrating. Most don’t become unicorns. Many fail.

6 minutes read
Ivona standing below trees with the lake behind her

Out of office

Escape to Kralingse Plas

Ivona Birlad (IBA, 2022) on the city oasis that offers something for everyone and at all times of year.

2 minutes read
A business woman stares akwardly from a zoom call while chaos happens behind her - including construction, animals, kids and a fire

After the pandemic

Camera on

Video call meetings have turned our homes into studios – and opened a window into each other’s lives. Is it an easy convenience – or an invasion of our privacy?

3 minutes read
Jan-Chris Koenders in the reception of Lexus Nederland Louwman & Parqui B.V.

After the pandemic

Build back better

The world has changed, so what’s next? We asked RSM’s business leaders.

5 minutes read
A customer shops in an automated supermarket

Futureland

Information overload?

Dr Robert Rooderkerk says having the right data isn’t enough, it’s all about what you do with it.

3 minutes read
Emilie Schei shows the upcycled fabrics made by Reshirt Rotterdam

Elevator Pitch

Waste not, want not

Emilie Schei (Pre-master Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship student) presents Reshirt Rotterdam, a social startup upcycling fabrics.

2 minutes read
An illustration of a person holding up the Ukrainian flag in the style of the Rotterdam bombing memorial statue

Alumni Life

Life in a 21st-century warzone

When Russia invaded Ukraine, Mark Kychma (MBA, 2007) headed for the border, working through the night to support refugees. And when many of his RSM friends reached out to ask how they could help, Mark’s act of kindness was magnified many times over. 

4 minutes read

After the pandemic

A change of direction

Hand-sanitiser. Masks. The anderhalvemetersamenleving. Staycations. Vaccinations. Covid-19 has changed many things about daily life – so perhaps it is no surprise that almost three-quarters of us say that it has caused us to re-evaluate our lives.

4 minutes read