Guido Spooren, Week 51, New Challenge

Guido Spooren, Week 51, New Challenge

Hi readers, welcome to my fourteenth blog about my internship at Feniksgroep.

This week, we finally received an e-mail from one of our internship coordinators. She took quite some time with answering our questions, since both her and our other coordinator had a flu and were quite ill because of it. My task now is to send an e-mail to the webmaster of the Feniksgroep website with the question whether he can grant me the log-in details for the Content Management System, in order to edit their website. Recall that I had contact with the webmaster about this a while back and I told him that I would ask our internship coordinator for those details. Unfortunately however, due to her late response, I have to try it again by asking the webmaster for those details.

Also this week, every internship group from our class had a meeting with the professor for our last course of our minor: Entrepreneuring in Amsterdam. During this course, our task is to work full-time on our internships. However, our challenge has gotten a little mixed-up. The task at hand now is to split up again into two groups of three, as we did at the beginning of our internship. Each of those groups has to hand in a business plan at the end of the course, which will be at the end of January. This means that we will have a lot more to do besides our initial tasks we gave ourselves for the remaining weeks. Hopefully, we will manage to do this successfully. Time will tell…

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my blog and hopefully you will read my next week’s blog as well! 🙂


Internship blog week 51 – M. van der Burg

Internship blog week 51 – M. van der Burg

This week we had our meeting with Irma Borst about the progress of our internship. We are going to change our challenge again and start with a business plan in January. During the last months we gained quite some knowledge about SEEDS itself and how it’s presents itself to new entrepreneurs. We will be applying this knowledge and experience in January to come up with a relevant business plan for SEEDS. Our business plan will focus on how SEEDS should position itself within ABN AMRO and how it should benefit from its relation with ABN AMRO, but this is still subject to change.

During the recent months we have worked on selection tools for crowd funding, we have accomplished this by researching which properties a business plan should have in order to be a successful crowd funding campaign. Furthermore we have researched the AIDA marketing model, we will definitely be able to use some of our results for our business plan.

We are looking forward to January to come up with an interesting business plan which will have to goal to attract more entrepreneurs to SEEDS crowd funding platform. This goal will be accomplished by highlighting the benefits ABN AMRO can provide SEEDS. Furthermore we will apply some of our data we have gained during our previous challenge.

See you in January!