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Entrepreneurship Challenge

What do others say about the Entrepreneurship Challenge?

What do our alumni say about the Challenge?

Jean-Luc Verhelst
It was at the very last minute that we formed a team and decided to participate. Far away of thinking that, at the end of the road, we would win a trip to New York ! What was particular with this case competition is that we were put in the shoes of a board of directors and had to make decisions accross all divisions of the company during serveral periods. The overall view of a company and the elaboration of a strategy of which we were able to see the results period after period was something unique. But what excited us the most was to present our decision and business plan in front of an investors’ panel during the final pitch. I would strongly recommend this challenge to everyone willing to put in practice his business sense, analytical and presentation skills and win an unforgettable prize!

So, whether you want to feel the NYC vide, go to a NBA game, be on top of the empire state building or in the footsteps of many movie scenes don’t wait to make your team and give it a try.

Enrico Marchesani
The Entrepreneurship Challenge at Deloitte is a wonderful experience which allows you to put into practice everything you’ve learned so far. As the name says it’s challenging because you have to cover all the areas of a business but, don’t worry, with a good team you’ll get through and learn a lot! Also you’ll see that even if your analytical skills are important it is not all about the numbers. You’ll need to be able to explain what you did, why you did it, and convince real managers that you made the right moves. Further you’ll have to prove that you have thought about the next step; in fact, running a company is always about thinking forward. Moreover this business game is also a good opportunity to talk to people, get insights about the business and finally have fun with your team! And who knows, maybe you’ll be the next ones flying to NYC and have your own bite at the Big Apple! So have fun and as we used to say last year… “RideOn to the next level!” ;)

Réginald Jacquemain
Taking part to the Deloitte Fiduciaire Entrepreneurship Challenge was a very exciting experience: met people from different horizons, we took our decisions and finally as a reward we flew to New-York. Actually I will keep good memories of this trip and especially one that I want to share with you. During our visit of the MoMA, one of my colleagues (Jamy) and I discovered a very big and intriguing structure which looks like… Indeed, we never find out what it was but while we were looking at it, another colleague came in the room and asks us what we were looking at. Camped to be unable to answer, we hesitate to reveal him our shameful ignorance of the modern art and we finally get THE brainstorm. We look at him with our most conceited look and we said that the meaning of the structure was accessible to those who know how to look it. Intrigued in turn, our colleague started to try different points of view to find the meaning of our words. After 10 min of research we find him on his knees looking at the statue. The situation was quite funny but it was not a peak of the joke. We told him that he finally found the good level to glimpse the solution but it could never figure out the solution without moving. So our friend started to walk on all fours forgetting that he was in a crowed place.

Jamy Maigre
Even if I have already participated to other renowned business game, I subscribed to the Deloitte Entrepreneurship challenge and I have to say that it was a great idea and an amazing experience. The challenge was really interesting and the prize amazing, thus, with a group of friends, I started the adventure. The first rounds were really interesting and learned me a lot. Indeed they give you the chance to show your talents (financial for me) and to work together with other people with different backgrounds in order to run your company. I will always remember the different arguments we had to take some decision and the stress surrounding the effect of our decision on the global ranking while the computer was running the results. Even if you do not have the chance to go to the last round it is definitely worth the trouble (and I do not speak about the meeting with Deloitte’s employee around a drink afterward). Then, if you go to the final day, you will enjoy a wonderful day stirring together stress and relaxation. And about the New-York trip? Just Amazing… You will discover a new city by walking, visiting museum and famous monuments and of course partying in the so called: the city who never sleeps. So friend, just a tip: make the Deloitte Entrepreneurship Challenge and have fun otherwise you will regret it.

Deborah Vanneste
Je moet meedoen aan het deloitte business game omdat je ten eerste een superzotte prijs kunt winnen (wij wonnen een reis naar New York), en als je niet uit de bus komt als winnaar, dan doe je gewoon mee om relevante ervaring op te doen over werkelijk alle facetten vanuit de bedrijfswereld. Wanneer je als team meedoet, dan groei je ook dichter naar elkaar toe, en leer je samenwerken met diverse karakters. En als dat alles je nog niet kan stimuleren… dan doe je mee omdat het gewoon ook heel goed staat op je C.V. Vele groetjes, Deborah (team Qual-IT)

Tom Coussement
Het Deloitte Fiduciaire Entrepreneurship Challenge was een enorm leuke en ook leerrijke ervaring, zeker omdat wij uiteindelijk de reis naar New York wonnen. In het business game leer je beslissingen nemen die ook in het echte bedrijfsleven van toepassing zijn. Je bepaalt samen met jouw team jullie strategie. Als dit uiteindelijk de beste strategie blijkt te zijn, dan kan je al beginnen dromen van die fantastische reis naar New York waarvoor ik Deloitte nogmaals wil bedanken. Veel succes, groetjes Tom Coussement (team Qual-IT)

Bram Tytgat
De Deloitte Entrepreneurship Challenge was een ideale afwisseling tussen ontspanning en bijleren. We leerden bij over welke beslissingen grote bedrijven moeten nemen, hoe je in groep moet werken,.. Dit alles kon je dan de laatste dag van de challenge verdedigen voor een jury. Tijdens deze sessies werden we verwend door de mensen van deloitte met broodjes, pizza’s,.. En absoluut niet te vergeten is de mooie prijs. Dit was een ervaring die we nooit zullen vergeten!

Sabrina Beun
Door deel te nemen aan The Deloitte Fiduciaire Entrepreneurship Challenge heb ik een beter kijk gekregen op de verschillende aspecten van ondernemen. In het begin moesten we wennen aan de werking van het spel. Maar elk ‘boekjaar’ maakten we winsten. Dat maakte het spannend voor ons. Voor de finale stonden we op de 8ste plaats. Omdat we echt wilden winnen, hebben we ons uiterste best gedaan om een gedetailleerde presentatie voor de jury-investeerders te brengen. Deze presentatie overtuigde de investeerders voor ons bedrijf te kiezen… Eigenlijk zijn wij het perfecte voorbeeld dat je moet blijven strijden naar de eerste plaats. Natuurlijk stonden wij er niet alleen voor. Elk team krijgt een coach. En die heeft ons veel geholpen. We kregen uitleg over berekeningen en welke informatie investeerders zeker belangrijk vinden. Wanneer er discussies in de groep waren, vroegen we raad aan de coach om de knoop door te hakken. De reis naar New York was het kersje op de taart. Ik voelde me net in een film leven die 3 dagen en ik heb er zo van genoten. We hebben alles gezien wat we wilden zien en hadden een super hotel.  Droom je dus van een trip naar New York à schrijf je dan NU in!

 

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