DEVCake won the Saxion Entrepreneurship Summer School 2016

DEVCake won the ninth edition of the Saxion Entrepreneurship Summer School. The young entrepreneurs receive a cash prize of € 500,-.

Boy Bouw, Jim de Vries and Mike Slinkman are the winners of the ninth edition of the Saxion Summer School, which took place last week at Villa Serphos Enschede.

“We believe that serious gaming can make vital business, so productivity goes up and absenteeism down.”


About DEVcake
DEVCake has a passion for vitality. Absenteeism costs Dutch companies annually 11.5 billion euros and the productivity is lost because people are not vital. The evidence that serious gaming works is the Pokémon GO app. The use of game elements in the solution of social or societal problem. DEVCake going to use that money for branding.

Entrepreneurship Summer School
The Summer School is an annual competition in which twenty young entrepreneurs a week to work on their business concept by using the Business Model Canvas. Every day, specific issues are dealt with and there will be inspirational speakers and entrepreneurs who all along their stories and knowledge with the participants. The jury this year consisted of: Annemieke Koster (Enschede Textielstad), Mike Verkouter (Kennispark) and André the Lizer (MKB Twente).

Saxion Center for Entrepreneurship
Saxion University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Netherlands, with close to 27,000 students (and still growing!). Saxion University has a rich history – its roots can be traced back to the 1875. A merger of two educational institutions, the Hogeschool Enschede and Hogeschool Ijselland, in 1998 paved the way for Saxion University in its present form. This merger enabled Saxion to build further on its strong position in Dutch higher education and since then Saxion University has come to be recognised as an important centre of expertise at regional, national and international level.

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