For educators

Easily offer your students real life challenges from real companies and make your course more relevant.

Incorporate real-life challenge into your courses

The Master Challenge platform allows you to easily incorporate real-life challenge into your courses. These challenges are offered by real companies that are looking for solutions. This makes your course more relevant, challenging and fun for your students, which will have a positive effect on your course evaluation.

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Save time

The Master Challenge platform saves you time by recruiting the challenges for you (based on your input). You can easily manage the challenges. Matching the challenges to student teams can be done automatically.

Improve your course

Students like to work on real life challenges from actual companies because the challenges are relevant, allow students to put their theoretical knowledge into practice, and grow their network.

Improve your course
Grow your network

Grow your network

As you will be in contact with the company representatives, you will grow your network. For example, this could be useful for research purposes and inviting guest speakers.

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How it works

  1. 1

    Create a 'Challenge Space'

    In this space you describe the aim, topics, and duration of your course. Next to that, you describe what kind of challenges (and companies) you’re looking for.

  2. 2

    Receive challenges

    Once you’ve published your Challenge Space you only have to wait for challenges to come in.

  3. 3

    Review and publish challenges

    Once the deadline for receiving challenges has passed you can review the challenges. Accept the ones that are suitable and refine (in consultation with the company) the ones that you are interested in, but are not yet suitable.

  4. 4

    Student team signup

    Ask your students to sign up, have a look at the challenges and submit a ranking of preferred challenges.

  5. 5

    Matching teams to challenges

    Don’t worry, this will be done automatically based on the submitted preferences of the student teams and the challenge companies.

  6. 6

    Run the actual challenge

    Now it’s time to run the challenge as part of your course. We suggest you organize a kick off event during which teams and companies meet each other and discuss arrangements and further steps.

Testimonials

As part of the joint master Entrepreneurship we offer the course ‘Venture Challenge’, in which students solve real-life challenges from startups and scale-ups. This ‘Master Challenge Platform’ allows us to easily find suitable challenges and to generate perfect matching between the companies and the student teams. A great platform for lecturers who want to improve their course in an efficient way!
Prof. dr. Enno Masurel
Prof. dr. Enno MasurelCo-director of the Master Entrepreneurship (UvA / VU).

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