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From thesis subject to New York Pizza

In 1991, Philippe Vorst was trying to think of an interesting subject for his thesis to finish his Economics study. When he heard from his brother about the booming pizza slice industry in the US, he decided to write his thesis about how to start a similar pizza slice business in The Netherlands. 2 years […]

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Tony’s Chocolonely • Crazy about Chocolate, serious about People.

2003: three journalists, Maurice Dekkers, Teun van der Keuken and Roland Duong discover that a huge part of cacao, the main ingredient in chocolate, is produced by (child)slaves working in horrible circumstances in Ghana and Ivory Coast. They also uncover that the big chocolate companies are totally indifferent to do anything about this huge problem. 2005: […]

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Step Aboard! • A board year at Aureus with Arvind Naipal

My first experience with Aureus was the European Study Trip to Lisbon in my first year. A week of company visits, cultural activities and, of course, experiencing nightlife in Lisbon! After Lisbon, I decided to apply for committee membership and got accepted to organize the European Study Trip to Istanbul. The social activities of Aureus […]

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New year, New Job! 

As your study continues, you need to start looking to the future. We as students have to stand out in order to be recognized – not to put pressure on you or something. While this can be quite stressful at sometimes, there is no need to worry. The Aureus Career Platform is your call from […]

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The road to success & the priceless lessons along the way

Member of Quote 500, 4000 employees, owner of 420 shops, women lover and father of three children. Roland Kahn is the founder of fashion brand CoolCat, owner of America Today, Sapph and MS Mode. The Aureus Blog Team went to the headquarters of ‘Cool Investments Group’ in Amsterdam East to ask him about the secrets […]

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Kickstart your Future! • Speaker Series Recap

Before the holiday, an awesome event took place at the VU: ‘Kick Start your Future!’, organized by Aureus and Student Talks. Five motivational speakers where invited to the VU to share their stories and passions in life, with the goal to motivate other great thinkers here at our university. Feeling the lack of motivation to […]

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