Profile of the Speaker
American venture capitalist Ray Quintana settled in the Netherlands to lead the European activities of Cottonwood Technology Fund (CTF). The fund has tens of millions to distribute to startups. Quintana is foremost looking for entrepreneurs that just started a business.
CTF are seed and pre-seed stage technology commercialization funds with offices in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Enschede. The general partner of the funds has proven itself with top returns in regions rich in innovation but lacking in capital and management – the other critical resources to success.
INTERNATIONALIZING WORLD CLASS EARLY STAGE FUNDING
17.30-19.00 Reception & Buffet dinner
19.00 Opening: Victor van der Chijs, President/Chairman of the Board, University of Twente (Waaier 3)
19.15 Pitches Entrepreneurship changing lives – participants Delite Labs (Waaier 3)
20.00 Venture Class (Waaier 3
20.30 Discussion chaired by Aard Groen (Waaier 3)
VentureClasses are public lectures, organised by NIKOS and VentureLab International. They are open to anyone and free of charge. The lecture topic relates broadly to ‘business and science’. The speakers who share their experiences with the audience, have made their mark as an entrepreneur and/or enterprising scientist. See also the overview of speakers of the past six years. The official language at the VentureClasses is English, unless it can be in Dutch. The typical VentureClass format is:
19.15 – doors open and coffee
19.45 – introductions
20.00 – lecture and discussion
21.00 – drinks
22.00 – closing
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