Nov
23
Thu
VentureClass “Entrepreneurship at KRAMP”
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Eddie Perdok and Kramp

Kramp is a one-stop supplier of spare parts, technical services and business solutions, and acts as a strategic partner to businesses in the agricultural sector, forest & grass-care sector, in construction and in OEM. As well as supplying spare parts, Kramp wants to make a direct contribution to the performance of companies with their innovative service concepts.

Kramp was founded in 1951 and in 1955, the company E.J. Perdok en Zoon in Groningen (Netherlands) started selling agricultural parts and tools. Perdok was known for its wide range and for providing a personal service. In 1969, Kramp and Perdok decided to join forces. Together, the companies grew even stronger, and were merged into one business in 2000. Grandson Eddie Perdok is now CEO of Kramp.

During the VentureClass, Eddie will talk about entrepreneurship and innovation in this successful family firm. The evening will conclude with a Q&A session where he is available to answer your questions.

 

Program:

07:00 p.m. Doors open
07:30 p.m. Welcome & introduction VentureLab International (by Aard Groen)
08:00 p.m. VentureClass
09:30 p.m. Networking drinks

We look forward to welcoming you on Thursday, November 23.

 

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Dec
15
Fri
Information Event VentureLab North
Dec 15 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Do you want to know more about the VentureLab programme? The VentureLab team will be happy to answer all your questions about the possibilities to join VentureLab North, VentureLab Health, and Energy VentureLab on December 15h from 15.30h to 16.30h. Join us afterwards at our Christmas party to meet the community!

 

 


VentureLab North Christmas Drinks
Dec 15 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

On December 15 we would like to celebrate the past year with you, and look forward to the holidays to come.

 

 

Jan
9
Tue
Information Event VentureLab North
Jan 9 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Do you want to know more about the VentureLab programme? The VentureLab team will be happy to answer all your questions about the possibilities to join VentureLab North, VentureLab Health, and Energy VentureLab on January 9th from 15.30h to 17.30h.

 

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Jan
10
Wed
Information Event VentureLab North
Jan 10 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Do you want to know more about the VentureLab programme? The VentureLab team will be happy to answer all your questions about the possibilities to join VentureLab North, VentureLab Health, and Energy VentureLab on January 10th from 15.30h to 17.30h.

 

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Feb
22
Thu
VentureClass ‘Clean Tech Aviation: Entrepreneurship Takes Flight’
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

It’s our pleasure to announce the next VentureClass of 2018 on Thursday evening 22 February. For this VentureClass we have invited VentureLab alumn Ben Cappelle, CEO of Clean Teach Aviation.

Ben Cappelle and Clean Tech Aviation

The story of Clean Tech Aviation begins in 2008 with a search for a large piston engined aircraft to begin the introduction of biofuel into aviation. Now 10 years later a large international consortium has been formed around Clean Tech Aviation and CTA has operations in three locations:

  • Airport Teuge hangaring the testaircrafts
  • The bio engine duration testlab on EnTranCe
  • The CNG and LNG  tank design and production will be done together with  CTA GmbH at the R&D airport Braunschweig in Germany

Join us on 22 February as 2 time VentureLab alumnus Ben Cappelle, founder and CEO of CTA, talks about CTA and the developments over the past ten years. The VentureClass  will conclude with a Q&A session, followed by networking drinks.

 

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Mar
22
Thu
VentureClass ‘Expanding Horizons with Horus View and Explore’
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

 

It’s our pleasure to announce the next VentureClass of 2018 on Thursday evening 22 March. For this VentureClass we have invited René Bolhuis, CEO of MKB Innovation Top 100 Company Horus View and Explore.

While the cameras from Horus View and Explore can be found across the globe, from Peru to the shores of the Zambezi river, the company was founded and is located in Bedum, the Netherlands.
What began with a 360 degree camera to help René in his work as a fire commander, has grown to a global company that focuses on Video and Sensor Technology, Geographical Information Systems, Deep Learning, Virtual Reality and Live Data Streaming.

Join us on March 22 to hear about Horus, and how the cameras help fight poaching in southern Africa, identify smugglers in Saudi Arabia, and how they use virtual reality to give patients in hospitals a feeling of being home!

The VentureClass  will conclude with a Q&A session, followed by networking drinks.

Program:
07:00 p.m.: Doors open
07:30 p.m.: Welcome & Introduction VentureLab North (by Aard Groen)
08:00 p.m.: Venture Class
09:30 p.m.: Networking Drinks

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Apr
19
Thu
VentureClass “Innovate with Innocore”
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

It’s our pleasure to announce the next VentureClass of 2018 on Thursday evening 19 April. For this VentureClass we have invited Jan Hendriks, CEO of Groningen Ondernemersprijs Winner Innocore Pharmaceuticals.

 

Jan Hendriks and Innocore 

Founded in 2004 InnoCore is dedicated to developing, in close collaboration with its pharma and biotech partners, minimally invasive and long-acting injectable polymer based depot formulation products for precise delivery of small molecules, peptides and protein therapeutics as to contribute to enhanced patient care.

Alumnus of University of Groningen, CEO of Innocore since 2014 has led Innocore to winning the Groninger Ondernemersprijs in 2017.

Join us on April 19 to hear about Innocore. The VentureClass  will conclude with a Q&A session, followed by networking drinks.

 

Program:
07:00 p.m.: Doors open
07:30 p.m.: Welcome & Introduction VentureLab North (by Aard Groen)
08:00 p.m.: Venture Class
09:30 p.m. Networking Drinks

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May
24
Thu
VentureClass ‘TheNextWomen Science Stories’
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

It’s our pleasure to announce the next VentureClass of 2018 on Thursday evening 24 May, in collaboration with TheNextWomen and Northern Knowledge. For this special VentureClass we are shining the spotlight on women entrepreneurs, with several pitches, and keynotes by University of Groningen Supervisory Board member Heleen van Balen and entrepreneur Monique Schoondorp.

 

Doors open at 18.00h with a warm buffet!

 

Program:
06:00 p.m.: Doors open and warm buffet
06:30 p.m.: Welcome & Introduction by Annemieke Galema, TheNextWomen, & Aniek Ouendag
06:45 p.m.: Keynote by Heleen van Balen
07:15 p.m.: Introduction of Pitchers
07:20 p.m.: Pitch 1 + Feedback
07:50 p.m.: Coffee Break
08:00 p.m.: Pitch 2 + Feedback
08:20 p.m.: Pitch 3 + Feedback
08:40 p.m.: Keynote by Monique Schoondorp
09:00 p.m.: Networking Drinks

 

Heleen van Balen                                                                                                                                                                                                  Heleen van Balen studied Law at the University of Groningen. She specializes in Strategic Legal Management, Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC), and higher education management and development. Heleen van Balen is the proprietor of Commutatio Group BV and a lecturer in Leadership and Governance at the Hanze UAS Groningen. Heleen van Balen has extensive experience in governance and management. She is the chair of the Giraffa Network and vice chair of the Groningen Commercial Club. She is also a member of the board of Het Behouden Huys.

Monique Schoondorp
Monique Schoondorp has a PhD in Chemistry from University of Groningen, and previously held a lectorate New Business and Energy at the Hanze UAS. Currently she is managing partner at Omega Green, the successor of Algaecom. Omega Green B.V. builds and installs her own unique algae grow system specially designed for large scale production.

TheNextWomen
TheNextWomen provides female founders and investors acces to knowledge, capital & network.
With TheNextWomen membership and TheNextWomen Crowd Fund we connect with each other and the ecosystem to enlarge the influence and impact of successful women. In this way we help to build financially healthy and strong companies. We have two different programs that help us achieve this goal.

Northern Knowledge
Northern Knowledge is the clear face for performance of cooperation of knowledge institutes and businesses. They are front office in facilitating and profiling cooperation of the actors in valorisation and entrepreneurship. Northern Knowledge coordinates University of Groningen, UMCG, and Hanze University for Applied Sciences business development, public-private partnerships, and IP.

 

Join us on May 24 for this special VentureClass and networking drinks.

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Jun
28
Thu
VentureClass
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm