We are looking forward to kick-off with a new group of motivated entrepreneurs on October 6th!
Do you want to know more about participating? Send us an email or join on September 15th!
With pleasure we announce the next VentureClass of 2017 on Thursday evening 26 October. For this VentureClass we have invited the speaker Tim Velthuis, co-founder of AttachingIT & Launch Cafe.
Tim Velthuis and AttachingIT
Tim Velthuis, co-founder of AttachingIT and Launch Café, will be the speaker of our next VentureClass. AttachingIT is an Internet security startup that integrates security and large file transfers solutions in existing software like Outlook and Sharepoint. In 2013 AttachingIT was even selected to be a participant of the Microsoft Accelerator Program in Berlin. Launch Café is the most well-known flex-working space in Groningen and nationally recognised as one of the best flex-working spaces.
Tim will talk about his journey of the past 9 years as he embarks on a new phase and takes a break from being an active entrepreneur and will conclude with a Q&A session where he is available to answer your questions.
See you there!
VentureLab Weekend is a 3-day-long event, where aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if their startup ideas are viable.
Join us if you want to build your competences and skills, your future dream-team, and, of course, your business. Supported by 7 different workshops, and an international group of coaches and experts from different industries, you will start on Friday with building a coalition around your idea, or joining a team that is going to work on something important for you. On Saturday and Sunday you will attend lectures and workshops, perform market research and train in pitching your ideas. Sunday evening the teams will do a final pitch for a panel of expert entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and potential investors.
This edition of EIT Health VentureLab Weekend will take place on November 10- 12, 2017, aiming to help aspiring entrepreneurs sound and test their ideas, develop business models and pitch to an international jury.
The EIT Health VentureLab Weekend focus on, but are not limited to the following topics:
- healthy living (life-style, motivation and health self-management)
- healthy ageing (healthy brain, mobility, longer active life)
- improving healthcare systems (new medical systems, solutions & devices)
You may join even if you have no idea right now! We help you find a team that shares your interest and passion!
Read more and sign up at: www.rug.nl/startup
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.
|07:00 p.m.||Doors open|
|07:30 p.m.||Welcome & introduction VentureLab International (by Aard Groen)|
|09:30 p.m.||Networking drinks|
We look forward to welcoming you on Thursday, November 23.
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!
On December 15 we would like to celebrate the past year with you, and look forward to the holidays to come.
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.
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.
07:30 p.m.: Welcome & Introduction VentureLab North (by Aard Groen)
08:00 p.m.: Venture Class
09:30 p.m.: Networking Drinks