Apr
20
Thu
VentureClass “Hackerone: From Groningen to Global”
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

With pleasure we announce the next VentureClass of 2017 on Thursday evening 20 April. For this VentureClass we have invited the speaker Jobert Abma, co-founder of Hackerone.

 

Hackerone

HackerOne is a crowdsourcing cybersecurity company that connects business with hackers. Hackers try to find weaknesses in security systems and get rewarded with ‘bug bounties’.                      The company was started by Jobert Abma and Michiel Prins, who thought they could do more with their hacking skills than breaking into school computers. First, they started hacking for local businesses, but soon things took off when they started the ‘Hack 100’. The two hackers made a list of 100 multinationals and started finding vulnerabilities in their systems, contacting them with the results. This brought them costumers like Facebook, Twitter, Adobe, General Motors.

Hackerone has raised more than €72 million in funds spread over three investment rounds. The main office is located in San Francisco, however, they stay true to their Dutch roots with the Groningen office. As of February 2017, the company has 100.000 hackers working for them with €17 million in distributed bounties, making them the largest cybersecurity company of its kind.

Join us if you want to learn more about the story behind Hackerone

 

Jobert Abma

Jobert Abma is the co-founder of HackerOne, a crowdsourced cybersecurity company, together with his childhood friend Michiel Prins. At an early age, they gained an interest in coding and hacking, and began hacking for companies before they started their study. Jobert Abma left his home town Drachten in the Dutch province of Friesland to study technical computer science at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in the city of Groningen. Not much later, he relocated to Silicon Valley, where the company is now working to ensure cyber security for large multinationals.The VentureClass will conclude with a Q&A where Jobert will be able 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 20 April!

 

 

Register for VentureLab North Events

May
18
Thu
VentureClass “Sustainable Entrepreneurship”
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

With pleasure we announce the next VentureClass of 2017 on Thursday evening 18 May. For this VentureClass we have invited the speaker Edward Doorten, founder of Green Planet.

Edward Doorten and Green Planet

In 2013 Edward Doorten opened Green Planet; petrol station and centre of sustainable mobility. Green Planet is the first multi fuel petrol station, aimed at sustainability. Alongside fossil fuels that petrol station also has several sustainable fuel types available. Education and awareness about sustainability is an important part of Green Planet’s philosophy, therefore Green Planet also provides education on the conversion of cars, so that they can run (partly) on sustainable fuel, and executes this conversion as well.

During this VentureClass on Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Edward will talk about ‘green entrepreneurship’ and discuss sustainable and innovative entrepreneurship. The VentureClass will conclude with a Q&A session where Edward 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

Do you want to learn more about sustainable entrepreneurship and about the possibilities of participation in VentureLab, join us May 18!

 

Register for VentureLab North Events

May
19
Fri
Information Event VentureLab North
May 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 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 May 19 at 17h/5PM.

 

Register for Information Meeting


Jun
2
Fri
Kick Off New Group
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

With the preparations wrapped up, we are happy to kick-off the new VentureLab Group on June 2, 2017!

Jun
22
Thu
VentureClass ‘Serious Gaming
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

VentureClass “Serious Gaming”.

 

We are happy to invite you to the next VentureClass on Thursday 22 June with speaker Tim Laning, founder of Grendel Games

 

Tim Laning and Grendel Games

Tim Laning is owner and founder of the serious gaming company Grendel Games. He started developing games from an early age, and founded his first game development company in 1998, meanwhile also giving lectures at the NHL Hogeschool. During one of these lectures he met Jan-Jaap, who would become his partner in Grendel Games.

Grendel Games is a serious gaming company that wants to make serious games accessible for everyone, coming up with out-of-the-box solutions. Examples of award winning games are: Underground; created to help trainee surgeons challenge their skills (Best Serious Game 2013), and Wijk en Water Battle; created to help customers change their water and energy consumption behaviour (Best Serious Game 2016).

During this VentureClass Tim will explain more about the possibilities and the future of serious gaming.

The VentureClass will conclude with a Q&A session where Tim 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 22 June!


 

 

 

 

 

Register for VentureLab North Events

Sep
15
Fri
Information meeting
Sep 15 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 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 15 September at 16.30h/4.30PM.

Register for Information Meeting

Sep
21
Thu
VentureClass: “The men from ENIE.NL”
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“The Men from ENIE.NL”

It’s a family affair – father and sons merged their ideals for a sustainable future into a business plan and founded ENIE.NL. At this Energy VentureClass brothers Milan and Patrick van der Meulen will demonstrate how ideals can become a business model and materialize into a bright, sustainable future for the company ánd their customers.

After seeing Al Gore’s documentary ‘The Inconvenient Truth’ Milan and Patrick in a whim decided to contact Gore. The man himself invited them for a training in Miami, preparing them to pursue their ambitions to work on a sustainable future, resulting in the foundation of their company ENIE.NL. The company offers a solar power lease plan that makes solar power accessible to everyone, including people who rent their home.

The energy transition starts right here! Join us at the VentureClass to find out more!

Program:

07:00 p.m. Doors open
07:30 p.m. Welcome
08:00 p.m. VentureClass
09:30 p.m. Networking drinks (Bar Bubbels – Oude Boteringestraat 9, Groningen)

Register for VentureLab North Events

Oct
6
Fri
Kick off New Group!
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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!

Oct
26
Thu
VentureClass “AttachingIT”
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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.

 

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time: 07.00-10.00 p.m.
Moderator: Aniek Ouendag
Speaker: Tim Velthuis
Location: van Swinderen Huys

 

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!

Register for VentureLab North Events

Nov
10
Fri
EIT Health VentureLab Weekend
Nov 10 @ 4:30 pm – Nov 12 @ 10:00 pm

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