We bundle the energy, experience and authentic stories of our hand picked selection of awesome entrepreneurs. They all share the same DNA: being young, energetic ánd self employed, so they all got the hang of it. These men and women are surely capable of guiding you through any bumps and hurdles you are facing (or going to face) in your business.
Rudy van Beurden*
Entrepreneurship is all about connection. To get in contact with yourself, to connect with your target groups, in order to better understand their desires. But also to connect with numerous others that will help you in building an entrepreneurial mindset. The day's chairman Rudy van Beurden will tell you about the things that for him really set things in motion.
Meike de Jong
The inspiration shot of our keynote speaker Meike de Jong will fuel you with drive and ambition. Starting of as a regional presenter for Omroep Brabant, she is now a presenter at the RTL news channel. Her insights and mind-set will make you want to challenge your own capabilities!
Dismantle Your Internal Critic
Who are you exactly? And how do you look at your life? Trainer Marc helps you explore your internal self. You will discover what impact convictions and believes have on your entrepreneurial potential. You'll receive tips and guidance on how to positivate yourself.
Everyone has ideas. Not all of us dare to share them. That's a shame, because just by getting feedback from others ideas can grow rapidly. In this Idea Café we collaborate on creating new ideas and we get feedback on existing ones, to help you in your ideation process.
This workshop will make you conscious of what you desire: What do you stil want to do, have, give and receive. When TU/e alumnus Wessel Hofman got stuck in a dead-end office job, he turned his life around by putting together his own Professional Bucketlist. Now he runs his own company that provides scrum training for building industry, while still taking every opportunity to travel and relax. Lets see how you can adopt these valuable lessons into your own life.
How To Scale Up?
Maaike de Reuver
At the age of 21 Maaike launched her own company, WE CANTEEN. The mission? To improve boring canteens in the Netherlands and transform them into food courts. After six years the business is booming: more than 10.000 people every day enjoy the WE CANTEEN offer in several companies all over the country. That's when Maaike sold the company and decided to take another leap of faith. Lately she started a new company again. In this session Maaike will tell you everything you need to know about scaling up your start-up.
(PR Manager) Team Storm
STORM has developed the first electric touring motorcycle. With the innovative modular battery pack, we can re-energize the motorcycle in a matter of minutes by swapping the batteries. The pack is also modular, enabling the user to leave some batteries out of the motorcycle when they are not needed. With its long range (380 km), STORM WAVE proved to be able to ride 23.000 km around the world, electrically.
(Co-Founder) Team Blue Jay
In 2015 a new student team was founded: Blue Jay. This team was a result of the drone hype and the wish of the university to show the significance of technology to the public. Drones have become extremely popular in the recent years. However, the development of drones is somewhat unidirectional. Right now, personal drones are mostly used for photography and racing, while their use could be expanded far beyond that.
(Old Team Manager) InMotion
Our goal is to be the first ever, student team to participate in the most prestigious motorrace of all times, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Our hybrid race vehicle, the IM01, will be the pinnacle of technological advancements. Enabling us to complete these gruelling 24 hours, while using less fuel, and traveling at a higher pace, then any modern racecar in existence.
(Team Manager) Team Fast
Team FAST envisions a world with sustainable energy as the standard, without having a negative impact on our society, economy and way of life. Team FAST will create a system which can be easily realized in the current infrastructure and therefore easily implemented in the current way of life. The goal of Team FAST is to raise awareness of the existence of the alternative energy carrier Hydrozine. Besides this the team aims to make Hydrozine a safe, sustainable, and standard energy carrier for the future.
* TU/e alumnus