RUG VentureLab Weekend 2017
This edition of VentureLab Weekend took place on March 24 - 26, 2017, aiming to help aspiring entrepreneurs sound and test their ideas, develop business models and pitch to an international jury.
Team of Coaches
Wim Biemans is an Associate Professor of Innovation & Marketing at the Faculty of Economics & Business of the University of Groningen. Biemans obtained his PhD on ‘Developing Innovations Within Networks’ at Eindhoven University of Technology and has over 25 years of experience in researching, teaching and consulting about various issues related to B2B marketing and innovation.
Assistant prof. at UoG. Having worked as Manager Mergers and Acquisitions at Marktlink and Manager Valuations at PWC, Joris specializes in Corporate Finance, Valuation and Business Analysis, currently investigating venture capital fund strategies, financial structuring, team dynamics and network structures.
Dr. Eelko Huizingh
Eelko Huizingh’s interests focus on the intersection of innovation & entrepreneurship, marketing and information technology. His consulting activities include support of companies in their strategy, e-commerce and innovation efforts. Recent projects involved Menzis and Interzorg. He is also an experienced academic research and writing skills trainer and Director of Huizingh Academic Development. Huizingh is Vice President of Scientific Affairs of ISPIM (International Society for Professional Innovation Management). ISPIM is the leading innovation management association in Europe with over 5,000 (associate) members. His duties include Head of the Scientific Panel, for reviewing conference submissions, and Head of the ISPIM-Wiley Innovation Management Dissertation Award Panel, for selecting the best PhD thesis in innovation management. He was a Visiting Professor at the University of Otago, New Zealand (2005, 2003), and at Penn State University, USA (2000).
Hoang Nguyen works at Career Services as a trainer and a career advisor for students and faculties. During his study, he came in contact with entrepreneurship. During his study, he built up two companies Cong Company (food business) and Beren op de Weg (Consulting Bureau sustainable employability). His main quality is developing innovative concepts; connecting people and ideas with each other and to create awareness among students, employees and employers by giving them insight in their own qualities and believes. At Career Services he coaches and train students to enhance and empower the employability of students, to get them prepared for the labor market as an employee or as an entrepreneur.
Arnoud Punt is founder of Aecius legal advice, which helps entrepreneurs to solve and to prevent legal problems. Aecius legal advice is focusing on all legal aspects with respect to controlling a business and offers advice in the areas of corporate law, (ICT) contract law and labor law. Furthermore, Aecius legal advice also works together with the Hanze University Groningen and various other ICT companies and knowledge-intensive companies.
Semme Moolenaar has a background in molecular biology/biotechnology and is specialized in deal- making, licensing, entrepreneurial experience, new business development, technology scouting, intellectual property strategy and commercialization. He works for the Business Generator as technology transfer officer and as business coach for the Venturelab and he very recently became the CEO of SMIO Pharma, a start-up focusing on synthesis of small molecules for immuno-oncology in collaboration with the Domling – Drug Design Group from the University of Groningen.
David Holwerda (LinkedIn)
David is founder by Reconcept • Medicatie-veiligheid.nl • e-Health innovator. Reconcept has a mission to change the world of healthcare IT by filling the gap between technology and healthcare professionals. Within this mission they provide healthcare professionals of hospitals with innovative e-health and m-health applications. Medicatie-veiligheid.nl is a web-based e-learning application that supports health care professionals in enlarging their knowledge in the field of the safe use of medication. At the moment, the system is used by four hospitals in the Netherlands. Since September 2013, medicatie-veiligheid.nl is part of Reconcept.
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