A day in the life of… Florine!

Most mornings, I snooze a couple of times before I get dressed, get a cup of coffee and check the news on my phone. Often, I forget to buy my breakfast at the supermarket, so I have to improvise some alternatives. This morning I’m lucky because I have the right ingredients at home to make banana pancakes!

Today is going to be a big day. The Hero Entrepreneurs event is on the agenda tonight and it’s one of the things I’ve been working on a lot lately. Hero Entrepreneurs is an inspiring event which is organised by Mercator Launch and the Hogeschool Arnhem-Nijmegen (HAN). I’ve got a long day ahead of me, but I’m really excited for the big event tonight!

First thing on my agenda is a meeting with my manager to talk about how things are going and to discuss and prioritize the marketing activities for the week. After this short catch up, it’s already time for my next meeting about the Innovation Competition.The Innovation Competition is a training program for PhDs and postdocs to discover the business potential of their research. During this meeting, we work through the necessary actions and check what communication outreach needs to be prepared.

After the meetings, I check my email and see that one of the speakers has contacted me with some questions about Spacial Chat, the online environment of Hero Entrepreneurs. We agree to meet each other at the test environment and we  discuss if everything works according to our plan. Luckily it does and everything is good to go!

I have a quick lunch and jump into my fourth meeting of the day. I go through the script of Hero Entrepreneurs together with the rest of the organisation. After this last meeting with the organisation, I inform all the participants of the evening (almost 350 tickets have been sold!) with the latest information.

Now it’s time for a longer break. I go outside with a friend to go on a snow walk. We find a great place for sledding. After 20 minutes of fun and snowball fighting I head home, take a quick shower and get ready for the event. I send some last emails, make some calls and get in place (with four screens) to start off and enjoy the event we worked on so hard!

At 23:30, I close my laptop and go to sleep with a smile on my face. It’s been a long, yet very fulfilling day! Curious about Hero Entrepreneurs? Keep an eye on our socials for the aftermovie!