Top 3 upcoming events

1. Hero Entrepreneurs

After a successful first edition of Hero Entrepreneurs in 2019, the Radboud University and University of Applied Science Arnhem – Nijmegen (HAN) are organising the second edition online on the 9th of February! That’s in less than two weeks. So, time to decide to sign up (which you definitely should do 😉). Curious what we’ve got in store for you at this event? Continue reading to discover what we have organised for you.

During ‘Meet the experts’, from 6 to 7 PM, you can talk to experts and ask them anything you want about starting your own business. Furthermore, local heroes like BEO Lifestyle, Sit & Heat, Proforto and Van Eigen Deeg  will share their success stories and tell you all about how they founded their startup.

After you have seen and talked to the experts and local heroes, it’s time for the big players: the national heroes take the stage! Inspirator, author and successful entrepreneur Arko van Brakel is our host for the evening and will give us an inspirational speech. founder Claudia Willemsen shares her story about how she became market leader in her field in just a few years since she started her business from the attic of her own home. Next, founder of Radboudumc spinoff Thirona, Eva van Rikxoort, will talk about the booming AI technology she developed and how the pandemic has helped her grow the business.

After our national heroes, it’s time to enjoy the rest of the evening at our very fun and educational afterparty! Professional pub quiz company Upbeatles hosts 2 pub quizzes, and student DJ association SoundLab Nijmegen will turn your living room into a dancefloor! Not into quizzing or dancing? There’s also a place to meet fellow students and entrepreneurs!

So, what are you waiting for? Sign up here.

2. Masterclasses

Are you ready to take your entrepreneurial skills to the next level? We’ve got you covered! In February and March, we will host 4 masterclasses on 4 very important topics! The subjects of the masterclasses will be: Build your founding team, Get connected, Pitch perfectly and Promote your startup. The masterclasses will take place on Wednesdays and will last between 3 to 5 hours each. They will be both informative and interactive, which allows you to put your newfound knowledge and skills into practice immediately. On this webpage you will find short descriptions about each masterclass. Hopefully, we will see you there!

3. Innovation Competition

More than 80% of the PhD candidates pursue a career in industry, start their own company or end up working in the public sector. The Innovation Competition is a training program designed for researchers who want to innovate and discover the commercial applications or services from their own research and technology. Last week, we have announced the first semi-finalists who will participate in a three-day training course. On February 24th, we will announce the finalists who will pitch their business idea in front of a jury during the grand finale. Oh, and did we mention that the winner will receive €10.000 to invest in their innovation? This is a competition to watch! Stay tuned and find out who will win this competition…