Schedule

Friday

Mar 15
  • Registration Starts
  • Diner
  • Welcome & Opening, followed by the keynote speaker
  • Start pitches
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams solidify and work begins

Saturday

Mar 16
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Planning mentoring sessions
  • Workshop Brainstorming by Wiro Kuipers
  • Lunch
  • Workshop Lean business modelling by the Golden Egg Check team
  • Call for needs & skills, start mentoring sessions according to the registration
  • Dinner
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday

Mar 17
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Planning mentoring sessions
  • Lunch
  • Workshop Pitchen by Machteld Kooij
  • Start mentoring sessions
  • Teams are advised to test their presentations
  • Try out your pitches before a panel of mentors
  • Dinner
  • FINAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Awards: who will be Startup Weekend Enschede champion?
  • Wrapup
  • Closing: drinks and snacks for those who want to socialize and network
Speakers

Kees Koolen

Chairman Booking.com   |   LinkedIn

From 2001 to 2011 Kees Koolen (Dutch, 1965) was COO and later CEO of booking.com which during that period grew into one of the largest e-commerce companies in the world. Today Kees is Chairman of booking.com, involved with Uber and is also an investor in other tech companies.

After finishing his bachelor in Mechanical Engineering in 1988, Kees started his MBA at the University of Twente in the eastern part of The Netherlands. Next to his studies he began working as an independent management consultant for small and mid sized companies, all related to technology during which time he learned to understand the basics of successful tech companies. Starting in 1997, Kees became involved as an informal and angel investor with many internet companies in The Netherlands. He ended up leaving his studies without completing his degree and later joined booking.com which was founded in Enschede in 1996.

Edwin Vlieg

Founder Moneybird   |   LinkedIn

Edwin Vlieg is co-founder of MoneyBird, an online service that aims to support small business with their financial administration. Founded in 2008, MoneyBird has grown to over 40.000 customers in Holland and was recently nominated for the Deloitte Rising Star award. Earlier the company was nominated for "Startup of the Week" by TheNextWeb and participated in the "Dutch Startup Awards". The company is praised for the user experience it provides and the rockstar support each customer gets.

Lars Rengersen (Winner Startup Weekend 2012)

Strategic Director at SusaGroup, creator/innovator at Lars Rengersen and startups co-founder   |   LinkedIn

The (team) role of Lars is creator/innovator, which means that he's imaginative, future-oriented, enjoying complexity and very creative. Summarised this means he really enjoy new things. He get inspired by talking and working with other people. In his work he's able to quickly absorb (business) needs by listening carefully and develop a vision how to move forward significantly.

Therefore he's involved in many projects and company's at the same time, and he loves it!

Wouter de Vries

Founder/CEO Antogonist   |   LinkedInGoogle+

Wouter de Vries is Founder/CEO of Antagonist, a Dutch hosting company with over 60,000 happy customers. In 2012, Antagonist was listed in the Deloitte Technology Fast50 and FD Gazellen as one of the fastest growing companies in NL. Wouter was named one of the 25 most promising entrepreneurs under age 25 by business magazine Sprout and was praised by Ernst&Young for his exceptional entrepreneurship.

Judges

Tom Paffen

Venture Capital Professional   |   LinkedIn

Venture Capitalist at PPM Oost. Tom has a successful track record as venture capitalists with a focus on growing, innovative high-tech companies. He has a background in telecom/technology since 1985.

Kees Koolen

Chairman Booking.com   |   LinkedIn

Kees Koolen is Chairman of Booking.com B.V., a position he has held since September 2011. Mr. Koolen previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Booking.com from September 2008 until September 2011. Mr. Koolen has been part of the Booking.com management team for ten years and acted as Chief Operating Officer for five years. Prior to joining Booking.com, he was an active investor in a number of Internet start-ups and served as an independent management consultant. Mr. Koolen is also a member of the priceline.com Group Management Board.

Wouter de Vries

Founder/CEO Antogonist   |   LinkedIn

Wouter de Vries is Founder/CEO of Antagonist, a Dutch hosting company with over 60,000 happy customers. In 2012, Antagonist was listed in the Deloitte Technology Fast50 and FD Gazellen as one of the fastest growing companies in NL. Wouter was named one of the 25 most promising entrepreneurs under age 25 by business magazine Sprout and was praised by Ernst&Young for his exceptional entrepreneurship

Helma Hoving

Managing director Professional Learning & Development at Univeristy of Twente   |   LinkedIn

Helma Hoving is managing director Professional Learning & Development at Univeristy of Twente. She is also entrepreneur at MarketingFabrique, founder of the startup Basil & Breeze, business developer and board member of TVEnschedeFM. She believes in people’s talents, creating talents and chases her dreams!

Lars Rengersen

Strategic Director at SusaGroup, creator/innovator at Lars Rengersen and startups co-founder   |   LinkedIn

The (team) role of Lars is creator/innovator, which means that he's imaginative, future-oriented, enjoying complexity and very creative. Summarised this means he really enjoy new things. He get inspired by talking and working with other people. In his work he's able to quickly absorb (business) needs by listening carefully and develop a vision how to move forward significantly.

Coaches

Stormend Talent

Stormend Talent is a group of web & IT entrepreneurs from Twente, who are willing to help others with their concept, design, business model and marketing strategy.

• Wouter de Vries is owner of Antagonist, a webhosting company that hosts over 50,000 websites. According to Sprout Magazine Wouter is one of the most promising entrepreneurs under the age of 25. @wwdevries
• Raoul Werger is managing director of Oxilion. @raoulwerger
• Edwin Vlieg and Joost Diepenmaat started Moneybird and Wantmymoney, internetcompanies that have been nominated for several awards. @edwin_v and @jdiepenmaat
• Jaap Beernink is co-founder of Spinteq, Golden Egg Check and B&M Business Development and is an expert in converting technology into products and bringing them to the market. @jaapbeernink

Marcel Roorda

Founder/Partner Frozn   |   LinkedIn

Marcel is Founder/Partner of Frozn, a new distinctive player in the field of financial IT services. Before Frozn, Marcel was co-founder and COO of Service2Media, the leading Dutch company that builds mobile apps for international companies like CNN and Rabobank. @marcelroorda

Golden Egg Check Team

Golden Egg Check is a startup company based in The Netherlands. We've noticed that entrepreneurs often find it hard to realize what is takes to create value and become investor ready with respect to your business proposition. We couldn't find any tools for these entrepreneurs that met their and our demands: tools that can be used to create and test innovative business propositions with respect to value creation and investor readiness in a structured and objective way. That's why we've created Golden Egg Check. Our online toolset allows entrepreneurs to build their business propositions by the principles of a lean startup and get targeted feedback from themselves, co-entrepreneurs, external advisors and investors in the community. And that'll help them to improve their proposition, irregardless of whether they're looking for funding or not (yet).

Han Holtkamp

Trainer and coach at In Flow   |   LinkedIn

Wiro Kuipers

Instigator of 'sparks' in teams and organizations   |   LinkedIn

Instigator, facilitator, unconsultant and
entrepreneur, using playful interventions
to solve strategic issues.

Paul Nederkoorn

Paul is the initiator, co-founder and managing director of the incubator fund UT International Ventures via which he also manages Ostendum and PA Imaging.

Victor Jan Leurs

Ceo and owner Caase.com   |   LinkedIn

Tom Schepers

Creative director at creative bastards   |   LinkedIn

Fourteen years of experience working in advertising in Twente. Co-founder of creative bastards in january of 2007. Utilising my creativity to give our clients the edge they are looking for. As creative bastards we are always looking for that one creative concept that will set us apart from the mainstream agencies. Became owner of image manipulation-agency Pixpertise in 2010 and even more recently (August 2011) owner of Desktop Ninjas.

Fabien Westerik

Investment Analyst at PPM Oost   |   LinkedIn

Fabien is investment analyst at PPM Oost, team High Tech Systems and Materials. After finishing his thesis about Investor Readiness, he started working at PPM Oost during the summer of 2012. Recently published an article in Finance&Control about Investor Readiness. Helped prepare (investment) pitches with multiple portfolio, focussing on how to present the case interesting and compelling to investors.

Business developers Kennispark Twente

Business development

Kees Schöller:
Kees is business developer-in-residence at Saxion and Kennispark Twente.

Alain le Loux:
Business Accelerator. Coaches > 20 European IT-startups per year. Travels between the nodes of EIT ICTLabs based in Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Helsinki, Trento en Eindhoven.

KPMG

Accountant and Business Partner

KPMG SME offers services to small and medium sized companies but also to start ups. The services are bookkeeping, payroll and tax services but also management Information, business finance, human resource accounting, restructuring etc . KPMG SME is using an innovative portal to communicate with the clients, the tax authorities, the Chamber of Commerce and banks.

Peter Veltmaat
The specialties of Peter are: finance, accounting and tax.

Peter Lenderink
The specialties of Peter are: start ups, and (web based) bookkeeping.

Sebastiaan Spenkelink
The specialties of Sebastiaan are: reporting, management info and projectmanagement

Premier Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Network Sponsors
Organizers
Nancy Trip
Jaap Beernink
Marc Woesthuis
Janinka Feenstra
Dennis Ikink
Ellen Schoneveld
Marleen Pot
Joe Laufer
Erwin Holtland
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