Entrepreneurship at Tilburg University

Tilburg University has already inspired many students and entrepreneurs, one of whom is former student Ruud Schippers, founder of JAMwerkt.nl. You can find out more about him in this video. Are you going to be the next person who gets inspired?

Being an entrepreneur

Would you like to start a business, either on your own or with others? Or maybe you’ve already made a start, but are not sure about the best way to proceed?

Lots of people consider starting their own business but budding entrepreneurs often have a lot of unanswered questions. Tilburg University has made entrepreneurship a priority and is committed to encouraging entrepreneurship.That’s why we are eager to support students, as well as staff and alumni, who are engaged in business or want to get started.

How can we help you?

At Tilburg University, we can support you in various ways:

Personal assistance

Karen Lanning

Karen Lanning, the Braventure coach, can give personal support. The Braventure organization is a network of startups in West and Central Brabant, with extensive experience in assisting budding entrepreneurs. Karen is your reliable point of contact who can help you to determine what resources you need; for your product, the market or your company. You’ll also gain access to a unique network of coaches and internal training courses.

Support and advice in many areas

The coach will help you get access to support and advice in many areas, such as:

  • Financing
    Together we will look at financing your business: a process where your project manager’s support is essential. We have our own funds from which you can obtain funding, and we also have contacts with financiers and investors.
  • Events & Training Courses
    We organize all kinds of events and training courses, such as consultation meetings, Business Bites (Short information sessions on a specific topic), Conferences, Master Classes and Community Get Togethers. Please click here for an overview of all the events all the events.
  • Mentors
    Braventure has various mentors who can help you: experienced entrepreneurs or experts in the world of business with a particular angle or affinity. Their only goal is to help you succeed as a starter.
  • Specialists
    Braventure specialists are organizations that can help participants with questions in areas such as patents, accounting and the law. These are important aspects in the world of business, where every entrepreneur can benefit from some specialist advice.
  • Office Space
    Braventure participants can take advantage of affordable office space in one of our incubators.  At Tilburg University, we have places in our incubator.


The Incubator offers flexible workstations and office space for startups. This inspiring environment is ideal for sharing knowledge and experience with other entrepreneurs and is also where the Braventure coach can be found. In addition to workstations and office space, there are also meeting rooms and a reception area. Our Incubator is located on the second floor of the Intermezzo building.

These entrepreneurs currently use our Incubator

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What do you have to do?

Are you looking to get started, or are you already in business? Every idea and every startup is different. Please fill out the form to arrange a personal interview with Karen Lanning, our business coach. This way, we can find out together what we can do for you.