Alumni night

Startup Night: Climate & Energy Transition

Date: Time: 17:00 Location: Auditorium - Cobbenhagen Building

After a successful first edition of the joint Alumni Startup Night together with Eindhoven University of Technology, we are pleased to announce the next edition. This year's theme of the Alumni Startup Night will be 'Climate & Energy Transition'. Join us on March 28 for an evening filled with knowledge sharing, discussions, and networking.

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Connecting, sharing knowledge and experiences, networking and supporting the new generation of entrepreneurs. Those are the ingredients of the Startup Night. The foundations for many successful technological companies and products were laid by our former students. On March 28, 2024, starting at 17:00, alumni of both universities will take you on their journey from student to successful entrepreneur.

Are you an entrepreneur or is your company looking to connect with startups? Do you want to share your knowledge about entrepreneurship with a new generation? Interested in the energy transition, or an expert in this field? Make sure to join us for the Alumni Startup Night: Climate & Energy Transition.

Get inspired by our speakers

Cas Verstappen and Bob van der Meulen of student-run venture capital fund Round One will be our hosts for the evening. Together with alumnus Martijn Ildiz, founder and CEO of IM Efficiency, they will reflect on last year’s Startup Night event. This is followed by a warm welcome from the rectores magnifici of Eindhoven University of Technology and Tilburg University, Silvia Lenaerts and Wim van de Donk, respectively. Throughout the evening, you will hear inspiring stories and experiences from, among others, Harmen van Heist, co-founder of Spark, and Bas Verkaik, founder of ELEO Technologies. Discover examples of collaborations that made a difference or caused a breakthrough. Come to Alumni Startup Night, enrich your knowledge and strengthen your network!

Start-up night 2023
Start-up night 2023


17:00 hrs.Registration with food & drinks 
18:00 hrs. 

Plenary program

  • Opening: Cas Verstappen & Bob van der Meulen, Round One Ventures & Martijn Ildiz, alumnus Tilburg Univeristy & Founder IM Efficiency 
  • Welcome: Prof. Wim van de Donk, Tilburg University & Prof. Silvia Lenaerts, Eindhoven University of Technology 
  • Keynote: Mohammed Chahim, Member of the European Parliament (responsible for e.g. the European Green Deal) and alumnus Tilburg University 
  • Keynote: Bas Verkaik, alumnus Eindhoven University of Technology & founder ELEO Technologies 
  • Keynote: Harmen van Heist, alumnus Tilburg University & Co-founder SPARK 
  • Closure: Cas Verstappen & Bob van der Meulen, Round One Ventures 
19:15 hrs.Closure 
19:30 hrs.Networking drinks 
21:00 hrs.End of program

The program is subject to change.


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The Startup Night is a collaboration of Eindhoven University of Technology, Tilburg University and Round One Student Investment Fund Brabant.