Student entrepreneurs brainstorming


Guidance from experienced mentors and peers is one of the crucial success factors for your business. Therefore, you will be matched with experienced (alumni) entrepreneurs from our network who will help you as a specialist with your entrepreneurship questions, or support you as a mentor with their network and experience. Naturally, you will receive guidance from the IQONIC business developers.

Matchmaking Meetings

The matchmaking meetings with mentors take place twice a year in the Entrepreneurship Cafe. If one or more matches take place between the mentors and you, you will decide together how the guidance will look like. This can vary from a one-time conversation, to short-term intensive guidance, to a long-term program. That is for you to determine!

See below the entrepreneurs in our network.

In the agenda you can find the planning of the next Entrepreneurship Cafes.


  • Prof. Ronald de Jong

    Ronald de Jong

    Professor of Practice in Business | retired Member of the Executive Committee and Executive Vice President of Royal Philips | TiSEM

    Distinguished Professor of Practice Tilburg University, Chair Philips Foundation, Retired Member Executive Committee Royal Philips.

  • Alex Veroude

    Alex Veroude

    Chief Investment Officer | Insight Investment

    As Insight’s CIO, Fixed Income, Alex has investment oversight and responsibility for Insight’s fixed income activities, globally. 

  • Tjeu van Roij

    Tjeu van Roij

    Director Mergers & Acquisitions ( shareholder & former CEO ) | Elcee

    Private equity, Investments, Acquisitions/Participations, Corporate Recovery, Restructuring, Turn Arounds, Business Development, Growth & Strategy.

  • Audrey Franssen

    Audrey Franssen

    Crowdfund Coach | Collin Crowdfund

    Crowdfund Coach in assessing funding applications and funding structure.

  • Kim van der Zande

    Kim van der Zande

    Co-Founder CHEFSTBL

    Co-Founder CHEFSTBL.

  • Patrick Essers

    Patrick Essers

    Secretary-Director | The Advisory Council on Science, Technology and Innovation (AWTI)

    General Manager: from Sales and Delivery to Research and Development, and as managing director of local legal entities.

  • Robert Bicknese

    Robert Bicknese

    Trainer and Teamcoach | Bicknese B.V.

    Training and team-coaching in combination with individual coaching.

  • Jerre Maas

    Jerre Maas

    Co-founder and Director of People & Culture | Livewall

    Director of People & Culture @ LiveWall Group and Co-founder @ LiveWall Events.

  • Pieter Rambags

    Pieter Rambags

    Managing Partner | Nippur

    Consultant, from technical BI developer, information analyst and project leader to program manager and business developer.

  • Nathalie Mangelaars

    Nathalie Mangelaars

    Owner and Pitchtrainer | Pitch Academy

    Pitch specialist at Pitch Queen & Pitch Academy and Expert in influencing behavior.

  • Thijs Trommelen

    Thijs Trommelen

    Product Owner & Business analist | Growrs B.V.

    Product Owner & Business Analyst a.i. | I help ambitious entrepreneurs and organizations realize their digital ambitions.

  • Bob van Leeuwen

    Bob van Leeuwen

    Co-owner/founder | Bob & Bart

    Brand positioning, strategic marketing, strategy.

  • Ad de Beer

    Ad de Beer

    HRM and Change professional

    Retired HRM and change professional (retired but not inactive). Also active as a critical philosopher.

  • Steije de Lat

    Steije de Lat

    Transition counselor | New Thinking Company

    Transition counselor, innovation coach, agile coach.

  • Paul Kuijpers

    Paul Kuijpers

    Partner Operations & Business Development | Clavis

    Operations & Business Development.

  • Cengiz Topsakal - Mentor

    Cengiz Topsakal

    Tilburg University - Strategic Management | TIAS - Executive MBA

    Marketing Strategy | Business Model Development & Scaling | Corporate Entrepreneurship - M&A 

  • Sander Berendsen

    Sander Berendsen

    SB Supply | Founder and Managing Director

    Expertise in ecommerce and marketing, cross border selling