Inspiring stories of fellow student entrepreneurs
Read inspiring stories about student entrepreneurs who were boosted by Tilburg University. They describe themselves, their business and their motivation. In the future it might be your story that prospective students read here!
Kim van der ZandeKim van der Zande
"If you see an opportunity, don't wait"
"In my opinion, what a university does very well is to teach you to think in an abstract and methodical way. That is a very useful skill, especially when it comes to planning, strategy, and thinking ahead in your company. "
"In the first period we were strongly stimulated by Tilburg University. They pushed and motivated us. Now we have come so far that that is no longer necessary."
"The network is useful when you need legal advice on general terms and conditions or help with publicity. Above all, they were a critical eye to keep our impulsiveness in check."
Koen LavrijssenMr. Winston
"It is very valuable if there is someone who accompanies you and who knows parties you can spar with or who can help shape your sales structure or financing."
Bas van der WerfHalloLex
"I talked to a kind of mentor, who guides me a little more, because I run into quite a few things. Sometimes it is really necessary. It is very nice to have a sounding board in the form of a person who sees things from a different perspective."
Erik de BruijnUltimaker
"Since we are so deeply immersed in the technology side of things, we are happy to call on external experts to help us set up a proper distribution network and a solid overall structure for the company."
Ruud Hoevenaar and Jaap van EggelenEZ Boekhouding
"The startupprogram of Tilburg University opened our eyes in approaching our target group: don’t just show people the product, but also invite them to try it out. Our acquisition has improved significantly."
"Pretty soon we got in touch with the startup program of Tilburg University. One thing that they did in particular, was keeping us motivated."
Luuk van Hoogstraten, Jason Oleana and Dylan MattijssenGeniusVoice
"Market research is part of recognizing who the client’s customers are and what they want, but that often gives very 'basic' results. This is where Tilburg University helped us a lot. Now, we do a lot of qualitative research."
Remko ten BargeNieuweStroom
"We learned maybe fifty things in a year. That is an approach, which may cost a lot of money, but above all, the people who work on it also yield a lot of valuable experiences."
Ruben HoefnagelsTandarts Today
"Through Tilburg University I was able to do workshops as a starter and I was brought into contact with people who helped me forward when I wanted to know things. Finance, for example".
Harmen van HeistRural Spark
"From the Tilburg University startup program, we have close contacts with the Brabant 'ecosystem'. This is how we ended up with the Brabants Ontwikkelings Maatschappij and participated in the Investment Readiness Program (IRP).''
Alexander van EerdenBuilding Blocks
"A company of my own gave me the space to organize the work as I wanted it myself.”
Sander BerendsenSB Supply
"It's great that we can use the university's facilities. At the time, they helped us on our way, including housing. Thanks to them, we are now in a new, large building. We now have about 10 employees."
Erik de BruijnStekker.app
"Stekkerapp has the intention to improve the world a little with the help of technology and to make people less dependent."