Startup Fest Brightlands. Incubate. Accelerate. Validate. Scale., is an exciting one-day event with masterclasses, inspirational speakers, a ‘Get in the Ring’ pitch competition and a networking party.

Brightlands is the place to be when it comes to advanced materials, health, food and smart services.

During Startup Fest Brightlands we celebrate the opening of Brightlands Innovation Factory, the entrepreneurial backbone of the Brightlands ecosystem.

Get inspired by daring ideas for a better and more sustainable world.

Empower today’s pioneers in advanced materials, health, food and smart services on their journey from a bold idea to a legendary company.

Believe it or not: the Brightlands ecosystem is home to daring entrepreneurs and visionary investors, forward-thinking corporations and knowledge institutes, talented researchers and students.

Startup Fest Brightlands will take place next May  27th in Muziekgieterij, Maastricht.

Event Program:

9 AM  – 1 PM


Round 1-

Richard Habets How to build a legendary company without driving yourself crazy. –

Patrick Vroomen Agile Business Skills – What is the basic equipment for today’s start-ups? You learn eight practical agile insights that will help you accelerate your business.

Round 2-

Martijn Kagenaar You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

Theo Ploeg Smart Citizenship. Real smartness comes with an understanding of technology and the impact it has

1 PM – 5 PM

Get in the Ring: Brightlands Edition International pitch competition, where startups from Zuyd University, University Maastricht, TU/e and Brightlands will fight against each other in a boxring.

The winner receives a ticket to the global ‘Get in the Ring’

Final 2017.

Keynote Tom van Aken, CEO AvantiumA 10-year journey to build an innovative renewable chemistry company. A journey paved with many challenges, moments of excitement and luck.

Opening Brightlands Innovation Factory

The official launch of Brightlands Innovation Factory, the entrepreneurial backbone of Brightlands ecosystem. Brightlands Innovation Factory is at the heart of Brightlands, a network of vibrant ecosystems, where research, education, and business collaborate to develop sustainable solutions in advanced materials, health, nutrition, and the smart services that bind them.

5 PM – 8 PM – Networking Party Brightlands Innovation Factory Networking Party: the evening full of celebrations and networking with drinks, food and music.

WHEN: Friday, 27 May 2016 from 09:00 to 20:00

WHERE: Muziekgieterij – Boschstraat 7, 6211AS Maastricht

Get your tickets at: Startup Fest Brightlands – Incubate. Accelerate. Validate. Scale. Tickets, Fri, 27 May 2016 at 09:00 | Eventbrite

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