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Sander Arts: What we can learn from Silicon Valley

As Keynote speaker on the HighTechXL XL Day, Sander Arts already spoke briefly about the differences between Silicon Valley and Eindhoven. Arts has worked for many years at Philips and NXP, where he was responsible for marketing and communication. Since 2012 he lives and works in Silicon Valley. For a long time for chip manufacturer Atmel, but nowadays he is involved in a large number of companies. He also lectures at Stanford University Graduate School for Business. As a Dutchman in Silicon Valley, he tells us what we can learn from ‘The Valley’ and what makes Eindhoven so special....

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TU/e is expanding its collaboration with HighTechXL

The Eindhoven University of Technology will expand its collaboration with HighTechXL. That was announced during XL Day this afternoon. In 2018, 20 TU/e start-ups and spin-offs will participate in the accelerator program. The TU/e has grown rapidly in recent years, as has the number of start-ups and spin-offs produced by the university. Bert-Jan Woertman, commercial director of the TU/e campus, is therefore pleased with the collaboration: “We are doing well in selecting start-ups and laying the foundation for a company. But bringing a start-up into the world and scaling it up is difficult. That is why we will work...

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HighTechXL starts its own school: High Tech MBA

In 2018, HighTechXL, the Maastricht School of Management and the High Tech Campus Eindhoven will start a new type of MBA programme aimed at the high-tech sector. With the start of this high-tech MBA programme, HighTechXL wants to respond to the growing need for leaders who can effectively connect technological and business innovations. The curriculum content is fully aligned with the major challenges in the high-tech sector and developing an entrepreneurial mindset. Guus Frericks, founder HighTechXL:”HighTechXL is supported by major companies such as Philips, ASML, ABN AMRO and EY. We have a global network of high-tech companies, entrepreneurs, and...

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The road to XL Day: Mind reading with LiquidWeb

At the High Tech Campus, seven start-ups have been busy with the HighTechXL accelerator program for three months. They are on their way to the XL Day on 6 December, where they can win over future investors. E52 takes a glimpse into the crowd and works towards XL Day with portraits of the start-ups. Today: Liquidweb. Liquidweb is a start-up from Italy, based in Siena. With their product BrainControl, they make communicating possible for people that suffer from Completely locked-in state, and can’t move any muscle. Completely locked-in state is often a result of a neurodegenerative disease, such as...

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The road to XL Day: Hakken Enterprise’s preventive medicine

At the High Tech Campus, seven start-ups have been busy with the HighTechXL accelerator program for the last three months. They are on their way to the XL Day on 6 December, where they can win over future investors. E52 takes a glimpse into the crowd and works towards XL Day with portraits of the start-ups. Today: Hakken Enterprise. The Mexican start-up Hakken Enterprise started in 2013, seizing the opportunity to give young scientists employment. Co-founder Su Lin Casanova tells more about the start of her company: “Almost all jobs for young scientists are at a university, but often,...

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The road to XL Day: measure body fat with OneSoftDigm

At the High Tech Campus, seven start-ups have been busy with the HighTechXL accelerator program for three months. They are on their way to the XL Day on 6 December, where they can win over future investors. E52 takes a glimpse into the crowd and works towards XL Day with portraits of the start-ups. Today: OneSoftDigm. The South-Korean start-up OneSoftDigm is participating in the HighTechXL accelerator to expand to the European market. After successfully launching a crowdfunding campaign in their home country, the company thinks it’s time that the rest of the world learned about them. COO Seungmin Yoo...

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The road to XL Day: Sustainable paint with Oppi’s pigment

At the High Tech Campus, seven start-ups have been busy with the HighTechXL accelerator program for three months. They are on their way to the XL Day on 6 December, where they can win over future investors. E52 takes a glimpse into the crowd and works towards XL Day with portraits of the start-ups. Today: Oppi. After winning a competition in Mexico, the start-up Oppi came to Eindhoven to join the HighTechXL accelerator. Karim Alberto Cuéllar Osorno and Mayra Ivonne Sánchez Ramirez talk about their young company: “Our CEO came up with this idea about five to six years...

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The road to XL Day: Regulating meds with Project Ipsilon

At the High Tech Campus, seven start-ups have been busy with the HighTechXL accelerator program for the last three months. They are on their way to the XL Day on 6 December, where they can win over future investors. E52 takes a glimpse into the crowd and works towards XL Day with portraits of the start-ups. Today: Project Ipsilon. Project Ipsilon is based in Rotterdam, but actually not a strictly Dutch global start-up. With a medical advisor in San Francisco, a strategist in New York, a business developer in Amsterdam and researchers in Eindhoven, it is very much an...

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The road to XL Day: HeartIn, heart rate measuring T-shirts

At the High Tech Campus, seven start-ups have been busy with the HighTechXL accelerator program for the last three months. They are on their way to the XL Day on 6 December, where they can win over future investors. E52 takes a glimpse into the crowd and works towards XL Day with portraits of the start-ups. Today: HeartIn. HeartIn is originally a Ukrainian start-up, headquartered in the US. The R&D department of the young company is based in Ukraine. CIO Igor Voronkov talks about the creation of the company: “The idea began eight years ago when our founders met....

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The road to XL Day: Smart identification with TicTag

At the High Tech Campus, seven start-ups have been busy with the HighTechXL accelerator program for the last three months. They are on their way to the XL Day on 6 December, where they can win over future investors. E52 takes a glimpse into the crowd and works towards XL Day with portraits of the start-ups. Today the first one: TicTag. TicTag is the only fully Dutch start-up in this edition of the HighTechXL program. Originally Arnhem-based, the company has been in existence for two years and has four employees, three of whom work full-time. CEO Pieter Heersink explains...

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