Dutch Technology Week kicks of StartupWeekend in Eindhoven
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Posted by: StartupWeekend
More than any other city
in the Netherlands, the success of Eindhoven is a result of pioneering
entrepreneurs, developing new technologies and transforming them into
business. No wonder that the world wide phenomenon Startupweekend feels
at home here and kicks off the Dutch Technology Week.
Leading in Technology
& Design, Eindhoven offers the perfect ecosystem for startups. The
city is famous for cutting-edge R&D, technology based innovations
and Dutch Design.
Startupweekend Eindhoven blends these disciplines: all
nerds, dudes and dudettes are welcome at the third edition which takes
place at Strijp-S.
Over 50% of the annual
patent applications in the Netherlands are filed by Eindhoven-based
companies. Established multinationals like Philips, ASML, DAF and FEI
all originated here and serve world markets with their breakthrough
technologies. Today they are accompanied by successful young companies
like Shapeways, Liquavista (recently acquired by Samsung), Silicon Hive
(recently acquired by Intel) and many others.
design. It houses many young starting designers and renowned institutes
like the Design Academy Eindhoven, TU/e Industrial Design, Philips
Design, de Dutch Design Week and the Dutch Design Awards are located
Merien ten Houten, working with his Iphion crew on next generation IPTV, his third successful startup in Eindhoven: "It’s
no coincidence that startups are successful here. The knowledge, the
networks, the diverse connections across boundaries make Eindhoven the
perfect place for startups.” Startupweekend Eindhoven is right in
the middle of all this & firmly supported by the city’s network of
companies, government and knowledge institutes.
Read the full article at StartupWeekend.