The panel discussion aims to bring together industry experts and professionals to discuss the fundamental topic of Student Entrepreneurship within the EU as part of ‘Tata, Enabling Youth Entrepreneurship across Europe’.
The discussion is brought to you by Tata in partnership with the National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs (NACUE) which is a national organisation in the United Kingdom that promotes entrepreneurship amongst students in higher education and further education.
Throughout the evening there will be a showcase of some of the most innovative and early stage startups emerging from the Netherlands impressive entrepreneurship scene through a series of elevator pitches. The conclusion of the evening will see one startup awarded a prize, donated by Tata. For more information click here.
Find out more about the Panel:
Agnes Jongerius, Member of the European Parliament
Ms. Jongerius is a Dutch trade unionist and politician, she has been a Member of the European Parliament for the Partij van de Arbeid (Labour Party) representing The Netherlands since July 2014. Ms. Jongerius is currently Vice-Chair for the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs and a member of the European Parliament’s delegation to ASEAN. She has a keen interest in issues around employment, social affairs, labour conditions and trade. Ms. Jongerius has amassed considerable expertise in the fields of employment and labour conditions for workers thanks to her work with the FNV union, where she was Chairwoman from 2005 to 2012. One of the key motivations for Ms. Jongerius joining both the parliament’s Committee on Employment & Social Affairs and the Committee on International Trade, was to ensure equal pay for equal work for ‘’posted workers’’ inside the European Union.
Anne-Wil Lucas, Startup Delta
Anne-Wil Lucas is responsible at StartupDelta for developing entrepreneurial talent in an educational setting and engaging with universities in her capacity as Programme Manager Talent, Knowledge and Skills. She is a former member of the Dutch Lower House and, in that capacity, she originally initiated StartupDelta.
Before co-founding StartupDelta, Anne-Wil Lucas was a member of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie) and served as an MP from June 2010 to September 2016 focusing on matters of higher education, science and the flood control in the Netherlands.
Ellen Bark-Lindhout, Co-Founder Collider Amsterdam
@ColliderNL // www.collider.io
Ellen is developing the Dutch branche of Collider, a startup accelerator dedicated to marketing & ad tech. Collider Amsterdam will open doors early 2017.
Ellen took the step into startup acceleration following 20+ years of experience in international FMCG marketing and innovation at Heineken, Sara Lee, and Henkel - both at a global strategic and a local operational level. From consumer insights, concept development and positioning, to driving the innovations through the funnel and bringing them to market. In her last role as Global Innovation Manager at Heineken, Ellen was responsible for building Open Innovation across functions, and for the development of new business opportunities with external parties.
Michel Arends, CEO of Team Academy and the TA Group
After a career in events and as an entrepreneur, traveling the world, he has made the choice to put his knowledge to good use at Team Academy Amsterdam.He combines his knowledge of teams and sports, more specifically as a rugby player and rugby coach, and his knowledge acquired through education and work experience in the field of business and entrepreneurship with his mission to empower entrepreneurship in every way thinkable.
Aster van Laere, Student at Team Academy
As a fourth-year student at TA, Aster has been a marketeer in Peru, arranged party busses for a carnival, worked as a COO at a social startup in New York and was a project manager at the innovation lab of Makro Netherlands.
She started her company at a young age, beginning by running events in her parent’s back yard. Looking for direction and how to grow her business she started at Team Academy and now works on several projects including starting her own bar.
Timothy Barnes, Founder of The Rain Gods
Tim is the founder of The Rain Gods, a new company building enterprise programmes and incubation support in the UK. A serial entrepreneur, he previously founded a services business and Citrus Saturday, a nonprofit enterprise driving entrepreneurial ambition in school-age children that now runs in sixteen countries.
About the Tata group
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