The event venue opens. Hang up your coat, get something to drink and find yourself the best spot in the theatre.
YOUNITE is the place where technology, change makers, entrepreneurs and the Erasmus community come together. The show kicks off with a bang and takes you on a journey, offering insights into the impact technologies can have on our world, our industries and how we work together. Make sure to arrive early – you don’t want to miss this!
There are multiple roads to making impact, venture building is one of them. John Bell from High Tech XL will explain more about this.
The opening keynote is presented by Frans van Houten, the former CEO of Royal Philips. He will share his journey as an alumnus of the EUR, extensive global experience in making an impact by technology, the importance of new technology for the world and the importance of startups.
When you decide that you want to make an impact, what are the things that you can do? Start a startup or join one? Work at a corporate, join HightechXL in an existing solution to a problem. Nothing is right or wrong! During the panel we will discuss the benefits and difficulties of the different roads to making impact. We will have Sara Okhuijsen, Chief Scientific Officer at OASYS NOW, Omar Link, co-founder of Nowi (Acquired by Nexperia) and from the corporate side we have Rob van der Werf, Director of Public and Private Partnerships at ASML and Antoinette van Kolthorn, Manager of Digital Support Business Unit at Witteveen + Bos share insights in their environments.
Karthik Mahadevan the co-founder of Envision, a startup from the YES!Delft eco-system, is going to share his startup story to showcase their road to impact and give a demo of their technology.
Our host will close the event and invite everyone to the network fair.
Visit our network fair and meet tech startups in social tech, med tech and deep tech that are looking for multidisciplinary connections with academics, staff and students from Erasmus University. You can also start you road to impact by meeting our partners such as HightechXL, RVO and EY to start with the practicalities of your journey. Or visit YES!Talents and find your next step in one of the teams of our startups.
Drinks and bites are on us!