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Meet the Tech Giants: TU/e, ASML, Philips, NTS-Group and Others

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And Get Into the ‘Network’

Meet the Giants brings together startups with the most notable Dutch pioneers of high-tech systems.

While ‘corporate launchpad’ tops the list of clichés in startup parlance, it is no secret that pioneering companies stay ahead of the game only because they remain true to their core: innovation first. In these times of innovation battles, Eindhoven’s high-tech leaders are looking to meet their winning allies in the face of the emerging wave of high-profile startups.

October 18th is your opportunity to “get into the network” and work with powerful tech giants. “Meet the Giants” is a one-day pitch event that facilitates a meaningful introduction of high-profile startups to industry leaders like ASML, Philips and NTS-Group. You’ll sit across the table from Investment Managers, Innovation Managers, and Business Developers, and discuss your business in one-on-one sessions.

3 Minutes to Pitch

Each startup team gets the opportunity to deliver a 3-minute pitch to the expert panel and later spend dedicated time during individual feedback session to dive deeper into the multiple verticals of your business.

20 Minutes to Double Your Chances

  • Bite-size, valuable advice on your business model
  • Hard-hitting feedback about your pitch
  • Meaningful Connections
  • A head start with supply chain management and funding opportunities


Rob van der Werf

Director Strategic Business Development at ASML

Albert van Bremen

Senior Manager New Business Development at ASML

Benno Tieke

Director Business Creation at Philips Research

Hans Klomp

Director Growth and Innovation at ABN AMRO

Piet van der Wielen

Program Manager "Starting Companies” at Brainport Development

Robert Al

Head of Business Development at TU/e Innovation Lab

Jurgen van Eck

Senior Investment Manager at BOM

Bart Mul

Investment Manager at BOM

Martijn Leinweber

Community Manager at the European Space Agency Incubation Center

Else Embregts

Marketing Communications Manager at EIT Digital

Stephan Botz

Investment Manager at Blue Whale Ventures

Maarten van Kroonenburg

Investment Analyst at Blue Whale Ventures

About HighTechXL

HighTechXL stands for accelerating high technology. The HighTechXL Accelerator helps you fast-track your product launch and bring your hardware startup to life. In just 6 months, we get you market-ready, customer-ready, manufacture-ready, and investor-ready.

It’s a program with a proven track record: HighTechXL is ranked in the top 5 for global impact out of more than 400 business incubator and accelerator programs worldwide (UBI global benchmark).A few of HighTechXL’s alumni teams:

  • Manus VR - a consumer VR glove company that recently partnered with NASA.
  • Avular - A former TU/e team that’s well on its way to becoming the world’s leading provider of industrial drones.
  • byFlow - 3D food printing company that recently partnered with Callebaut, the world's leading chocolate supplier.

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