Dutch Technology Week kicks of with Startupweekend Eindhoven!

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12 APRIL 2012, EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS
Summary
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.

Startupweekend Eindhoven kicks off Dutch Technology Week.

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.

Eindhoven is… technology

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.

Eindhoven is… Design

Eindhoven breathes 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 here.

Eindhoven is… business

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.

Eindhoven is where you startup!

Startupweekend Eindhoven takes place at Strijp-S on June 1, 2 & 3. Early bird tickets are available until May 2. More information on www.startupweekendeindhoven.nl

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"“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.”" Merien ten Houten
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About Startupweekend Eindhoven

Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on going from a high tech, design, web or mobile business idea into a prototype, market strategy or business case over the course of a weekend.

The weekend brings together people with different, complementary skillsets - primarily technological experts, designers, researchers, developers and business people – who turn ideas into startups!
More info: www.startupweekendeindhoven.nl. 

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