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Learn & Work

Whether you are learning, studying or working, Brainport Eindhoven offers limitless opportunities for growth. Your success depends on the way you overcome your challenges. Please contact Brainport if you need any support. We will help you gain more knowledge and new perspectives or we will just answer your questions.

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Are you a student, scientist or entrepreneur working on a new technology or product and are you thinking of entering the market? Then it is important to validate your idea and get insights on your entry market. Do you have insight on the structure of the market, with launching customers are in the market segment, which business model to develop and are there industry experts who can help you get a foot on the ground?


The Gate offers you free and independent support in answering these questions. We offer 1 on 1 coaching to validate your business idea. In addition, in collaboration with Braventure, we offer the Startup Readiness Program. This program offers startup entrepreneurs a validated program for building a business. It teaches future entrepreneurs to grow consistently, mitigate risk, and thus survive the initial hurdles of starting a business.

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Our start-up coaches

The Gate team consists of a group of very experienced business developers. Together with you, they look for the best way to make your business grow.

Meet them!

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Rick Bonants

Business Developer Student Entrepreneurship | TU/e

Monique Greve

Program Manager Business Incubator | TU/e

Bart van Grevenhof

Business Developer Student Entrepreneurship | TU/e

Anne Nuwenhoud

Business Coach | Summa College

Paul van Schelt

Program Manager CVO | Fontys

Piet van der Wielen

Program Director Business | Brainport Development

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