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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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Coming up with a great idea is something you might do alone. But becoming a successful startup is something you often do together. But how will you find other talented entrepreneurs or professionals that want to fly-off with you? Or where can you go for guidance to make your innovation fit for the market?

Are you ready for your entrepreneurial journey? Then contact the startup coaches of The Gate! We would like to get in touch with you to explore your entrepreneurial question and help you on your way.


The Gate team

The Gate team is formed by people from the five partners: TU/e, Brainport Development, BOM, Fontys and Summa College. 

Your startup coaches

Jeroen van Woerden

Managing Director | The Gate

Rick Bonants

Business Developer Student Entrepreneurship | TU/e

Robin Franken

Investment Manager | BOM

Marcella Gagliardo

Business Developer Electronics, Physics & Photonics | TU/e

Monique Greve

Program Manager Business Incubator | TU/e

Bart van Grevenhof

Business Developer Student Entrepreneurship | TU/e

Pepijn Herman

Manager Product Development | BOM

Yvonne van Kempen

Secretary | The Gate

Irina Kulizhnikova

Business Developer AI | TU/e

Victor van der Linden

Manager CVO | Fontys

Corinne Moerman

Communications Officer | The Gate

Anne Nuwenhoud

Business Coach | Summa College

Marcel Quist

Business Developer AI and MedTech |TU/e

Theo van de Sande

CVO | Summa College

Suki Sandhu

Intellectual Property & License Officer | TU/e

Paul van Schelt

Program Manager CVO | Fontys

Jelle Schunselaar

Business Developer | Brainport Development

Marielle Sleumer

Business Developer | Brainport Development

Christian Staupe

Senior Business Developer | TU/e

Fons Sweegers

Business Developer Energy & Built Environment | TU/e

Frank van de Ven

Business Developer High Tech & Funding Support | TU/e

Anna Wetzels

Intellectual Property Advisor | TU/e

Piet van der Wielen

Program Director Business | Brainport Development

Ralf Zelders

Business Developer Ecosystem Partners & Funding | The Gate