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Our business support for your startup

Are you a student, scientist or entrepreneur from the Brainport region? And do you have plans to start a business with a new innovation or technology, product or service? Congrats, you found the right organization to help you!

To get off to a strong start, it is important that your idea literally gets off the ground. And there is a lot to consider. The business developers of The Gate have a background in tech and an extensive network within the Brainport region. They are here to help you along.

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Our Business developers

Fons Sweegers

Business Developer Energy & Built Environment | TU/e

Rick Bonants

Business Developer Student Entrepreneurship | TU/e

Bart van Grevenhof

Business Developer Student Entrepreneurship | TU/e

Marcella Gagliardo

Business Developer Electronics, Physics & Photonics | TU/e

Marcel Quist

Business Developer AI and MedTech | TU/e

Piet van der Wielen

Programmamanager Business | Brainport Development

Jelle Schunselaar

Business Developer | Brainport Development

Pepijn Herman

Manager Product Development | BOM

Anne Nuwenhoud

Business Developer | Summa College

Gert Poppe

Business Developer | Fontys

Sebastiaan Huntjens

Business Developer Medtech | Biotech

Marielle Sleumer

Business Developer | Brainport Development

Irina Kulizhnikova

Business Developer AI | TU/e