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OFFICIAL Kick-off Mercator Launch

May 16th we'll officially launch; Mercator Launch! Mercator Launch is a pre-incubator located at the Heyendaal Campus in Nijmegen. We enable students, PhD candidates and staff on campus to transform their idea into a value-adding product, service or process. We are very excited to show you our location (hub) on campus and to tell you more about the support we offer.

The program is as follows:

13:30     14:00    Walk in               

14:00 – 14:30    Get ready for the launch! Opening by Daniel Wigboldus and Thijs Breukink (Boardmembers RU en HAN).

14:30 – 15:00    Why become an entrepreneur? Entrepreneurs about their first steps and gains of being an entrepreneur.

  • Isabela Granic, Professor Psychopathology, ERC Grant winner and founder Play Nice Institute
  • Thomas Beguin, Serial Entrepreneur, founder ReSnap and former Law Student
  • Erik Hester, PhD microbiology and recent founder BioticBloom

15:30 – 16:00    Why impact needs a business model. Impact Investing expert Ernestine Schimmelpenninck (KplusV, IBS Capital Allies, Schretlen & Co | Rabobank) provides a peek into the life of an "impact investor" and talks about the social impact of entrepreneurship.

16:00 – 16:30    Who goes to SLUSH? “Best tip” Award Ceremony by Lucien Engelen, “Homo Disrupticus” and director of UMC reshape Center of innovation.

16:30 – 17:30    Drinks and networking.

Please register yourself below:

Later Event: May 22
Fuck up Night