Stimulate Your Minds : We have Four Great Formal Guest Speakers

We are almost there. The 10th anniversary event is fast approaching and final preparations are on to guarantee a perfect event. We have four distinguished speaker guests who will stimulate your minds with topics that are very relevant for the international community of Eindhoven.

Read on to get more details….

Guus Frericks – King of Startups in Eindhoven. Guus is the Founder and CEO at HighTechXL with a vision to empower anyone with a grand idea to convert it to reality. HighTechXL is Europe’s prime hub for high-tech startups. Hardware is their passion and they support hardware startup founders all the way from idea to prototype to scale-up by connecting them to a top-tier community of entrepreneurs, corporates, and investors. HighTechXL empowers those within or outside of a company to make an impact. They support them in developing the skills, learning the method and using the right tools necessary to grow their business. So bring the entrepreneur within you for an inspiring session – Starting up and growing new global businesses.

Kavitha Varathan – Talking about spouses, you talk about Kavitha – Founder of Expat Spouses Initiative. With a Masters in Architecture, Building and Planning from the Technical University of Eindhoven, she has helped to plan and architect the careers of many an expat spouse in the Southern Netherlands. Her Expat Spouse’s Initiative has quickly grown into a pro-active network of professionals helping women and men to start their own business, find a job that more closely matches their qualifications as well as collaborating on regional, national and international assignments. Activities include training & briefing sessions to make it easier to start or re-start a career in the Southern part of the Netherlands. For the tenth anniversary event, it is a pleasure to hear from her about how the expat spouses can put their qualifications to better use and realise their dreams.

Mark Robinson: The most famous expat of the region, TEDx speaker and who can teach you how to present. Mark works for TMC as a senior Agile software consultant at various companies in the Eindhoven region, including Philips and ASML. Like many technical people, Mark is not a natural presenter. However, he has learnt many techniques to bring his message across to audiences in a clear, focused and persuasive way. This resulted in his very popular TEDx Eindhoven talk: How to present to keep your audience’s attention. After receiving requests for training from his colleagues, he set up Mark Robinson Training offering presentation and pitching workshops. In his talk for Eindhoven News, he will talk about how two recent life changing events have massively changed his life for the better, and how they can change yours too.

Naomie Verstraeten : Learn about talent, innovation, investments and trade in the Brainport region. She was born in Surinam in South-America and came to the Netherlands to study Tax Law and Organizational Science. She has taken on multiple roles like Policy Advisor, Manager, Tax Advisor and Consultant for contemporary knowledge and skills training within companies. All her different jobs had one thing in common: internationalization. From 2008 till 2014, Naomie worked at the Municipality of Eindhoven as the Policy Advisor International Promotion & Acquisition and was responsible for developing policies on international affairs and attracting and retaining foreign investments. Since 2014 she is Program Director of the Brainport International Programme at Brainport Development. At the moment, her main focus is to further develop the international strategy and coordinate the execution of the Programme which aims to take Brainport Eindhoven as one of the top 3 tech regions in Europe, increase contribution to Netherlands gross national product and reach 100% employment rate with a growth of 3% for the economy.

See you on 21st September in the Hub on Vestdijk 25, Eindhoven.

Entrance free but register here.

The organising team of Eindhoven News


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