Monday 16 April 2012
More than any other Dutch city Eindhoven owes its success to the many entrepreneurs.
Pioneers who develop new technologies and convert them into economic activity. No wonder that the global phenomenon Startup Weekend feels at home in this city and is allowed to start the first edition of the Dutch Technology Week.As a leader in technology & design Eindhoven offers the perfect ecosystem for startups. The city is known for pioneering R&D, high-tech innovations and of course the famous Dutch Design. During Startup Weekend Eindhoven these different disciplines are linked together: all geeks, dudes and dudettes are welcome to this third edition at Strijp-S.More than 50% of all Dutch patent applications are made by companies from Eindhoven. Large multinationals such as Philips, ASML, DAF and FEI have their origins here and are known for years for their advanced technology. These days they are accompanied by successful small businesses like Shapeways, Liquavista (recently acquired by Samsung), Silicon Hive (recently acquired by Intel), and many more.Eindhoven breathes design. The town is inhabited by many young and innovative designers and respected institutions such as the Design Academy Eindhoven, TU/e Industrial Design, Philips Design, the Dutch Design Week and the Dutch Design Awards are inextricably linked to Eindhoven.Merien ten Houten, now active with his third successful startup Iphion for the next generation of IPTV: “It is no coincidence that here there are so many successful startups. The knowledge, networks, international connections, altogether Eindhoven is the perfect place for any starter. “Startup Weekend Eindhoven will take place on Strijp-S at 1st, 2nd & 3rd of June. Early bird tickets are available until May 2nd. More information on www.startupweekendeindhoven.nl.Source: Eindhoven Dichtbij