UNLEASH YOUR ENTREPRENEUR

Interested in joining a deep-tech venture? If you’re driven by innovation and have a deep love for deep-tech,
we invite you to consider joining a venture team at HighTechXL.
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February 11, 2020
16:00-17:30
Date and Time
HighTechXL, Building 27
High Tech Campus
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We carefully screen and select key startup role candidates to join our venture teams. We’re searching for CEOs, CBOs and CTOs to become co-founders and begin our nine-month venture-building program.

HOW DOES IT

WORK?

HighTechXL begins the venture-building process by sourcing technologies from research institutions such as CERN, TNO and Philips. We meet with the technology transfer officers and identify advanced technologies around which we can build teams and form a business. 

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ASSESSMENT

After a thorough assessment of each advanced technology in which experts score the technology from the institute on patent position, novelty, manufacturability and knowledge transfer, we are ready to explore applications for each technology.  

FASTRACKATHON

During the hackathon, a gathering of entrepreneurs, technical experts, co-founders and mentors use their brainpower to generate creative and bright ideas. They consider the question: Where can this technology really add value or solve problems? 

CORE TEAM

FORMATION

This hackathon is also the first step in team formation. Teams ideally consist of dedicated CEO, CBO (Chief Business Officer) and CTO (Co-Founders). Teams are supported by mentors, volunteers, experts and interns.

Interested in becoming a co-founder?

The startups to be founded are looking for CEO’s, CBO’s and CTO’s to turn advanced technologies from institutions such as CERN, TNO and Philips into solutions that the market – and humanity – are waiting for. 

The C-profiles in a startup are able to deal with uncertainty, setbacks and changing insights. They are resilient and able to adapt. They are dedicated to making the startup a success, benefitting from the support and coaching offered during the program and from the network of the Eindhoven Startup Alliance (ASML, Philips, EY, BOM and High Tech Campus). 

After the first three months of the venture building program, your team should be able to prove the business case you have developed is available and that your startup should advance to the next phase, becoming co-founders of the startup and owning 60% of the company. 

Here is an overview of important characteristics of each of the profiles:

CEO

Chief Executive Officer

You have a keen business mind and are able to translate your vision into actions. You love to lead your team in the right direction. You respect your team members for their individual qualities and make sure each of them is able to use those qualities in their respective roles. You are not afraid to address difficult issues and are also not afraid to ask for help. Taking ownership comes to you naturally and involving others is second nature.  You have led small teams before and are confident when facing the challenge of building a company with little budget from the ground up. You love to get things done and don’t dwell on what is not possible.

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CBO

Chief Business Officer

You are business-minded, and you are able to see the opportunities in your market. You engage with others to help them see the possibilities as well. You are customer-centered and market-focused, aware of how and where your startup can add value. You love to engage with customers, validating the assumptions of your team and building a relationship for the future.
You have had a commercial role before and love to talk to others about your solution. You understand that translating the technology into a solution takes time, but you are not afraid to engage with potential customers at an early stage.

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CTO

Chief Technology Officer

You have a technical background and because of your knowledge, you are the main contact person for the knowledge institution. You are able to ask the right questions, to get the information needed from the knowledge institution and ensure your team can progress. You are able to work together with your team members to turn technology into solutions or applications.

Using technologies and applying them to solve issues or problems makes you happy. You are able to work fast. You don’t lose yourself in the details, and you can zoom out to see the big picture when necessary.

Specific options for CTO roles:

You have knowledge of Photonics and material processing, preferably in reactive ion etching. Optical modelling knowledge will be useful. (Technology developed at ESA)

You have knowledge of Photonics and experience in characterising and handling photonic chips. Data processing capabilities will be useful. (Space Technology)

You have knowledge of flexible electronics/sensors, production processes and data processing. (TNO Technology)

You have knowledge of ultrasound systems, their applications and material science. Data processing knowledge will be useful. (Philips Technology)

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    HighTechXL,
    Building 27 at High Tech Campus

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The details

All you need to know before joining us for this event.

What’s included?
Your ticket gives access to the hands-on workshops and intimate nightly discussions. Dinner and drinks will be included each night.
What’s included?
Your ticket gives access to the hands-on workshops and intimate nightly discussions. Dinner and drinks will be included each night.
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Your ticket gives access to the hands-on workshops and intimate nightly discussions. Dinner and drinks will be included each night.

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VENTURE-BUILDING APPROACH

How Does It Work?

Starting a new business can be quite chaotic. Our milestone approach will help you take  the necessary steps to take advanced technologies to market in nine months.

TECH SOURCING
HighTechXL begins the venture-building process by sourcing technologies from research institutions such as CERN, TNO and Philips.

RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY
We research the technologies and identify potential application areas.

FASTRACKATHON
We hold a FasTrackathon – a reverse-hackathon – where technologies and potential application areas are up for grabs. We invite engineers, physicists, business development experts, finance managers and seasoned entrepreneurs to come for a half-day idea  session where teams build a business model canvas and pitch their business cases at the end of the day.

RECRUIT TEAMS
HighTechXL recruits additional team members interested in taking the technology to market and holds pre-program sessions to further strengthen the teams.

SELECTION DAY
Teams go through a selection process, then begin the nine-month venture building program.

VENTURE BUILDING PROGRAM
The nine-month program is broken down into three phases of three months.