"Whether you think you are ready or not, just start right now. There is magic in action."
- Michiel Muller (serial entrepreneur)
Come and join the Philips Innovation Award.
The Innovation Market is one of the interactive stages. Here, each entrepreneur has the time to present their idea before the jury and each judge scores every presentation on a score card. The judges are also allowed to make their selection for the final contenders, based on this presentation and on which business plan is their best. Hence, a final decision is made on the finalists.
Last year the jury consisted of Alexander Carp, ABN AMRO; Herman de Knop, Philips; Teije Smittenaar, Port of Rotterdam; Jaco van Zijll Langhout, BearingPoint; Diederik Vismans, BCG; Jan Theodoor Wiltschek, SAP; Erik Ubels, OVG; Bernt van de Loo, KPMG; Jean-Jacques Sliepen, Nieuw Creatief Peil and Auke Ferwerda, wearereasonablepeople.
At the finals, the finalists will pitch their business plans to the jury, the audience and the press. The jury consists of seven business leaders. These judges look at the business plan, but during the final they can ask the finalists the questions that where not answered before. These business leaders will than choose the winners of the Innovator Award and the Rough Diamond award.
Last year the jury consisted of Frans van Houten, CEO Philips; Han Gerrits, Partner at KPMG; Fred Bos, CFO at ABN AMRO; Jan van der Tempel, Founder at Ampelmann, on behalf of Port of Rotterdam; Jaco van Zijll Langhout, Director at BearingPoint; Allard Creyghton, Senior Partner & Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group and Michiel Muller, Serial Entrepreneur, on behalf of OVG