Coaching Day 2021

Coaching Day 2021

On the 30th of April, the Philips Innovation Award organised the second Virtual Coaching day together with their partners to fully prepare the startups for Grand Final on the 31st of May. Although it was not possible to meet physically due to the COVID-19 circumstances, the digital environment offered all eight finalists the opportunity to finetune their business plans by asking questions to the partners and use their expertise during multiple sessions.

Based on their preferences, we matched each finalist with two of their preferred partners from a total list of seven including: Philips, ABN AMRO, KPMG, Wavin, Pon, Arnold & Siedsma and NS.

Each coaching session lasted (at least) 1,5 hours and it was a great success! As mentioned by one of the coaches ‘the energy, courage and wealth of ideas of the startups is contagious, I love to see how these entrepreneurs talk about their passion and aim to improve the world’. The subjects discussed during the sessions ranged from finance to operations and from patents to workforce. The finalists will process this valuable feedback and tweak their business plans for the last time.

Next on the agenda is the Pitching day on the 7th of May. Do you want to see the pitches of all semi-finalists including the eight finalists? Please visit: The final result and performance of the eight finalists can be watched during the Virtual Grand final on the 31st of May via: