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Student start-up BI/OND is the winner of the Innovator League of the Philips Innovation Award 2019. BI/OND may call itself the most innovative student start-up of the Netherlands. BI/OND Solutions provides biologists with avatars of human organs composed of Silicon chips and human cells for......

On Friday the 26th of April, the Coaching day took place at CIRCL, which is a sustainable building built by ABN AMRO located in the business centre of the Netherlands. The eight finalists participated in workshops of 45 minutes given by the following Platinum and......

The Semi-Final and Innovation Market of the Philips Innovation Award 2019 took place on March 20, 2019. It was a day full of great pitches, innovation and networking opportunities. During the day, Tom van Dun from Infocomics asked several visitors how they thought the world......

The pitching day took place on the 27th of March 2019. The eight finalists received a pitching training given by our partner Debatrix. Debatrix has been partner of the Philips Innovation Award for several years now. They have helped several TedX participants, professionals, politicians and supervisors......

The Philips Innovation Award 2019 has chosen its eight finalists during the Innovation Market and Semi-final on the 20th of March in Rotterdam. Passionate pitches by the 30 semi-finalists and heated debates eventually led to a decision by the jury BI/OND, Dyme, DeNoize, Iron Roots,......

The first two prototype days took place on February 27 and 28 at the HQ of our working partner: wearereasonablepeople, in Rotterdam. All teams got the chance to join a workshop that focused on an aspect within their business that needed more attention. These included:......

Thirty semi-finalists have been selected by our Business Panel for the Innovation Market & Semi-Final on March 20. Have a look at what our Innovators and Rough Diamonds do....

Google Cloud is a partner of the Philips Innovation Award, as we support entrepreneurial ideas and want to ensure to stimulate innovation in the Netherlands. Our mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. We are committed to significantly......

Established over 175 years ago, NS strives to provide convenient, fast, safe and affordable travel and to ensure that people can reach their destinations in a sustainable manner. We are continuously on the lookout for partners to co-develop new (tech) solutions across (smart) mobility, stations......

Rotterdam is a capital of innovation. Home to start-ups and scale-ups that are ready to change the world. Working hard to remain the world’s smartest port. In a nutshell, Rotterdam innovation is about future-proofing our society, industries and economy. “The City of Rotterdam is proud......

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What It Takes to Build a Start-Up into a Brand

 

For the budding entrepreneur, a good starting point is to create a qualitative understanding of market drivers. You need to get into the head of the consumer and be able to tell her story. It is both art and science. The purpose of this map of users and usage is to define dissatisfactions, hopes, dreams, and fears. Winning solutions respond to the distinct and specific needs of a group of consumers.

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Pitching: Five reasons NOT to invest!

 

It’s 2011. Rufus Grimson sells his company to Disney for 40 million dollars. He pitched with an unusual opening technique, the same that earned him 3,3 million investment dollars two years earlier.

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Pitching: Strife within the minute

 

Sweat starts forming on your forehead. You’ve been given exactly three minutes for your pitch – or thirty minutes for your presentation. But somewhere you got off track and now you must finish your last paragraph within one sentence. Stuttering, you see the crowd’s attention fade and your one chance at success shatter.

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Pitching: The essential “Why Now” in every successful pitch

 

If you have a great idea and solid arguments, that doesn’t automatically mean you’ll easily convince everyone to implement that idea. For the past years I’ve helped many people develop important pitches. And whether it’s a project on internal scale or a multinational million dollar pitch, it’s often one simple question that’s left unanswered: why now?

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Pitching: The secret is losing

 

It only takes a slight change in your formulation, but it will make your message 300% more convincing. Don’t sum up everything there’s to gain in accepting your proposal, tell your target group what they’ll miss out on if they don’t.

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Past Participants stories

Our product, the Invi Bracelet, enables people to walk around with the confidence of knowing they can defend themselves without using violence. When activated, the Invi Bracelet releases a foul-smell that can deter aggressors and alarm others. Participating (and winning) the Philips Innovation Award proved......

Acaboo transforms traditional study books into interactive eCourses. We blend a number of content sources with titles published by educational publisher into a slightly gamified platform. By doing so we increase student engagement and help them get more value out of their study career. “The......

Felyx offers shared electric scooters as a new urban mobility concept. Customers can “rent” e-scooters for €0.30 per minute by app and get around urban areas quickly. Felix’ e-scooters are available one-way and can be parked anywhere. “Participating in the Philips Innovation Award is a......

IVWear is a Groningen-based start-up, established in collaboration with the University of Groningen, to develop a wearable IV in order to replace the well-known IV pole. Numerous studies endorse that movement is a key factor when it comes to a quick recovery, but the current......

Founders: Chantal van der Velde and Graciella van Hamersveld. Closure enables relatives to end or change subscriptions, contracts and accounts of a loved one that has passed away. Think of phone subscriptions, insurance, bank accounts, magazines and social media channels (Facebook, Instagram). Very often, these......

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