My experiences in Silicon Valley
Incubator project in South Africa
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About this site

Welcome to my website. I am Niek Huizenga, an energetic and internationally focussed specialist in the field of entrepreneurship and business development.

For almost a decade I work for innovative startups as co-founder, consultant or investor. Every day I work passionately with students, entrepreneurs, experts and all over the world.

On this website you can find information about my services and projects. This site also includes my blog where I discuss my projects and views on entrepreneurship and economic development.

Do you have an opportunity to share or just want to have a chat? Do not hesitate to contact me!

Disclaimer: The blog reflects my personal opinion and not the opinion of the current or former companies, organizations or individuals I work for or work with.



Advising organizations on entrepreneurship programs

Startup Support

Assisting startups in strategy and investments

Education and workshops

Providing lectures and workshops for entrepreneurs and students


Joining or investing in high potential startups


Hanze University of Applied Sciences

Lecturing undergraduates in entrepreneurship.

Launch Café

Co-founder of the most successful startup center in Groningen.

Tvilight BV

Assisted in strategy development and investment.

North West University (South Africa)

Lecturing students and lecturers in entrepreneurship.


The dangers of a big public sector: findings from my project in Benin

Posted by Niek Huizenga on October 23, 2013

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At this moment I am in Benin working on an entrepreneurship project at the University of Parakou in the West-African country Benin. Today I had a discussion with some professors and asked them where most of their students end up working. Most of the students start working for the public sector (or end up unemployed). […]

Oproep aan IBM: vul de vijver eerst voor je gaat vissen

Posted by Niek Huizenga on June 21, 2013

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Er heerst een euforische stemming in Groningen. Big Blue, oftewel IBM, komt naar Groningen en creëert maar liefst 350 banen voor ICT-talent. De stad is trots: eindelijk een keer geen brain-drain, maar een brain-gain. IBM gaat samenwerken met de Groningse onderwijsinstellingen. De belangrijkste doelen van deze samenwerking zijn het bevorderen van de werkgelegenheid, aansluiting van opleidingen […]