Tag Archives: Incubator


“We are in business” South Africa!!

Posted by Niek Huizenga on April 27, 2012

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Business Incubator

This week I was at the NW University in Vanderbijlpark again to assist in the incubator project. When I arrived on the campus I entered the (almost) finished incubator facility. It was impressive and I was excited to see that the facility had the same style as our new Launch Cafe in Groningen.

Last august we designed the facility on paper and the whole facility needed to be build from scratch. Read more...


Incubator Project in South Africa

Posted by Niek Huizenga on August 25, 2011

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I was privileged to work on a project in South Africa for the last two weeks. I am assisting the faculty Economics and IT of the North West University in Vanderbijlpark to realize a business incubator on their campus.

The project

The faculty has over 5500 students and offers degrees in Economics, Accounting and IT. The ambition of the faculty is to become more entrepreneurial and to strengthen the relations and alignment with public and private organizations. Read more...


Incubators in Silicon Valley

Posted by Niek Huizenga on September 14, 2010

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Today we’ve visited the largest and one of the most successful business incubators in Silicon Valley: Plug ’n Play Center. www.plugandplaytechcenter.com

PnP is founded five years ago by and is known as the colloseum for startups. The entrepreneurs are gladiators and as in the old Rome most of the gladiators die but some will gain eternal fame. Success is the driver of this incubator and its entrepreneurs. Read more...


SME Conference in Madrid

Posted by Niek Huizenga on June 6, 2010

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Van 30 mei t/m 2 juni waren Koen en ik als vertegenwoordigers van YEAH! aanwezig op de SME (small and medium sized enterprises) conference in Madrid.

YEAH! was uitgenodigd in het kader onze nominatie voor de European Enterprise Awards. Het Ministerie van Economische Zaken heeft ons als beste Nederlandse initiatief voorgedragen voor de categorie “Promoting the Entrepreneurial Spirit”. Read more...


Incubator in Tanzania

Posted by Niek Huizenga on May 15, 2010

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UDEC_Entrepreneurs

Ik was afgelopen week in Tanzania en ben op bezoek geweest bij de Universiteit van Dar es Salaam. Recentelijk is er vanuit de business faculteit een Entrepreneurship Center (UDEC) opgezet waarin Master opleidingen en korte cursussen worden aangeboden. Daarnaast wordt er in de zomer van 2010 een ware business incubator geopend voor afgestudeerde studenten met een bedrijf. Read more...