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Reaching Space Investor Meeting

SBIC Noordwijk

Reaching Space Investor Meeting

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Information meeting on seed capital for entrepreneurs and informal investors.

Are you looking for capital for your business? Then the Reaching Space meetings are a good place to start. Find answers to your questions like "what should I consider when financing via informal investors?" and "how does informal investment work in practice?".


Title:Reaching Space Investor Meeting

Topic:Space Technology or High Tech used in terrestrial applications

When:October 27 from 16:00 to 19:00 hours

Where:European Space Innovation Centre (ESIC), Kapteijnstraat 1, Noordwijk

Who:Informal investors and entrepreneurs 


Why Reaching Space meetings?
The goal of these Reaching Space meetings is to reach the business and investment in high-tech initiatives. The region of Noordwijk-Rotterdam is one of the most important regions for space science and space business in Europe. More and more entrepreneurs are recognizing that advanced knowledge of eg TNO, TU Delft or ESA, is easily accessible and provides a huge competitive advantage.

The initiators therefore have joined forces with entrepreneurs and investors to show how to make  business initiatives more viable. In an informal meeting environment examples and experiences will be discussed from the  venture capital market on how to achieve the best results.

Do you have an business idea? are you looking for starting capital? Can you present your idea in two minutes to an investor? then sign up, send a mail to Toon Buddingh’, toon@esa-bic.nl

16:00 Reception with coffee / tea
16:15 Introduction by Toon Buddingh’
16:30 Lessons Learned by Paul Straathof. A investor experience from a start-up
16:45 The other site of the table by Wiebke Langhans, Experiences of an investor
17:00 Parallel Session.
            -      Investors program by Toon Buddingh'
            -      Prepare for the investor by Rene Reijtenbagh.
17:30 Some pitches from startups with feedback from investors and audience
18:00 reception: introduction and if further appointments

The speakers


Toon Buddingh’

ToonBuddingh' for over 10 years active in setting up and managing science based incubators belonging to the top of Europe. Essence, the clustering of businesses. Within this maximum synergy there, outside the profiled as a leading group of companies within certain themes. Noordwijk, the European center for space science and space business.


Paul Staathof

Paul Straathof (1963), after which he was Director of Marketing at Cisco Systems has started the company Sports-Track.com. The company is started in the first ESA incubation program. Paul has guided the company through several successful financing rounds. The latter was a management buyout. Since then, Paul himself an enterprising investor.


René Reijtenbagh

Rene Reijtenbagh, business and economic geographer, is founder of the Business Angels Network "Masters of the Future" The business angel network for eastern Netherlands. He is secretary of the Association of Business Angels Networks Netherlands and elected board member of the EBAN (European Business Angels Network). There he is mainly concerned with organizing transnational deal flow for EBAN members.


Wiebke Langhans

Wiebke is senior investment manager and partner at Triangle Venture Capital Group,  managing the OSTF - Open Sky Technologies Fund. She joined  Triangle in 2005 and has put special emphasis on the management of the deal flow and deal sourcing process including the interaction and collaboration with universities' tech transfer and spin-off activities. She participated in more than 25 venture capital transactions and serves as board member in four portfolio companies in the software and clean tech industry including the OSTF's investments iOpener and takwak.


The initiators


ESA open Sky Technology fund

In addition to the ESA Business Incubation Centres, ESA has taken the initiative to promote the establishment of a fund to support start-up and early stage companies. The investment focus of the Open Sky Technologies Fund is on seed-capital investments, start-ups and early-stage growth capital for companies using space-related technologies or satellite applications in non-space applications. These companies need to be located within ESA’s Member States.


ESA BIC Noordwijk

ESA BIC Noordwijk is located in the European Space Business Center (ESIC) of currently 17 companies. The startups are using the ESA incubation program, which allows them to use space technology for its own products. Besides access to the facilities and test centers ESA contribution they receive a starter


Oost NV

The Development Agency East Netherlands in particular, its business angels network, Masters of the Future. A network of more than 200 investors who are closely related to various programs within the universities valorization program WUR Wageningen, Radboud University Nijmegen and the University of Twente


Rabobank Bollenstreek

RabobankBollenstreek works closely with ESA BIC Noordwijk for the business incubation program. From this strategic partnership follows a Pre-Seed Loan agreement. Also in the field of networking activities the Rabobank is cooperating in building a networking club for Space-related companies in the region.



Have questions about Reaching Space Investor Meeting? Contact SBIC Noordwijk


Kapteynstraat 1
2201 BB Noordwijk


SBIC Noordwijk

Space Business Innovation Centre ( SBIC ) Noordwijk offers Innovative and Technical Entrepreneurs Support to Growth their Businesses.

SBIC Noordwijk has several programs, a big international network to assist you finding the right partner, staff, investors and possible clients.


SBIC Noordwijk can offer you the following:

  • ESA BIC Noordwijk Program
  • ( Flexible ) Office Accommodation in the European Space Innovation Centre
  • Unique High Tech / Innovative Environment
  • Support of the Space Business Support Centre ( NLR, Haseltine Lake, Rabobank Bollenstreek and the Zirkzee Group de Breed & Partners )
  • Network of Coaches and Investors
  • Events
  • Aerospace Cluster
  • Possible Partnership with High-Tech innovative companies
  • Access to the European Space Agency, Netherlands Space Office and TNO
  • International Gateway to Industry


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Reaching Space Investor Meeting
Noordwijk, Netherlands Events Business

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