Author Archives: sieuwert

Originally posted on Startup Juncture:
Written with help from Marc Habbema (SOWISO) and Menno Kolkert (Plot). Most startup founders plan to hire new employees in their first years. They are looking for the most talented people but do not have the…

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EntrepreNL becomes Startupjuncture

The blog entrepreNL will no longer be updated in 2013, because all new articles will be published at the successor blog StartupJuncture.

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Innovations in healthcare are very much needed by society to keep healthcare affordable, but many entrepreneurs are reluctant to start a health startup due to the extra complications in this domain. But is it really…

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Originally posted on Startup Juncture:
Most universities have a large shelf of good ideas that are never implemented in the real world because the people and partners needed to implement the idea are not available. Canterbury Road Partners is a…

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Originally posted on Startup Juncture:
On Thursday 15th of November the Dutch business plan competition NewVenture kicked off with a well attended and lively award ceremony. One of the highlights of the program, besides the 12 awards, the story about the…

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Twitter is trending at Perfect Storm Europe

Perfect Storm Europe is a conference dedicated to the confluence of important technology trends. The organisers, led by chairman Ajit Jaokar, believe that the combinations of five trends (big data, cloud, mobile, smart systems and social media) creates an important … Continue reading

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How to handle software due diligence

(This article is also published on startup juncture, my new blog on startups together with three other authors. Please check http://www.startupjuncture.com for this and other stories.) ‘Due diligence’ is an M&A term for any investigation that the buyer does to … Continue reading

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Five tips for doing business to business sales conversations

Last Friday, Jan Willem Klerkx from EUvision and I organized a masterclass at the YesDelft incubator where we discussed selling complex products in business to business sales meetings. Both Jan Willem and I have worked in companies where we had … Continue reading

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ABC – Always be closing! : Best motivational sales videos

Do you think you are having a hard time doing sales with your startup? If so, it might help you to watch the classic ‘motivational’ sales speech of Alec Baldwin in the play and movie “Glengarry Glen Ross”. Alec plays … Continue reading

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Ten sustainable startups nominated for Herman Wijffels innovation award 2012

The Herman Wijffels award is a prize for innovative inventions that encourage sustainability, sponsored by the Dutch co-operative bank Rabobank. On October 4th the top 10 companies or ideas were announced. Read here a short overview of all ten companies … Continue reading

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