Alumni meeting

DEAN Alumni Event Helsinki - 16 November 2022

Are our student startups on their way to change the world? Find out by joining us at the VALO Hotel in Helsinki during the alumni event on Wednesday, November 16th!

Organised by Alumni

Wed 16 November 2022 15:00 to 20:00

Venue VALO Hotel Mannerheimintie 109, Helsinki

About the event

Are our student startups on their way to change the world? Find out by
joining us at the VALO Hotel in Helsinki on Wednesday November 16th for
a special afternoon programme, celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit and impact
of the 4 technical universities of the Netherlands. Our audience will include
both local alumni as well as alumni from around the world visiting for Slush

During this gathering eight student teams from TU Delft, TU/e, UTwente
and Wageningen will present their startup ideas, and as part of the 4TU* Impact
Challenge Finale, they need to give the pitch of their lives to convince our jury and
win. The mission of the Dutch 4TU Impact Challenge is to offer students a
platform for entrepreneurship. During preliminary rounds held at the separate
universities earlier this year, the two best ideas were selected per university
with the overall winner selected during the afternoon finale.

The event will be opened by the Dutch Ambassador to Finland Govert Jan
Bijl de Vroe
and also includes a panel interview with the valorization
directors of the four universities, and concludes with a ‘borrel’ mixer with
fellow alumni – a great way to access our shared Nordic DEAN network.

Practical information

Date: Wednesday 16 November 2022
Time: 15.00 - 20.00
Location: VALO Hotel, Mannerheimintie 109, Helsinki


15.00 - 15.15 Registration
15.15 - 15.50 Opening words & university updates
15.50 - 16.30 Panel discussion: Creating impactful startups
16.30 - 17.30 Grand Finale 4TU Student Impact Challenge
17.30 - 18.30 Networking ‘borrel’ reception


Please sign-up via this online form (registration is handled by the alumni office of TU Delft). Feel free to forward this invitation to fellow alumni of WUR!

If you cannot attend but still wish to be informed about future events, please complete the registration form with your current contact information.