The Timeline

Application Period


You can sign up from October until February 2023.
  • Create an account
  • Add team members
  • Add information to your project profile 
  • Share your C.V. with the partner network

Kick Off Event

Location: Tilbury Restaurant
15:30 - 18:30
  • Kick Off Event with participants and partners
  • Get to know your fellow competitors and coaches from the partner network
  • Learn about the do's and don'ts during the challenge

Workshop Customer Discovery

Location: Building K 1201
15:00 - 17:00
  • Learn more about how to define your target audience and find customers who fit your idea

Workshop Customer Validation

Location: Building K 1201
15:00 - 17:00
  • Join the workshop about Customer Validation.
  • Customer validation is an essential phase of your project development process.
  • Tests assumptions and hypotheses about the customer problem, target market, and product.


Selection Top 40

  • The partner network and organization select the best teams.
  • Selection is based on information provided by teams and their participation.
  • The Top 40 Teams can participate in the Speed Date Event.

Workshop Pitching & Storytelling

Location: Intermezzo building (1st floor)
15:00 - 17:00
  • Learn how to pitch a clear and convincing story that everyone remembers.
  • Join this workshop to prepare for the Speed Date Event.

Speeddate Event

14:00 - 18:00
Location: Willem II Stadium.

  • An afternoon filled with brainstorming and coaching
  • Great opportunity to receive face to face feedback!

Selection Finalist

  • The partner network and organization select the best teams.
  • The selection is based on information provided by teams and their participation.
  • The finalists can participate in the Grand Finale.

Pitch Workshop

Location: Intermezzo building (I5)
10:00 - 15:45

  • During the pitch workshop you will receive direct feedback and tips about your pitching skills.
  • This workshop is essential for all finalists and prepares you for the pitch you need to give during the Grand Finale.

Grand Finale Event

Location: Cobbenhagen Building (Tilburg University)
  • During the Grand Finale the best teams will give a one-minute pitch about their entrepreneurial idea or innovative prototype 
  • After the pitches, a few teams will participate in the Q&A session, in which the Expert Jury poses several in depth questions
  • The afternoon will end with an award ceremony and a bunch of ecstatic students!

After Trajectory

  • Contact with students or companies about further development of innovations via online dashboards.
  • Co-creation between students and companies, start of innovation processes in-house and financing.
  • Sprintdays during which a consultation team of students solves a challenges faced by a partner company within one day.