The entrepreneurshipexperience inSilicon ValleyBianca OudshoffApril 12th 201213 april 2012
Representation of the Dutch GovernmentInternational•   Economic Division•   Netherlands Business Support Office•   Netherl...
Dutch Consulate Silicon Valley•   Economic Division: Bart van Bolhuis and Jaap Veerman•   NBSO: Peter Laanen•   NFIA: Lise...
Services•   Answer questions•   Perform market scans•   Support incoming and outgoing missions•   Organise events•   Suppo...
Entrepreneurship                   •   Bootcamp Silicon Summit                   •   Incubator Holland in the Valley      ...
What makes The Valley The Valley?•   Ecosystem•   All about networks•   Paying it forward•   Social networking•   Exit str...
Main differences with the Netherlands•   Grown up ecosystem versus young ecosystem•   Way of networking•   Follow up, inve...
Success factors as I see them•   Believe in yourself•   Good networker•   Lots of energy and passion•   Prepared to invest...
What can we learn•   Invest in networks•   Invest in the intermediary role•   Positive thinking•   Importance of launching...
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The entrepreneurship experience in silicon valley v2

  1. 1. The entrepreneurshipexperience inSilicon ValleyBianca OudshoffApril 12th 201213 april 2012
  2. 2. Representation of the Dutch GovernmentInternational• Economic Division• Netherlands Business Support Office• Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency• Science and Technology Attachés2 Ministerie van Economische Zaken, Landbouw en Innovatie 13 april 2012
  3. 3. Dutch Consulate Silicon Valley• Economic Division: Bart van Bolhuis and Jaap Veerman• NBSO: Peter Laanen• NFIA: Lisette Gieling and Stans Kleinen• NOST: John van der Heuvel and Natasha Chatlein 3 Ministerie van Economische Zaken, Landbouw en Innovatie 13 april 2012
  4. 4. Services• Answer questions• Perform market scans• Support incoming and outgoing missions• Organise events• Support Dutch representation at big events4 Ministerie van Economische Zaken, Landbouw en Innovatie 13 april 2012
  5. 5. Entrepreneurship • Bootcamp Silicon Summit • Incubator Holland in the Valley • Market scans and introductions • Support for student visits • Facilitate connections with incubators5 Ministerie van Economische Zaken, Landbouw en Innovatie 13 april 2012
  6. 6. What makes The Valley The Valley?• Ecosystem• All about networks• Paying it forward• Social networking• Exit strategy• Failure is a good experience6 Ministerie van Economische Zaken, Landbouw en Innovatie 13 april 2012
  7. 7. Main differences with the Netherlands• Grown up ecosystem versus young ecosystem• Way of networking• Follow up, invest time• Quantity and quality of events• Positive attitude: do instead of judge• Everybody has a well understood role to play• Personal touch7 Ministerie van Economische Zaken, Landbouw en Innovatie 13 april 2012
  8. 8. Success factors as I see them• Believe in yourself• Good networker• Lots of energy and passion• Prepared to invest time and money• Open attitude, prepared to take advice• Solid home base, track record• And of course a good team, idea et cetera8 Ministerie van Economische Zaken, Landbouw en Innovatie 13 april 2012
  9. 9. What can we learn• Invest in networks• Invest in the intermediary role• Positive thinking• Importance of launching customer• Before going international: solid base, track record and preparation9 Ministerie van Economische Zaken, Landbouw en Innovatie 13 april 2012

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