The starting point for students with

entrepreneurial ambitions


Our mission

We initiate the idea of entrepreneurship
as a career choice among students and we bring entrepreneurship closer to students of Eindhoven by organizing events that inspire, motivate and connect.

Kickoff EHV is the community for student entrepreneurs in Eindhoven. By organizing events we inspire students from all Universities and studies to take on entrepreneurial challenges and facilitate them in starting their own business.

We have ties with different entrepreneurial initiatives and (educational) organizations throughout Eindhoven. We want to bundle the power of all these partners to strengthen the entrepreneurial climate for students.

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Looking for part-time board members!

Become a part-time board member at Kickoff EHV


Are you ready for a new challenge? Let’s shake up the entrepreneurial community in Eindhoven! 🙌

As a part-time board member, you will be the driving force of entrepreneurship, bringing students closer to developing their ideas into startups! 😮💥

Are you a student at Eindhoven University of Technology, Fontys, or Design Academy? Don’t miss out this unique opportunity and develop yourself at one of our amazing positions! 💪

We are looking for part-time board members (6-8 hours p/w): 👀

1. Chair & Community Manager, 2. Secretary & Treasurer, 3. External Affairs, 4. Event Manager, 5. Brand Manager (design), 6. Public Relations (social media)

Interviews are in the week of the 9th to 13th of January 2023.

🗓️ Register via this link before the 6th of January 2023, 23.59:

Kickoff EHV Board Members Recruitment - INSTA

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to [email protected]! 😊

Speak to you soon! 📢

Upcoming Events 2021-2022

Past Events 2021-2022

Student Team Recruitment Event

Are you interested in working on innovative and multidisciplinary projects? Then joining a Student Team or Student Startup is the only thing for you! Don’t miss the upcoming “Student Team Recruitment Event” on June 8th on the TU/e Campus at Senaatszaal in the Auditorium. 🏘️ Subscribe via this link

The event will host 30 Student Teams & Startups in total! Each has unique opportunities for students. Furthermore, those who sign up via this registration form will receive a badge with the chosen role: The Hipster, The Hacker or The Hustler.

This badge allows you to directly see which student teams/startups need your expertise. Additionally, those with the badge are offered free drinks and snacks during the event (so don’t forget to sign up 😉). If you don’t sign up, fear not you can always just walk in during the event (no drinks/snacks will be included). We encourage you to bring a friend with you, as this journey is much more fun with familiar faces!

Student Team Recruitment Event Eindhoven Kickoff EHV

Business Card Game: Entrepreneurial Networking Event

Let’s talk business! Don’t miss out on this amazing entrepreneurial networking event connecting students and startups in Eindhoven! 🤩

Kickoff EHV has invited several Dutch startups to TU/e innovation Space for a gamified networking event. The evening will kick off with a pitching round introducing the startups that are present, after which you and your team will be engaged in speeddate rounds with the different startups. You even get the chance to win an amazing prize if you do well! 🚀

And as the name says, you will get the opportunity to collect business cards from the startups! At the end of the event, there will be a networking “borrel” during which we will announce the winner of the business card game! 💥



📆 Date and time: Monday the 25th of April, 18:30-20:45
📌 Location: Light Assembly 1st floor, Matrix building @ TU/e Campus Eindhoven


If the tickets are sold out, please register for the reserve list, and we will contact you as soon as a spot comes free! 📞

Venture Capital
Pitch Deck Workshop

Are you looking for funding for your startup? Or do you just want to deliver the perfect pitch in front of an audience? If so, we have a great opportunity for you! 💬

During this immersive online workshop, Ernst van Doorn (founder scout lead) and Ilias Yahyaoui (investment analysis) of Unknown Group will teach you how an investor looks at your pitch deck, and you will get insight into founder focussed investments. 💰

Unknown Group is an early stage venture capital firm in The Hague with a focus on global startup scouting and corporate venturing. 💼

📆 Date and time: 30th of March 2022, 18:00-20:00
📌 Location: ONLINE (MS Teams)

Venture capital pitch deck workshop

Kickoff Talks

Wish to be inspired and learn more about what it takes to start up your own company in the Brainport region AND get some networking done? Then we have a great event in store for you! 🤩

In Kickoff Talks, we invite 3 experts to talk about their experiences in the start-up game and cover insightful topics such as co-founder search and how to secure investments for your business, and more! After the three speakers, there will be a wonderful online networking session with fellow participants (and speakers)!

📆 Date and time: 16th of February 2022, 18:00-20:30 
📌 Location: ONLINE (MS Teams)

Online Kickoff Talks event with three entrepreneurial speakers

Ask Me Anything

Tom Selten is the Head of Business Development & Policy at Lightyear, co-initiated innovation Space at the TU/e, founder of Alliance for Solar Mobility, and a former Solar Team Eindhoven team manager and board member. 🏎️

Jimmy Sy-A-Chin is currently the CEO of the high-tech startup Keiron Printing Technologies and has recently graduated from International Business at Fontys in 2019. ⚡

📆 Date and time: 12th of January 2022, 18:00-19:30
📌 Location: ONLINE (MS Teams)

Ask Me Anything Kickoff EHV on January 2022

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