2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

On Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th June 2019, I had the amazing experience of attending the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (#GES2019) in The Hague, the Netherlands. Co-hosted by the governments of the United States and the Netherlands, it showcased the depth and breadth of innovations that are improving lives around the world, and the critical role … Continue reading 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

2018 Ideas from Europe Final, The Hague

Yesterday I had the absolute pleasure of attending the #ideasfromeurope final in The Hague.  Two years ago, I attended this event, which was then TEDxBinnenhof.  Again it was held in the spectacular #ridderzaal (Knight's Hall) in #thehague. Twelve innovative ideas were showcased, each addressing global challenges: Modern antenatal care, Julien Penders, Bloomlife, Belgium Supporting the development … Continue reading 2018 Ideas from Europe Final, The Hague

Dutch Government giving grants to support SMEs to go global

If you are a SME (small to medium sized) business based in the Netherlands and considering going global, this is a great opportunity to get some support from a government grant, in conjunction with the Dutch World Trade Centres. The SIB (Starters International Business) Program offers a voucher for 2400 euros, which covers coaching to create … Continue reading Dutch Government giving grants to support SMEs to go global

Five tips for starting a business in The Netherlands

If you would like to start a business in The Netherlands, there is plenty of information online in Dutch, but only limited support in English.  Despite this, The Netherlands is a great place for startups.  So here is a summary of some of my experiences and a few recommended resources to get you started. 1. … Continue reading Five tips for starting a business in The Netherlands