Bram Bloks - founder and co-owner of new IT start-up LaunchAI - saw KVK Business Challenge as a unique opportunity to generate new business. Effective preparation, balanced dialogue and creativity got him a seat at the table with KPN and the Dutch Police Force.
"Young entrepreneurs still have to prove their worth on the market."
"That's where KVK Business Challenge comes in: you get the opportunity to meet with corporates, show them who you are, explain which quality standards you can deliver and demonstrate your ability to deliver on promises", Bram explains.
KVK Business Challenge also helped Paul Hendrikx of Studio Mango connect to a major corporate. Univé posted the following challenge: ‘find a way to prevent ±2000 houses from burning down every year as a result of chimney fires’. Studio Mango pitched their idea and worked with 2 other SMEs to develop a solution to Univé’s challenge.
"We kept meeting corporates at the wrong level and in the wrong places."
Like Bram Bloks, you may be looking for a way to raise your start-up's market profile. You may have an innovative idea, like Paul Hendrikx. Maybe you need help drawing the attention of major corporates.