Entrepreneurs meeting 06.09.2010
“Entrepreneurship for the Future”
‘Is your business ready for the
future’? This was the central question addressed to eighty
entrepreneurs participating in the entrepreneurs meeting
“Entrepreneurship for the Future” organized by the SME
Portal Maastricht University. A relevant question since the
influence of society on entrepreneurship is becoming
increasingly important and companies have to develop
adequate strategies for their company’s survival.
an interactive network lunch Dr. Claudia van Oppen, manager
of the SME Portal Maastricht University, welcomed all
participants. Followed, by an opening lecture by Andrť
Postma, vice president of the Executive Board of Maastricht
University, who presented his vision on trends in innovation
and compared the regional and national level of innovation.
Moreover, he emphasized the crucial role SME companies have
in new developments and innovation.
the plenary opening, the participants attended one out of
four master classes with diverse themes such as New
Leadership by prof. dr. MariŽlle Heijltjes and Value
Creation through risk management by prof. dr. ir. Joost
Following the entrepreneurs meeting most participants
attended the official opening of the academic year in
Maastricht’s local theatre.