• The StartupLaunch
  • TBC
  • 17:00 - 21:30
  • TBC


Accelerator Program

Do you have a brilliant idea for startup and you don’t want to wait until fall this year? Then we have some good news for you! Join the Accelerator Program of Novel-T. The accelerator program offers individual entrepreneurs dedicated coaching for their business plan. The business coaches of Novel-T will support you during this program when necessary to improve your business plan and proposition.

Click here for more information about this program.

The StartupLaunch

Day 1

Networking & Dinner – Meet the people you get to work with during the weekend!
One minute of fame – Got your own idea? You’ve one minute to pitch your idea!
Vote for top projects – The most popular ideas will be developed during the weekend.
Form teams & start working – Choose the project that you want to work on!

If you have already a team and an idea preceding The StartupLaunch, you’ve the possibility to work on that idea with your team during the weekend.

Day 2

Learn & work – Got problems? Various of coaches will guide you throughout the weekend! Different workshops will provide you with the necessary tools for your startup. 

Day 3

Present your business plan & celebrate – All the teams will present their business plans on Sunday for an expert jury and the winner of The StartupLaunch will be chosen. Celebrate your hard work with your peers! 

Watch here the aftermovie of the previous edition of The StartupLaunch! 

University of Twente Entrepreneurial Challenge

Are you looking to expand this startup experience even further? Join the University of Twente Entrepreneurial Challenge (UT Challenge)! During this 5-month challenge, you’ll receive online coaching, workshops, speed dates with the different partners of the challenge.

You can sign up for this challenge till April 7, 2017! For more information about the UT Challenge and for registration, go to: www.utchallenge.com.




Speakers & coaches










Wall of fame

The winner of The StartupLaunch 2016 – InkBeams



Winner of the most original idea – Holographegg


 Winner of the most original pitch – Winchestor Locks




Practical information

This page contains all the practical information you need to know in advance.

Overnight stay

In case you need a place to stay during The StartupLaunch, there are several hotels that have a special offer for you as participant of The StartupLaunch! During the reservation process, mention ‘The StartupLaunch’ to get the special offer.


Hampshire hotel De Broeierd (near campus)
Hengelosestraat 725
7521 PA Enschede
+31 (0)35 850 6500

Special rate for participants of The StartupLaunch
€67.50,- for 1 overnight stay excluding breakfast
Excluding City Tax

Hampshire Hotel – City Hengelo
B.P. Hofstedestraat 50
7551 DG Hengelo
+31 (0)74 851 68 00

Special rate for participants of The StartupLaunch
€60,- for 1 overnight stay excluding breakfast
Excluding City Tax

Conference hotel Drienerburght (on campus)
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
+31 (0)53 433 13 66

Special rate for participants of The StartupLaunch
€60,- for 1 overnight stay excluding breakfast
Excluding City Tax


The event takes place in DesignLab The Gallery at the campus of the University of Twente.

How to reach the DesignLab?

By train
Take the slow train and get off at Enschede Kennispark station. There are regular buses from the station that will take you to the university (line 1, get off at UT/Hallenweg). It takes approximately fifteen minutes to walk from Enschede Kennispark train station to the DesignLab.

By bus
From Enschede: take line 1, direction ‘Universiteit’, and get off at busstop ‘UT/Hallenweg’. Lines 8 and 9 to Hengelo have no routes to the campus itself, but do halt nearby. Get off at busstop ‘Westerbegraafplaats/UT’ or ‘Kennispark/UT’. For planning your journey to the university by public transport, use 9292.nl.

By car
Coming from motorway A1, take motorway A35 in the direction of Enschede. Take exit no 26 Enschede-West/Universiteit. Follow the signs ‘Universiteit Twente’. If you are using a GPS system, enter ‘Drienerlolaan 5, Enschede’ as your destination address.
You can park your car at parking areas P1, P2 or P3. From the main entrance, signs will lead you to these parking areas.


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