Info Session NextOEM hightech Accelerator

  • 24 januari 2013

We would like to invite you to our Info Session about the NextOEM accelerator, a brand new programme that searches for fast-growing high-tech companies with the potential to become an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) with annual sales exceeding 100 million euros. A well balanced mix of coaching, knowledge transfer and attraction of venture capital will enable the ten best participants to realise their growth ambitions. The aim of the programme is to help create the next Philips or ASML by combining breakthrough technology with inspiring entrepreneurship and smart capital. Do you want to join us and take your business to the next level?


As an potential candidate for the NextOEM programme you are ambitious for growth, beyond the start-up phase and with an established technology base. You have already got your first product in the market and preferably have a number of customers. You are an independent young company, a spin-off from existing high-tech OEMs or a spin-out from universities and knowledge institutes.

Intensive programme

ollowing a tough selection process, you can be part of a group of ten young technology companies which will be coached by experienced entrepreneurs and seasoned investors to help them achieve their aims. One of these ten companies will be crowned the ‘winner’ after an intensive six-month  programme that is customised for each entrepreneur to prepare them for fast growth. For instance, you will get recommendations in negotiating a subsequent round of financing, finding the right customers, setting up a professional supply chain for industrialising your product or machine, putting together a balanced management team and developing your business plan to the next level so that it complies with the exacting standards of investors. A number of highly reputed experts will offer you support just as various investment funds and corporate partners. Furthermore, NextOEM offers masterclasses, workshops, peer review sessions with fellow participants, pitches for venture capitalists and a foreign trip to an internationally top technology region.

Information session

Please join the session so that we can inform you how to become part of the new High-Tech elite!
15.45 hrs                     Welcome
16.00 hrs                     Introduction by Erik Vermeulen, Program Manager NextOEM
16.30 hrs                     Ruud Veltenaar, Sea Fields Investments & Management and others     
17.10 hrs                     Questions
17.30 – 18.30 hrs        Drinks
You can subscribe to the session at The NextOEM website.

Please enroll before Monday 21th of January.


NextOEM is a joint initiative of entrepreneurs, investors, research institutions and public organisations. Brabants Zeeuwse Employers Association (VNO-NCW), Brabant Chamber of Commerce, PwC, Brainport Industries and lead partner Brainport Development are the founders although more and more partners are joining NextOEM.