The Gate is the platform for tech startups in the first stage of their existence.
Together with the partners Brainport Development, Brabant Development Agency (BOM), Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Summa College and the regional startup ecosystem, the business developers provide information and guidance on workspaces, financing, training and coaching to entrepreneurial students, scientists and tech starters. The shared goal is to improve the quantity and quality of the high tech startup climate in Brainport Eindhoven.
Are you conducting groundbreaking research and are you curious about the possibilities of bringing your product/methodology/service to the market? Our consultants have the knowledge and expertise to help you further. From the start they share ideas with you and roll up their sleeves. The Gate offers, among other things, expert guidance in the field of IP, building a business case and we help you obtain financing.Read more
For entrepreneurial students
You want to make an impact with your idea, but starting up is an art in itself. As an entrepreneur starting out, what you will encounter is a lot along your path, which can easily get you stuck. If you are in the early stages of entrepreneurship, we are happy to help you go forward, for example by expanding your professional network, increasing your visibility, providing feedback on your activities and working documents and obtaining financing.Read more
For tech starters in the region
The Brainport region is a forward-looking region. There are therefore many initiatives that support startups in the region. But who should you approach? To make it easy for you, there is now one connecting factor where all future entrepreneurs can come with an innovative idea: The Gate. This is where you can go with your entrepreneurial question. We help you to expand your professional network, build a business case and obtain financing.Read more
Our service partners
The Gate is the entry-point where you, as a starter, can be further assisted in getting your innovation ready for the market. Our service partners play an important role in this, as they provide services that can help your business grow. Here, you can find an overview of our partners and the special packages they provide to you, as startup.
With our experience with startups and scale-ups we are able to find the right legal strategy for all types of early-stage ventures.
With EY's expertise in assisting fast-growing (technical) companies, we can help you with challenging legal, accounting and tax issues.
Netherlands Patents Office
We are keen to reach as many technically oriented, innovative entrepreneurs as possible with our information on IP.
The Law Factor
We have extensive legal knowledge of startups and the problems they face. We are approachable and we try to tackle a legal problem as early as possible.
The Gate is involved in several programs and projects that help TU/e researchers and students further in their entrepreneurial journey.
TU/e and Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc) are co-founding the independent incubator Biotrip.
Startup Readiness Program
The incubation program provides starting entrepreneurs with a validated venture building program.
Energy Learning Community
The ELC project aims to reduce the shortage of relevant and skillfully trained MBO, HBO and WO technicians and engineers.
European Venture Programme
An intensive 10-day programme takes entrepreneurs on a journey to multiple EuroTech ecosystems to boost their business beyond borders!
Startups and spin-offs
TU/e is a breeding ground for new ideas that rely on scientific research. Sometimes these ideas develop into spin-offs and start-ups. This brings scientific research a step closer to society. In collaboration with The Gate and Innovation Origins, TU/e puts the spotlight every month on an innovative company that has emerged from scientific research.
Simbeyond's simulation technology brings products to the market faster and with less errors
'Commercialising a product is a completely different ballgame than inventing it'
DENS wants to grow: ‘Our dissatisfaction is our drive to keep going’
Are you ready for your entrepreneurial journey? Then please contact us. The Gate has an open door policy. We are happy to get in touch with you to investigate your entrepreneurial question and help you on your way.
Jeroen van Woerden
Frank van de Ven
Bart van Grevenhof