Meet our sponsors: BOM

The mission of the Brabant Development Agency (BOM) is to create, improve, maintain and develop the industrial and economic structure in Brabant by offering a range of professional services. The BOM was established in 1983 and is funded and financed by the Dutch State and the Province of Brabant. Brabant is a region in the south of the Netherlands. The BOM, based in Tilburg  offers four core activities, contributing to the marketing slogan of Brabant: Europe’s heart of Smart Solutions.

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Their areas are:

BOM Foreign Investments facilitates foreign companies’ direct investment in Brabant.

BOM New Business Development department initiates and supports innovative projects including start-up support and consortia.

BOM Capital Department finances innovative and financially healthy companies and start-ups (with growth potential in strategic areas) by providing equity capital and subordinated loans of up to 2 million Euros.

BOM Business parks focuses on the development of the regions industrial estates including co-investements.

They are the biggest sponsors of Startup Weekend Eindhoven, because their main goal is to support the ecosystem and help startups.

Meet Michel, Ruben and Peter this weekend at Startup Weekend Eindhoven!

Startup Weekend Eindhoven team


Meet our facilitator, Wout Laban!

I met Wout more than a year ago at Startup Weekend Amsterdam. He was already a super enthusiastic, startup fan person who was putting so much energy in Startup Weekend.

When I asked Startup Weekend HQ in London to give us a cool facilitator, I never thought that it would be Wout!


Wout is a true Startup Weekend fanatic, participating in many events and organizer of Startup Weekend Amsterdam. Besides Startup Weekend, Wout is passionate about create new opportunities in education. Currently, he is growing an active learning community at Gibbon. He is always keeping an eye out to share knowledge and create value with people and communities around the world.

We are really looking forward to have him on stage during the Startup Weekend Eindhoven!!