Bridging Dutch biotech excellence with global entrepreneurial opportunities – panel discussion

Biotech entrepreneurial

Join us next week for Nucleate’s exciting event, where our CEO, Cinzia Silvestri, will participate in a panel discussion focused on Bridging Dutch biotech excellence with global entrepreneurial opportunities.

Under the title: Empowering biotech innovators of tomorrow, this event marks the official launch of the Dutch chapter of Nucleate, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping PhD students and postdocs become successful biotech entrepreneurs. The event will be held on June 11th in Utrecht.

Cinzia will be joined by Kianti Figler, CEO of Upstream Foods; Jeroen Kruter, PM of the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency; and Keno Gutierrez, Partner at BioGeneration Ventures. The panel will engage in an open discussion comparing Dutch and American entrepreneurial cultures, exploring the mindset needed for startups to go global early, and highlighting programs that support the mobility of biotech talent, companies, and investments between the Netherlands and other countries.

Date: June 11th, 2024 

Location: Accelerator, Utrecht Science Park 

Time: 2 – 6 PM

Register here

We look forward to seeing you there and seizing the opportunity to network and collaborate within the vibrant Dutch biotech ecosystem!

Join Cinzia Silvestri at the Ladies Intro from TU Delft Welcome Commitee (OWee)

TU Delft welcome event

Our CEO, Cinzia Silvestri, will share her entrepreneurial success story with 400 incoming female students at TU Delft on June 7th during the IMC Trading Ladies Intro.

This exciting day kicks off with a central opening in the Aula, featuring speeches by Suze Vernooij (Chairwoman OWee), Mette van den Heuvel (Vice Chairwoman OWee), Marjan Kreijns (Director of the Green Village), and Cinzia Silvestri.

Cinzia will discuss her journey from being a student at TU Delft to founding Bi/ond, and what it’s like to run a startup, seek investment, develop a product range, and grow a team—as a woman entrepreneur. She will also highlight the support she has received from her network of colleagues and partners.

This year marks the 31st anniversary of the Ladies Intro Day, a renowned event organized by the new student welcome committee at TU Delft. The event aims to connect and inspire women in technical fields at the university, offering a fun, interactive day where lasting friendships are made.

We look forward to being a part of your journey at TU Delft!

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Cinzia Silvestri – Females to Follow Nominee

Females to follow

Our CEO, Cinzia Silvestri, is nominated to the TOPX Females to Follow Awards in the category Rising Stars in Entrepreneurship. 

The nominees are 30 amazing female professionals in the Health and Life Sciences sector.

The awards aim at empowering promising and ambitious women, and honouring inspirational females with remarkable careers, so they can be an inspiration to the next generation of women and follow in their footsteps.

The awards will give visibility and  celebrate the achievements of three winners in the categories – Rising Stars in Entrepreneurship, Industry and Science (for the full list of nominees, read here)

Voting is possible until the 4th of January 2024 trough this link, and winners will be announced at the  TOPX Summit on 18 January in Utrecht.