Every month, Briskr organizes different workshops. In December and January, the following workshops are planned. Register now and let yourself be inspired.

How to build a successful team?

Date: January 24, 2022

Time: 14:00 – 17:00 hours

Where: Novio Tech Campus, Nijmegen or online

Picking the wrong people and creating the wrong team is the fastest way to kill your startup. But how do you pick the right people and create a team that complements each other? A team that is open, shares lessons and learns together?

After al, success is defined by the people in the company and the way they can cooperate.

Ideally you will have a team that mostly supports the direction your startup is going into, but with a certain amount of courage, a critical view and an ability to discuss the important matters. But mostly a team of people that complements you.

A complementary team starts with knowledge about yourself as a leader or founder. Who am I? What are my qualities? What are my pitfalls? How do I perceive the world?

Trainer Frank Stofmeel is a team and performance coach (see LinkedIn profile) and he will guide you through questions that will help you find out what you need from other people.It will help you to make your team complimentary to accelerate growth and increase results on the long term.

This workshop will be a quest into yourself and will help you find out what you need from other people to complement your character so you know how to build a successful team!

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Science Meets Business Network Event – The role of digital health in keeping our health system financially, socially & environmentally sustainable

Date: January 27, 2022

Time: 16:00 – 17:00. Online networking from 17:00 – 17:30

Where: Online

Without interventions 1 in 4 people will work in healthcare in 2040 (compared to 1 in 7 now). And even these days it is already hardly sustainable in terms of people and costs. The inevitable conclusion is that we need to improve productivity not by working harder but by working smarter. This is possible with the help of Digital Health innovations.

During the covid pandemic, digital health innovations have been increasingly used for virtual care and self-management. There was a clear shift from digital health innovations as ‘a potential opportunity’ to ‘an immediate necessity’. Since digital health innovations hold the potential to further improve the efficiency, accessibility and quality of care such as by reducing workload and fewer travel movements, the question is how we can accelerate implementation. Not only during this pandemic, but also when the pandemic comes under control.

How can the healthcare ecosystem retain added value from digital health innovations? How can the ecosystem start new collaborations that result in better digital health innovations?

So how do we improve productivity overall whilst increasing quality? In the SMB meeting on January 27 two care organisations and two health companies will explain how they deal with digital health innovation. Moreover, Tom van de Belt (Digital Health Ambassador Nijmegen & Radboudumc) and Floor van de Watering (OostNL) will present their plans for the digital health hub, an initiative with the aim to improve healthcare through cooperation between health organizations and health companies.


Vigo groep
Digital Health Hub
Questions & wrap up

For those interested, we will conclude the event with the opportunity for online networking where you will be placed randomly in a Zoom room.

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Company valuation & legal issues of joint ventures with investors

Date: February 1, 2022

Time: 14:00 – 17:00 + networking

Where: Building M, Meet&Greet area at the Novio Tech Campus, Nijmegen

What’s the value of your company?
Valuation of a company is almost always hard. Sentiments play a role, but also the fact that there are many alternative ways to look at the value of a company. This is of course even more true if you run a start-up as the past offers little foundation to determine future performance and worth. But for all growth stages valuation is immensely important since external financing is in most cases the only way to grow. Therefore, it’s necessary that you understand how valuation works, that you know how best to prepare for negotiations and how to determine the conditions. This is what this workshop offers. It helps create a better understanding of company valuation and investment terms as well as the process to reach an investment deal.

Understanding the other side of the table
Investors and entrepreneurs both want a deal that makes them happy. In order to have fruitful discussions about the valuation of your company, it’s therefore important for both sides of the table to have a good understanding of each other’s perspective. What does an investor look for in a business case? What is expected from you as an entrepreneur? But also, what can you expect from an investor? Now during the deal making phase, but also later on as a shareholder in your company? Instead of looking for a bigger slice of the pie, the goal should be to make the pie bigger for everyone at the table.

Legal issues regarding the participation of investors
When an investor and entrepreneur cooperate, in principle, they have the same objectives. But that’s not the case on all aspects of the cooperation. For instance regarding an exit or the relationship between the management board and the general meeting of shareholders. These are some of the most important issues in the cooperation between an entrepreneur and an investor. Thorough thought on these issues upfront contribute to a smooth cooperation between entrepreneur and an investor.

Emile Sahar, Poelmann van den Broek Lawyers
Maurice Koopmans, Aeternus corporate finance
Bram ten Bok, Oost NL

Physical meeting
We aim to organize a physical meeting at Novio Tech Campus Nijmegen (if RIVM guidelines allow it), If needed, we will change to an online session or postpone the session.

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Smart decisions to attract venture capital investment for your innovation?

Date: February 3, 2022

Time: 13:30 – 16:30

Where: Building M, Meet&Greet area at the Novio Tech Campus, Nijmegen

This workshop focuses on innovative startups/entrepreneurs that might not yet be ready to apply for series A capital but are determined to get there in the next few years and wish to think ahead.

Great ideas are important but not enough to create a sustainable businesses. Building a company needs a lot of effort from the right talents. But sooner or later external money is also needed to attract the right people and grow the business. Often starting with friends, family and fools, then angel investment and at one moment in time also serious investments by venture capital. While building the company it is important to be aware of the criteria that the different investors use in choosing investments and to be able to work towards meeting them.

In this workshop Thijs Cohen Tervaert, investor and Director at Inkef Capital, will explain the role of venture capital, the criteria used in selecting the right investments and how even early on in your startup you can prepare for these. For some participants of the workshop it is possible to give short pitches and get feedback from Thijs (send an email to Briskr when you are interested to pitch yourself).

INKEF Capital was established in 2010 to finance and support starting entrepreneurs and their spectacular technology ventures. INKEF is short for Investing in the Knowledge Economy of the Future. With ABP/APG as a founding partner and cornerstone investor, they are able to focus all their passion and expertise on two broad technology sectors: Healthcare and ICT/New Media/FinTech.

This workshop is free of charge. We welcome new contacts, so feel free to share this invite with your network!

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The importance of solid general terms & conditions in contracts and agreements

Date: February 17, 2022

Time: 14:00 – 16:30 + networking

Where: Building M, Meet&Greet area at the Novio Tech Campus, Nijmegen

Clear contracting
During this interactive workshop Valerie and Joost from our supporting partner Poelmann van den Broek advocaten will discuss the importance of clear contracting. They will talk about common issues and pitfalls regarding contracting and general terms & conditions.

Intellectual Property

Of course there is ample opportunity for the participants to bring in examples and ask questions.

Valerie Lipman, attorney-at-law at Poelmann van den Broek Advocaten
Joost van Dongen, attorney-at-law at Poelmann van den Broek Advocaten

Valerie and Joost are both specialized in commercial contracts, Intellectual property rights and IT-contracts. They advise large to medium-sized companies when entering into various types of agreements such as purchasing and sales contracts, supply contracts, licence agreements, collaboration agreements, non-disclosure agreements and general terms & conditions. In addition, they frequently litigate in court.

Physical meeting?
We aim to organize a physical meeting at Novio Tech Campus Nijmegen (if RIVM guidelines allow it), If needed, we will change to an online session or postpone the session.

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