Imagine: International students, great entrepreneurs, change-makers, scholars and experts together in an inspiring setting. Imagine an interactive program with diverse and creative people who are the driving force behind growth, change and innovation.


Under the slogan #TAKETHELEAP, MEWeek encourages you to take your chances and jump into your startup journey. If you’re a student, this can mean getting inspired by stories from our speakers, or even experiencing with your first business plan. If you’re a young employee, we aim to show you what it takes to jump across from having a job and into becoming your own boss.


Come and listen to amazing stories, get inspired, explore ideas and learn the practicalities of setting up a business. Be part of a new perspective: be self-responsible, make a difference, for your environment and for yourself.


Steve Jobs said it best – We are here to make a dent in the Universe. Join our program to get inspired and understand what it takes to become an entrepreneur!

Startup market

40 local and international startups will showcase their products at the Startup market at Muziekgieterij. More

Innovator’s challenge

Solve the challenge of a company with an entrepreneurial approach and compete with other teams in order to present the best solution to the challenge. More

Startup tour 

Join fellow startup enthusiasts in a one-day bus trip and visit innovative startups in Limburg. More

Top speakers

World class speakers will give you insights about a broad range of subjects related to entrepreneurship, human development, and innovation.

Matt Kuppers

Founder & CEO Startup Manufactory, Advisor at the London School of Economics and at the European Commission, Venture Development Consultant

Sebastian Sujka

Berlin- based Serial Entrepreneur and UM Alumni, CEO & Co-Founder of Medical AI XBird, DataMonk, Whitewall Health Foods, Social Games Observer

Marc Preusche

Founder and managing director at LeROI Marketing Consulting & Intelligence Berlin, Angel Investor and CMO at Knip AG

Moritz Delbruck

Serial entrepreur, Managing director Jurofoon (international LegalTech firm), Co-Founder Pirate Summit, previously Co-Founder Concern

Thomas Blekman

Entrepreneurship & Innovation expert, Speaker and Facilitator; Effectuation Academy, De Beukelaar Groep, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Vidar Andersen

Norwegian entrepreneur based in Cologne, web and mobile software developer, Keynote Speaker, Advisor, (Micro)investor, Founding principal Andersen & Associates, Founder A+ Recruitment, Plone

Vince Meens

Serial entrepreneur, Speaker and Facilitator, Blockchain/ crypto-currencies expert, Founder Vendureka, Comcordis, JetWise

Alexandra Jorge

COO at Adludio, a London-based company providing the leading world platform in programmatic sensory advertising; manager with over 10 years of experience in fast-paced innovation environments

Christopher Sparks

CEO Effectuation Academy, Growth Hacking and Blockchain speaker, Course coordinator Social and Environmental Entrepreneurship at MC4E

Moodi Mahmoudi

Founder and CEO of Collaborne-a mobile, social and cloud innovation management platform trusted by high performing organizations to engage, empower, and cross-functionally align their workforce in business innovation and transformation

Milan Vukas

Startup Mentor and Speaker, Sales expert, Social media analytics, Key account manager at Quintly Cologne

Pascal van Steen

Pitch Coach and Growth Hacker, Blue Whale Ventures, Founder Prezi Kings, Founding member growth marketing agency Bammboo, Prezi Designer

Petar Chavdarov

Investment Analyst at Finance in Motion a leading German impact advisor with EUR 1.7BN of assets under management, investing in microfinance institutions, banks, SME finance companies

Erik Scarcia

Business & Marketing Stratego Player, Founder and CEO Paesano, Creator and Evangelist at Timelynes,  BlockChain-Entrepreneur

Christopher Kampshoff

Founder and CEO Lendstar, a social financial network from friends to friends allowing people to source, share and send money in real time

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