What does entrepreneurship in Tilburg mean in practice? Tilburg harbors a large number of small and medium-sized businesses and some very large ones.
Entrepreneurs know each other and collaborate extensively, actively supported by the city. That is why a pleasant business environment has developed here. Socioeconomic cohesion often leads to innovation. Young entrepreneurs profit from this. But we would rather you hear from entrepreneurs themselves.
Fujifilm Tilburg believes in social and technological innovation, aimed at sustainable solutions. That is why Fuji and other international organizations decided to build a shared wastewater treatment plant at Vossenberg business park.
Logistics crisis? In the past years, GVT Group of Logistics has grown strongly. Together with the city, director Wil Versteijnen promoted better infrastructure and new business parks.
Capi produces light-weight plant pots that look like ceramic pots. They are advocates of reshoring: reclaiming jobs from low-wage countries. “Customers prefer Made in Holland over Made in China,” says owner Toine van de Ven.
Patrick Villevoye was closely involved in founding the ‘Huis van de Logistiek’, the Logistics House. It is a place where logistics partners meet, where they can find service companies and rent instruction rooms.
As a student, Bart Naber interned at a recruitment and selection agency. He noticed how time-consuming and expensive application procedures are. I thought, “I’m sure there is a simpler, more effective and more fun way to do this”. This is how the application app OTSO came about.
Marc Heuvelmans is full of energy. He talks passionately about everything he does, whether that is his legal practice, writing columns, or presiding over entrepreneurial association BORT.
BANK15: a place to experiment, share and learn. For companies that are making a name for themselves and absolute beginners. Established brands, creative entrepreneurs and new talent.
PauwR has already reinvented itself a number of times. That is how it goes if you want to be in the lead in online business. Together with fellow internet businesses in Tilburg, PauwR belongs to the Dutch top, and he is not afraid to broadcast this. That is why they launched a joint label: UMAINLY.
Toine Schoutens is a busy man. Sleeping and waking rhythms are his daily activity. He helped 3FM deejay Giel Beelen make its world record nonstop radio. And supports Dutch athletes making top performances.