The Golden Lightbulb 2019 is down to the final challenge: “Serious Business”. In this Challenge 3 contestants will work on an extensive business plan in the form of a 10-pager. Deadline for sending in this business proposal is March 21, 2019 after which nine finalists will be selected. They will compete in the Grand Finale on April 3 for 3.000, 5.000 and 10.000 euro rewards and the prestigious title ‘Golden Lightbulb 2019’.


Supercharge your business idea with the Startup Power Pack: An inspiring program with 10 workshops and seminars by experts form our network and personal advice by our experienced business developers. The Seminars and workshops address fundamental topics that will be very beneficial for any startup entrepreneur: Team & HR, product development, legal & taxes, market analysis & marketing, sales, customer/market validation, financial validation, intellectual property, business model canvas and funding & investment.

The seminars and workshops will take place starting on Monday February 11 until Monday March 18 on Mondays from 15:30 to 17:00 and Thursdays from 14:00 to 17:00 at Multimediapaviljoen TU Eindhoven.

Participation and registration

Participation in the Startup Power Pack is not obligatory to be able to participate in Challenge 3 of The Golden Lightbulb, but it will give you an advantage. Everybody who is living working or studying in the Brainport Region can apply. Participation is free of charge.

You can apply for the Startup Power Pack through our website

If possible register before February 11, 2019 so we can optimize matching you to the most suitable business developer and possibly sparing partners in our business network.

Planning Challenge 3 & STARTUP POWER PACK


Monday           February 11     15:30 hrs         Seminar           Team & HR

Thursday         February 14     14:00 hrs         Workshop        Product development

Monday           February 18     15:30 hrs         Seminar           Legal & taxes

Thursday         February 21     14:00 hrs         Workshop        Marktanalyse & marketing

Monday           February 25     15:30 hrs         Seminar           Sales

Thursday         February 28     14:00 hrs         Workshop        Market validation

Thursday         March 7           14:00 hrs         Workshop        Financial validation

Monday           March 11         15:30 hrs         Seminar           Intellectual Property

Thursday         March 14         14:00 hrs         Workshop        Business Model Canvas

Monday           March 18         15:30 hrs         Seminar           Funding & Investment

Friday              March 22         00:00 hrs         Deadline for 10-pager

Tuesday          March 26         17:00 hrs         Announcement finalists

Friday             March 29         14:00 hrs         Presentation training finalists

Monday           April 1              14:00 hrs         Presentation training finalists

Wednesday     April 3             16:00 hrs         Grand Finale

All workshops and seminars take place in the Multimediapaviljoen, Horsten 1 in Eindhoven (TU/e Campus).

The Golden Lightbulb and the Startup Power Pack is organized by Bright Move in cooperation with its partners TU Eindhoven, Brainport Development, BOM Brabant Ventures en Fontys Centre for Entrepreneurship.

Loek Daemen

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