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PARTNERS

The partners responsible for Silver Starters are: Aegon, Instituto Pedro Nunes, Leyden Academy on Vitality and Aging, Medical University of Lodz and Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II.

 

The program is supported by EIT Health, a European alliance to promote healthy living and vital aging. EIT Health brings together leading healthcare-related companies with public and private research centres and top universities, with the mission: “Accelerate entrepreneurship and innovation in healthy living and vital aging, bringing Europe’s best talents new opportunities and resources that benefit all citizens.” More information can be found at www.eithealth.eu.

PILOT COURSE IN 2019

In 2019, we successfully ran two pilot programs, one in the Netherlands and one in Poland. The feedback from the participants was heart-warming and positive.

In addition to the positive reactions from participants and coaches, there was also a lot of attention from various media channels in the different countries.

 

“What enthusiastic and motivated people, participants as well as organizers and coaches. So much passion, exchange of knowledge, experience and ideas. I am very grateful for this great opportunity.” – Former participant Eveline Eijkelkamp (50 years old)

INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

For more information, please contact:
Ineke Vlek
Telephone: +31 (0)71-5240960
E-mail: netherlands@silverstarters.org

 

Admission to the program is determined based on the criteria and your motivation. You can pre-register for the country of your choice (Italy, Poland, Portugal or the Netherlands) by sending an e-mail. In a later stage you will receive an email with the programme and further information.

 

By sending the e-mail you give Silver Starters permission to keep your personal data during the course and agree to the privacy policy.

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COACHES AND EXPERTS

Nadia di Paola, Italy

Nadia Di Paola currently works at University of Naples Federico II. Her main research topics are entrepreneurship, innovation and supply chain management. She teaches new venture creation and blockchain management.

Ewa Nocun, Poland

Eva is Senior Project Manager cooperating with Centre of Innovation and Technology Transfer of Medical University of Lodz involved in unique projects development such as EIT Health E-Boat Bootcamp, Silver Starters Program and Smart Ageing Camp.

Jorge Pimenta, Portugal

Jorge Pimenta works at Instituto Pedro Nunes as a project manager with start-ups and spin-off companies (Business Development, Strategy, Funding, VC).
As a professional, his expertise are in business areas such as: consulting, distribution and international trade.

Jolanda Lindenberg, the Netherlands

Jolanda obtained her PhD in social anthropology. She works as a senior researcher at Leyden Academy, where she focuses on identity, relationships and life satisfaction in later life. She is an experienced teacher and coordinator who provides education to professionals, master and bachelor students, and older adults.

20% ALREADY STARTED WITH THEIR OWN BUSINESS

Example from our Dutch pilot in 2019: 52 participants took part, 48 of which made it to the finish line. From food truck to yoga studio; from launching a new soft drink to a consultancy on climate control; the start-up ideas were many and diverse.

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LET’S HEAR FROM OUR PARTICIPANTS AND ORGANIZERS

With Silver Starters we are one of the 5 finalists in the Smart Ageing Prize of the AAL Programme. In this short video, project leader dr. Jolanda Lindenberg explains the Silver Starters programme and ambition.