EJ Lugt, founder of Nimbuzz and MD at YES!Delft, on dream exits, entrepreneurial ecosystems and sports.
June 29, 2021
EJ sold his first business @Media to the Dutch Broadcasting Service in 2001. In 2006, he founded Nimbuzz, which he sold for 137 Million Euros to New Call Telecom in 2014. He then went on to found NGTI, until he dedicated himself to take up a role as the Managing Director of YES!Delft - voted #2 best university incubator in the world.
EJ is also a guest speaker at Nyenrode on innovation and transformation, an expert member for the European Commission and… a force to be reckoned with when it comes to padel.
In this episode, we cover the following topics:
- Dream exits;
- Building strong entrepreneurial ecosystems and;
- The link between business and sports.
People: Evert Jaap Lugt, Elon Musk, Jan Koum, Constantijn van Oranje, Hans Scheffer
Companies: Nimbuzz, YES!Delft, Erasmus Enterprise, Nyenrode, Whatsapp, Yahoo Messanger, KPN, Techleap, Gemeente Lansingerland, CIC, CES, Gladiatoren aan de Maas
Media: Podcast Jan van de Tempel, Podcast Cinzia Silvestri, Liselore Lugt at Gladiatoren aan de Maas, AD Article about the Dutch Mark Zuckerberg
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