Entrepreneurial stories

Tilburg is the city of its makers. The movers and the shakers. A city that can help your business flourish. But that doesn't happen by itself. Guts are needed to create a commotion. Standing out requires creativity. Not everyone manages to turn the world upside down. Some stand out. Putting rusty ideas in a new light. Stick out their heads above the ground. Making an impact. We are proud of these entrepreneurs and tell their story here.

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Esther makes it in Tilburg

Esther Croes was asked to work for Quiet in 2015: "After a career in the events and musical industry, I was looking for more meaning. Quiet immediately ignited that flame." Now there are already 9 Quiet Communities in the Netherlands.

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Esther makes it in Tilburg

Sander van Bussel makes it in Tilburg

Since 2012 artist and social-artistic entrepreneur Sander van Bussel travels around the world to have the 6773 letters of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights tattooed on 6773 people. Conceived in Tilburg. Read the story of Sander.

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Sander van Bussel makes it in Tilburg

Niek and Marjo make it in Tilburg

In January 2017, Marjo Landsman and Niek Frijters joined forces and have already helped more than 150 people to realize their personal dreams. Read their story.

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Niek and Marjo make it in Tilburg

Mariek makes it in Tilburg

On 1 November 2004, Mariek van den Wildenberg (56), the mother of five children, two of whom were diagnosed with autism, went to the KVK. 15 years later JuniorCare is a company with 50 employees. Read her story here.

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Mariek makes it in Tilburg

Bonny makes it in Tilburg

As an experienced executive, he has been working at Saint-Gobain Cultilene for 24 years (!). But he is never bored. "We - and the world - still have great challenges ahead of us!" Read his story about how he wants to change greenhouse horticulture.

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Bonny makes it in Tilburg

Jacqueline makes it in Tilburg

Jacqueline van Eerd started her new career with the cultivation of oyster mushrooms. With ZuiderZwam she is part of the group of frontrunners in the field of circular economy and has already worked for Douwe Egberts!

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Jacqueline makes it in Tilburg

Rian makes it in Tilburg

Broodje Aap & Linke Soep is the place where old and new people from Tilburg and the business world meet and enrich each other. Connections are made and companies are actively involved in the integration of refugees.

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Rian makes it in Tilburg

Frank Molkenboer makes it in Tilburg

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The Great Club action can justifiably be called a piece of cultural heritage. Frank Molkenboer has been director for six years now: "Here in Tilburg are our roots and we are proud of that."

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Frank Molkenboer makes it in Tilburg