Join the EBV StartMeUp Event om March 30!

Wienke Giezeman

Initiator of The Things Network

Posted on 08-02-2017

This event on Thursday March 30th will offer you insights in the latest semiconductor technologies for starting up your next design. We have special attention on LPWAN technologies like LoRa and Sigfox, including experienced partners and users.

You can attend exciting presentations presented by proven tech Start-Ups showcasing their journey to success! Topics like design & manufacturing, rapid prototyping, joining an incubator or choosing a cloud platform will be covered through our selected partners.

Are you a professional maker or tech start-up creating a new product or service? This event provides you with start-up tips, networking, sharing- and new-knowledge in an informal setting accompanied with food & drinks.



  • 15:00 Start of the event
  • 16:00 – 16:30 NXP – Thread - Petr Uhlir
  • 16:30 – 17:00 Global Electronics BV - Van Kickstarter naar de Mediamarkt, Jeroen Schuiling
  • 17:00 – 17:30 Break
  • 17:30 – 18:00 ST – STM32 Ecosystem – Laurent Vera
  • 18:00 – 18:30 Murata – LoRa Module – Samir Hennaoui
  • 18:30 – 19:30 Walking Dinner
  • 19:30 – 20:00 The Things Network – Wienke Giezeman
  • 20:00 – 20:30 SODAQ – Jan Willem Smeenk
  • 20:30 – 21:00 Drinks & Networking
  • 21:00 end of the event

March, 30th | Amsterdam
B. Amsterdam
Johan Huizingalaan 763A
1066 VH Amsterdam


The Things Network
We are a global community of more than 7500 people over 80 countries building a global Internet of Things data network. We use a long range and low power radio frequency protocol called LoRaWAN and for short range Bluetooth 4.2. The technology allows for things to talk to the internet without 3G or WiFi. So no WiFi codes and no mobile subscriptions.

We’ll take on any technical challenge thrown at us. Seriously. We specialise in smart consumer tech (think game-changing buzzwords..). We’ve created everything from an electric car charging pole to a data collecting open source health tracker. We always think in mass production: from the very first sketch. We understand how different things work together: materials, design, userinteraction, software, hardware, business models, user testing - and much more. Don’t worry. We’re the experts. We’ve got this.

Aerea is a connectivity services provider for the Internet of Things (IoT). In the Netherlands, the company operates a network based on SIGFOX technology, a Low Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) with high capacity. This makes the network ideal for applications like smart meters, goods tracking and smart sensors in buildings and cities. Companies seeking to apply internet-connected objects on a large scale and pursuing operational excellence benefit from the low rates and long battery life. Furthermore, Aerea provides Machineto-Machine (M2M) connectivity solutions for clients like insurance companies, government bodies and utility companies.

Global Electronics
For over 20 years we provide the electronics manufacturing for a wide range of markets and customers; telecom, medical, security, automotive, LED applications, flow meters, power supplies and other various industrial applications. Only SMT to fully tested and boxbuild, you name it, we do it! An extremely modern machinery combined with highly experienced staff makes us a particularly suitable partner for you. Whether one proto or a (medium) large production series, we will provide you with advice and assistance and ensure a quality product. We support promising start-ups like and with our knowledge, facilities and logistics.

IBM is one of the worldwide leaders in the area of information technology and innovation and operates in more than 175 countries. IBM is a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company that offers a wide range of technology and consulting services, a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development, Internet of Things and systems management, and the world’s most advanced servers and enterprise computers like IBM Watson. As a global electronics company, IBM understands the issues facing the high tech industry and the continuous transformation required to thrive. Today, IBM is helping organizations create the Internet of Things by leveraging cloud, analytics, mobile, social and security technologies. We believe that the next wave of IoT value creation will be led by those who are focused on inventing new capabilities based on instrumentation and intelligence, and by those that leverage intelligence to create and operate complex interconnected systems.

ICR3ATE Digital Makers Lab facilitates, collaborates or takes the lead in rapid prototyping as initial step in the product development process of regional users and customers. We help professional Makers with ideation, specification and integrated prototyping of smart products & services in the IoT era. A functional prototype helps them to successfully move on a stage in their own product development adventure.

We stand for solar powered data acquisition. Our mission is to enable people and businesses to connect their devices to the internet efficiently and off-grid. We help you to stay ahead of the curve by getting the data you need, at just the right time.