10 November

VentureLab Weekend

For aspiring entrepreneurs with a good idea

The next edition of VentureLab Weekend will take place on the weekend of November 10–12, 2023, with a focus on health innovations. Across three intensive days, aspiring entrepreneurs will form teams, sound and test their ideas with expert mentors and each other, develop business models, and take part in a pitch competition to an experienced jury.

Applications for the November weekend are not yet open, but sign up for our newsletter through the link in our footer to keep informed about any developments!

The Weekend

The VentureLab Weekend is all about providing you with the knowledge and tools to build your entrepreneurial competencies and skills — during the 3-day event, you will learn how to validate your business idea and work on turning your idea into a working business concept.

On night one, participants pitch ideas and form the teams that will build the business plan and pitch across the weekend — you don’t need your own idea to join the event, just the drive to make one work! We support you with workshops and coaching from a group of experienced coaches, and you will have the opportunity to go out and get real-world feedback on your idea. On the last night is the big pitch competition, where you demonstrate all you have learnt over the weekend and pitch your idea to a panel of expert entrepreneurs, business developers, and potential investors. There are prizes for first, second, and third place, but everyone who takes part leaves feeling like a winner.


The participation fee for the entire weekend is €40. Costs for the location, workshops, coaches and prizes are covered by the RUG. If you are our alumnus you can participate for free.

Participant situation Normal fee Alumni fee
Cost (€) 40 Free

Places are distributed on a first come-first serve basis. Secure your place by registering via the Application form.


The winners will get certificates and monetary prizes!

Startup team Prize (€)
1st place 500
2nd place 250
3rd place 100

In addition to the prize money, the first place team will also win free admission to the VentureLab North Business Development Program.

Join us in this transition and grow your skills on developing your business ideas and models!

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