2. I am working on my business plan
I have judicial questions
If you want to start your own company, you will encounter the legal aspects of entrepreneurship. In order to support entrepreneurs in the first steps in the world of legal affairs, Kennispark Twente offers (for free) a legal advice center. This advice center is meant for starting entrepreneurs, espacially those of the University of Twente and Saxion. Often these are participants of the TOP-program, Venturelab Twente or student entrepreneurs. If you do not belong to one of these groups but still are a starting knowledge-intensive entrepreneur, you are very welcome.
At the jurist you can appeal to:
- Free legal advice regarding the most important aspects of corporate law.
- A number of standard documents/templates that craetes a base for your own Terms and Conditions or contracts.
- A check on your own legal documents. Is everything complete and properly noted?
- A sparring partner regarding corporate law.
Contact the legal advice center of Kennispark Twente now:
Mr. Peter van Roosmalen
I have questions in the area of accounting
In cooperation with Deloitte we created an advice center which treats questions in the area of accounting. This advice center is in principle for free and is meant to help student entrepreneurs with financial problems. In order to appeal to this advice center, one can make contact with the coordinator Young Entrepreneurship.
I want to apply for a patent
The University of Twente has a broad experience with applications of patents. The legal advice center (see above) can provide you with information about the procedures and points of attention. Applying for a patent is expensive and it is therefore advisable to study the material. The Octrooicentrum Nederland offers a lot of information and provides a good start.
I want to perform a market research, where do I start?!
Performing a proper market research is the biggest pitfall for a lot of starting entrepreneurs. ‘Is the market waiting for someone like me?’ This question is the difference between a good idea and a hopeless mission. Pay sufficient attention to this!
In this phase, you filled in the businessmodel canvas and also appointed the client groups. An important aspect of a market research is the communication with the customers that should buy your product. By doing this, new insight is given in the questions that are being asked among your customers. Next to the standard deskresearch about market capacity, chances and competitors, the communication with the buyers is an essential part.