Job Elders is currently partner at Greenfield Capital Partners, an investment company focusing on supporting Dutch and Belgian firms in their growth objectives. Furthermore, he is chairman of the board of Micronit B.V. (NL), a company active in micro-technology solutions, and advisor to several (listed) funds and Zenzium, a biomedical data science company.
After obtaining his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the UvA, he has built an extensive track record as serial entrepreneur focusing on technology companies, industrial and B2B companies in growth stage. As such, he founded among others TMP (Twente Microproducts) and C2V (telecom applications), and directed these companies until their acquisition (TMP by Kymata Ltd, C2V by Thermo Fisher Scientific). In addition, together with its founders he co-directed Xsens untill the acquisition by Fairchild Semiconductor in 2014.
Furthermore, he was active as executive director of Enschede Innovation Fund, and served as Vice President and General Manager of Alcatel Optronics Netherlands.
Additionally, Dr. Elders is the author of more than 80 technical and business publications as well as patents and has chaired and spoken at several investor events and MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) events.
He is also involved in several initiatives aimed at supporting talented students from countries with upcoming economies / developing countries (e.g. Erik Bleumink foundation and Kipaji scholarschip fund).
In his speech, Dr. Elders will share his experience in investing by discussing the perspective of an investor and an entrepreneur.