My name is Floor van de Pavert and I am a Dutch high-tech entrepreneur. I have a passion for start-ups, hard science and engineering, and when the three come together I am in my element.
My background lies in experimental physics and I combine this with experience in business development, sales and marketing for high-tech products. I can help you with the challenging process of creating a profitable business based on the results of science and engineering.
For start-ups I have worked on:
In my work I combine an enthusiastic and convincing personality with a no-nonsense rational mentality.
Until the spring of 2013, I was CEO of Single Quantum BV and in this role responsible for general and strategic management, as well as for sales and marketing. Single Quantum is a spin-off of fundamental quantum photonics research at the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. The company develops and commercializes superconducting nanowire single photon detectors for the scientific market and for industrial applications. In 2011, I founded this high-tech start-up together with two scientists.
Between 2008 and 2012, I worked as a programme officer at FOM, the Dutch funding agency for physics research. At FOM, I was responsible for policy development in the fields of nano-scale physics, international research affairs and tech transfer, including start-up companies and IP management. Before that, I worked two years as a strategy consultant at Andersson Elffers Felix. I studied Experimental Physics at Utrecht University, the Netherlands.
If you have a high-tech start-up, or if you are an engineer or scientist with a good idea for a spin-off of your research, chances are that you are dealing with questions like
If you are working as a manager or board member of a research institute, you might be dealing with questions like
For engineers, entrepreneurs and research organisations, I have worked as a valuable partner when dealing with questions like these. I have seven years of experience in entrepreneurship, policy development, policy assessment, business development, sales and marketing.
Contact me if you are looking for advice or a partner in any of these areas.
Current and recent projects include
I love to give presentations and workshops on entrepreneurship and tech transfer. If you would like me to speak at your event, please contact me.
These are the invited talks I have given:
I am currently exploring options for starting a new high-tech company. For this I am looking for a promising technology that can be transferred to the market. I am interested in a scalable business model for a high-tech hardware product with an exit opportunity in 5-10 years. I aim to work in a team with one or two co-founders, at least one of whom has technical expertise.
If you have a good idea or have developed a promising technology and are willing to invest time in a new company I would love to connect with you.
I am always interested in entrepreneurs and other people who are working on promoting entrepreneurship.Floor van de Pavert