Together with business partners and friends in the Eindhoven high tech community Jos Maas, Martien Maas and Jan Willem van Stuijvenberg started Tech for Hockey. Tech for Hockey is a sponsoring and networking platform for high tech service providers & producers that target the Dutch market. The platform has a non profit setup and uses all revenues to support the Dutch top league (ice) hockey team Kemphanen.
Every season Tech for Hockey organizes an ‘Off Ice on Topic’ event where our technical director Mark Visschers kicks off with an update on the team. After this update the sponsors will present followed by drinks & networking time. For the presentations the focus is on the content and not on the product. Our first event will take place in March 2018.
Although our main focus is on content, networking and the ‘Off Ice on Topic’ events we of course also go and see matches. We periodically invite sponsors and their relations to come and see a match. Also we organize informal dinners with sponsors and friends in the industry. On September the 9th 2015 we had an amazing dinner with NHL legend Ken Baumgartner. Ken Baumgartner played in the NHL for 12 seasons, was assistant coach for the Boston Bruins and vice president of the NHL players association. Now Ken Baumgartner works for one of our key sponsors who helped to organize this special dinner.