Entrepreneurship Conference

October 11 , 2019, Amsterdam


During their ESP career, students are bombarded with questions about the quality of the assessment tools they use or the clinical reasoning behind a specific choice of intervention. During this conference, one of the main questions is about life post-ESP: how do you make money as a physio?

Alumni talks

Who can give you better advice than ESP alumni are actually running succesful physio businesses?

We have invited three (actually four), great speakers for a great story, inspiration and advice!

Interactive Workshops

On top of the inspirational stories from our alumni, we are preparing for some nice interactive workshops on different topics between students, alumni and other guests. These workshops are done in smaller groups, depending on preference and room capacity*


Where do I start? How much money do I need? How do set up a contract? How do I recruit patients? How do stand out from the rest? How do I deliver quality when time constraints are huge? If you are interested to these questions, and more, check out the full schedule below and register now! 

Mystery Speaker

The journey of a business man that became a physio!

Martina Plunger 

Learning from success and failure, a role model business woman


Revealing the secret recipe behind their Youtube success!

especially for you



In the last few years, we have noticed that many students are interested in setting up their own business at some point in their life after ESP but are not yet sure about certain details. On the other hand, we have also noticed that some students do not now about the financial aspects of being a physio, ethical concerns that are part of the real world and how modern technology, such as websites and social media can be used to your advantage.



In our intense program, there’s not much time for teaching about the business side of physiotherapy. We are therefore very happy with these alumni that are willing to share their experiences with our students! In the end, entrepreneurship is all about hard-work and being creative, so you just need to go for it and that happens to be just to attitude of many of our students and alumni. Their stories also inspire me and give tons of ideas for now and the future!   

Bas Moed

Program Coordinator, European School of Physiotherapy


In the final phase of ESP, the course “Entrepreneurship” allows students to come up with their own business idea and turn that into a real business plan. As this conference mainly targets our current first and second year students, we hope that they will be inspired by the stories from ESP alumni. Even for those that have no ambitions of setting up their own business, this conference should provide awareness and advice. How to sign your first contract and understanding how your physio work is funded, is vital for any modern world-class physio!


A schedule has been set up with a nice mix of stories from our alumni, with some interactive workshops sessions in between. Please note that this schedule is subject to change. Please check this page regularly to stay updated.

13:30 - 13:45 Opening by Aviv Hidrian (D2.62)

We will happily introduce the audience to the speakers and their amazing stories and experiences!

13:45 - 14:30 Mystery Speaker (D2.62)

The journey of a businessman that became a physio!

14:30 - 15:15 Martina Plunger (D2.62)

Learning from success and failure, a role model business woman.

15:30 - 16:15 Break and Networking (D2.29 and D2.31)

Networking and a break  

16:30 - 17:15 Physiotutors (D1.58)

Revealing the secret recipe behind their Youtube success!

17:30 - 18:15 Closing (D1.58)

Please use this time to discuss, ask and meet with our alumni and to use the ESP network for now and future plans!

18:15 - 21:00 FREE TIME

After the inspirational talks of our alumni, take your time to relax and reflect on what you have heard. Stay around for a little reunion or go out for a drink or dinner with your ESP friends. For all of you, with tickets for the ESProm, please dress up for that occasion and come to the Westergasterras to finish the day (and night) in style!

21:00 - 01:00 ESProm (Westergasterras)

All information about the ESProm can found here, so get ready for a nice evening, in style, with some drinks, good company and a little dance!


  • All students are invited as this conference is part of their Study and Career Planning (SCP) activities and preparation of the “Entrepreneurship” course
  • All alumni are invited to come and listen, discuss and network with students, other alumni and other professionals
  • ESP relatives and other guests, such as clinical instructors are more than welcome as long as capacity permits. Discussions between people from the field and answers to student questions are priceless!


  • For ESP students and alumni, registration is possible between September 23 and October 1.
  • For other guests, registration will be possible from October 1 as capacity permits.

Our Sponsor

This conference is held for the very first time. The organization is done by the European School of Physiotherapy Association (ESPA) which aim is to connect students, alumni, staff, faculty and other ESP relatives and organize events such as these. The ESPA is a financially independent and official association. Suggestions, connections and/or donations are very much appreciated.


Get inspired and start thinking about your future career!


Get dressed and enjoy some lovely company with a a drink and a dance…