The Big Business Breakfast: Chris van der Kuyl, CEO of 4J Studios

Chris van der Kuyl

To celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017, PBN in assocation with Business Gateway, is delighted to announce The Big Business Breakfast with guest speaker Chris van der Kuyl, Chairman and Co-Founder of 4J Studios and one of the UK’s most successful videogame developers.

Open to both men and women and celebrating entrepreneurship at any scale, this Big Business Breakfast event has been designed to get your day off to an enterprising start with an informal networking breakfast set in the stunning surroundings of Perth Racecourse, followed by an inspirational talk on the challenges of global entrepreneurship by Chris van der Kuyl.


Event Timings

  • Date: Wednesday 15th November
  • Time: 8am – 10am
  • Location: Perth Racecourse

About Chris van der Kuyl

Chris van der Kuyl is an entrepreneur whose expertise combines the start-up, development and market listed business arena in the technology, media and entertainment sectors.

He is Chairman and Co-Founder of 4J Studios, one of the UK’s most successful videogame developers and responsible for the multi-million selling and multi-award-winning Minecraft Console editions. Minecraft is a global phenomenon and is currently on track to become the most successful videogame of all time.

Chris is also a co-founder of Tayforth Properties, who are Dundee’s historic transit Shed 25 is being transformed into the state-of-the-art Water’s Edge commercial office development which has been designed to nurture creative thinking, encourage collaboration and enhance productivity. This landmark development combines historic detail with modern aesthetic and cutting-edge technology, co-working space and meeting rooms and expected to open later this year.

Chris is a visiting professor of digital entertainment at the University of Abertay Dundee and has been awarded honorary degrees from the University of Dundee, Abertay University, Edinburgh Napier University, University of Edinburgh and University of Strathclyde.

Elected as one of the youngest Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Chris sits on the boards of TV Squared, Scottish Institute for Enterprise, Scottish EDGE Advisory, Informatics Ventures Advisory, Dundee Science Centre, Dundee Museums Trust and the High School of Dundee.

Chris is also the founding Chairman of Entrepreneurial Scotland which represents all Scotland’s entrepreneurial talent and exists to inspire, connect and develop entrepreneurial behaviour in all Scotland’s people.


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