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UPCOMING EVENTS
August 11, 2022
Special Event: The Next Walk (in Dutch!)
Thursday Gathering - Venture School
August 11, 2022
Special Event: The Next Walk (in Dutch!)
Are you a local entrepreneur (Dutch-speaking) and are you looking for inspiration during your lunch break to become more sustainable, circular and/or digital? Then join The Next Walk!   Every 2nd Thursday of the month our Weekly Walk goes Next Level! This walk is especially meant for SMEs (2-49 employees) and entrepreneurs who would like to visit a local SME to get inspired about sustainability, circular and digital solutions. A great opportunity to mix and mingle with like-minded people and at the same time build a strong network amongst relevant SMEs and startups.   Each month we will be guests at a great SME from the city of Rotterdam. And as the cherry on the cake, since this walk takes place during your lunch time, we will provide you with a lunch package! If you want to be sure of a lunch package it’s essential to pre-register via this page (see button at the top of this page)! Not able to join in the end? Please let us know so we can prevent any lunch packages going to waste!   These walks are organized in collaboration with Voorgoed Agency and are in support of MKB010 Next program of the City of Rotterdam.   11-August: visiting WEAR For this walk Farah Marzak, Program Lead at Voorgoed Agency, will take us to a visit at WEAR. We will visit their shop at the Koopgoot, one of the famous shopping streets in Rotterdam, to learn about their circular business model and the social role they play in the city. And of course, you get to pose any question you may have to these entrepreneurs!   >> Pre-register via this page to let us know that you are joining! This way you are also ensured of a lunch pack. Meet us at 12:00pm in front of Lebkov & Sons (at Stationsplein).
August 25, 2022
Special Event: The Future of Quantum Tech
Thursday Gathering - The Future of Quantum Tech ft Erasmus Enterprise
August 25, 2022
Special Event: The Future of Quantum Tech
Erasmus Enterprise & Venture Café Rotterdam are teaming up to bring you a special event on “The Future of Quantum Tech” on August 25th from 4:00-6:00pm! During this vibrant event we aim to get you properly introduced to the quantum technology and get you inspired about the possibilities it offers. Key players and experts will demystify quantum tech for us, provide updates on the status of the technology and also show the applications and opportunities it offers to society. Also, we’ll build in time for deep-dives into quantum tech applications in areas such as cyber security, healthcare and climate/weather prediction in break out sessions hosted by subject experts. And of course there’s plenty opportunity to make valuable connections! We specifically aim to connect (tech) talent to the organizations that are presenting, so that the technology can be further developed quickly. Agenda: 4-5pm: plenary opening with expert speakers 5:15-6pm: several Break Out sessions with deep dives into Quantum tech applications plus info tables hosted by speakers in the Innovators Lounge 6pm onwards: Time to make valuable connections! Networking with speakers and other visitors in our Innovators Lounge and at info tables hosted by speakers and businesses In essence: we are bringing together the (inter)national innovation community and anyone interested in quantum tech is most welcome to join. We aim for you to leave inspired and better connected in the field of quantum – you don’t want to miss this!
August 31, 2022
Special Event: MKB010 Next: Digital & sustainable solutions for SMEs - VCR x HR
Special Event: MKB010 Next Digital & sustainable solutions for SMEs! - VCR x HR
August 31, 2022
Special Event: MKB010 Next: Digital & sustainable solutions for SMEs - VCR x HR
Are you an SME (2-49 employees) and:Would you like to get a free quick and digi-scan of your company?Do you want your company to become more digital and do you wonder where the opportunities internally lie?Or perhaps you want to become (more) sustainable and circular and you look for advice on how to get started or take the next step?Then sign up now! 300 Business Administration students of Hogeschool Rotterdam are happy to help you out!In the period 31-August 2022 until 13-January 2023 several groups of students are working on several projects to help 18 SMEs in Rotterdam with their questions and challenges. Venture Café will be the linking pin between you and these groups of students and we ensure that your time investment will be kept to a minimum (expect one hour per week). We are sure that this is going to be a win-win situation where young talented students get more business experience, and you will get inspired by them and their ideas! The options: Project “Digitalising your Organization”: a quick and digiscan of your companyPeriod 31 August – 21 OctoberProject “Optimising a Process”: analysing a process, making it leaner and spot digital opportunitiesPeriod 7 November – 13 JanuaryProject “Making your company more sustainable”: getting insight into your rest and waste streams and getting advice on how to make them more sustainable/circularPeriod 7 November – 13 January
September 8, 2022
Special Event: The Next Walk (in Dutch!)
Thursday Gathering - Sustainable Development Goals
September 8, 2022
Special Event: The Next Walk (in Dutch!)
Are you a local entrepreneur (Dutch-speaking) and are you looking for inspiration during your lunch break to become more sustainable, circular and/or digital? Then join The Next Walk! Every 2nd Thursday of the month our Weekly Walk goes Next Level! This walk is especially meant for SMEs (2-49 employees) and entrepreneurs who would like to visit a local SME to get inspired about sustainability, circular and digital solutions. A great opportunity to mix and mingle with like-minded people and at the same time build a strong network amongst relevant SMEs and startups. Each month we will be guests at a great SME from the city of Rotterdam. And as the cherry on the cake, since this walk takes place during your lunch time, we will provide you with a lunch package! If you want to be sure of a lunch package it’s essential to pre-register via this page (see button at the top of this page)! Not able to join in the end? Please let us know so we can prevent any lunch packages going to waste! These walks are organized in collaboration with Voorgoed Agency and are in support of MKB010 Next program of the City of Rotterdam. 8-September visit: STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES! >> Pre-register via this page to let us know that you are joining! This way you are also ensured of a lunch pack. Meet us at 12:00pm in front of Lebkov & Sons (at Stationsplein).
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