Expansion Café - Upstream Festival

September 9, 2020

We’re so happy to be part of the Up!Stream Festival 2020 with our Expansion Café!

Venture Café’s Expansion Café aims to support entrepreneurs in their international ambitions. The events as part of this program are aimed to get you inspired around crossing borders, share your experiences and learnings around internationalization and pitching your business ideas. Get insight into why you should (not) do business abroad, and walk away with concrete steps and an enriched network to make your next international (ad)venture a success. 
Venture Café teams up with expert partners to bring you an enticing program, including: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, RVO.nl, The Next Women, CIC Rotterdam and FunX Media.

The Expansion Café Program:

  • NEXT GEN Entrepreneurs in Rotterdam
    In this live talkshow, you will meet next-generation entrepreneurs from Rotterdam. What’s it like to be a successful entrepreneur in this city? How did they build their business, and what are their future plans? Be inspired by their story and find out what a network can do for you, to make your next (ad)venture a success. The talkshow will be hosted by Anoesjka Imambaks, Executive Director of Venture Café Rotterdam
    Organised by: VNO-NCW Rotterdam & Regio Rijnmond, CIC & Venture Café
    Date: Tuesday, September 22nd
    Time: 17:00 – 18:00
  • Let’s Grow
    Let’s Grow! intends to create an environment where experiences can be shared, by sparking conversation between international entrepreneurs and curious minds, and provoking collaborative solutions to overcoming collective obstacles.
    Organised by: CIC & Venture Café
    Date: Tuesday, September 23rd
    Time: 17:00 – 20:00
  • Beyond Borders
    A live interactive talkshow with inspiring guests. You will address doing, growing and expanding your business internationally: sharing experiences, talking about opportunities, but also ‘the fear of the unknown’- why you are not doing business abroad and the factors that may prevent you from taking your business abroad.
    Organised by: Venture Café, The Next Women, CIC & RVO
    Date: Thursday, September 24th
    Time: 18:00 – 19:00
  • P!tch Please
    Besides the fact that as a candidate you have a chance to win a free workplace and personal coaching, you can make new connections in the business scene and get inspired by the stories of other entrepreneurs.
    Organised by: FunXMedia, Venture Café & CIC
    Date: Friday, September 25th
    Time: 14:00 – 17:00

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About Venture Café Rotterdam and Up!Stream
Venture Café is the place in Rotterdam where startups, corporates, talent, government and investors are connected to stimulate innovation and growth. 
This year Venture Café’s Expansion Café is part of Up!Stream Festival 2020. From 21 to 27 September, the Rotterdam Metropolitan area transforms into the place where founders, students, investors, policy makers and bold corporates come together to make a positive impact in the world.
This is where you meet, learn and connect through a plethora of events, carefully curated and focusing on individual topics with a common goal: enabling innovations that will drive the transition to the next economy. An economy that is digital, carbon neutral, circular and inclusive. Driven by you. The changemakers.

Claire Worland