MKB010>>Next: business students help Rotterdam SMEs to do business digitally, sustainably and circularly
MKB010>>Next links 300 business students to 18 SMEs that want practical advice in the field of digitization and sustainability. SMEs can immediately sign up for the collaboration via the Venture Cafe Rotterdam website.
With the MKB010Next program, various partners, together with the Municipality of Rotterdam, want to bridge the gap between innovative, green startups and more than 5000 hard-working Rotterdam SMEs who sometimes don’t have enough time for innovation. In this way, these entrepreneurs will be able to innovate in the field of digitization, sustainability and circularity.
“I want to inspire, inform and stimulate SMEs, who are usually not reached, to do more digitally and sustainably. We will do this together in an accessible, positive and innovative way. Trust me, you don’t want to miss this.”
Venture Café and entrepreneur Wesley dos Santos are new partners in the MKB010Next program. Curator-creator and ambassador of MKB010>>Next Santos is the owner of more award-winning iKapitein, where visitors can rent a dinghy for a fun outing and keep the water clean. He is also an ambassador for the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences and author of the book ‘Do Business like a Boss’.
Anoesjka Imambaks is director of Venture Café Rotterdam in the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) on the 4th floor of the Groothandelsgebouw, the place where startups, investors, students and the business community meet during weekly Thursday Gatherings. Imambaks: ‘We would like to connect the worlds of innovative start-ups and local SMEs more closely’. Together with Dos Santos, Venture Café strives for a more diverse business climate.
Dos Santos: ‘I want to inspire, inform and stimulate SMEs, who are usually not reached, to do more digitally and sustainably. We will do this together in an accessible, positive and innovative way. Trust me, you don’t want to miss this.”
For all activities and meetings in the context of MKB010>>Next, visit: https://www.ondernemen010.nl/netwerken/mkb010next/
The first activity will be on Thursday 31 August Special Event: MKB010 Next: Digital & Sustainable Solutions for SMEs – VCR x HR. Please, pre-register for the event in advance.
Photo Caption: Wesley dos Santos and Anoesjka Imambaks, director of Venture Cafe Rotterdam
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