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Cross Culture

Jazz, Architecture, Expats & Rotterdam South #CrossCulture

Thursday Gathering June 21st

15:30–17:00 Break Out: StartupDelta On Tour - Empowering your global expansion 
StartupDelta will tell you all about the upcoming missions Slush 2018 (Helsinki), Websummit 2018 (Lisbon) & CES 2019 (Las Vegas) and how you can join them. Including a panel discussion of successful founders, moderated by Special Envoy for StartupDelta Constantijn van Oranje (in Kriterion, 7th floor).

17:00–19:00 Office Hours: For social entrepreneurs with city officials! - City of Rotterdam
If creating (positive) impact is the core of your business, you are probably eager to talk to the city of Rotterdam about your business. The office hours with the city of Rotterdam create an opportunity to spar with city officials, including Marie-Louise de Bot.

17:00–17:30 Break Out: Maximize your Venture Café Experience - Venture Café Rotterdam
During this session, we will maximize your Venture Café experience, with short introductions and new connections! We will inform you about Venture Café mission and the programming offered. You get to share what you are looking for and can make some first serendipitous connects!

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Examples of Robotics & 3D printing in Construction - CONCR3DE
Construction, one of the oldest and traditionally most conservative industries in the world is now transforming. The CONCR3DE team will show you their technology and products. Stop by to learn more from a.o. Eric Geboers!

17:00–19:00 Info Table: StartupDelta on tour: register for Websummit, Lisbon 2019 - StartupDelta
StartupDelta is here to tell you more about upcoming Websummit tech conference. Meet a.o. Leonie Timmermans at their info table!

17:00–19:00 Info Table: StartupDelta on tour: register for Slush, Helsinki 2018 - StartupDelta
Learn more about upcoming mission to Slush, Helsinki and how you as a startup can take part in this conference. Meet a.o. Leonie Timmermans at their info table!

17:00–19:00 Info Table: StartupDelta on tour: register for CES, Las Vegas 2019 - StartupDelta
Learn more from StartupDelta about the upcoming startup mission to CES Las Vegas 2019 and sign up. Meet a.o. Leonie Timmermans at their info table!

17:00–19:00 Info Table: My neighbours - Charlois Edition - Tasha Orlova
Come and see what happens when a professional photographer meets the citizens of Charlois, the heart of the international community in Rotterdam. Learn how an art project can connect neighbours and make them curious about each other.

17:00–19:00 Side Event: International Welcome Event for Expats
We can imagine that you and your family want to know more about Rotterdam, the Dutch culture and his habits. Rotterdam Expat Centre is your partner in helping you to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. At the International Welcome Event for Expats we will provide you with practical information and introduce you to expats who already know their way in Rotterdam and several service providers. Join us on 7th floor Kriterion!

17:30–18:30 Break Out: The art and architecture of supporting next stage organisations - The playfulmonk experience
Do you want to develop a more harmonious work and personal life, improve the way you engage with your customers and retain talent? The Playful Monk Experience brings the attitude needed to explore next stage organisation which are characterised by self-managing, wholeness and with an evolutionary purpose.

17:30–18:30 Break Out: LIVING ACROSS CULTURES: TIPS & TOPS - Lina Robayo Dominguez, Cultural Manager from Bogota-Colombia.
Intercultural journeys are one of the most rewarding experiences, yet they can challenge your comfort zone. But what is life without a challenge? Let’s find meeting points where cultures can understand and work with each other!

17:30–19:30 Info Table: The taste of curiosity -EsQuisine Catering Services
Do you like to have the EsQuisine experience? The taste of exotic food? The weirdest food that you never encountered? Or just a simple food that trigger your sense of taste and feed your mind. Are you curious now?

17:30–19:30 North Sea Jazz Round Town: Jasper van Damme, Mark Schilders & Cas Jiskoot
Expect Jasper van Damme, Mark Schilders & Cas Jiskoot (photo) to warm you up for North Sea Jazz Round Town! Especially for Venture Café's Thursday gathering these three amazing artists are teaming up to indulge you with 30-min jazz music sessions starting at 17:30 and 19:00.

18:30–19:30 Break Out: Philosophize: Change ourselves by changing our surrounding space - Humberto Schwab
Philosopher Humberto Schwab ( is back at Venture Café and will dialogue with the participants around changing ourselves by changing our surrounding space - in line with Venture Café's monthly theme "Cross Culture"!

18:30–19:30 Break Out: Lessons Learned: Taking experience from my failing Art startup - Firmhouse
We launched an online art fair to connect art collectors with high end art galleries throughout the world. We have sold a painting worth 150k online, but the company failed. What went wrong and how could this be prevented? And how can you apply these learnings in your art startup? Join Bob Jansen and Pim Baljon (Firmhouse) in this Q&A session!

18:30–19:30 Break Out: Way up South! - Stichting Dit is Zuid
During this interactive session Teun de Booij, director of foundation "Dit is Zuid", will be talking about new urban dynamics of South Rotterdam, and how working together on cultural programming can contribute to an attractive ánd authentic South Rotterdam. Join in!

20:00–21:30 Break Out: Designing Community! Co-creating XL urban transformations - Architecture Institute Rotterdam
Learn about co-creating large-scale urban area development. As part of the Rotterdam Architecture Month, AIR will examine new ways in which community involvement informs urban design, architecture, and planning. Featuring a.o. anthropologist Viktoria Walldin, architect Anna Edblom and Jeroen Dirckx, partner at KCAP!

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SPECIAL EDITION! Guest Curator Jan Peter Balkenende

Thursday Gathering June 28th

17:00–19:00 Info Table: The Lightest Table Ever Made! - Studio Wynd
Within the Info-Table, one of our works will be showcased, which includes visuals and a short description of how a frame-less ultra-lightweight furniture piece is wound from a continuous fiber with minimum possible material usage

17:00–17:30 Break Out: The Millennial Preach by Yoeri Meessen
De Nieuwe Poort Rotterdam and Venture Café Rotterdam team up to to bring you a 20-minute Millennial Preach: a preach by a millennial for the (young) generation of entrepreneurs and professionals. Expect an inspirational story about life, work and our society; accompanies by live piano music. This week's Millennial Preacher: Yoeri Meessen!

17:00–19:00 Info Table: A whole new point of view on circular economy! Get your piece of Willemsbrug, Maastunnel or "De Kuip"! - The Talk Of The Town
What happens with the waste materials from community renovation-projects or demolition works? Especially from some of Rotterdams famous icons. Nothing…until now! TTOTT is collecting these waste materials and transform them into new interior products: Willemsbrug lamps, Maastunnel benches... Come and meet the founder of TOTT: Linda Post!

17:30–18:30 Break Out: Welcome to the 'Stresszone', stress can be enhancing! - Jamzone
Join this 'The happy brain' presentation by Bernard Maarsingh! Afterwards there will be a Demo Stressjam ‘Digital Innovation of the Year!’ where you get to play with your stress system using VR tech + biosensor tech + applied immersive gaming. Demo Darejam: dizzying vertigo experience in VR.

17:30–18:00 Break Out: Learn about 'Change the System' expo - Annemartine van Kesteren, conservator Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
An exhibition showing the next generation of Change Makers in art, design and innovation hosted by Annemartine van Kesteren & Gyonne Goedhoop from Rotterdamse Nieuwe.

18:30–20:00 Demo: Welcome to the Stress Zone! The place to create 'The Happy Brain' - Jamzone
'The Happy Brain': make stress your friend and rewire your brain for better health and more vitality! Join us at our tropical island in a spectacular VR game with a biofeedback sensors on your chest. Experience your own super power and play with your own stress system in realtime!

18:30–19:30 Break Out: 0x02 The Information Security Gathering - SecTalks Holland
Round 2 of SecTalks Holland, part of the international technical meetups on information security! Join this monthly series of gatherings, touching on a couple of security topics each time,a short CTF & lots of infosec knowledge sharing.

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Monthly theme
Future Travel

Future of Travel

Thursday Gathering July 5th

17:00–19:00 Info Table: MAEX Rotterdam - MAEX
Make your social value and products visible on the Rotterdam social exchange (MAEX Rotterdam); come meet a.o. Gerda Deekens to learn more about MAEX at their info table!

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Future of Travel

Thursday Gathering July 12th

Stay tuned for the day program of July 12th!
Future of Travel

Thursday Gathering July 19th

17:30–18:30 Break Out: ESNC Idea Generation Workshop - European Satellite Navigation Competition
The European Satellite Navigation Competition challenges entrepreneurs to come up with the next killer app using satnav. This workshop will help you to kickstart your idea.

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