Looking back at 2022
Venture Café Rotterdam
Impact Report
A panel of speakers sit around a table in front of an audience

Dear reader,

We’re proud to share with you our 2021 Impact Report.

With almost 350 sessions taking place during Venture Café’s Thursday Gatherings in 2022, we housed an incredible amount of knowledge, expertise and inspiration on a week-to-week basis. A total of 147 speakers have dedicated their time and effort to host break out sessions, office hours or info tables as part of our Thursday programs.

In our Thursday program in 2022 we explored monthly themes such as sustainability, resilience, robotics, and life sciences & health. We work with monthly themes as a red thread for our programming as it allows for like-minded visitors to connect, share knowledge and exchange expertise around the subject at hand. Something we like to call engineered serendipity.

Venture Café is committed to support the Sustainable Development Goals which can be seen back in our program: More than 348 session revolved one of the SDGs.

“In September Venture Café became the official SDG House for the City of Rotterdam. We are very proud that we are the hotspot for all events focused on sustainability  and entrepreneurship. A place where innovators meet that have a common wish to achieve the 17 Sustainable development goals of the United Nations. As innovation is the way to change and create a better world. ”

Anoesjka Imambaks

Executive Director, Venture Café Rotterdam

At a glance

Thursday Gatherings



Program Partners

Website Users

Newsletter and Social Followers

"Connect your dots. Target your connections and don’t choose too big a niche market. But ultimately, believe in what you are doing. Don’t give up. "
Founder, 4 OMID
"My passion is working very quick and pragmatic. Don’t overthink things right from the start. Just start doing and experimenting. "
Founder, Doyle
"I believe that there’s so much untapped potential in our cities, with talented home-cooks who are passionate about food and preserving cultural cuisine. "
Founder, The Daily Dish
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Visitor Demographics
We keep a close eye on the demographics of our Thursday Gatherings.  By doing so we can continuously reflect on and improve our program and get to know our community. By tailoring our communication and sessions we can create a balanced and attractive event every week.
Startup or Founder
Growth Stage
First Visit
Events Bureau at a glance
Events Bureau is the living room of Rotterdam’s venture community: a place where people can host their event, exchange knowledge, build meaningful relationships, and make their ideas happen.

Powered by CIC and Venture Café Rotterdam, we live and breathe regenerative events as a way to support innovation and the climate.

All profits of Events Bureau are put towards supporting the mission of Venture Café, a non-profit organisation dedicated to connecting innovators to make things happen all over the world.



Revenue from donated spaces

A big thank you to all of our partners for their continued support to our non-profit mission!

Here’s just a few of the 147 partners who help make things happen.