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Talent for Transition

Whether you want to start your own company or prefer to work for an existing organization, the Talent for Transition Event helps to give your circular career a flying start.

This event is brought to you by Venture Café Rotterdam/SDG House Rotterdam, Erasmus Enterprise, Hogeschool Rotterdam and BlueCity!

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Did you know that the European Union produces more than 2.5 billion tons of waste a year? Needless to say, we are producing waste at a pace much higher than the planet can decompose.

So, what is the way forward? Dive with us into the world of the circular economy and listen to inspiring speakers, go on a tour and discover BlueCity, speeddate with peers or visit the ‘Circular Harvest’ exhibition in the old pool of Tropicana.

Taste, experience and expand your network!

In addition to the program, this event offers a ‘taste of circular’ where you will be surprised by delicious snacks and drinks from the kitchens of circular entrepreneurs. While enjoying tasty products, there are extensive networking opportunities.

For whom?

This event is open for students, entrepreneurs, and anyone else who is interested in the circular economy.


16:00 – Welcome by Ans Boersma (Manager at Startup Academy Hogeschool Rotterdam), Liesje Goldschmidt (Head of Business Development at Erasmus Enterprise) and Sabine Biesheuvel (Co-founder & Managing Director Bluecity (010))

16:10 – Guest Speaker

Morteza Pourakbar – Associate Professor Supply Chain at Rotterdam School of Management

16:30 – Company Case Studies

Monique Drent – Co-founder of The Swapshop

Niels Krijnse Locker – Head of Product at Rebound

17:00 – Break-out sessions

• Guided Tour BlueCity (Dutch & English)

• Speed dating with circular makers by Startup Academy Hogeschool Rotterdam

“Meet and exchange with entrepreneurs from the circular economy. We kick-off this session with an introduction of the circular makers, followed by speed dating rounds of 5minutes each where you can discuss challenges and opportunities of creating a circular business.”

• Workshop ‘symbiotic modelling’ hosted by 2CanTrades & GROW (Jonge Klimaatbeweging)

“Learn, innovate and experiment with different models of operations to create new circular businesses. This session focuses on creating new perspectives and fundamentals for circular entrepreneurship..”

• Pitch your idea to experts by Erasmus University Challenge

• Hack your career by UP!Rotterdam

18:00 – Networking drinks – Get a taste of the circular economy

Enjoy alongside the extensive program engaging content at your own pace:

  • Exhibition Circular Harvest

Supported by Rabobank.

Also, Thank you to all our our other partners and supporters.

Register for this event here!