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This event is organized in collaboration with Upstream Festival and Arches Capital and will support you in your preparation for Upstream Festival (or any large networking event). Upstream will be held from 23-25 May.


From 23-25 May Upstream Festival will be organized in Rotterdam. With a Talent Day, Capital Day and Growth Day there is much to do. How do you prepare yourself to get the most out of Upstream? Together with the team organizing Upstream Festival we will support you in achieving your goals.


  • 16:00 Walk-in
  • 16:10 Welcome by host & Upstream Festival
  • 16:20 Expert panel: how to make the most of Upstream Festival 2023?
    • How to find the best talent? – Edwin de Jonge, TimeToHire
    • How to meet the right investors? – Frank Appeldoorn, Arches Capital
    • How to collaborate with corporates? – Marie-José van den Boomgaard, KPN
  • 16:50 Q&A session with Graciëlla van Vliet, founder of Closure & Expert panel
  • 17:00-18:00 Let’s connect! Drinks & bites