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Rotterdam Capital Days is back!

Thursday Gatherings

We host a weekly gathering every Thursday from 17:00-20:00. A great opportunity to get well-connected to the local and global innovation community. Also we offer a freely accessible program full of sessions to gain knowledge and get inspired – all in English.

Feel free to drop by anytime on any Thursday! Check-in starts at 16:30.

See our upcoming Weekly Program below or check out our full Year Program here!

 

August
Monthly theme
Summer School


Summer School

Thursday Gathering August 29th

17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Experiment Boldly: Bake Off - CIC
It's a party with a twist! After 20 years of innovation and community building, CIC is here to stay. But first: WE CELEBRATE. Enter our baking contest to get your free ticket: come find out more!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: 5 Days full of Events about Capital in Rotterdam! - Rotterdam Capital Days
Clear up your calendar! Rotterdam Capital Days will kick off on September 18 and will offer participants five days of various events until September 22.
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17:30–19:30 Break Out: Finance Academy - Leapfunder
Need some investment and financial advice for your startup? Get all the financial knowledge you need from Leapfunder's CEO Tienko Rasker. You will learn how to use convertibles, different equity classes, debt, shareholders' agreements and much more.
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Get a Tour Through CIC! Explore the beautifully designed innovation center - CIC
Venture Café is located in Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC). Are you curious about the rest of the space? Join a tour through this beautifully designed innovation center!
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: How to write content that people actually like to read - Afke Teunen Content Creation
Sorry, there really is no way to make content writing a lot easier. However, there are 5 ways to make your blogs, posts, e-mails or press releases a lot better. Want to know more? Grab a seat and join this lecture. Oh, and don’t forget your laptop.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: How do hackers get access to your company? - SecurityHive & Networking4all
Our partner Networking4all will show you how hackers get access to your company by hacking you or your employees and how to detect hackers.
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18:00–19:30 Break Out: Emotional Intelligence, Soft Skills for Life. Expressing Our Emotions & Giving Feedback Constructively - Expat Wellbeing & CoBuild
Emotional Intelligence is an essential life skill for healthy relationships with yourself and others. How to understand, express & reflect on your emotions in a new country, using the local language? Let's brush up our EQ and Dutch language at once.
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18:00–20:00 Break Out: Storytelling MasterClass - Social Media Storytelling
In this master class,  we will answer questions like "Are you struggling to define who you are?", Is it a hassle to tell the story behind your business? "," Do you need help to create a clear compelling message, the story behind your fire?"
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18:00–20:00 Break Out: Becoming Unstoppable - The 6 Fundamentals - www.inesgaston.com
Gain clarity, build confidence and thrive with energy. We can’t control life but we can control the way we respond to these events. Today you will learn how!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.

September
Monthly theme
Future of Travel


Maritime and Port innovation (World Port Days)

Thursday Gathering September 5th

10:00–15:00 Side Event: Blockchain Hackathon: Hyperledger Fabric (part1/2) - Blockchain Community & IBM
Two days Blockchain training on how to build new solutions with Hyperledger Fabric presented by the IBM developer team. With this quick-start, you'll learn more about how to build your Blockchain solution with hyperledger fabric, some important use cases and how its disrupting businesses. This hackathon is hosted by and at Venture Café Rotterdam and is completely free to participate, also, there will be a great prize for the winning team >> learn more! (part 1/2)
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17:00–19:00 Office Hours: Public Policy Office Hours for CIC members - Klimbie Public Affairs
Navigating regulations, laws and policies that affect your startup can seem overwhelming. That's why we've invited Rogier Klimbie, owner of a public policy advisory firm and ex-head of Public Policy at Google NL to answer your questions
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Haptics for the Maritime Sector - Smart-Ship
Visit our info table to feel what solutions Smart-Ship offers to ensure the safety of our Marines and the entire Maritime sector!
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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!
Read more >

17:00–19:00 Info Table: 5 Days full of Events about Capital in Rotterdam! - Rotterdam Capital Days
Clear up your calendar! Rotterdam Capital Days will kick off on September 18 and will offer participants five days of various events until September 22.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Be smart: use Earth observation - DotSpace foundation
Join us to find out how measurements and imagery from satellites provide reliable data – free and open for everyone to use – for smart city & port management! Also learn about our upcoming event "Eyes on Earth Roadshow" on 24-25 September at CIC Rotterdam.
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Get a Tour Through CIC! Explore the beautifully designed innovation center - CIC
Venture Café is located in Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC). Are you curious about the rest of the space? Join a tour through this beautifully designed innovation center!
Read more >


These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Smart Mobility

Thursday Gathering September 12th

10:00–17:00 Side Event: Blockchain Hackathon: Hyperledger Fabric (part 2/2) - Blockchain Community & IBM
Two days Blockchain training on how to build new solutions with Hyperledger Fabric presented by the IBM developer team. With this quick-start, you'll learn more about how to build your Blockchain solution with hyperledger fabric, some important use cases and how its disrupting businesses. This hackathon is hosted by and at Venture Café Rotterdam and is completely free to participate, also, there will be a great prize for the winning team >> learn more! (part 2/2)
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17:00–18:00 Office Hours: Speed-date Session on Smart Mobility - KPN
We are looking for innovative solutions in these specific area’s: In-car applications to optimize driving and safety; Connected Technology based on AI or IoT; Traffic and fleet management. If your solutions match with one (or more) of the described above, we would like to invite you for a one on one speed date session with our KPN experts on Smart Mobility.
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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!
Read more >

17:00–19:00 Info Table: 5 Days full of Events about Capital in Rotterdam! - Rotterdam Capital Days
Clear up your calendar! Rotterdam Capital Days will kick off on September 18 and will offer participants five days of various events until September 22.
Read more >

17:30–18:00 Break Out: Trinitas Urbana: economic fulfillment, mobility behavior and urban design - Studio Bereikbaar
How do cities really work? To answer this question, we developed a research plan to explore the links between economic fulfillment, mobility behavior and urban design. In this break out, we will share the reasoning behind this integrated approach.
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Get a Tour Through CIC! Explore the beautifully designed innovation center - CIC
Venture Café is located in Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC). Are you curious about the rest of the space? Join a tour through this beautifully designed innovation center!
Read more >

18:00–19:00 Office Hours: Blockchain Speed-dates - KPN
Do you have an innovative blockchain solution? Do you think you can be of added value to KPN's projects and customers? And do you want to partner-up with KPN? Come to our speed date event to get in contact with our blockchain experts and team!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Talent Night: The Future of Human Capital (Rotterdam Capital Days)

Thursday Gathering September 19th

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Do good, make impact & connect - Voor Goed // Rotterdam Impact Agency
Are you doing good? Do you want to enlarge your positive social footprint in Rotterdam? Than join us at our info table. Together we explore the possibilities to join forces and make more sustainable impact in Rotterdam.
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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!
Read more >

17:30–18:30 Break Out: Tax update following Prinsjesdag ("Budget Day") - EY
EY presents the "EY Prinsjesdag 2019 update" at Venture Café. We will inform you about the impact of "Prinsjesdag" for startups and scale-ups. Furthermore our EY Tax and Accounting specialists will be available for any (related) questions. Meet Richard van der Pluym & Gerben Hellinga.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Circular Exchange - "de circulaire beursvloer" - Noorderwind
Share what you have and what you need, and find out who matches with you! It shows how new collaborations, partnerships and maybe even customers can be established with very little input and resources.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: How do you make sure that you get most out of your talent and your day? - Better Minds at Work and TaPas City
How do you make sure that you get most out of your talent and your day? In this workshop, you will get a good insight in your own talent ánd how you can use that in the best way for yourself ánd your company.
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Get a Tour Through CIC! Explore the beautifully designed innovation center - CIC
Venture Café is located in Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC). Are you curious about the rest of the space? Join a tour through this beautifully designed innovation center!
Read more >


These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Future of Travel

Thursday Gathering September 26th

17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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!
Read more >

17:30–18:00 Break Out: Get a Tour Through CIC! Explore the beautifully designed innovation center - CIC
Venture Café is located in Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC). Are you curious about the rest of the space? Join a tour through this beautifully designed innovation center!
Read more >


These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.

 

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