Thursday Gatherings

We have a weekly gathering every Thursday from 17:00-20:00 full of interesting programs – all in English. Feel free to drop by anytime on any Thursday! Check-in starts at 16:30!

 

November
Monthly theme
Health, Wellbeing & Food


Innovation & Academics

Thursday Gathering November 22nd

15:30–17:00 Special Event: Healthcare Innovations | How to get to the finish line - Medical Delta Café
What can researchers and companies do themselves to increase the chances that their future innovations eventually turn into actual healthcare solutions, embraced by doctors, healthcare institutions, policy makers and, of course, patients? The following experts are presenting their thoughts: Antoinnette de Bont (Erasmus University), Rudolf Scholte (Quantib), Jenny Dankelman (Delft University & LUMC) and Time Horeman (Deflt University & Surge-on). Join!
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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!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: #WelcomingEurope Campaign - Justice and Peace Netherlands
The goal is to secure 1 million signatures to pass key EU migration reform priorities. The asks focus on community sponsorship, decriminalising service-provision and defending victims of labour exploitation and human rights abuses.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: BI/OND - Hardware for Organs’ Avatars - BIOND Solutions B.V.
BI/OND won the 2018 edition of the Accenture Innovation Awards in the theme Health! Join Cinzia Silvestri, founder of BI/OND, to take a glimpse into the future of personalized healthcare. She will introduce you BI/OND and its product, and how it will be possible to create an avatar of your organs...
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Startup with Bolayo pot: Joining forces to reduce the plastic soup - Rotterdam Business School
Rotterdam Business School in its graduate department of the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, conducted a project for the BOLAYO 100% biodegradable plant pot. The project results will be shared during the RBS CONNECT at Venture Café Rotterdam.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Award Winning iGem Teams - ADOPE & Fifty Shades of Stress
Meet two award-winning iGEM teams from the Medical Delta region: ADOPE from Delft University of Technology as well as Fifty Shades of Stress from Leiden University, who just came back from the iGEM 2018 Giant Jamboree in Boston.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Smart pressure ulcer prevention - Momo Medical B.V.
Curious about our solution for pressure ulcer prevention? Come by our stand.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Keep your medication cool! - Meds²Go
When traveling, patients that depend on cooled medication (2-8 °C) have constant worries, which generate a lot of stress and uncertainty about the quality of their medication. It’s time to solve this problem! We invite you to meet Meds²Go!
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17:30–19:30 Break Out: Chain the Pain - Pfizer
What's the societal impact of chronic pain, and what's to gain? Do you want to connect with others and collaborate to create solutions? During the first part you will be challenged by position statements on the societal impact of chronic pain and asked about what you think is most important to change in the near future (17:30-18:30). After a short break, the second part of the session will focus on innovation (18:40-19:30). You will be inspired by interviews of professional experts - Marianna Tryfonidou (Utrecht University) and Martin Smeulers (Rijndam Arbeidsrevalidatie) - who are working on innovative solutions to reduce the societal burden of chronic pain from a unique point of view. The session will be completed by discussing participant’s future challenges, innovative ideas and needs for collaboration. Do you want to be part of the innovations of the future that will reduce the societal burden of chronic pain? Connect to the chain and make it happen!
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: From Social Awkwardness To Social Creativity - Sjoerd van Kampen
From school dropout to keynote speaker at schools. From socially anxious to musician. With this keynote Sjoerd van Kempen - experienced expert in field of autism, school drop out and now successful musician and producer - wants to take people with and without autism into his world, how music can help improve social skills and how it can help in education. Join Sjoerd's session!
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Entrepreneurship in medicine: how patients can inspire to start a business. - MediMaat B.V.
How dit patients turn a young medicine student into an entrepreneur? Philip Croon will share his personal story and hopes he can inspire young people to think different!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Ask the Investor/Investee anything Q&A - InnovationQuarter/UNIIQ/Swanbridge Capital/Sensius
Are you a start-up/scale-up with burning questions for investors/investees? Now is your chance! Join the "Ask the Investor/Investee anything" Q&A session and ask our panel members, well...anything! Join to meet investors InnovationQuarter, Swanbridge, UNIIQ and "investee" Sensius!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Startup with Bolayo pot: Joining forces to reduce the plastic soup - Rotterdam Business School
Rotterdam Business School in its graduate department of the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, conducted a project for the BOLAYO 100% biodegradable plant pot. The project results will be shared during the RBS CONNECT at Venture Café Rotterdam.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: The building blocks of blockchains - Deloitte
Everyone is talking about blockchain. But. Do you really need one? 'What are blockchains and when do you need one?' will be central in this interactive session on the applicability of blockchains in the LS&H industry. Meet Anna van Klapwijk and join this session!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
MedTech/AI/E-Health

Thursday Gathering November 29th

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Queal presents newest product innovation in complete food - Queal
During this evening Queal will introduce its newest product innovation in Complete Foods.
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17:00–19:00 Office Hours: How to protect your idea: free IP consult - The Netherlands Enterprise Agency, the Netherlands Patent Office
Do you have innovative ideas that you want to protect with IP? Get a free consult at Venture Café! Karen Kraan-Sam is a patent advisor at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. Get independent information about IP opportunities, of course with secrecy.
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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!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Get To Know Restoranto - Restoranto
Wellbeing & food: they go hand in hand! You can use Restoranto to pre-order in restaurants. This way your food will be ready when you arrive. Perfect for a short lunch break or after visiting Venture Café! Come learn more about it at our info table!
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17:00–19:30 Office Hours: Stress-to-Resilience Strategy Consult - Expat Wellbeing Therapy & Coaching
Low energy, headaches, frequent sickness? Those are among the symptoms of stress, along with constant worrying, problem concentrating or moodiness. Get smarter about stress & ways to manage it with Irene Anggreeni, MA,licensed body psychotherapist. Book your timeslot now!
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17:30–20:00 Special Event: PfizerTalks
Attend a PfizerTalks during one of the Venture Café Thursday Gatherings and get the chance to network with the keynote speakers during the network drink. The PfizerTalks entail three short interviews with high level Life Sciences and Health speakers, and are followed by an enticing panel discussion. Stop by for all PfizerTalks or a part of it & get inspired!
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17:30–18:15 Break Out: 3D Scanning in Healthcare - 3D Scan Solutions
This break out will be about how professional 3D scanning can improve healthcare, patient first! Join Erwin Kanters & check out the 3D scanning options!
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: Innovations and trends in nutrition - Queal
Inspirational presentation about food lifestyles and product innovations
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.

December
Monthly theme
Closing the Books
The December program will follow soon!


 

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