Our Year Program 2019 is online, have a look at what topics we will focus on!Check it out!
Check out our Year Program 2019!

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!

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

 

December
Monthly theme
Closing the Books


Friends of Venture Café - Hidden Gems of the City

Thursday Gathering December 20th

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 Office Hours: Taxes & Finance - CFO Finance BV
We would like to invite you to discuss your corporate tax issues and see how we can add value to the financial process of your business.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Meet Inhollands potential high-tech spin offs - Inholland University of Applied Science, Delft
Now is the time to chat with the students and see how they can help you and your organisation with their ideas they are working on. Their ideas include possibilities in using VR for educational purposes but also tackling urban problems such as bike parking and mobility issues, urban agriculture and rainwater harvesting
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Transforming business concepts into thriving digital solutions - LizardApps
At LizardApps we have a passion for innovation - not just software development, but for the entire range of skills that make software successful. We built, validate, and accelerate software - all in real time.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Meet Inhollands potential high-tech spin offs - Inholland University of Applied Science, Delft
10 teams of the Engineering Entrepreneurship program of the Inholland University will be present to pitch their high-tech innovations and to validate their business potential with you!
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Life by design - byDesign
At this breakout session, we will learn how to use design thinking to tackle “wicked” life decisions, navigate comfortably in the world of constant change and design the lives we’ve always wanted.
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18:00–20:00 Info Table: Travis Touch - Travis the Translator
Imagine arriving at an airport and trying to explain to a taxi driver where to go to in a language you don’t speak, or even trying to communicate to a doctor after an accident in a language you don’t even know.
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18:00–20:00 Info Table: Adopt a queen, or give away a queen giftcard! - BeeSerious
To solve our worldwide problem, BeeSerious breeds bees that are resistant to the varroa mite. There’s a lot of money involved in this project, so BeeSerious needs all the help it can get. BeeSerious sells mead (homemade), honey (homemade by our bees) and adoptions. Get yourself a queen!
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18:00–20:00 Info Table: The beautiful streets of Rotterdam - Stakelphotography
Valentino Stakel wants to show the audience there is beauty in every nook and cranny in Rotterdam. Valentino is a photographer and his skills at the moment lay in street and documentary photography. Come check out his work!
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18:00–20:00 Info Table: Beautybo - Beautybo
Christmas is around the corner and are you still looking for a present? Meet us at Venture Café and buy your Natural Beautybo Make-Up box!
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18:00–20:00 Info Table: Rotterdam in a Box - Rotterdam in a Box
At Rotterdam in a Box we believe in local entrepeneurship. We have collected all the best and tastiest products made by local producers in Rotterdam and offer them to the proud people of this city!
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18:00–20:00 Info Table: Bike & Bite Food Tours - Bike & Bite
Bike & Bite has been offering food tours in Rotterdam for three years now. We have lots of new and exciting things happening which we would love to share with you. Join our table to learn more about our tours and the special deals we can offer you!
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18:00–20:00 Info Table: WoodWatch
At the info table info, we will show our newest collection of watches. Planting a tree for every watch sold and CO2 neutral parcel deliveries.
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18:00–20:00 Info Table: Luwia - Handcrafted Yoghurt
Rotterdam's grass-fed milk united with ancient traditions to create the first gourmet yoghurt of our city! Come and creatively combine gourmet yoghurt with various options, while receiving information about what to look for in truly healthy dairy products.
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18:00–20:00 Info Table: Rotterdam Tourist Information Shop
Want to have a nice Rotterdam gimmic as a holiday gift? This stand is the place to be! Rotterdam Tourist Information Shop has brought a nice selection of Rotterdam products for you to get your beloved ones this year!
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18:00–20:00 Info Table: A sustainable and innovative Sculptural Jewelry (FY Fine Jewelry)
FY Fine Jewelry is a sculptural jewelry line, which production is using an innovative technology of 3D wax printing and sustainable material for our jewelry statement pieces, such as fairtrade gold, lab diamonds, gemstones for our jewelry pieces. Come check out the collection & meet the designer at the info table!
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18:00–20:00 Info Table: Flashy Magnets
Stop by this stand, to get a discount code for your next Flashy Magnets purchase.
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18:00–20:00 Info Table: ROSO Jewellery
There was always a passion for jewelry present. From an early age we have been getting jewelry everywhere and nowhere else, and sometimes we have had 100 at a time. Entrepreneurship is also in our blood and that is how we came up with the idea to start ROSO.
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18:00–20:00 Info Table: Before You Know it You Have a Date! - De Nieuwe Poort
75 Young and 75 Old Rotterdammers will be going on a First Date... On February 16th 2019 De Nieuwe Poort in Rotterdam will be hosting very special First dates. Are you a Young Rotterdammer, up for a Valentine’s date and want to treat your fellow-Old Rotterdammer to a nice lunch? And on top of that do a nice activity together somewhere in Rotterdam? Come buy a ticket today for you, a friend or family member!
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18:00–20:00 Info Table: Gifts that make a living - Return to Sender
Return to Sender products are great gifts that give back. By purchasing our products, you give yourself a beautiful product while giving the makers a better future.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: What happens in other countries? Join our Soft-landing Missions in 2019! - Crosspring
A Soft-Landing mission helps startups & ecosystem builders to get to know the ecosystem of other countries during a week full of company visits, mentoring & networking sessions. And you can join! Look ahead and learn more about our 2019 missions this Thursday!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
We're Closed!

Thursday Gathering December 27th

Stay tuned for the day program of December 27th!

2019

January
Monthly theme
Connect to Reality


We're Closed!

Thursday Gathering January 3rd

Stay tuned for the day program of January 3rd!
Future of VR & AR

Thursday Gathering January 10th

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Why is brand identity so important? - Independent graphic design company, FromJane
Brand identity is not just about a logo. Jane will share her knowledge and insights of design. Why creating a strong corporate identity is key to creating and maintaining a positive consumer image and important part of a companies success.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Take it smooth in 2019 - Mathilde Nadeau, Kundalini Yoga Teacher
Get an overview of the yogic science to get inspirations for the New Year Resolution. Mathilde Nadeau, Kundalini Yoga Teacher, will provide you insights of the yoga teachings and tips for taking 2019 smoothly.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.

 

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