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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!


Monthly theme

Talent Night - Nurture

Thursday Gathering January 23rd

17:00–18:00 Special Event: Rotterdam Spouse Initiative - Get Started 2020
Join the Spouse Program to get to know more about the opportunities and possibilities for new careers, entrepreneurship and discovering your talents.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Pitch Night - Forward Incubator
A robot with 100% success rate. A modern take on Arabic lessons. A cultural diversion in refugee camps. Another 11 inspiring stories and ideas from Entrepreneurs with a refugee background. Information for our final pitch night on February 5th @CIC
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Mobility Lab 2020 - Mobility Lab
Mobility Lab is back and we're looking for all kinds of smart mobility solutions!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: - Flexxy
Flexxy is aiming to revolutionize the world of Remote work. No hassle and simple administration. Keep your project moving! Get it done with Flexxy!
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Get to know the 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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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Going international with a startup: do's and don'ts - World Trade Centre - Trade Associates
How do you open new markets outside the Netherlands? Where to start, whom to contact, which partners, etc, etc. Our network of 24 Trade Associates in the Netherlands are experienced experts in international business. Join this session!
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17:30–19:30 Office Hours: Online Marketing for Automated Lead Generation - Sarah Getu
Sarah Getu specializes in online marketing solutions for business owners and helps them get predictable leads while focusing on data-driven results. During this Office Hours you sit down together 1:1 and you get a 30-min Online Marketing Assessment.
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: Entrepreneurs: Maximise your Top Performance for a solid Growth - innovAchievers
The world is increasingly adopting alternatives to the standard jobs; is your strategy fit to attract Talents? As Entrepreneur are you ready for the Disruption on the Workplace? How do you Maximise Top Performance to obtain Better Profits, More Time?
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: Roundtable Networking for Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurs - WIN Mastermind
Are you a purpose-driven entrepreneur looking to grow your network of like-minded entrepreneurs? ... Let's connect to help each other achieve our most pressing goals. ... Let's support each other on the most important projects we are working on.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Leadership: it al starts with constructive dialogues - VIE People
Is your company growing? Is your role as a leader/founder changing? Start with the basics: how to lead your company with good dialogues
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
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Thursday Gathering January 30th

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Get to know the Venture Café
Is this your first time to Venture Café, or do you want to make new, serendipitous connections with other Venture Café visitors? Do you want to know a bit more about Venture Café’s mission, or are you interested in what brings other people to visit V
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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 Avoid SaaS Startup Tech Pitfalls - Neerventure.com
Learn from an experienced Chief Technology Officer how to avoid tech pitfalls, create better apps and be ready to turn into a Scaleup.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.


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