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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!


Monthly theme
Got Talent


Thursday Gathering March 29th

17:00–19:00 Office Hours: How to get from Startup to Scale up - Your Professional Coach
You have great plans on how to let your business flourish? And you struggle with the alignment of business and Organization? Then it is time for sparring session with Jan Vrencken as a business impact specialist with over 15 yours of experience.

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Explore the funding ecosystem in one day! - Capital Tour XXL Rotterdam 2018
Interested in learning more about local investors? Want a chance to meet with relevant investors and speak with them? Stop by our info table and we can answer your questions on how Capital Tour can help you!

17:00–19:00 Info Table: CityLab010 seeks innovative plans for Rotterdam - CityLab010, program of Municipality of Rotterdam
With CityLab010 grant fund is available, containing an annual amount of three and a half million euros in total for innovative plans that help further improve the city of Rotterdam. Come meet a.o. Rob van den Bos and Daphne Bos at their info table!

17:00–19:00 Info Table: The Tech Education Ecosystem - Turing Society
Turing Society is hosting a break out session on how to get started with coding. You can come to our info table for more information about us and what we do.

17:00–19:00 Office Hours: How to build digital confidence to achieve digital transformation? - ContentKings bv
Are all of your employees digital natives, multitasking agile scrumming young ambitious professionals? No? Want to know how to transform them? Book a sparring session with Ellen Altenburg, community concept developer of ContentKings.

17:00–19:00 Office Hours: CityLab010 seeks innovative plans for Rotterdam - Municipality of Rotterdam
With CityLab010 grant fund is available, containing an annual amount of three and a half million euro’s in total for innovative plans that help further improve the city of Rotterdam

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Victory art - Victory art
Victory art will inform visitors of Venture café about what it is exactly doing by giving them information about the artists, the marketing strategy, the customers. Victory art, a.o. Viktória Pikovská, will also answer all the questions you have about art!

17:30–18:30 Break Out: How to create impact with full potential - The Playmakers
If you want to create impact, you must have a clear idea of the goals and purpose your company is working on. What are the leading principles? How are you personally aligned? Discover your impact in this creative session hosted by The Playmakers, with a.o. Maaike Huisman.

17:30–18:30 Break Out: Talent development and business yoga - Yogayounity
Are you aware of your own unique talents? This inspiration session, hosted by Yogayounity's co-owner Jan van de Maagdenberg, will give you an insight in the importance of staying grounded and connected to uncover your talents and become the happiest and most successful version of you.

17:30–18:30 Break Out: How to Hire International Talent - VanHack
Thinking of hiring talent from abroad? Already hired international talent and need ideas to improve the process? Join Fionna Faulk, from VanHack, for an evening of insight on the "do's and don'ts" of hiring international talent!

17:30–18:00 Break Out: The Millennial Preach "From 'Musts' to 'Wants'" - Lindsy Szelvasi

18:30–19:30 Break Out: How to get started with coding, and what to do when you have done so. - Turing Society
Turing Society is back at Venture Café! Join this session with Maksut Gavaz as he presents about the student-led social enterprise, that focusses on innovating tech education! They will be hosting a session on coding, how to get started and what to do when you have done so!

18:30–19:30 Break Out: CityLab010 seeks innovative plans for Rotterdam! - CityLab010, program of Municipality of Rotterdam
CityLab010 grant fund is now available, containing an annual amount of three and a half million euros for initiatives to improve Rotterdam. Join a.o. Rob van den Bos and Daphne Bos at this session to learn about it and see if there is a match!

18:30–19:30 Break Out: From Talent to Success - Aimée Floris HRM & professional development
Hiring talent doesn’t mean success if you don’t know how to make use of that talent. Let’s find out how you can make talent into success. Join Aimée Floris and get inspired!

18:30–21:30 Side Event: Rotterdam Impact Challenge - Time to Pitch! (in Dutch!) - SingularityU Rotterdam Chapter & Municipality of Rotterdam
We invite you to come listen to the final pitches from a.o. active Rotterdammers, students, alumni of SU university and Municipality of Rotterdam about technology and social challenges of the city of Rotterdam and to together create local impact! Note that this session is in Dutch.

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

Monthly theme
Get Growing!

Let's talk about Capital #GetGrowing!

Thursday Gathering April 5th

17:00–19:00 Office Hours: Make your Value Chain profitable! - The Zero Waste Consultant
Learn how you turn your business model into a Zero Polluting Value Chain and generate profitable revenue streams from the wasted Matter and Energy. Sounds too good to be true? Sign up and be amazed of the possibilities you never knew existed!

17:30–18:30 Break Out: Usefulness and uselessness of digital detox - Digital Detox Academy
Do we have to put our smartphone in a volt, limit wifi access in order to find peace and quietness and in order to be able to live in the "here and now"? Join Christine Wittoeck of the Digital Detox Academy to discuss about this oh-so interesting subject!

18:00–18:45 Break Out: Get growing by gaining massive publicity! - DelanoPR
Do you want a lot more fun while searching your company in Google? During this interactive workshop about pr, Dutch communication specialist Jennifer Delano will show you how to create more exposure than you ever imagined.

18:30–19:30 Break Out: Onboarding the Right Employees & Personal Development at Bynder - Bynder
Bynder will share how their innovative approach to onboarding employees enabled growth from 6 to 320 employees, across 7 international offices in 4 years. Ruben Vermaak oversees the onboarding, training and personal development of all "Byndies". They also want to debate with you about their recent acquisition in the USA & how they should continue to bind their employees!

19:00–19:30 Info Table: Take your press release towards the next step! - DelanoPR
Did you plan a pressrelease in the near future? Or do you have no clue what kind of title would attract press? Pr professional Jennifer Delano will provide you the right title for or honest feedback on your pressrelease.

These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
All about Blockchain #GetGrowing!

Thursday Gathering April 12th

17:00–17:30 Break Out: Introduction to Blockchain - Kryha
Whether you're familiar with blockchain or not; there's no denying the disruptive potential that it poses. Together we'll dive into the fundamentals of blockchain technology, smart contracts and its use-cases.

17:30–18:30 Break Out: Five Insights for Growth from a former Buddhist Monk PlayfulMonk in Convers - Mindfulness out of the box
This interactive talk will focus on innovative ways to support personal and organizational change and will be led by Amaranatho who was a Buddhist monk for 15 years.

17:30–18:00 Break Out: Blockchain in Supply Chain - Kryha
Together with our partner BlockLab, we'll explore the use-cases for blockchain technology in supply chains. BlockLab is a field lab in Rotterdam for experimenting with blockchain technology. Tonight they will show us a working prototype.

18:00–18:30 Break Out: Blockchain in Government - Kryha
Blockchain has huge potential for governments. Kryha will demonstrate a prototype that we've developed for the municipality of Amsterdam.

18:30–19:00 Break Out: Blockchain in Corporate - Kryha
Kryha works with KLM Digital Studio to develop proof of concepts throughout the organization. Linda from KLM Digital Studio will show us prototypes built with blockchain from within the corporate environment.

19:00–19:30 Break Out: Blockchain in Energy - Kryha
BlockLab from Rotterdam will guide us through application of blockchain technology in the domain of energy, through showcasing a working prototype they've developed.

These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Connecting Money, Talent & Ideas #GetGrowing!

Thursday Gathering April 19th

Stay tuned for the day program of April 19th!


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