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Thursday Gatherings

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
For the foreseeable future, we will host our Thursday Gatherings online! You can find more information about our Virtual Thursday Gatherings here!


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!

 

July
Monthly theme
Summer School!


Summer Program: Venture School, Reinvent Yourself & Webinars - week 3

Thursday Gathering July 16th

16:00–17:00 Office Hours: Ask Me Anything around Entrepreneurship (part of Venture School track) - KVK / Netherlands Chamber of Commerce
Join this open office hours to pose questions that are related to entrepreneurship: entrepreneur skills and competences, business plan, marketing, taxes, insurances... The Chamber's Johan Laffra is here to help you out! This session is part of Venture Café's Venture School-summer school track.
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16:00–17:00 Office Hours: Ask Me Anything around Patents (part of Venture School track) - AOMB
Patents? Trademarks? Designs? Copyright? AOMB knows all about it and Patrick van Ginneken is happy to answer any questions you may have. Join this open office hours! This session is part of Venture Café's Venture School-summer school track.
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16:30–20:00 Break Out: Get Connected in our Virtual Networking Space! - Venture Café Rotterdam
Networking is at the heart of Venture Café! Join us in this main networking space to connect, exchange and collaborate. This space will be open for the duration of the Thursday Gathering to allow for serendipitous connections. Join to talk about a specific subject or for an informal chat to get to know other visitors!
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16:30–17:00 Break Out: Maximize your Virtual Venture Café Experience - Venture Café Rotterdam
During this session, we will maximize your virtual 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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17:00–18:00 Break Out: Revenue modeling: defining your revenue models with multiple revenue streams (part of Venture School track)- Tony de Bree
In this session you will step into the world of revenue modeling! Tony de Bree will help shape your thoughts on how you can set-up different revenue streams for your company. Tony will also give you practical tips on how to make money online & offline. This session is part of Venture Café's Venture School-summer school track.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Rotterdam Convention Hub: Innovations for events in the age of Covid-19 - Rotterdam Partners Convention Bureau
The international events industry is facing challenges it has never before experienced. We are witnessing the effect of the pandemic on the industry across all areas, from congresses being cancelled or going virtual, to future prospects toppled... The session will zoom in on examples of innovations which can benefit congress & event organizers in the age of COVID and beyond. Hosted by Catherine Kalamidas.
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18:30–20:00 Break Out: Fireside Chat: How to Deliver Powerful Online Presentations, or Workshops (part of Venture School track)- The Essential Workshops
Do you need to present online to colleagues, customers, or your students? Then you should consider this intensive fireside chat. Why? Because when it comes to being truly memorable & impactful, your glowing charisma, or content are simply not enough. Join Bogdan Manta! This session is part of Venture Café's Venture School-summer school track.
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18:30–19:15 Special Event: Live Webinar with Jannelieke Aalstein - Venture Café Rotterdam
Starting July 2nd, 2020, every other Thursday a well-known member of our community will be interviewed by Anoesjka Imambaks, Venture Café's Executive Director, to discuss subjects that concern entrepreneurship and/or are close to our heart. This week featuring: Jannelieke Aalstein, director at ActionAid, a human rights organization fighting for women’s rights, social justice, and an end to poverty.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Summer Program: Venture School, Reinvent Yourself & Webinars - week 4

Thursday Gathering July 23rd

16:30–20:00 Break Out: Get Connected in our Virtual Networking Space! - Venture Café Rotterdam
Networking is at the heart of Venture Café! Join us in this main networking space to connect, exchange and collaborate. This space will be open for the duration of the Thursday Gathering to allow for serendipitous connections. Join to talk about a specific subject or for an informal chat to get to know other visitors!
Read more >

16:30–17:00 Break Out: Maximize your Virtual Venture Café Experience - Venture Café Rotterdam
During this session, we will maximize your virtual 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 >

18:30–19:15 Break Out: Venture Café Book Club: "De Kier" - Shantie Singh
This week, we are in conversation with Shantie Singh. In this session, she talks about the creation of her new novel and the writing process. What happens before a book is finally available in the bookstores? Shantie is going to spill the tea.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Summer Program: Venture School, Reinvent Yourself + Talent Night - week 5

Thursday Gathering July 30th

16:30–20:00 Break Out: Get Connected in our Virtual Networking Space! - Venture Café Rotterdam
Networking is at the heart of Venture Café! Join us in this main networking space to connect, exchange and collaborate. This space will be open for the duration of the Thursday Gathering to allow for serendipitous connections. Join to talk about a specific subject or for an informal chat to get to know other visitors!
Read more >

16:30–17:00 Break Out: Maximize your Virtual Venture Café Experience - Venture Café Rotterdam
During this session, we will maximize your virtual 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 >

18:00–19:30 Break Out: Brand Sprint Workshop (part of Venture School track) - Cristina Quijano
Brand Sprint workshop to define your brand uniqueness and differentiation. Engage with your customers by defining what makes your brand unique and different from your competitors. Session is hosted by Cristina Quijano. This session is part of Venture Café's Venture School-summer school track.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.

 

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