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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
Future Travel

Future of Travel

Thursday Gathering July 26th

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!

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Travel without Baggage! - GIBBON
Defying conventions: How GIBBON is bringing Travel and Fashion together to enable travelling without baggage! Meet the co-founders Joanna Chen Wanzi and Tyr Astaroth Ding at their info table!

17:00–19:00 Info Table: felyx - Changing the way we move through cities - felyx e-scooter sharing
Pollution, congestion and increased pressure on public space are three examples of mobility challenges cities face. felyx' Jr. Marketing Manager Philippe van Raalte explains how e-scooter sharing can solve these problems.

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Reinvent the way you travel in Europe - Green Tickets
Green Tickets helps you to reinvent the way you travel in Europe: come and see our MVP that will change the future of travelling. We’d love to hear your thoughts about smart & sustainable travel in Europe and share some of our tips & tricks.

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Nocto - Seize the Night - Nocto International B.V.
Do you want to be at the right place at the right time? So do we! Nocto is here to help people and nightlife businesses seize the night! Join a.o. founder David Franzen at their info table!

17:00–17:30 Break Out: The Millennial Preach by Niki Sie
De Nieuwe Poort Rotterdam and Venture Café Rotterdam team up to to bring you a 20-minute Millennial Preach: a preach by a millennial for the (young) generation of entrepreneurs and professionals. Expect an inspirational story about life, work and our society; accompanied by live piano music. This week's Millennial Preacher: Niki Sie, owner of Juuve Carsharing!

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Get Directly Served - MenuBlender
MenuBlender allows you to never again waste time at the restaurant. No more waiting for a table, food, waiter, or the bill. On top of this you get your meal for an exclusively discounted price. Come visit our info-table to find out how!

17:30–18:30 Break Out: Exploring the Future of Travel in Europe: challenges and solutions - Green Tickets
Travel is going to change in the age of climate change. In Europe, there are still many challenges regarding the future of travel. Together, we will think about these challenges, and brainstorm about concrete solutions and innovations.

17:30–18:30 Break Out: Salsa workshop 💃🏽🕺🏻 - El YoYo
Get the Salsa Loco virus, join this awesome salsa session with Rahiem in the Café Area!

18:30–20:00 Summer School: Public Speaking, Sell your dreams! - Maria Bahamam and Timo Nieuwboer & expert speaker Michèle Sparreboom
Get inspired; discover essential hacks to stand out with your public speaking skills; get the chance to exercise in a safe environment while being coached by top speakers! Your hosts are Maria Bahamam and Timo Nieuwboer. This week's expert speaker: Michèle Sparreboom!

18:30–19:30 Break Out: All You Can Art 3 - David Bade, Instituto Buena Bista
Join this session to meet the renown artist David Bade (born in Willemstad, 1970) and some of the Curaçao summer school students who are participating and exhibiting as part of "All You Can Art" at the Kunsthal Rotterdam this summer!

18:30–19:30 Break Out: Shorten your travel time at the airport by 60min! A design approach to change the baggage industry - TU Delft & Zwaluw | Innovatie & Samenwerking
PASSME is aimed to shorten the travel time at airport by 60min. For example, luggage could be picked up at someone's doorstep and delivered at your hotel, but this requires a system to change. In this break-out Katinka Bergema will explain what she has done and how!

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

Monthly theme
Summer Detox

Summer Detox

Thursday Gathering August 2nd

15:00–16:30 Off-site Break Out: All you Can Art 3 - David Bade, Instituto Buena Bista
Spark your creativity, and join this off-site session at the Kunsthal! For the third year, 'All you can Art' will aim to give you the opportunity to join the artists in making art according to the master-apprentice principle. Participate and put your creative skills to the test! RSVP to confirm your spot. *Entrance for Kunstal ticket is not included*

18:30–19:30 Break Out: Explore, Play, Love: Detox the PlayfulMonk way with Amaranatho - Mindfulness out of the box
Do you want to maintain optimum performance in complex situations? Amaranatho is a former Buddhist monk who regularly mentally and physically detoxes. He will share simple practicals ways to detox the mind/body using the Playfulmonk approach!

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

Thursday Gathering August 9th

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Startup Funding Event
We believe in making the world better by spreading inspiration and innovation. We give startups a platform to pitch their ideas to an interested audience and also give the chance to the local community to indulge in the fascinating world of new ideas

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

Thursday Gathering August 16th

17:30–18:30 Summer School: Master Class Branding: unlock the secrets and #StretchYourself! - The Young
The Young invites you to get to know their Rotterdam based micro global agency and take you along on a ride on the E-bike of the future. Their case study for research-based creative strategy let's you think of the secrets you would like to unravel about. #StretchYourself! Join this session hosted by the brand agency who have worked with a.o. Secrid, BMW, senz, fatboy and many YES!Delft startups!

18:30–19:30 Summer School: Awakening to your true potential: PlayfulMonk Master Class with Amaranatho - Mindfulness out of the box
If you are not giving yourself time and the skills to reflect you are missing insights that can transform your life and business. Join former Buddhist monk Amaranatho for this practical master class workshop on how to deeply listen and reflect.

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

Thursday Gathering August 23rd

Stay tuned for the day program of August 23rd!


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