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September


Expansion Café - part of Upstream Festival 2020

Thursday Gathering September 24th

10:00–11:00 Break Out: Introduction to 3rd CIIE Trade and Investment Matchmaking - Rotterdam Partners & Bank of China (Luxembourg) S.A. Rotterdam Branch
Get introduced to the Third China International Import Expo (CIIE) and the Trade and Investment Matchmaking Conference during the webinar. Part of Venture Café's Expansion Café & Upstream Festival!
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17:00–17:30 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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17:00–19:00 Break Out: Get Connected in our Virtual Networking Space! - Venture Café Rotterdam & Venture Café Warsaw
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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17:00–18:00 Break Out: RCD Talk | Mobility featuring Niki Sie (Juuve) - Rotterdam Central District
May we introduce to you: RCD Talk! The theme of RCD in September is Mobility. What will the Central District of the future look like? Will there be cars at all on Weena in 10 years time? For this talk RCD has invited Niki Sie. Niki is the founder of Juuve. Curious about Niki's ideas and the challenges he sees? Join!
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17:00–18:30 Break Out: Learn about City, Business & Startup Ecosystems of Warsaw and Rotterdam - Innovation Bridge Warsaw & Rotterdam
This Thursday we create a bridge between the innovation community in Warsaw and Rotterdam. This week we are opening the bridge by exploring both of our ecosystems. Join this session to learn more about the startup, business and city ecosystem from experts from the city of Warsaw and city of Rotterdam: Piotr Paradowski, Agnieszka Szweda, Maciej Sadowski, Julia-Oomens Meer, and Robert Tans.
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: Beyond Borders (part of Upstream Festival)- Venture Café, The Next Women, CIC & RVO
A live interactive talkshow with inspiring guests and moderated by Rixt Herklots (The Next Women. In this live talk show, you will get informed, inspired, and motivated to do business abroad. Walk away with concrete steps and an enriched network to make your next international (ad)venture a success. Join!
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18:30–19:00 Break Out: Startup Pitches from Warsaw and Rotterdam - Innovation Bridge Venture Café Warsaw & Rotterdam
This Thursday we create a bridge between the innovation community in Warsaw and Rotterdam. This week we are opening the bridge by exploring both of our ecosystems. Join this session to listen to pitches from startups in both Rotterdam and Warsaw and get a feel for the innovations that are being worked on in each of these cities. Expect: Aternet, Emproof, Simpliz, Veturai Automotive, Trasee, Dronhub, 4Omid, Studio Halftone, The Integrity Coordinator & Danielle van Uden to do a short 2min pitch!
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19:30–20:00 Break Out: Debate about Dutch and Polish Road to Innovation - Innovation Bridge Venture Café Warsaw & Rotterdam
This Thursday we create a bridge between the innovation community in Warsaw and Rotterdam. This week we are opening the bridge by exploring both of our ecosystems. Join this session to learn about the road to innovation from Polish and Dutch startups & scale-ups. Featuring: Veturai Automotive & Placeme pl (Warsaw), and Studio Halftone & Skoon (Rotterdam).
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Talent Night: Getting Resilient (SDG8: Decent Work and Economic Growth)

Thursday Gathering September 17th

13:00–14:00 Break Out: Resilient Cities in the better normal: Lessons from Japan - Venture Café Tokyo & SmartCohort
Climate change and also the COVID-19 pandemic bring up the importance of developing resilient cities and infrastructures. In the United States, billions of dollars have been spent on resiliency efforts, yet hundreds of thousands of people have passed away with upwards of 20 million people at risk of eviction. This session will examine the role of urban planning and infrastructure governance in creating resilient cities, insights into Japan’s approach to the natural disasters recovery, such as earthquake, tsunami, and flood which Japan recently faced and tackle for, and resilient cities development for the better normal. Hosted by Venture Café Tokyo and #SmartCohort.
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17:00–17:30 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 >

17:00–19:00 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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17:00–18:00 Break Out: An introduction to investments - ABN AMRO BANK N.V.
With this presentation we want to inform you about savings and investments. Why do we save or invest? Are there any risks when you choose to safe your money? Together we look in to the all advantages and disadvantages between Saving and Investing. Join to learn more about investments!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: WeScale Challenges for Taiwan Explorer Awards - Taiwan Globalization Network
Are you ambitious, and (almost) ready to scale? Through the WeScale Challenge you can win the support you need to take the next step, at least if you can convince the jury of the advantages for society. Join this info table to learn more!
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17:00–18:30 Info Table: Become a mentor! Support start-ups of PortXL - PortXL
Chat with us about mentoring innovative start-ups in the global port ecosystem with your expertise, knowledge and network!
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17:00–18:00 Break Out: Are you a slave or master of digital work? - Digital Detox Academy
Are you a slave or master of digital work? Can we avoid: infobesitas, Facebook addiction, Internet distraction, e-mail transfer, etc.? Christine makes you aware of the pitfalls of digital work in a humorous way and gives you practical advice on how to use digital tools effectively without becoming a slave. Join this session and get your digital reality check!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Vacancies on the Talent Portal (in Virtual Networking Space)
Join this table if you are interested to learn about Venture Cafe's Talent Portal and the vacancies that are currently on it. We also aim to think along with you in your search for new employees or your next career move!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Looking to Recruit Talent (in Virtual Networking Space)
Join this table if you have open vacancies and/or if you are looking for your next career step and are exploring possibilities!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Try our world-class perfumes and help us build a Machine Learning Algorithm (physical in VC Café area) - House of Formulas
Forget that retail store where you have to go to buy a Cologne. It's 2020. Bring in the online and bring in the algorithms. Sniff our perfumes, and take the Quiz to help us build our algorithm. This way we can provide you a perfume that is perfect for You. You can help us to get started today by stopping by our info table!
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17:00–18:30 Info Table: Internationals in Rotterdam-Table - Rotterdam Expat Centre
Are you an international living in Rotterdam? Do you have any questions about living in the Rotterdam region? Or are you curious what services we offer to the expat community and how we can cooperate? We of Rotterdam Expat Centre are here for you and happy to meet and answer any question you might have around relocating or living in Rotterdam.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: International students and alumni: Let's get your career started! - Holland Alumni network
Visit the Holland Alumni network-NL table to learn how this international student and alumni association can help get you career started in the Netherlands and much more. We run various virtual events on career, professional and persona development.
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Valorizing Fish wastewater into Protein Food - TransitionHERO
Find out how a system can convert fish wastewater into sustainable proteins for human consumption... Join Andreas en Petra for this session.
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Get a Tour Through CIC! Explore the beautifully designed innovation center (physical tours only) - CIC Rotterdam
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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18:00–19:00 Break Out: Why & how we're crowdfunding a new fair hotel booking platform - Beterboeken
Can a company be truly mission driven and have an entrepreneurial mindset at the same time? Yes! Let us tell you the story of Beterboeken. From viral LinkedIn post to crowdfunding, and our discovery of the new business structure 'steward-ownership'.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Microorganisms through a different lens - Masters of Beautiful Achievements
Let’s talk about what microbes and viruses can teach us and how we could use them in a positive way! Join Alexander Prinsen and Marc van Bemmel for this session.
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18:30–19:15 Special Event: Live Webinar on Resilience & Entrepreneurial Mindset with Pauline Calmez - Venture Café Rotterdam
Venture Café's live webinars: 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 (our Talent Night!) featuring: Pauline Calmez, founder and director of the non-profit organization: Netwerk Nieuw Rotterdam. They will discuss resiliency and having a entrepreneurial mindset. Tune in or join us live (limited spots, please book a ticket)!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Let's get real about Climate! (SDG13: Climate Action)

Thursday Gathering September 10th

17:00–17:30 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 >

17:00–19:00 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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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Taking climate action: remove the CO2 you emit! - Compensate
Whenever we create CO2 emissions, we should commit to removing at least an equal amount of it from the atmosphere. Elina Kajosaari, CEO of Compensate, presents Compensate's systemic solution to taking climate action followed by Q&A. Join to get inspired about what YOU can do!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Taiwan Business Day 2020 - WeScale Challenges on 8 October - Taiwan Globalization Network
Are you ambitious, and (almost) ready to scale? Through the WeScale Challenge you can win the support you need to take the next step, at least if you can convince the jury of the advantages for society. Join this info table to learn more!
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Climate Reality - Cittamap
This climate reality workshop addresses the need to change, and the current actions the world is taking. Answering questions 'Why is there a climate crisis?' 'What are the consequences?' and lastly 'What can we do?'. Join this informative session & dialogue!
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: WeScale Challenges for Taiwan Explorer Awards - Taiwan Globalization Network-TGN
Are you ambitious, and (almost) ready to scale? Through the WeScale Challenge you can win the support you need to take the next step to Taiwan, at least if you can convince the jury of the advantages for society. Join Valerie during this session to learn more about the challenge!
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18:00–18:45 Break Out: ESG Acceleration: What sustainability topics matter most? - Finch & Beak
Learn how to identify what sustainability topics are material to your organization and gain insights on how this can determine your sustainability agenda. This session is for any organization who is aiming to do business in a sustainable way. Session hosted by Bas Nuijten - join in!
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: How optimizing for SEO can improve your (local) business - Reverb Media
Make it easier for your potential customers to find you online with this “SEO” (Search Engine Optimization) session from Reverb Media and get your business out there. Submit your questions in advance & you might get tips during this session. Join in!
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18:30–19:15 Special Event: Live Webinar on Sustainable Growth with Lars Crama - Venture Café Rotterdam
Venture Café's live webinars: 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: Lars Crama, Managing Director at InnovatorsInc, and Private Lead at Up!Rotterdam. They will discuss sustainable growth and thé innovation festival of Rotterdam that's coming up soon: Upstream Festival. Tune in or join us live (limited spots, please book a ticket)!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Energy savers and -givers (SDG7: Affordable and Clean Energy)

Thursday Gathering September 3rd

17:00–17:30 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 >

17:00–19:00 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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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Sustainable urban energy production - Airturb
We believe everybody needs to participate in making our world green. We all need energy. From charging our phones to warming your home. The wind is our most powerful free supplier. Airturb harvests the wind and makes it usable energy to light up your live. Learn more about it!
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17:30–19:00 Break Out: How to double your productivity without having to push harder or give up sleep - WIN Mastermind
In this 1.5 hour interactive virtual workshop, author and efficiency expert Alexander Keehnen shares his Stress-Free Work System. Improve your self-management and prioritization skills for increased focus, creativity and peace of mind.
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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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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Get a Tour Through CIC! Explore the beautifully designed innovation center (physical tours only) - CIC Rotterdam
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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18:00–18:30 Break Out: A better and plastic free world? - MoMax
Over 1 Million plastic bags are used every single minute. Can we replace them? How can we as a business or a start-up make the world more sustainable, not only in an ecological way? MoMax wants to achieve that. Join the session and see how!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: How to Improve your coaching skills - The PlayfulMonk Way - PlayfulMonk
Do you work in HR or people services and coach? Are you an agile or life coach? This is a safe and confidential space to get perspective on your coaching approach, receive constructive reflective feedback and improve your skills.
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18:30–19:15 Live Session: The energy transition in the port and its surroundings - Skoon, AirTurb & DAREL
To honor the Wereldhavendagen and the Port of Rotterdam, we have invited Skoon, AirTurb and DAREL to engage in a discussion around the energy transition both within and outside the port. Join us this Thursday, live or from the comfort of your home, to learn more about the energy transition!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.

August
Monthly theme
Summer School!


Summer Program: Venture School, Reinvent Yourself + Talent Night - Week 9

Thursday Gathering August 27th

16:00–20:00 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 >

17:00–18:15 Info Table: Demo Night of Venture School Participants - Venture Café Rotterdam
Tune into our virtual networking space between 17:00-17:30h and meet the Venture Café's Venture School participants to learn about the new businesses they built during summer 2020 and/or the steps they have taken with their existing business! From 17:30h-18:15h they will host their tables physically at Venture Café. This session is part of Venture Café's Venture School-summer school track.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: From Engineer Expat to Therapist & Corporate Wellness Consultant - Irene Anggreeni
Irene shares her story of reinvention from being an engineer to now a wellbeing champion. She'll ignite your passion for self-care as a fundamental part of self-growth. You'll also learn tools to be a wellbeing champion in your (corporate) work life. This session is part of Venture Café's Reinvent Yourself-summer school track.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Design Your Career - Kokai Business Coaching
Your certification defines your career -WRONG!- 75 % of students will finally take a job outside the scope of their primary education! How can you find out what job suites you the best? Join this session hosted by Robert Kokai.
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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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18:00–19:00 Break Out: Ask Me Anything around Conscious mindset | The Inner Business Effect: Your Business Within Determines Your Profits (part of Venture School track) – Vinnie Wee
In this breakout session, you will discover; How the gap between your current profit and your ideal profit is you, how to go beyond problem-solving to embodying results and how to make decisions from inside out and bind it with actions that bring transformation and be an Aspiring Business Enabler. Vinnie Wee hosts this session and is part of Venture Café's Venture School-summer school track.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: 3 Ways to Build Resilience While Navigating 2020 (part of Reinvent Yourself track) - Cristina Popescu Holistic Coach
A workshop were I take you by hand, and help you look at 2020 from a perspective that brings you hope and courage to keep going until resilience becomes your default. This session is part of Venture Café's Reinvent Yourself-summer school track.
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18:50–19:30 Break Out: Graduation Ceremony & Interview with Winner of Venture School 2020 (NB updated start time!) - Venture Café Rotterdam
Join this graduation ceremony for the participants of Venture School 2020 and listen to the winner's story, business and steps taken during summer 2020! This session is part of Venture Café's Venture School-summer school track. NB re-scheduled to start at 18:50.
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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 8

Thursday Gathering August 20th

13:00–14:00 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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16:00–20:00 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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16:00–17:00 Break Out: Pitch Clinic: Tips and Feedback (part of Venture School track) - TEDx Speech Coach David Beckett
Find out how to build your winning pitch! Join TEDx Speech Coach David Beckett for inspiration, tips & tricks and feedback! Stick around for the Pitch Night afterwards (17:30-18:30h), where Venture School participants are pitching to a jury to win a co-working spot for one month at CIC Rotterdam! This session is part of Venture Café's Venture School-summer school track.
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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!
Read more >

17:30–18:30 Break Out: Mental Health During Pandemic - How to know when you need support - Cristina Popescu Holistic Coach
This workshop will teach you how to identify and address an issue without feeling uncomfortable or alone.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Pitch Night! (part of Venture School track) - Venture Café Rotterdam
Venture School participants will pitch to win a CIC Rotterdam co-working spot for a month! Join in to listen to their pitches in front of our expert jury consisting of Tony de Bree, Andres Campo, Johan Laffra and Joyce Kornet. Moderation by Anoesjka Imambaks. This session is part of Venture Café's Venture School-summer school track.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Understanding Your Business Entity, Personal Liability and Basic Contracts (part of Venture School track) – Vinnie Wee
Starting off on the right foot isn’t just important for waking up in the morning, it’s just as important with the start of any business. This session is to help you to understand the different business entities available particularly sole proprietorship (ZZP), partnership (VOB), and private company (BV). This session is hosted by Vinnie Wee. This session is part of Venture Café's Venture School-summer school track.
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18:30–20:00 Info Table: Post-Pitch Meetup for Venture School Participants - Venture Café Rotterdam
After the pitches, join this informal meetup to touch base and catch up with other participants of Venture Café's "Venture School" program! This session is part of Venture Café's Venture School-summer school track.
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18:30–19:15 Break Out: Live Webinar: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Entrepreneurship: Ask Me Anything! - powered by FunX Media and Venture Café Rotterdam
During three Venture Café Thursday Gatherings in August 2020, FunX Media will host an "Ask Me Anything" event. Every week, a different entrepreneur joins in to share the real story behind the success of his or her business. The good, the bad and the ugly. You can ask them anything, so grab your chance! This week featuring Aminanta Minte, journalist, producer and founder of Alien-mag
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Google Ventures Design Sprint - Circular Sprint
A GV Design Sprint is a 5-day workshop that combines design-thinking, lean-startup and agile techniques, to help teams quickly prototype and test their wildest ideas with real users, before investing big time and money building a final solution. Hosted by Antonio Suarez.
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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 7

Thursday Gathering August 13th

16:00–20:00 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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16:00–17:00 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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16:00–17:00 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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16:30–17:00 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 >

17:00–19:00 Info Table: TAcc+ International Program Taiwan 2020 - Taiwan Globalization Network-TGN
TAcc+, a national league accelerator by Taiwan Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs, proudly presents International Program Webinars to facilitate and support international startups and SMEs to connect with Taiwan
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17:00–18:00 Break Out: Hygiene and health in the Dutch architecture collection - Het Nieuwe Instituut
In response to the Covid-19 crisis, senior curator Hetty Berens is researching hygiene and health in the collection of Het Nieuwe Instituut. Relations Manager Bente Spigt will tell more about the Online Programs and how design can help.
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17:00–18:00 Break Out: How to stand up from the crowd and become the go-to expert in your field (part of the Venture school track) - Mariana Peña Vargas
Learn how to repackage your professional & personal experience to stop being 'one more option' and become the ONLY answer to your clients. This session is part of Venture Café's Venture School-summer school track.
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17:30–18:30 Office Hours: Ask Me Anything around Conscious mindset | The Inner Business Effect: Your Business Within Determines Your Profits (part of Venture School track) – Vinnie Wee
In this breakout session, you will discover; How the gap between your current profit and your ideal profit is you, how to go beyond problem-solving to embodying results and how to make decisions from inside out and bind it with actions that bring transformation and be an Aspiring Business Enabler. Vinnie Wee hosts this session and is part of Venture Café's Venture School-summer school track.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Storytelling: why & how to tell your stories (part of Venture School track)- The Story Network
Do you recognize this? You'd like to write blogs, make videos or post messages on social media, but once you sit down to get started nothing comes to mind. In that case, some external inspiration and tips can help you to make your stories clearer. This session is part of Venture Café's Venture School-summer school track.
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: Finding Your "Why" And How To Pivot Your Life (part of Reinvent yourself track) - Tony de Bree Consulting
The covid-19 crisis has forced all of us to think about the true purpose of our personal and professional life and how to pivot our life. In this workshop you will learn how to find your why by answering 5 questions and how to pivot your life. This session is part of Venture Café's Reinvent Yourself-summer school track.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: How to develop an agility mindset the PlayfulMonk way (part of Reinvent Yourself track) - PlayfulMonk
Managing a business is easy; dealing with every problem and challenges that come to you while managing the business is the hard part. If you are an executive, leader, manager and want to know how Amaranatho's coaching clients had such creative ideas for their business and employees during the lockdown then join this session! And find out how to gain valuable insight into yourself and your business. This session is part of Venture Café's Reinvent Yourself-summer school track.
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18:30–19:15 Break Out: Live Webinar: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Entrepreneurship: Ask Me Anything! - powered by FunX Media and Venture Café Rotterdam
During three Venture Café Thursday Gatherings in August 2020, FunX Media will host an "Ask Me Anything" event. Every week, a different entrepreneur joins in to share the real story behind the success of his or her business. The good, the bad, and the ugly. You can ask them anything, so grab your chance! This week featuring Norma Gogar, Co-founder of Hart voor de stad!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Summer Program: Venture School, Reinvent Yourself + Global Gathering - Week 6

Thursday Gathering August 6th

13:00–14:15 Break Out: Global Seasons Gado-Gado Cooking Workshop - Global Seasons
Global Seasons is having the fourth round workshop at Venture Cafe this time with a gorgeous Indonesian delicacy, Gado-Gado Salad. Marinated cucumbers and steeped eggs will be accompanied in this flavorful peanut sauce salad.
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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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16:00–17:00 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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16:00–20:00 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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17:00–19:00 Info Table: TAcc+ International Program Taiwan 2020 - Taiwan Globalization Network-TGN
Opportunites in Taiwan TAcc+, a national league accelerator by Taiwan Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs, proudly presents International Program Webinars to facilitate and support international startups and SME
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17:00–18:30 Break Out: How to Choose the right type of funding? (part of Venture School track) - Symbid
In this session we will take you through the most important decisions for fundraising, and answer your questions.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: TAcc+ International Program Taiwan 2020 - Taiwan Globalization Network-TGN
Opportunites in Taiwan TAcc+, a national league accelerator by Taiwan Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs, proudly presents International Program Webinars to facilitate and support international startups and SME
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17:30–18:30 Office Hours: Ask Me Anything around Conscious mindset | The Inner Business Effect: Your Business Within Determines Your Profits (part of Venture School track) – Vinnie Wee
In this breakout session, you will discover; How the gap between your current profit and your ideal profit is you, how to go beyond problem-solving to embodying results and how to make decisions from inside out and bind it with actions that bring transformation and be an Aspiring Business Enabler. Vinnie Wee hosts this session and is part of Venture Café's Venture School-summer school track.
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: Get Pitched - The Global Edition! Brainstorm and pitch ideas around the Future of Work and Quality Education - Venture Café Rotterdam
Get Pitched! is a fun networking card game developed by Venture Cafés around the world. During Get Pitched! you will be presented with a problem and are challenged to find a solution using a specified technology, industry, and resource that will be chosen at random. You have 30 seconds until you need to pitch. Ready, set, GO! This session is part of Venture Café's Global Gathering 2020: you'll brainstorm and pitch: all in effort to make the better normal happen!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: How to improve your coaching skills - The Coaching clinic (part of Reinvent Yourself track) - PlayfulMonk
Do you work in HR or people services and coach? Are you an agile or life coach? This is a safe and confidential space to get perspective on your coaching approach, receive constructive reflective feedback and improve your skills with session host Amaranatho. This session is part of Venture Café's Reinvent Yourself-summer school track.
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18:30–19:15 Break Out: Live Webinar: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Entrepreneurship: Ask Me Anything! - powered by FunX Media and Venture Café Rotterdam
During three Venture Café Thursday Gatherings in August 2020, FunX Media will host an "Ask Me Anything" event. Every week, a different entrepreneur joins in to share the real story behind the success of his or her business. The good, the bad and the ugly. You can ask them anything, so grab your chance! This week featuring Margaret West, fashion stylist!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Ethics & Compliance: Why it is important and what are some common pitfalls (part of Venture School track) - ECMC (Ethics & Compliance Management & Consulting)
In this session we will discuss the history of compliance. What does it mean? And why is ethics at least as important? What are the risks? And why do ethical companies perform better financially?
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.

July
Monthly theme
Summer School!


Summer Program: Venture School, Reinvent Yourself + Talent Night - week 5

Thursday Gathering July 30th

16:00–20:00 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 >

16:00–17:00 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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16:30–17:00 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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17:00–17:45 Break Out: What entrepreneurs should know about Intellectual Property (part of Venture School track) - AOMB Intellectual Property B.V.
Do you have a great idea and want to know whether you can talk about it or should protect it first? Join in to learn how your business idea can be optimally protected by various forms of Intellectual Property. Hosted by Patrick van Ginneken. This session is part of Venture Café's Venture School-summer school track.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Capturing your vision in a picture - Stakelphotography
Stakelphotography is a corporate photographer; who can assist to capture your vision in different styles. Photo-reportage, Documentary and portraits. Hosted by Valentino Stakel. Stop by to learn more about his work!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Which distinctive features / dimensions are most important in the transformation from a startup to a growing organization? - University of Utrecht
Minke de Haan is doing a research about the above topic for her study at University of Utrecht. She would like to come in contact with scaleups that are interested to help her with her research. The following companies are already participating EY, Daan, Growth Tribes, Maersk Growth, Twill and many more!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Vacancies on the Talent Portal (in Global Social Space)
Join this table if you are interested to learn about Venture Cafe's Talent Portal and the vacancies that are currently on it. We also aim to think along in your search of new employees or your next career step!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Stichting BforYou - stichting BforYou
Investing in talent development for the youth is worth CAPITALS!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: TAcc+ International Program Taiwan 2020 - Taiwan Globalization Network-TGN
Opportunites in Taiwan TAcc+, a national league accelerator by Taiwan Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs, proudly presents International Program Webinars to facilitate and support international startups and SME
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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: Soulful leadership (part of Reinvent Yourself track) - Black Ladies Talk
Leadership it is easy to break people when you're a leader. But how do you build people up, so they can build you up? How do you use your power to empower the people you work with? Come and explore Soulful leadership with Anita Abaisa. This session is part of Venture Café's Reinvent Yourself-summer school track.
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17:45–18:30 Break Out: What you need to grow your company (part of Venture School track) - VIE People Rotterdam
You have a brilliant idea and desire to improving the world, making a mark. To build a company that is sustainable, even when you’re not there. After hearing today’s inspiring growth story you will look at your team and their individuals as a key drive! Hosted by Reindert Kriek. This session is part of Venture Café's Venture School-summer school track.
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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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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Understanding Your Business Entity, Personal Liability and Basic Contracts (part of Venture School track) – Vinnie Wee
Starting off on the right foot isn’t just important for waking up in the morning, it’s just as important with the start of any business. This session is to help you to understand the different business entities available particularly sole proprietorship (ZZP), partnership (VOB), and private company (BV). This session is hosted by Vinnie Wee. 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 Chantelle Rodgers - 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: Chantelle Rodgers is the director at Music Matter, an organization that provides music education and talent development of children and young (aspiring) musicians in Rotterdam.
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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

16:00–20:00 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 >

16:00–17:00 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.
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 >

17:00–18:00 Break Out: Co-Lab: Find the right co-founder and team (part of Venture School track) - YES!Delft
In this workshop you will explore why teams are so important and how to find the right people to build your company. Session is hosted by Pablo Benéitez. This session is part of Venture Café's Venture School-summer school track.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: The Inner Business Effect: Your Business Within Determines Your Profits: Reinvent yourself! (part of Reinvent Yourself track)) – Vinnie Wee
In this breakout session, you will discover; How the gap between your current profit and your ideal profit is you, how to go beyond problem-solving to embodying results and how to make decisions from inside out and bind it with actions that bring transformation and be an Aspiring Business Enabler. Vinnie Wee hosts this session and is part of Venture Café's Venture School-summer school track.
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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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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Building & leading a successful team, even in turbulent times (part of Venture School track) - The Playmakers
This is an pragmatic power hour with insights and concrete handles to coach and lead your team in a new economic business climate. Practical ways for strengthening trust and resourcefulness, so that everyone can give their daily best at work. Hosted by Jos Snippenberg. 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.
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.
Read more >

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 >

17:00–18:00 Break Out: How to finance your startup with multiple revenue streams and stay out of financial trouble (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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17:30–18:30 Break Out: In mastering your mindset for entrepreneurship: Reinvent yourself! (part of Reinvent Yourself track) - Cor the Coach
Entrepreneurship is continuously reinventing yourself. This session helps you mastering this mindset. During the session we will take inventory in skills and actions to take. Hosted by Cor van Drieberge. This session is part of Venture Café's Reinvent Yourself-summer school track.
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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 2

Thursday Gathering July 9th

10:00–11:15 Break Out: Zooming in on Shenzhen: Future Energy & Green Mobility - Shenzhen European Office
Are you interested in doing business in Shenzhen? Do you want to know more about the opportunities in the energy and mobility sector? Join this session hosted by Rotterdam Partners and Shenzhen's European Office.
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16:00–20:00 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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16:00–18:00 Break Out: Pitch Deck Clinic (part of Venture School track) - Leapfunder
Do you want to learn how to develop an effective self-explanatory 10-pager that attracts investment? In this workshop you will get (peer)feedback on your deck and learn what investors are looking for. Join this session hosted by Dennis Huizing. 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 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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16:00–20:00 Info Table: Keep in touch with the Venture School Participants - Venture Café Rotterdam
Keep in touch with the other participants of Venture Café's Summer School Program in an informal setting!
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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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16:30–17:00 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: Idea Validation & Prototyping (part of Venture School track) - Andrés Campo
Learn how to validate your idea with a clear methodology that helps you build a quick prototype and gather feedback from real customers.
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18:30–19:00 Break Out: Venture Café Book Club: “Overlevingsstrategie voor startups”: How to make a survival plan for your startup in 5 steps (part of Venture School track) – Tony de Bree
Tony de Bree will introduce the new survival kit for startups "Overlevingsstrategie voor startups. Zo overleef je een crisis in 5 stappen" (Survival strategy for startups. How to survive a crisis in 5 steps). This bestselling survival guide and free tools help small businesses to make a survival plan & survive corona. This session is part of Venture Café's Venture School-summer school track.
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18:30–19:00 Break Out: Mindful Movement for Innovators (part of Reinvent Yourself track) - Yoga Netherlands
A 30-minute yoga & functional movement class focused on correcting poor posture and addressing back, shoulder, and neck discomfort. The best part? Most of the moves can be done right from your office chair. No special equipment/ clothing needed. Join Brittney Ferguson! This session is part of Venture Café's Reinvent Yourself-summer school track.
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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 1

Thursday Gathering July 2nd

16:00–17:00 Info Table: Get to know the Venture School Participants (Part of the Venture School- Track) - Venture Café Rotterdam
Get to know the other participants of Venture Café's Summer School Program in an informal setting! 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!
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 >

17:00–17:30 Break Out: Entrepreneurial inspiration & business ideas for Venture School participants (part of Venture School track) - Skoon
This session will mark the kick-off of Venture Café's Venture School 2020. Skoon's Peter Paul van Voorst tot Voorst will be sharing his personal story as an entrepreneur and will also explain the two business ideas he has for Venture School participants to build a business around. Hosted by Peter Paul van Voorst tot Voorst, founder of Skoon. This session is part of Venture Café's Venture School-summer school track.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Starting your own business, the 10 steps (part of Venture School track) - KVK / Netherlands Chamber of Commerce
Starting your own business, the 10 steps will give you information about the most important steps and issues that you’re confronted with when you start a business to get you the best start possible. Hosted by KvK's Johan Laffra. This session is part of Venture Café's Venture School-summer school track.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Pivoting brain & business in times of corona - an entrepreneur's story (part of Reinvent Yourself track) - Blooming Stories
Join this session to learn how to take control in uncertain times and how to do this in your own life. Whether is is something big or small, there is a big difference in doing so out of automatic behavior to manage your negative feelings, of to take control and make conscious decisions. Session is hosted by Iris Kolthoff, who successfully pivoted her business during the pandemic. This session is part of Venture Café's Reinvent Yourself-summer school track.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Should YOU be an entrepreneur? The Truth About Entrepreneurship (part of Venture School track)- Tony de Bree
In this session you will discover if you have what it takes to start your company during the current Covid-19 crisis and if you have the right ‘survival skills’ to survive. Tony de Bree 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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18:30–19:15 Special Event: Live Webinar with Christina Moreno (SheMatters) - 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: Christina Moreno, founder and CEO of SheMatters. A talk about the challenges during Covid-19 and how to look beyond them.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.

June
Monthly theme
Across bridges, Sectors & Generations


Talent Night: Generations in the Mix!

Thursday Gathering June 25th

16:00–18:30 Info Table: Meet your next intern(ship)!
Find your next intern in our networking space! Plenty of students looking for internships will be joining to potentially meet their next employer. Come have a chat!
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16:00–18:30 Info Table: Meet your Co-Founder
Last month, the co-founder info table attracted a lot of startups that were looking for a co-founder to step up their game. This week, we'd like to continue by bringing them together. Join this table if you'd like to partner up!
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16:00–18:30 Info Table: Vacancies on the Talent Portal (in Global Social Space)
Join this table if you are interested to learn about Venture Cafe's Talent Portal and the vacancies that are currently on it. We also aim to think along in your search of new employees or your next career step!
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16:00–18:30 Info Table: Venture Café Bilbao
Join this table if you are part of Bilbao's innovation ecosystem and you want to speak with people from the region. Or: if you are interested to link with the Bilbao network!
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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 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 >

16:30–20:00 Break Out: Let's connect! - Venture Café Rotterdam
Networking is at the heart of Venture Café! Join us in this main networking room to connect, exchange and collaborate. This room will be open for the duration of the Thursday Gathering to allow for serendipitous connections, it's just like our physical Café area. Join to talk about a specific subject or for a casual chat to get to know other visitors!
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17:00–18:00 Break Out: How are we opening our borders? - Short Stay citizens & Dutchify
An interactive webinar about traveling to the Netherlands and everything that comes with it under the constant change of rules and advice from the government. A session for the companies that have to bring colleagues over or for people who have questions about the start of their new adventure in the Netherlands.
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17:00–18:00 Info Table: Summer School Program 2020 - Venture Café Rotterdam
Venture Café Rotterdam has crafted an exciting program for the summer! During the summer period in July and August, Venture Café Rotterdam will be offering a 9-week summer school program consisting of two tracks: Track #1: “Venture School”, to build a venture during summer from A-Z, and Track #2 “Reinvent Yourself”. Join this table to learn more about it!
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17:15–18:15 Break Out: My Social Role: Inspiration for Social Entrepreneurship - Dona Daria
A presentation of the results of Erasmus+ project called 'My Social Role'. Partners from 5 countries – Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Romania, Spain and Turkey - developed innovative tools to inspire young people to become social entrepreneurs. The winner of the contest will be announced and will share experiences with the project and creative solutions as an entrepreneur during corona. Join!
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: A webinar on MIT R&D: Funding program for innovative SMEs - Hezelburcht Grant Consultancy
Is innovation in your company’s DNA? Are you collaborating with another SME to develop a novel product/process? The funding program “MIT R&D Samenwerkingen” could be for you. Join our free webinar for more info and learn how to successfully apply! You can submit questions in advance via the sign up form.
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17:30–18:30 Info Table: Internationals Table - Rotterdam Expat Centre
Are you an international living in Rotterdam? Do you have any questions about living in the Rotterdam region?  Or are you curious what services we offer to the expat community and how we can cooperate? We of Rotterdam Expat Centre are here for you and happy to meet and answer any questions you might have around relocating or living in Rotterdam.
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17:45–18:30 Break Out: Women of Truth Neo Entrepreneurs - Heleniq Aha intelligence
The Challenges of entrepreneurship and some very significant benefits will be explained in this seminar. Then we look at the exponential growth and challenge facing this new phase of entrepreneurship and the impact of innovation on global culture. Join the discussion hosted by Heleniq!
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17:45–18:30 Break Out: Work & Entrepreneurship in the Netherlands - Holland Alumni Network & Here2Start
Everything you need to know to join the Dutch job market or start your own business! We will discuss all the basics to get you started, from legal and language requirements to cultural awareness and places to get help.
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: Innovations Around the World Series - #2: City Sustainable Transformations: Bilbao and Rotterdam - Municipality of Bilbao & Rotterdam
The second edition of Venture Café’s “Innovations Around the World” Series! A series of monthly recurring sessions where innovation communities from around the globe can share, engage and connect. This week featuring City of Rotterdam and City of Bilbao. They will reflect on the transformations of these cities, present some examples as well as opportunities for collaboration. Join in and get global connections!
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18:30–19:15 Break Out: Thursday Scroll: "The Hoodie" - Het Nieuwe Instituut
Het Nieuwe Instituut, an iconic museum in Rotterdam, presents "Thursday Scroll The Hoodie" with Bas van der Kruk. Discover the exhibition The Hoodie in a scroll with diverter Bas van der Kruk. During this digital diversion, he discusses the hoodie and movement.
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19:00–19:30 Break Out: Venture Café Book Club: "Brein in Aanbouw": IQ tests, the sugar rush, and other myths about brain development - &RANJ
Venture Café Book Club presents to you Marcia Goddard's "Brein in Aanbouw"! Ready for some neuroscientific myth busting? In her session, dr. Marcia Goddard will debunk some persistent myths about brain development, and explain why neuroscience is everywhere - even in your organization. Join to learn more!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
LS&H International Special: The Latest Health Innovations

Thursday Gathering June 18th

16:00–20:00 Break Out: Let's connect! - Venture Café Rotterdam
Networking is at the heart of Venture Café! Join us in this main networking room to connect, exchange and collaborate. This room will be open for the duration of the Thursday Gathering to allow for serendipitous connections, it's just like our physical Café area. Join to talk about a specific subject or for a casual chat to get to know other visitors!
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16:00–16:45 Break Out: Rotterdam’s Convention Hub: Innovations at events in times of Covid-19 by Rotterdam Partners Convention Bureau and Proxemy
The international events industry is facing challenges it has never before experienced. Join this session about the impact of Covid-19 on the convention industry and a new technology called “Bubble Badge” to ensure social distancing can be managed at events. Hosted by Catherine Kalamidas, Convention Bureau Rotterdam Partners, and Marcel Schouwenaar, Proxemy.
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16:00–16:30 Break Out: Doing Business in Poland and Canada
Join Zack Labieniec and Agnieszka Szweda from the Polish Investment and Trade Agency in Toronto to learn more about doing business in Canada and Poland.
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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 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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16:30–20:00 Info Table: Meet LS&H010!
An introduction to the innovative Life Science and Health ecosystem of Rotterdam. Whether your focus is on MedTech, eHealth, AI, or digital Health: feel free to join and meet members of the LSH010 community!
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16:30–17:30 Info Table: Bridging LS&H Holland-USA
Are you a startup or emerging company in the LS&H sector no older than 10 years? Do you have the ambition to be the next Dutch global success? We're happy to meet you and give you more information about the program. 
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17:00–18:00 Break Out: Health~Holland Webinar “How to export healthcare innovations?” - Task Force Health Care
Are you looking to implement your healthcare innovation abroad? Are you looking to expand your healthcare innovation across the border? Would you like to make sure your company is well prepared? Do you want to find out how COVID-19 impacts Life Sciences & Health internationally – and how to navigate from there? Then sign up for this Health~Holland webinar organized by Task Force Healthcare!
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18:00–18:15 Break Out: A highly recommended newcomer award for IDE Group, Australia - Health~Holland and Invest in Holland
Health~Holland and Invest in Holland want to thank IDE Group for their decision to locate their European office in the Netherlands. They will virtually hand over the ‘newcomer’ award for all the great work they already did in the Netherlands. IDE Group will highlight one of their great projects together with Garage2020: the development of a social robot for youth care!
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: Global Seasons Plant - Based Spanish Cooking Workshop - Global Seasons
Gazpacho is a refreshing cold soup which became famous first in Andalucía. Tinto de Verano is a cold wine- based drink also popular in Spain. If you wish to cook along with me, be sure to have all of your ingredients at hand as in the list.
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18:00–20:00 Office Hours: Do you want to restore your emotional balance? - Rebecca Warner Therapie|Supervisie|Opleidingen
Do you want to restore your emotional balance? Are you uncomfortable in your own skin and are you wondering if you need to seek professional help? Then pay a virtual visit to psychologist Rebecca Warner during the office hours. (Only 3 tickets available!) Sign Up Here!
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18:15–19:15 Break Out: Developments and Innovations supporting the impacts of Covid-19 - organized with Rotterdam Partners and Innovation Quarter
With the support of Rotterdam Partners & InnovationQuarter we bring together our communities in amongst others Netherlands and Boston to provide opportunities for partnering and sharing innovations. The event will include experts from Dutch government and TCI as well as Technical University of Delft and World Association of Eye Hospitals: what innovations have they launched during the crisis and how has the crisis impacted their general operations?
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18:15–19:00 Info Table: Meet IDE Group
It’s a challenge to transform an idea into a successful product. The IDE GROUP stands for meaningful innovation and wants to make a difference by helping you discover, develop, and deliver purposeful products and services. Want to build a better future with us? We’d love to hear about your journey!
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19:30–20:00 Break Out: Cocktail Workshop and Virtual Toast - Venture Café Rotterdam
Learn how to make a delicious cocktail in this cocktail workshop and join in a toast with our community!
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20:00–21:00 Break Out: Fireside Chat with Polish and Canadian artists
Join this fireside chat with Canadian and Polish artists.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Crossing Borders

Thursday Gathering June 11th

16:30–17:00 Break Out: Maximize your Virtual 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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16:30–20:00 Break Out: Let's connect! - Venture Café Rotterdam
Networking is at the heart of Venture Café! Join us in this main networking room to connect, exchange and collaborate. This room will be open for the duration of the Thursday Gathering to allow for serendipitous connections, it's just like our physical Café area. Join to talk about a specific subject or for a casual chat to get to know other visitors!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Learn about Patents, Trademarks, Designs & Copyright- AOMB Intellectual Property
Patents? Trademarks? Designs? Copyright? We know all about it and are happy to answer any questions YOU have! Stop by our info table to meet us!
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17:00–17:45 Break Out: The Sound of Rotterdam - Soundtrack010 - TAMBR
Want to know more about the power of music for your brand? Learn how we created something powerful during the Covid 19. lockdown. Rotterdam, now has its own music library, created by more than 30 Rotterdam based musicians.
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17:00–18:00 Break Out: Buying a house in the Netherlands Seminar - Rotterdam Expat Centre / ABN AMRO / Verra Real Estate
Are you an expat? It could be a smart move to buy a house in The Netherlands. During our webinar we will walk you through the process of buying a house, obtaining a mortgage and being registered as the new owner.
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17:30–18:15 Break Out: PR during the Corona-crisis: Media-attention for 3 Corona initiatives - DelanoPR
During this crisis it is still possible to gain media-attention for your company. Ober the last 5 weeks PR Professional Jennifer Delano promoted 3 different Corona initiatives in the media. Today, she will share with you how she did it ánd what kind of exposure it attracted.
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17:45–18:30 Break Out: How to expand into international markets now - Heleniq Aha intelligence
What can you do with the current challenges to secure both a health psychological emotional and practical future going forward. What growth exists and how can we navigate the dips between the peaks. Join Heleniq to talk about it!
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17:45–18:15 Break Out: Support Local Makers! - Support Your Locals 010
This session will give an insight in the initiative Support Your Locals 010 which started at the end of March 2020. We started selling boxes filled with local products made by Rotterdammers and especially those who deliver to restaurants and bars. Join to learn more about the initiative and how you can support local entrepreneurs!
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17:45–18:00 Break Out: Revolution is not a one time event #1 The Privilege Game! - Farahnash Soekhlal
After two weeks of protesting and Black Lives Matter dominating social media, you might wonder: What happens now? As a starting point, I invite you to play a game with me. This, in order for us to become aware of some of our own privileges. Join the discussion afterward.
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18:00–18:45 Break Out: The Emerging South -- Food and Culture in and around Charlois - Nil Duru & Philippe Lavoipierre
Rotterdam has gone South this month. And so should you! Let's talk and share what we know about South Rotterdam.
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18:00–19:30 Info Table: AskQL - the new query and programming language. Theory and practice! - xFAANG Ltd.
AskQL is a new open-source solution that makes software development easier & faster. If you want to know how AskQL can improve the frontend-backend integration or try AskQL yourself, join us this Thursday! Our core dev team will host 2 tables!
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18:00–18:45 Break Out: Revolution is not a one time event #2 Discussion - Farahnash Soekhlal
After two weeks of protesting and Black Lives Matter dominating social media, you might wonder: what happens now? I invite you to join this session if you’d like to find out what your role can be in dismantling and rebuilding the system.
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18:30–19:00 Break Out: Entrepreneur Spotlight - The Artist Edition #2: Vince and the Blok - Vince Blok Illustration
The "Entrepreneur Spotlight" is a sequence of weekly recurring sessions initiated by Venture Café Rotterdam where an entrepreneur is offered the "spotlight". This week featuring Vince Blok! You might have seen his work on Spotify, Soundcloud or YouTube. Vince Blok has been working closely with musicians for over 6 years. Vince would like to invite you to take a look at the proces of it all, join him in listening to the music, translating it to visuals, cooking up colors and bringing it all together!
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19:00–19:30 Break Out: Venture Café Book Club, Edition #1: Talk Data to Me - Lexter Woodley
The first edition of Venture Café Rotterdam's Book Club! Join this session to hear (and experience!) why discussing research-based statements about men/women issues is helpful to pick your own brain but also to get to know someone else on a deeper and more intimate level. Join this "do-session" hosted by Lexter Woodley. So, let’s talk data!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Culture & The City

Thursday Gathering June 4th

16:30–17:00 Break Out: Maximize your Virtual 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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16:30–20:00 Break Out: Let's connect in the Global Social Space! - Venture Café Rotterdam
Networking is at the heart of Venture Café! Join us in this Global Social Space to connect, exchange and collaborate. This room will be open for the duration of the Thursday Gathering to allow for serendipitous connections, it's just like our physical Café area. Join to talk about a specific subject or for a casual chat to get to know other (international) visitors!
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17:00–18:00 Info Table: How we can show up for black communities - Farahnash Soekhlal
How is it possible that people appreciate black culture so much, but don't feel the same way about black people? I think it's long overdue to start acknowledging black history and how it has shaped our current attitudes towards black people. I would like to open up the floor and hear what you think and discuss how we can show up for black communities. 
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17:00–18:00 Info Table: Improve your Dutch by walking! - Walking and Talking
With Walking and Talking, you learn and practice the Dutch language in a non-fail environment. No classrooms, no obligations, just real talks. Exactly how we do it in real life.
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17:15–18:00 Break Out: Startup your business: Let's Brainstorm - Cor the Coach
Do you want to start a business, but you don't know where or how to start? Then this session will help you to answer some these questions, by brainstorming, structuring and putting everything on paper!
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: VR in the culture sector - VRPlayground
The Louvre has never had as many visitors as it did online during Covid-19 crisis. An interesting development! What can VR mean for the culture sector? Join to learn more about VR from Freek Teunen of VRPlayground!
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17:45–18:15 Break Out: The mondial crisis and its effect on your wardrobe - Logocomo
How does the pandemic affect our daily appearance? Will the face mask integrate into our trends completely? How do we normalize and personalize a mandatory garment in a way that doesn't make us feel like a dime in a dozen? In this session Romy van Eijk (Logocomo) will discuss the fashion side of the mouth mask and try to find answers, with you, to these questions.
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: How to integrate into a new country during times of social distancing - Rotterdam Expat Centre & Yaël Morag
Rotterdam Expat Centre and Yaël Morag, a Certified Life Coach, will share advice how to make the integration process in a new country a success no matter what the circumstances are. Even in times of the pandemic integration is possible.
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18:00–19:00 Info Table: Ask Me Anything - Tycho Luijten - Dapper Rhinos
Tycho Luijten is an experienced Growth Hacker and owner of Dapper Rhinos - the Growth Agency. Ask him anything about growing your business using online marketing!
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18:15–18:45 Break Out: Collaboration - Rotterdam International Case Academy (part of Hogeschool Rotterdam)
Treat students as young professionals, give them a complex business problem, create teams of different studies, add competition and time pressure and they will exceed expectations. Find out what these young professionals can do for your company!
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18:30–19:00 Break Out: Entrepreneur Spotlight - The Artist Edition #1: Niel de Vries - Niel de Vries
The "Entrepreneur Spotlight" is a sequence of weekly recurring sessions initiated by Venture Café Rotterdam where an entrepreneur is offered the "spotlight". Visual artist Niel de Vries will kick-off! "This is a presentation of my material investigation into the corrosive process of brass. Since October 2019 I have been artistically investigating this fascinating process. During this session I will present my findings, thoughts and works." Join to meet Niel!
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19:00–19:30 Break Out: Get Pitched! Reduce Inequalities - Venture Café Rotterdam
Get Pitched! is a fun networking game developed by Venture Cafés around the world. You get a problem that you need to solve with a specified technology, industry, and resources. You have 30 seconds until you need to pitch. Go!
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May
Monthly theme
Innovating the Industry!


Talent Night

Thursday Gathering May 28th

16:30–20:00 Break Out: Let's connect! - Venture Café Rotterdam
Networking is at the heart of Venture Café. Join us in our main meeting room to connect, exchange and collaborate. The main meeting room will be open for the duration of the Thursday Gathering.
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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 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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17:00–20:00 Info Table: Looking to Recruit Talent (in Global Social Space)
Join this table if you have open vacancies and/or are looking for your next career step and are exploring possibilities!
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17:00–20:00 Info Table: Vacancies on the Talent Portal (in Global Social Space)
Join this table if you are interested to learn about Venture Cafe's Talent Portal and the vacancies that are currently on it. We also aim to think along in your search of new employees or your next career step!
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17:00–20:00 Info Table: Find a Co-founder (in Global Social Space)
Join this table if you are looking for a co-founder to take the next step with your idea and/or business!
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17:00–20:00 Info Table: CIC Rotterdam Community Meet-Up (in Global Social Space)
Join this table if you are based at CIC Rotterdam and are looking to have a chat with your fellow-CIC'ers! CIC Rotterdam's team will be well-represented tonight, so also feel free to stop in the networking area if you would like to speak with one of the team members. Venture Café's team is happy to connect you to one of them!
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Functional Movement for Homebound Times - CIC Wellness Team
Let's share some techniques to open up, lengthen out, and strengthen the muscles that power our minds and bodies.
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17:00–20:00 Info Table: Global Accelerator Program - University City Science Center Philadelphia (in Global Social Space)
Join this table if you want to learn about the Global Accelerator Program of the University City Science Center in Philadelphia!
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17:00–20:00 Info Table: Welcome Venture Café Bilbao, Kaixo! (in Global Social Space)
Join this table if you are part of Bilbao's innovation ecosystem and you want to speak with people from the region. Or: if you are interested to link with the Bilbao network!
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17:00–20:00 Special Event: Kaixo! The Launch of Venture Café Bilbao - Venture Café Bilbao
This week marks the opening of Venture Café Bilbao! They are celebrating their opening and are launching their program online. Check out the full program and come meet the Bilbao community in the Global Social Space!
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17:30–18:15 Break Out: The importance of buying (local &) social - 4 social entrepreneurs explain - Voor Goed // Rotterdam Impact Agency (NB session is in Dutch!)
Voor Goed, together with 4 social entrepreneurs, will tell you all about buy-social: how to use your money, as an individual or an organization, to create a positive impact on the world and mainly the city we live in! NB Session will be held in Dutch.
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17:30–20:00 Break Out: Pitching Event - ECE Student Founders
Over 30 student entrepreneurs have been working hard to formulate and perfect their business ideas. Now the top 5 are willing to share them with the world!
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18:00–18:45 Break Out: Paradigm Shifters: Innovation and Dynamo Personality Types - Heleniq Aha intelligence
Creative invention has always colored the great crises of the past with adversity stimulating ingenuity in a truly unique way. What kind of personality does that take and how can we develop those characteristics?
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18:00–18:30 Break Out: Let's talk Earth Observation and Satellite Navigation: Copernicus Masters & Galileo Masters info-session - Space Business Innovation Centre Noordwijk
Space Business Innovation Centre Noordwijk will host an online info session for those who would like to know more about the Galileo Masters and Copernicus Masters international competitions. Of course, we will end with a Q&A session. Join us!
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18:00–19:00 Info Table: Meet with European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) (in Global Social Space)
Join this table if you are interested to get connected to EIT! Afterwards both EIT Food and EIT Health will be hosting the break out session starting at 19:00h "Innovations around the World", where they will speak about the latest innovations and present opportunities to collaborate.
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18:15–19:00 Break Out: Q&A: Starting and running your business in The Netherlands (during Corona times) - Chamber of Commerce
With this Q&A-session you'll gain useful insights regarding starting and running your business and you'll be introduced to the services of Business.gov.nl and the Chamber's Coronaloket.
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18:30–19:00 Break Out: Advancing your Career Through Volunteering - ACCESS
This presentation/workshop is intended to provide you with an insight into why and how volunteering may promote career advancement. Also: you will be offered information on local and regional resources for finding volunteering opportunities!
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19:00–20:00 Break Out: Innovations Around the World Series - #1: What's Happening in Health and Food: EIT’s perspective - Venture Café Bilbao & Rotterdam
The first edition of Venture Café’s “Innovations Around the World” Series! A series of monthly recurring sessions where innovation communities from around the globe can share, engage and connect. This week featuring EIT Health (Rotterdam) and EIT Food (Bilbao). They will reflect on the latest innovations in these sectors, present some interesting cases as well as opportunities for collaboration. Join in and get global connections!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Closed for Ascension Day!

Thursday Gathering May 21st

17:00–20:00 Special Event: CLOSED for Ascension Day!
No programming this week. We hope to see you on May 28th!
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Ingredients for Successful Innovation

Thursday Gathering May 14th

16:00–17:30 Break Out: COVID-19 Round Table - EY / HVG Law (NB: session is in Dutch)
In collaboration with Venture Café, EY and HVG Law will host a round table event (in Dutch) for start-ups and scale ups relating to COVID-19. The topics and themes which will be addressed will (largely) depend on your prior submitted questions (due May 12th). Limited spots available, so save a spot!
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16:30–20:00 Break Out: Let's connect! - Venture Café Rotterdam
Networking is at the heart of Venture Café. Join us in our main meeting room to connect, exchange and collaborate. The main meeting room will be open for the duration of the Thursday Gathering.
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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 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 >

17:00–17:30 Break Out: Functional Movement for Homebound Times - CIC Wellness Team
Let's share some techniques to open up, lengthen out, and strengthen the muscles that power our minds and bodies.
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17:15–18:15 Break Out: The absolute worst attitude towards Compliance as a Startup ... and the best! - Compleye
Not dealing with Compliance is causing Startups to miss their window of opportunity in sales. So what to do instead? Find out exactly in our practical startup-friendly workshop where we'll make compliance (almost) fun!
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: How to make a new narrative? (session 3 of 3) - Humberto Schwab filosofia slu
In this workshop you will see how the philosophical tools of Socratic Design can help you to get rid of your blocking assumptions about man and society, and how we must leave behind the actual fallacies! This week we focus on: How to make a new narrative?
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: The local solution to a global pandemic: Why Portl can sustain startups. - Portl
Covid-19 is undoubtedly placing immense challenges to startups globally. Thus, Portl is developing a program that provides startups in the Netherlands our diverse and skilled student interns to help them overcome the challenges of this pandemic.
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17:45–18:30 Break Out: How to become Visionary during and after Corona - Heleniq Aha intelligence
The leaders of the future require various skills, none before us ever had. What are they and how will they secure others who follow them? What can they do to guide, share and support others into a 'new normal and shift the paradigms around them. 
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: Global Seasons Plant-Based Italian Cooking Workshop - Global Seasons
We are going to make some polenta fritters with roasted cherry tomatoes and marinated shallots. If you wish to cook along with me, be sure to have all of your ingredients at hand and prepared as indicated in the list.
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18:15–19:15 Break Out: Workshop: Angel funding 101 - Leapfunder
Gain key insights about the mindset and best practices of fundraising!
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19:00–20:00 Break Out: How is the US responding to COVID? - Tim Rowe, Founder and CEO of Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC)
The US has been harder hit by COVID, and is taking more extreme measures than the Netherlands in response. How is the US responding to COVID? Join this session to learn more!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Creating sustainable businesses

Thursday Gathering May 7th

15:00–16:00 Break Out: Interactive session: our new ways of working - Rotterdam Central District
Companies based at Rotterdam's Central District will meet with Venture Café community members to discuss about new ways of working in the 1.5 meter society. In this interactive session we will dive deeper into new ways of communication in the workspace, new behavioral (online) guidelines and unwritten manners. Joyce Kornet-Vreugdenhil, GM at CIC Rotterdam, will kick-off after which there is space to exchange experiences and to ask each other questions. Join us for an hour of insights!
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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 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 >

16:30–20:00 Break Out: Let's connect! - Venture Café Rotterdam
Networking is at the heart of Venture Café. Join us in our main meeting room to connect, exchange and collaborate. The main meeting room will be open for the duration of the Thursday Gathering.
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17:00–18:00 Break Out: Everything you want to know about the 100 million emergency measure to support startups and scale-ups during the Corona crisis - InnovationQuarter
What is this measure, how did it come about and is it relevant for you to bridge the gap until you can run full force again? Liduina Hammer, Head Investment and IQCapital Fund Manager at InnovationQuarter, will tell you everything you want to know. Check-in at Venture Café's Thursday Gathering on May 7th and join this webinar online, including Q&A!
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Mindful Movement for Innovators - Yoga Netherlands
Incorporating mindful movement into your daily routine is imperative for preventing burnout. Brittney will share tips on recharging your battery, and some simple postures to correct all of the “mistreatment” you do to your body on a daily basis.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Startup your business - the brainstorm - by Cor the Coach - Cor the Coach
Do you want to start a business, but you don't know where or how to start? Then this session will help you to answer some these questions, by brainstorming, structuring and putting everything on paper!
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17:30–19:00 Info Table: Recruiting Talents in face of a Global Pandemic - Portl
Portl wants to do its part in supporting the start-ups in the Netherlands in these difficult times. Join our session if you have any projects or tasks you need assistance with from our multi-skilled, intelligent recruit pool.
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18:00–18:30 Break Out: How to reinvent yourself and your company? (session 2 of 3) - Humberto Schwab filosofia slu
In this workshop you will see how the philosophical tools of Socratic Design can help you to get rid of your blocking assumptions about man and society, and how we must leave behind the actual fallacies! This week we focus on: How to reinvent yourself and your company?
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18:30–19:00 Break Out: Sustainability from a legal perspective: the EU Circular Economy Action Plan and how it can influence your business - Bird & Bird (Netherlands)
In this session we will discuss sustainability from a legal perspective, touching upon new and interesting developments in the legal field that may be relevant to your business. Join this session to learn more!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Share a Meal! Miami <> Rotterdam Connect: 10 Days of Connection - Venture Café Miami & Consulate General of the Netherlands of Miami
What better way to connect than during lunch or dinner? Come and share a meal with innovators from Miami and Rotterdam! In Miami it will be lunch time, in Rotterdam it's dinner time. Bring your dish and tune into this session to connect with and learn from each other! This session is organized as part of "10 Days of Connection" in Miami. For ten days each year, they challenge the entire community to do the opposite: break down silos and engage in acts of connection, to build empathy, to increase understanding, and to refocus on our shared humanity. Expect some cross-country networking, bonus: if you are an entrepreneur there is also the chance to pitch your business!
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19:30–20:00 Break Out: Pub Quiz - Venture Café Rotterdam
Into inventions, mesmerised by music or great in geography? Test your random knowledge in this first ever Venture Café Pub Quiz.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.

April
Monthly theme
Let's go for zero


Resilience in Times of Crisis

Thursday Gathering April 30th

13:30–14:30 Break Out: How to cope with difficulties encountered in our daily business during the COVID19 pandemic crisis - Rotterdam Partners
Are you a Chinese company in the Netherlands or want to do business in China and interested to know more about how to cope with difficulties encountered in our daily business during the #COVID19 crisis?
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16:00–17:00 Break Out: Joint Student Association Board Recruitment - StayRotterdam
A joint Board Recruitment event between more than 20 student associations from Erasmus University Rotterdam.
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16:30–20:00 Break Out: Let's connect! - Venture Café Rotterdam
Networking is at the heart of Venture Café. Join us in our main meeting room to connect, exchange and collaborate. The main meeting room will be open for the duration of the Thursday Gathering.
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17:00–19:00 Office Hours: Intellectual Property - AOMB
Patents? Trademarks? Designs? Copyright? We know all about it and are happy to answer any questions YOU have! Sign up for a session.
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: The Crisis Mindset - Tom Marshall
How can you succeed in changing times? By approaching uncertainty with a growth mindset. Learn how to change the way you think and turn threats into opportunities.
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Maximize your Virtual 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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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Functional Movement for Homebound Times - CIC Wellness Team
Let's share some techniques to open up, lengthen out, and strengthen the muscles that power our minds and bodies.
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: How to prepare for the post-corona era (session 1 of 3) - Humberto Schwab filosofia slu
In this workshop you will see how the philosophical tools of Socratic Design can help you to get rid of your blocking assumptions about man and society, and how we must leave behind the actual fallacies! This week we focus on: How to prepare for the post-corona era?
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: Jazz Connections * Improvisation, Healing and Focus in the age of COVID-19 - Philippe Lavoipierre
April 30 is International Jazz Day as designated by UNESCO. Come on in for a jazz listening session and a conversation. I will play a few of my favorite things and offer some online sources for jazz.
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: PR during the Corona-crisis: Media-attention for 3 Corona initiatives - DelanoPR
During this crisis it is still possible to gain media-attention for your company. Ober the last 5 weeks PR Professional Jennifer Delano promoted 3 different Corona initiatives in the media. Today, she will share with you how she did it ánd what kind of exposure it attracted.
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18:30–19:00 Break Out: Team building mini-workshop: Flavours of Agile - AGILE Tandem: Your Professional Coach & Bio-inspired Think Tank
Currently, we work individually as well as in teams remotely where our individual capacity to recover quickly from difficulties and adapt to a new Covid reality requires more and more a personal boost. Do you want to learn how to boost your personal/and team building skills in an Agile innovative way? Come and experience Flavours of Agile ONLINE!
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19:00–19:30 Break Out: How to cope with uncertainty and maintain a good mental health condition - De Ontmoetingsplek | Blooming Stories
In my 2020 plans for my business, I sure wasn't taking the potential threat of a pandemic into account. In this workshop I want to share my vision as a coach and psychologist on coping with unexpected situations and teach you how to take control.
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19:30–20:00 Break Out: Cocktail Workshop and Virtual Toast - Venture Café Rotterdam
Learn how to make a delicious cocktail in this cocktail workshop and join in a toast with our community!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Earth Day

Thursday Gathering April 23rd

16:30–20:00 Break Out: Let's connect! - Venture Café Rotterdam
Networking is at the heart of Venture Café. Join us in our main meeting room to connect, exchange and collaborate. The main meeting room will be open for the duration of the Thursday Gathering.
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Maximize your Virtual 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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17:00–18:00 Break Out: Covid-19: Emergency supply chain between healthcare and business - Affect the Butterfly
Help wanted for an initiative to create a platform economy between businesses and healthcare during the Covid-19 crisis to solve global shortages of medical supplies.
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Coffee - History & Tips for home brewing. - Giraffe Coffee Roasters
A short history of coffee followed by tips and tricks on how to brew the best coffees at home !
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: International Trade during COVID19 - Rotterdam Partners
Online info session: International Trade during COVID19, zooming in on future scenarios in USA.
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Functional Movement - A Quick Postural Reset - Yoga Netherlands
A 30-minute yoga & functional movement class focused on correcting poor posture and addressing back, shoulder, and neck discomfort. The best part? Most of the moves can be done right from your office chair. No special equipment/ clothing needed.
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17:30–22:00 Break Out: Virtual Thursday Gathering on Culture and Technology - Venture Café Warsaw
Venture Café Rotterdam is part of a global network. This week Venture Café Warsaw is providing an enticing program around Culture and Technology. For every gathering, they are preparing more than 20 interesting elements on the agenda to enjoy, connect, engage and learn from each other. Find out more!
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18:00–18:40 Break Out: Create A Powerful Personal Brand - Jester Schilder
You are your personal brand, the way you’re perceived impacts your relationships, professional career and the opportunities that will cross your path. Learn the secrets and practical tips to develop a powerful personal brand.
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18:00–18:45 Break Out: Viruses through a different lens: their role on Mother Earth #EarthDay - Alexander Prinsen (Scope Matters), Marc van Bemmel (Orvion) & Richard Kormelink (Wageningen University)
Let's talk about what viruses can teach us and how we could use them in a positive way! Join this explorative dialog to look at our natural world from different perspectives. What lessons can we draw from nature’s logic on how Spaceship Earth operates?
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19:00–19:30 Info Table: #LSH010: the innovative Rotterdam Life Science and Health ecosystem - LSH010
Whether your focus is on MedTech, eHealth, AI or digital Health: feel free to join for a brief introduction!
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19:15–20:00 Break Out: Get Cross-Country Connections - Join this Virtual Toast with Innovators from Netherlands and Poland! - Venture Café Rotterdam & Venture Café Warsaw
The Polish and Dutch innovation ecosystems are brought together! Join a short live cocktail demo by Rotterdam's bar lead Daniël at 19.15h (or grab your drink of choice) & head to this space for a cross-country virtual toast with the community of our sister Venture Café Warsaw starting at 19:30h sharp. We will kick-off the session all together, afterwards there will be the opportunity to continue your talks in a more intimate "virtual table setting". Looking forward to meeting and raising the glass with you!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Earth day

Thursday Gathering April 16th

09:00–13:00 Break Out: Rocket Pitch Night - Venture Café Tokyo
Rocket Pitch Night is back. Join Venture Café Tokyo for this rapid pitch event! Whether you are just starting your journey as an entrepreneur or have already started running, to make your journey better, you need to involve a lot of future investors, co-founders, employees and more. Meet your world-changing co-creators here.
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Get to know us - 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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17:00–18:00 Break Out: Corona Survival Hacks For Starters & Startups - Tony de Bree Consulting, Training & Coaching
Learn Corona Survival Hacks, how to make and save money and how to care for your customers from Tony, a trusted on demand consultant, trainer and business & career coach.
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17:00–23:55 Break Out: Venture Café Thursday Gathering Global Social Space
Join our Virtual Thursday Gathering Social Space to connect & chat with other attendees from all over the globe!
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17:15–18:15 Break Out: Virtual Global Apprenticeship by Ingenious Faces - Ingenious Faces
VGA gives you the opportunity to work alongside global companies like Booking.com & PayPal. Get certified and get hired by your dream company while being isolated at home! Win a free VGA scholarship by pitching your solution!
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17:30–19:00 Info Table: Corona Help - Jack Bean
Why can’t fast food be good food? Better for you and the planet? But still damn tasty, convenient and affordable? These questions set us on a journey to develop Jack Bean, our sustainable food company that aims to inspire people to eat more plants. And in these trying times, we work to give back to those on the front line of the corona crisis. Join us to find out how we can help.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Lessons from journalism: how to use storytelling in times of crisis - The Story Network
In times of crisis you need to adapt your story to stay in touch and remain authentic. You can learn a lot from journalists, since storytelling is in their DNA. In this session a journalist and marketeer discuss the do’s and don'ts of storytelling.
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: Global Seasons Plant-Based Healthy Cooking Workshop - Global Seasons
Hi. My name is Nil, a food professional and owner of Global Seasons, a plant-based global kitchen. This workshop will show how to put a few ingredients together to create three quick, tasty dishes at home. Join me and let’s cook together!
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: The Psychology of business and consumers COVID-19 and beyond - AHA Intelligence
The four pillars of client consumer psychology are explained and updates in this current time, what future customers will you have and how can you serve them best ? We cover it all in this seminar along with numerous examples of how your business idea can be applied.
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18:00–18:30 Break Out: Stay Sane - Personal & Skills Development - Cor the Coach
In these trying times we all have to rethink how we approach work, wellbeing and downtime. Cor the Coach will help you stay sane by showing you how to work on your personal- and skill development whilst staying at home. 
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: Covid-19: Emergency supply chain between healthcare and business - Affect the Butterfly
Help wanted for an initiative to create a platform economy between businesses and healthcare during the Covid-19 crisis to solve global shortages of medical supplies.
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19:00–20:00 Break Out: Get Pitched! Speed dating game! - Venture Café Rotterdam
Get Pitched! is a fun networking game developed by Venture Cafés around the world. You get a problem that you need to solve with a specified technology, industry, and resources. You have 30 seconds until you need to pitch. Go!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Zero Emissions

Thursday Gathering April 9th

17:00–17:30 Break Out: Get to know us - 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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17:00–18:00 Break Out: Expat Tax return Workshop - Rotterdam Partners
Free online Expat Tax return Workshop.
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: How to buy art online - Victory Art & Stephan van Kuyk
Learn about how the transition of the art industry has impacted buying art over the years and how it continues to do so in the context of these days' events.
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17:30–20:00 Info Table: Welcome to our Networking Space - Venture Café Rotterdam
Would you like to hang out, connect and chat with Thursday Gathering visitors? Join our new networking space and take your seat at the table.
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17:30–19:35 Break Out: Legalities and Financials of a Startup - ECE Students
The 5th session of the Student Founders Programme is focussed on the legal and financial peculiarities of a startup - something that most of the founders forget to take into account, but is undoubtedly a vital part in the startup creation process.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Virtual Global Apprenticeship by Ingenious Faces - Ingenious Faces
VGA gives you the opportunity to work alongside global companies like Booking.com & PayPal. Get certified and get hired by your dream company while being isolated at home! Win a free VGA scholarship by pitching your solution!
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Underwater Rocket Science - ConexBird
How "green" is the sea? Shipping is one of the world's most polluting industries and has made relatively little progress towards a zero-emissions future; it's time for us to clean up their act with some modern tech and thinking.
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18:00–18:30 Break Out: Let's get moving - Cor the Coach
Movement is key for both mental and physical health: Get yourself together from working from your chair, couch or bed during these times. You don't need much space, Cor will bring you a little bit of background... And then it is time to get moving... Everybody gets in on this!
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: Women of truth Change agents - Heleniq Aha intelligence
A Group of Awakening Women and Revolutionary Leaders.
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18:30–19:00 Break Out: Presenting the COVID-19 Pitch Competition - Antler
Calling all startups with solutions for aiding the COVID-19 outbreak! Antler is offering $100,000 to any idea or existing startup that can chart the path to recovery. We want to accelerate your innovation by investing in you.
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18:30–19:30 Info Table: The shift to an online community - StayRotterdam
Talking about how we managed to form an online community with more than 300 members in two weeks, providing entertainment and online support for members.
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19:00–19:30 Break Out: The Future of Brown Coal Energy - Independent Consultant
Can brown coal continue to provide energy in the future? Due to concerns of carbon emissions and climate change, the discussion on future energy needs is often focussed on renewables. New technology can provide zero emissions energy from brown coal.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Zero boredom

Thursday Gathering April 2nd

17:00–17:30 Break Out: Get to know us - 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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17:00–18:00 Break Out: Staying Found: Leadership, Focus & Direction in the Midst of Uncertainty - Travis Sheridan
We are all probably worrying a bit more these days. But we still have businesses to run, relationships to manage, and problems to solve. Join this session to explore how we can stay on the right track.
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Passion Investments: Why you should consider it! - Victory Art
Passion investments like art have become increasingly popular in the past few years. Understand why that's so and why you want to start looking into it.
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17:30–18:15 Break Out: Taking a company from physical to virtual - Infi
In a matter of weeks Corona has fundamentally changed the way we work, leaving almost every office empty. In this presentation I'll share our experiences in taking a company of 38 software developers from physical to virtual.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Perspectives on how to stay sane without a work-life balance - Cor the Coach
In a world in which we always want to move forward, how do we keep perspective when everything around us is brought to a standstill? Join Cor the Coach for a discussion on how to stay sane in times when there is no work-life balance.
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: Zero Inequality - Feminine Quotient - Heleniq A Consulting
With 3 major factors we can elevate and leverage diversity awareness into a collective power for change.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Get Pitched! Speed dating game! - Venture Café Rotterdam
Get Pitched! is a fun networking game developed by Venture Cafés around the world. You get a problem that you need to solve with a specified technology, industry, and resources. You have 30 seconds until you need to pitch. Go!
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18:30–19:30 Info Table: The shift to an online community - StayRotterdam
Talking about how we managed to form an online community with more than 300 members in two weeks, providing entertainment and online support for members.
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19:30–20:00 Break Out: Pub Quiz - Venture Café Rotterdam
Into inventions, mesmerised by music or great in geography? Test your random knowledge in this first ever Venture Café Pub Quiz.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.

March
Monthly theme
The Smart, the Resilient and the Inclusive


Global Grids

Thursday Gathering March 26th

17:00–17:30 Break Out: The Not So Late Show - Venture Café Rotterdam
The world is changing. The way we work, relax, sport and connect is changing on a weekly basis. Some of us might be scared. Some of us might see opportunities. We want to give our community a platform to share those feelings and ideas. Join us for our very own talkshow, in which you are the guest.
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17:00–18:00 Break Out: How much is a patent worth? - AOMB Intellectual Property
In this session you get the opportunity to learn about the value of a patent. You will be amazed by the added value! Surprise me with your story.
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17:30–19:15 Break Out: Understanding the Business Model Canvas - ECE Students
Get to know what makes a good business model canvas and what is the most efficient way to implement it in practice.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Working from home in a brainfriendly way - De Hoofdzaken
We are forced to work from home. However we are not the most productive there. How can we still be productive and satisfied, using your brain the right way
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Resilience in Social Entrepreneurship - CIC Clients
During this collaboration between CIC and Venture Café, CIC clients will take our virtual stage and share their insights into their industry. This month, you can join SheMatters, Black Ladies Talk and Female Ventures for a Round Table discussion on resilience in social entrepreneurship. 
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18:00–19:00 Info Table: Be sustainable wear DURIBLE, eco-friendly t-shirts - DURIBLE
By reducing our ecological footprint, we contribute to a sustainable future. Our T-shirts are composed of sustainable raw material alternatives. Join this session to get to know us!
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18:00–18:45 Break Out: Social distancing & digital nearing: resilience in a time of crisis - Female Ventures
In recent times, we all have faced certain changes in work/learning environment, social calendar or sports activity. Join this roundtable to learn and exchange tips and tricks on well-being, productivity and togetherness!
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18:15–19:15 Break Out: Change management : Make it fun & collaborative - pøko
When it comes to change management & sustainability, it can be hard to know why, where or even how to start... This workshop will provide three keys that have proved useful during workshops on sustainable habit change. Make it fun !
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18:45–19:15 Break Out: De-Stress With Creativity | How Art Can Help You Ground Yourself - Victory Art
With today's uncertainty & life drastically changing pace, it's necessary to remain grounded. An art therapy session might be just the thing for you. Don't fancy yourself an artist? Don't worry, this one is for everyone!
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19:00–20:00 Break Out: Video Conference Bingo - Venture Café Rotterdam
Welcome to #VCRVirtual Video Conference Bingo. This is one of the many *awesome* Cafe Space activations that you can join during #VCRVirtual Gathering each Thursday! Check out the instructions and get ready to Bingo!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Clash of the Cultures - the need for more diverse and inclusive workplaces

Thursday Gathering March 19th

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Achieve talent, knowledge retention and personal growth through mentorship - Aristot
Aristot is recommended for HR managers, business innovation professionals, and ambitious individuals! Come by our Info Table to find out more.
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Get to know us - 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 Info Table: Building an Inclusive Data Community - The Do Good Only Company
Everyone can step into the world of data. Does this sound crazy to you? Come and find out why data needs you.
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Crash-course Visual Design Thinking by Flatland Visual Thinking agency - Flatland Agency
Visuals help to build, sharpen and share your ideas. Flatland Agency helps to gain clarity in complexity by using Visual Design Thinking. Kick-start your drawing skills and let's draw a better world together!
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17:00–18:00 Break Out: Finding an English Speaking Job - Venture Cafe Rotterdam
Do you feel like finding an English speaking job in the Netherlands is a great challenge? Join Gulce Onganer's workshop to learn unusual ways to finally score your dream job!
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17:00–20:00 Info Table: Live Talent Portal - Venture Café Rotterdam
Are you looking for a job? Or are you in search of new co-workers, interns or co-founders? Join this session to meet your future employer or to post your position on the job wall.
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17:30–19:30 Office Hours: Online Marketing for Automated Lead Generation - Sarah Getu
Do you want to leverage online marketing, online advertising, and social media to generate new clients? Not sure where to start? Or do you need to optimize your current strategy? Reserve a spot for your one-on-one and receive personalized advice.
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17:30–18:00 Info Table: Venture Café Tokyo: Rocket Pitch Night Info Session - Venture Café Tokyo
What to know more about the Japanese Market? Think you can promote your idea in 3 slides and 3 minutes? Application for the Venture Café Tokyo Rocket Pitch Night Spring 2020 is open to the Venture Cafés' global community, and they want you!
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Digital Transformation : How it helps businesses during difficult times - Builder.ai
Managing and running businesses during difficult times : digitally transforming helps and Builder shows you how!
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Working from home in a brainfriendly way - De Hoofdzaken
We are forced to work from home. However we are not the most productive there. How can we still be productive and satisfied, using your brain the right way
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: Public Speaking for Paradigm Shifters - Heleniq A Consulting
And The 10 Step Formula for Change Leaders
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: Networking with Charisma - Josuel Rogers
How do you ensure that people remember you? During the interactive workshop Networking with Charisma you will receive tips and techniques to help you boost your charisma and presence.
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: Decision-making Made Easy - Carolien van den Akker
You are an ambitious professional who aspires to have an impact. But boy, it can be hard to be confident about every decision you make. Carolien teaches you how to connect with your inner compass so that you make choices that suit your goals 100%.
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19:00–20:00 Break Out: How bioneership brings us back into the limits of the planet again - BlueCity Lab
At BlueCity Lab, we support bioneers who work on a biorevolution. Our labs help them realizing tangible examples of products, processes and business models that are regenerative by design and help us go back into the limits of our planet again.
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19:00–20:00 Break Out: The Future of Work is now - Quentine Stoc & Angelique Slob
Although we all think to know what the future of work holds, it suddenly, at this very moment, became a reality for all of us. We are happy to share our experience with you and we encourage to ask all your questions and talk about your best practices so we can help each other.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Machine Missions

Thursday Gathering March 12th

17:00–17:30 Break Out: Get to know us - 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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17:00–20:00 Break Out: Speeddating - Diverce
This evening we are going to organise a real life game hall in Venture café. The games will make networking easier in a fun way! You can earn coins when joining the games. With these coins you can get delicious food and drinks at the bar!
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17:00–20:00 Info Table: Get to know Clini Clowns - Diverce
Join us to learn more about the work of the Clini Clowns!
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17:30–19:30 Office Hours: Start-up Coaching - Cor the Coach
Do you want to start a business or recently have started your business? Sign up for a chat with Cor the Coach!
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: The Crab Grass Effect - resiliency within organisations - Stichting Venture Café
Join this session to learn how strong networks are reinforced in times of external challenges and changes. This webinar hosted by Venture Café Rotterdam Executive Director Anoesjka Imambaks will give you insights in how we are boosting our network.
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Artificial Intelligence as a concept - Centric
This lecture will focus in particular on the concept of artificial intelligence arising from a historical context. What does the concept of A.I. mean and what steps have been taken successively in technology to fulfil these high expectations
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18:00–18:45 Break Out: Join to solve the housing crisis together with Woodyhousing
Take part in our workshop, where we will take you on our journey from Woodyshousing.
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18:30–19:15 Break Out: Free to heal. Reclaiming your power within - Cristina Popescu Holistic Coach
What makes strong people be strong? In this session, as a Holistic Coach, and Stress Management Strategist, Cristina will teach you how to build RESILIENCE and live up to it every day.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Mech Punk Remote Reality Robotics -
Mech Punk is an online robotics game witch can be played using a VR headset or in the browser. We created robots with a laser tag system that can be used for an online shooter games, escape room like games and even haunted houses.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
**CANCELED** Resilient Women

Thursday Gathering March 5th

17:00–17:30 Break Out: Get to know us - 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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17:00–21:30 Special Event: Dream, girl - Founders and Funders Film Fest
The Founders & Funders Film Fest is a new series of inspirational network events in Rotterdam for aspiring and established entrepreneurs.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Combat food waste with SavFood
Do you want to know more about combating food waste? How can we reduce the amount of food that is wasted especially in the food supply chains and what can be done about it? We are very enthusiastic about taking this head on, learn more about us!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: The Smart Resilient City - Arcadis
Join the young experts of Arcadis to discuss what a Smart Resilient City could mean.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Resilient industries: new energy solutions to empower the transition - TransitionHERO
Do you have a challenge to make a business case for implementing green energy solutions? Come to learn about industrial large scale energy technologies that are needed to reduce your CO2 footprint and make your business resilient.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Creative Brainstorm - Hogeschool Rotterdam
A creative brainstorm session with graduate students.
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: How to increase the number & success of female entrepreneurs?! - Future Females
Founding team member of Future Females Cordula is gonna share how the company is building a global network for female intra- and entrepreneurs by hosting events, offering online tools & resources and the first female co-working in Africa.
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: The Most Powerful Version Of You - Carolien van den Akker
Seizing a new opportunity with confidence, is much easier when you know that the project is yours to pursue. But how can you be certain? In this mini-workshop, you will learn how to access the wisdom of your body any time you need it. Off you go!
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18:00–20:15 Special Event: Masterclass Boost Your Well-Being, Performance and Business Results - MindBoost Academy
What will you learn at the Masterclass? *How you can attract success * How to overcome barriers and breaks down *How to achieve your highest potential * How to eliminate your negative emotions and habits
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: The Smart Resilient City - Arcadis
Join an interactive roundtable with young experts from Arcadis to discuss what it means and how your startup can play a role in the Smart Resilient City.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.

February
Monthly theme
Life Sciences, Health & Wellbeing


Healthy Boundaries

Thursday Gathering February 27th

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Innovation is looking for pilot companies
We want you!! If you are owner of a startup with 1 or more colleagues, and would like to have a local/national number for a professional exposure. We will launch the next gen communication system, on your mobile, in an app. No fixed phones needed!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: The importance of promotional merchandise - CSE Europe
At our table we share information about the essence of using promotional merchandise for brand awareness.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Chivas Venture Drinks - Chivas Regal
Every year, Chivas gives away $1 million to start ups that want to make a positive change. Come to our Chivas bar to enjoy a complimentary Chivas & Mandarin Soda and find out more.
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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 Info Table: JCDecaux Nurture Program - JCDecaux
JCDecaux Nurture is our referral based programme designed to help brands scale by generating fame through outdoor advertising.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Investment Readiness and Funding for your Medical startup - KplusV
KplusV Startup Funding helps promising startup companies get funded by improving the business planning and strategy, defining the funding strategy and by matching to a broad network of investors.
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17:00–19:00 Office Hours: KplusV Startup Funding - KplusV Startup Funding
KplusV Startup Funding helps promising startup companies get funded by improving the business planning and strategy, defining the funding strategy and by matching to a broad network of investors. Book a meeting to see how we can help you!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Medical Device Development - IDE Group
The IDE Group will showcase their latest products and developments.
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17:30–18:15 Break Out: Information session Healthcare Technology programme - InnovationQuarter
Are you a healthcare innovation company looking to scale-up? Do you need better connections in the region and with the healthcare institutes?
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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: Medical Device Development: using constraints to your advantage. - IDE Group
Developing innovative products in the highly regulated environment of Medical Devices can be a serious challenge. IDE Group shares real life case studies how to navigate these challenges.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Got Your Back - Danapaat.nl
Poor posture is a modern-day epidemic. Dana Paat is on a mission to reduce backpain to the minimum with her workshop Got Your Back. Learn how to keep a healthy and painfree back.
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18:00–20:00 Info Table: Transitieversnellers – Noorderwind - Noorderwind
Working on transitions within your organization? Noorderwind and Yep Training Agency have joined forces and developed new trainings. The goal? To give you everything you need to kickstart sustainable transitions within your organization.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: The current legal landscape for health apps and health software - Bird & Bird
Active in the field of digital health, health apps or software, but not familiar with the current legal landscape? Fenna and Hester will walk you through the most important topics and current changes in the legislative framework.
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18:30–19:00 Break Out: From Lab to Market: Bridging Innovation Valley of Death in Practice - Orange Accelerator B.V.
For many startups to create their corporation & for many early stage companies to scale up, national boundaries are constraints that hold them from growing. To break the boundaries & bridge innovation valley of death in practice, there is a solution!
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18:30–19:15 Break Out: Discover the Innovation & Funding landscape - Hezelburcht
Is innovation in your company’s DNA? There are lots of funding opportunities for innovative (research) projects on a regional, national and European level. Be informed and inspired and realise your organisation’s ambitions!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: SecTalks –0xb1– Security Gathering! - SecTalks Holland
Join us for the monthly session of SecTalks Holland, part of the international SecTalks.org meetups on information security!This monthly series of gatherings, touches on a few security topics, a short CTF & lots of infosec knowledge sharing!
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19:00–19:45 Break Out: Mindful Movement for Innovators - Yoga Netherlands
Incorporating mindful movement into your daily routine is imperative for preventing burnout. Brittney will share tips on recharging your battery, and some simple postures to correct all of the “mistreatment” you do to your body on a daily basis.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Healthy Resources

Thursday Gathering February 20th

17:00–17:30 Break Out: Impact Report 2019 - Venture Café Rotterdam
During this session, we present the impact we made together as a community in 2019. And we will explore the impact we will make in the future with you!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Nocto - The Instagram for Nightlife - Nocto International B.V.
Nocto is expanding into Rotterdam, Eindhoven and Utrecht! Are you interested in nightlife, digital media, apps, hospitality, student communities and/or tourism? Come by!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Rotterdam100 Case Competition - Rotterdam100
The Rotterdam100 is a Next Economy case competition where students and corportates solve the societal & business challenges of Rotterdam. Still open to applications via www.rotterdam100.nl
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17:00–18:00 Break Out: Extraordinary Life - Rotterdam Spouse initiative
“We all have an authentic self, just waiting to be unleashed. During this interactive session, you will discover who you truly are at the core; exploring what energizes you and the impact you want to make.
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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: YOUNG Medical Delta - YOUNG Medical Delta
YOUNG Medical Delta connects students and young professionals who share a passion for medical technology and opens up new opportunities for them to explore.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Do you want to make impact with IT? - Worth Internet Systems
Come talk to us and learn about career opportunities at Worth
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Your Next Challenge within Life Sciences - Panda International
Our mission is to connect people who drive innovation with Life Sciences companies. Panda International is going beyond the classical expectations of what a recruitment company should be.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Subsidies in Life Science & Health - Sira Incentives
Looking for non-dilutive funding for your company? In this breakout session we will present our expertise and provide information about many types of financing possibilities, for example the MIT feasibility study (€20.000 subsidy, deadline in april)
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17:30–19:30 Office Hours: GDPR in healthcare - Viadine Juridisch Advies
The processing of personal data is especially important within professional health care. What is and what isn't allowed under the GDPR?
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17:30–19:00 Info Table: Stop and smell the flowers - Irene Anggreeni
So you've moved here for a better life, or you've joined your loved one. It takes grit to overcome the experience of being uprooted and to rebuild connections with/in your new home. Stop by & share your story with us. Get expert advice at our table.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: GE Healthcare Talent Program - GE Healthcare
Learn all about GE Healthcare and the opportunities for talent at this multinational corporation.
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Investing in Life Sciences and Health - Swanbridge Capital
Securing financing is never easy, but can be made more transparent. Swandbridge Capital will share with you what they look for when investing in Biotech and Medtech companies.
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18:00–18:30 Break Out: Data Analyst Talent Night - Work on a real world project
This session is for every data -analyst -scientist & -engineer who would like to work on a real world project. We will propose & discuss several ideas with the goal of forming teams, assigning roles and building your first project for your portfolio.
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: The 3 Health Secrets for Entrepreneurs that no doctor ever tells you - Heleniq A Consulting
The 3 Health Secrets for Entrepreneurs that no doctor ever tells you and often doesn't know about.Learn 3 subtle life changing body mind performance enhancers. With the food and health crises, the more knowledge we have the more empowered we become.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Decision-making Made Easy - Carolien van den Akker
You are an ambitious professional who aspires to have an impact. But boy, it can be hard to be confident about every decision you make. Carolien teaches you how to connect with your inner compass so that you make choices that suit your goals 100%.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Working in the Netherlands? Explaining the why and how - Nuffic: Holland Career Ambassadors
During this presentation you will learn from 2 Holland Career Ambassadors - fellow international alumni who have found a job here -what it is like to work in the Netherlands.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Fair Medicine; a new way to develop medicines - Fair Medicine
The pricing of medicines is on the top of the public debate. Stable supply of medicines has become an issue. Fair Medicine develops new models to contribute to a healthy and sustainable pharmaceutical industry.
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18:30–19:15 Break Out: Technical Medicine: Healthcare of the future - S.V.K.T. Variscopic
The safe and innovative use of medical technology calls for healthcare professionals with a specific skillset. Technical Medicine is an unique interdisciplinary program training specialists in both medical and technical expertise.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Forward Connectors – Trends in Food and Agri!

Thursday Gathering February 13th

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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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Queal
Queal excels on the edge between convenience and health. We make complete meals that are easy to make, convenient everywhere, and made from whole foods. Come check out the info table to talk about food (duh), ecommerce, B2C (D2C), internet business,
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Connecting Interns with your company. - Hogeschool Rotterdam
If your company is in need of interns or has existing internship availabilities then please free to approach Solomon Hosein and Rochelle Dean- Tagala, during the Info Table session. They are representatives of the Hogeschool Rotterdam.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Floating Farm - Floating Farm
Floating Farm dairy product tasting
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Local food chain - Rechtstreex
What if you could ask questions about where your food comes from, directly to the farmer? Rechtstreex believes in a transparent, local food chain where everyone has a face.
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: CIC's Impact Report 2019 - CIC
Learn more about the outcomes of CIC's Impact Report 2019.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Pitching Room - Global Accelerator Program India - Ingenious Faces
GAP is an immersive program that builds a global startup eco-system of entrepreneurs to connect them with cross-border expansion opportunities and a network of mentors and investors. Pitch your idea and stand a chance to win a trip to India.
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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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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Food Webs by Design (FWD) - BlueBlocks
Can we design waste out of our food system? In this session researcher and biodesigner Marjanne Cuypers shares her view with you on nature-inspired food webs that support both human and planetary health.
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Plant Breeders' Rights, make the unknown known - AOMB Intellectual Property
An exotic IP item PBR's are a part of daily life, although unknown for most of us. Good food, heath, beauty are not possible without this kind of IP protection.
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17:30–19:30 Office Hours: How do you create a truly green, healthy and lively work environment? And at the same time help contribute to a resilient city.- Rotterdamse Munt
Rotterdamse Munt has designed a new way for you to keep your work space healthy, happy and tasty. With Plukker, you will learn everything there is to now about growing produce in your office or workplace.
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18:30–19:00 Break Out: Sustainability at McDonald's: opportunities & challenges - McDonald's Netherlands
Floor elaborates on the sustainability programme of McDonald's and discusses challenges and opportunities to building greener restaurants, supply chains and menus.
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18:30–19:15 Break Out: 5G Technology Accelerator
#S5-#5G Technology Accelerator combines startups and their innovative solutions for industry with big business partners.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
The Art of Health

Thursday Gathering February 6th

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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17:30–19:30 Office Hours: Start-up Coaching - Cor the Coach
Do you want to start a business or recently have started your business? Sign up for a chat with Cor the Coach!
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17:30–20:00 Info Table: Transitieversnellers - Noorderwind
The Netherlands are in transition! That provides us with challenges and opportunities! Together we will help you to identify these challenges and opportunities in your organization and we will make them work to your benefit. Join us and become a transition accelerator!
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17:30–18:15 Break Out: Impact startup partners - Rotterdam100
Connecting the startup scene to the Rotterdam100 Next Economy case competition for recruitment opportunities
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17:45–18:30 Break Out: Your Voice, Your Strength. - Ilhem Khodja
What if one of your most powerful tool resides within you : your own voice. As unique as each of us, in its frequency and colours, your voice is you.
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18:00–18:30 Break Out: Science Gallery Rotterdam: where science and art collide
With Science Gallery Rotterdam, Erasmus MC is taking the initiative for a place where biomedical science, the arts and society meet. The first exhibition (Un)real opens on Friday April 3 at 4 pm in Erasmus MC.
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: The Mental X-Ray - Pascalle Erkeland
The Mental X-Ray visualizes brain activity by means of an EEG (electroencephalogram). This enables one to see whether mental fitness, fatigue, stress or depression is present in the brain.
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18:30–19:00 Break Out: How to make short breaks attractive? - Art Works Well
Adrienne Rombout is the driving force behind Art Works Well, with the emphasis on doing Well. From her social involvement, her art installations have a stimulating and comforting influence on people. Join and experience this interactive session.
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19:00–19:45 Break Out: Heal the world with VR technology - MedKitVR
VR expert Freek Teunen will share his latest learnings about the application of VR to improve well-being and healthcare.
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January
Monthly theme
#getstarted


#getstarted: Reap

Thursday Gathering January 30th

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Connect to your pure self - PureSelf
Entrepreneurs work overtime, and so do our senses and minds. Let’s refuel our body, decrease our stress levels and increase both creativity & focus. Want to find out how? Continue reading or visit Terence at our stand
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Acting as a tool for youth self-development - Act Out studio
The first film acting studio in Rotterdam.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Student Founders Programme - ECE Students
Have you ever thought about starting your own enterprise, but did not know where and how to start? Student Founders Programme is going to show you how the others made it and what did it take to build a startup from the ground.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: A new type of NGO - Basic Write
There is a big shortage of writing materials in Zambia. In NL we take these for granted, since they are widely available. For the children in Zambia, writing materials are scarce. In some cases, a single pen is shared with four students....!
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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!
Read more >

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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17:30–18:15 Break Out: Basic Write: A new type of NGO - Basic Write
There is a big shortage of writing materials in Zambia. In NL we take these for granted, since they are widely available. For the children in Zambia, writing materials are scarce. In some cases, a single pen is shared with four students....!
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: From Resolutions to Reinventions - Aha intelligence
What is the science behind proper and successful goal setting ? We see why resolutions don't work and why 4 specific factors can help you reinvent yourself and boost your success in any area.
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18:00–18:30 Bar Celebration: Airturb
We are Airturb! With our Airturb Model One we are taking the first steps to change  sustainability. Our mini wind turbine, that stands at less than 1,5 meter, can provide part of your energy needs. 
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18:30–19:15 Break Out: Student today, Founder tomorrow - ECE Students
Have you ever thought about starting your own enterprise, but did not know where and how to start? Student Founders Programme is going to show you how the others made it and what did it take to build a startup from the ground.
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18:30–19:15 Break Out: CIC X VC breakout session - CIC
During the CIC x VC monthly breakout sessions we ask CIC clients to share their expertise on our monthly subject. This month the subject is the importance of wellbeing and health for employers.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: SecTalks Holland–0xb0–Keyloggers & HITB! - SecTalks Holland
Join us for the monthly session of SecTalks Holland, part of the international SecTalks.org meetups on information security! This monthly series of gatherings, touches on a few security topics, a short CTF & lots of infosec knowledge sharing!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
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.
#getstarted: Grow

Thursday Gathering January 16th

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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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Una Paloma Blanca - The fun, fast & efficient language school. - Una Paloma Blanca Language School
The teachers at UPB are fun loving professionals who know that the most effective way to learn is not only with traditional teaching methods, but also by providing the students with exciting, engaging learning experiences.
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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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17:30–18:15 Break Out: Growth Hacking - Kickstart your team using the 7 Pillars of Growth Hacking - RockBoost
All you need to know to implement Growth Hacking in your organization tomorrow. Learn how to create a culture of rapid experimentation and growth mindset. By Rutger van Stigt Thans RockBoost
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Growing By Shrinking - Reably
Taking a step back usually is interpreted as failure. However, it might help you grow beyond what you initially set out to do. In this keynote the founders of ed-tech startup Reably, Robin Wilson & Christian Francke, will talk about their journey.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: From idea to realisation in 45 min. - Aimforthemoon
You probably have plenty of smart ideas. The paradox about great ideas: they almost always arise from problems, yet we forget that these ideas are supposed to fix the very problems from which they arise.
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: The introvert advantage: embracing your introvert strengths - Quiet Quality
How do you thrive as an introverted entrepreneur? During this session, Karolien Koolhof will share some insights from her forthcoming book on introversion and introvert leadership.
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: Legal, finance and tax challenges: How to optimize the health of your growing company - Syncount
Is your company growing? Is it time to change your company’s legal form? To bv or not to bv, that’s the question! In this presentation we tell you how you can optimize the financial and legal health of your company.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: The Innovation Matrix
Workshop on the Innovation Matrix: Use 3 moves - Think, Strategize, Act – to tackle the challenges and questions around collaborative innovation, partnering, intellectual property(IP) distribution, and simplified contracting for innovation and IP.
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18:30–19:15 Break Out: Know Yourself to Grow Yourself - This Is Happiness Coaching
To succeed it's not enough to know what you want. You must also know who you are; what makes you, what blocks you, what moves you. Start 2020 by understanding how you are wired. What is your unique personality, your strengths, and obstacles.
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#getstarted: Sow

Thursday Gathering January 9th

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Cleantech Challenge - Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship Students
Sustainable development is a hot and challenging topic. Are you interested in starting your own sustainable business but don’t know where to start? The Dutch CleanTech Challenge is a competition for entrepreneurial students throughout the country. Stop by to learn m ore!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Get to know 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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17:00–19:00 Office Hours: Intellectual Property - AOMB
Patents? Trademarks? Designs? Copyright? We know all about it and are happy to answer any questions YOU have! Sign up for a session.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Design and Innovation student projects - Hogeschool Rotterdam
Students of Hogeschool Rotterdam, who would like to introduce their innovations to the guests. They are motivated to have conversations about their projects and inspire the guests with their ideas.
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18:00–19:30 Office Hours: Start-up Coaching - Cor the Coach
Do you want to start a business or recently have started your business? Sign up for a chat with Cor the Coach!
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: Bootstrapping Your Wellbeing -
It's not only about eating healthy, sleeping well, moving enough, etc. To be in "it" for the long run, you need a total wellbeing strategy to sustain your energy as a professional & as a human being. Get ready to take charge of your wellbeing!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: How to use your creative resourcefulness to achieve your goals in 2020 - by Jester Schilder
Develop your creative resourcefulness to improve your marketing campaigns, close more deals, attract the best employees and solve problems effectively. You will leave this workshop with many practical tips that you can implement right away!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Starting your own business, the 10 steps - Kamer van Koophandel (Netherlands Chamber of Commerce)
Starting your own business will cover 10 important steps for starting a business in The Netherlands. Planning on setting something up or recently started? This is where you need to be!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Managementboeken & Business - FM Consultancy
During this Break-Out, Fauzia will review three management books that are all linked to the themes of starting a company, growing your organization and future-proof entrepreneurship. January is the month to #GetStarted and get reading.
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2019

December
Monthly theme
Future Forward


Looking back and into the Future: VR & Holiday Special

Thursday Gathering December 19th

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Finance Simple: Focus on your business - Groene Berg
You just want to know how your business is doing. Welcome at Groene Berg! Our mission? Simplify your finances. Your benefit? More time to focus on your goals, friends and your family. Stop by to learn more about our services!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: AOMB Intellectual Property - AOMB Intellectual Property
Patents? Trademarks? Designs? Copyright? We know all about it and are happy to answer any questions YOU have! Stop by our info table to meet us!
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17:00–19:00 Break Out: Think Tank - Scouting for Scale-ups; A Job Seekers Journey - Up!Rotterdam - Gemeente Rotterdam
For scale-ups, the #1 challenge is finding the right people to fuel their growth. We want your valuable insights as a working professional or job seeker. Help us to develop and enrich our value proposition for an online talent platform!
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17:00–19:00 Demo: HoloLens ATC demo - Wortell
A demonstration of the HoloLens ATC application. Experience the real-time flight traffic from Schiphol in 3D space!
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17:00–19:00 Demo: Web-bluetooth playground - Wonder Lab Woman
Join this web-bluetooth playground, with a diverse selection of BLE-devices and demo’s for you to try out. Explore how connecting a BLE device to your web-page enables you to use it as a webXR interface.
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17:00–19:00 Demo: Hands-on with Connec2 - The Virtual Dutchmen
A hands-on demonstration of a multi-user platform Connec2. Come and check out a guided tour through the virtual offices of Connec2 on the Oculus Quest. The demo will allow multiple users to simultaneously.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: VR real experience - Woodyshousing
We solve the Housing crisis, with a eco and social-building system, Woodyshousing. Help us to spread the word!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: AI-powered Meeting Assistance - Zoi Meet
We spend 20+ hours every week doing "work on work" like scheduling, taking minutes, following up... How can AI help us automate these? We want to have an honest conversation about your needs and see how we can help with our AI-based Meeting Assistant
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: TWNKLS, Augmented reality. Real tools, real results - TWNKLS, a PTC company
TWNKLS, is the most successful AR / Computer vision company in Europe. Meet our consultants who you can ask everything about how to deploy AR successful in your organization
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: NL Cares Flexible Volunteer Work - NL Cares
NL Cares offers volunteer opportunities for individuals and the business community. Volunteer work at NL Cares is accessible and inspiring. Meeting others will broaden your view of the world.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Build a Yoga pose detector - IBM
We will show how to use pose detection and classification to build a yoga pose detector. See how it works and build it yourself afterwards!
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17:45–18:15 Break Out: Intelligent applications with Kinect for Azure - Wortell
During this talk Wortell's Alexander Meijers will explain how you can use Azure Machine Learning in combination with Kinect for Azure to recognize objects.
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18:15–18:45 Break Out: Remote craftsmanship solves staff shortages - Recreate
Staff shortages can be solved by making smart use of innovative techniques. Through Virtual and Augmented reality, companies can train employees better than ever, learn more about it during this talk of Tim Hermans.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Build your own virtual assistant in a snap - IBM
In this workshop we’ll show you how easy it is to build your very own assistant using the Watson APIs from IBM Cloud. A large part of the session will be hands-on, so please don't forget to bring your laptop...
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: CIC X VC client session - CIC
Reoccurring session where CIC clients share their knowledge and insights about the industry they are in.
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19:00–19:30 Break Out: Working together without boundaries - The Virtual Dutchmen
Tim and Bart from The Virtual Dutch Men will present the challenges behind the development of their multi-user collaborative platform Connec2 (http://www.connec2.nl). They will be talking about subjects like privacy and security, cross-platform deployment and human interaction.
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19:30–20:00 Break Out: Daily VR - JDMulti Interactive
Daily VR. The practical use of virtual reality on a daily basis. But how? Let's find out!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Shaping the future of the Dutch LS&H-sector

Thursday Gathering December 12th

17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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 Info Table: ESN Rotterdam Information Desk - Erasmus Student Network (ESN)
The Career Committee of ESN Rotterdam will hold a stimulating information session by promoting upcoming career-related events in Rotterdam at the Venture Café.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Nord Anglia International School Rotterdam - Nord Anglia International School Rotterdam
You want the best for your child. So do we! Meet our Admissions Director who can discuss with you how Nord Anglia supports your child to love learning and achieve more than they ever thought possible.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: How Expat Centres help with the soft landing of international employees - Rotterdam Partners
The Rotterdam Expat Centre can help you find your way in Rotterdam and simplify your relocation. We achieve these goals by offering free, tailor- made information and services to all expats and companies employing international employees in Rotterdam. Stop by to learn more about our services and how we can help you!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Pitch your startup at Innovation for Health in February 2020 - Innovation for Health
Are you looking for funding or partnerships in health & life sciences? Then take the opportunity to pitch your company to more than 900 key players in Health & Life Sciences at Innovation for Health on 12 & 13 February 2020 in Rotterdam. Stop by to learn more!
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Opening: Future of Healthcare - Health~Holland, Top Sector Life Sciences & Health
Plenary opening to the "Shaping the future of the Netherlands’ LSH sector" program. How do we keep our healthcare affordable, accessible and of high quality? Knowledge institutions, industry, government and end-users join forces to realize the Health & Care missions for the future. Carmen van Vilsteren, chair of Top Sector Life Sciences & Health, will be providing a keynote.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Numinous - design to fight burnout - Numinous Development Team
To fight symptoms of stress and burnout, we designed Numinous - a unique biofeedback tool that lets you regain control over your body. Come to our info-table, try out our prototypes and tell us what you think!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Alliances in Medical Device Development - IDE Group
Medical Device Development is a multi-disciplinary adventure. Finding the right partners and building string alliances is key. At the IDE info table we will discuss this topic and have the opportunity to explore opportunities!
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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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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Biotech perspective on Outcome Based Healthcare in the Netherlands - Amgen BV
Due to ageing population and burden of chronic illnesses, the healthcare system is facing many challenges. Together with other parties, Amgen wants to ensure that our health care system is future proof. Hosted by Marika Murto and Jannie van den Broek. Join the discussion!
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Economic Challenges and Opportunities in Health & Care - Health~Holland, Top Sector Life Sciences & Health
An interactive session on how we can collaborate to leverage the economic opportunities of the new Mission-Driven Top Sectors and Innovation Policy and tackle its economic challenges.
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Translating Nobel Prize winning science into transformative medicines - Alnylam
After 17 years of effort and billions of dollars raised and invested in R&D, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals is now introducing an entirely new class of medicines to transform the lives of patients with rare diseases. Join this session hosted by Anant Murthy to learn from what Alnylam is doing in Holland.
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: GET CHALLENGED by RJD - Rotterdamse Jongensdromen
Frederic Marcillaud, serial entrepreneur and business coach, challenges you to tweak your business model so you can do 48 hours of work in 24 hours and grow your company rapidly!
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18:15–18:45 Break Out: Public Private Partnerships - Oncode Institute & Human Organ and Disease Model Technologies
Join this session to hear two stories around public-private partnership in the Life Sciences and Health sector. Oncode Institute's Angus Livingstone, and hDMT Human Organ and Disease Model Technologies' Janny van der Eijnden-van Raaij, will be your hosts.
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18:15–18:45 Break Out: The Dragon is Back! - Erasmus MC
Natural selection, bacteria and the komodo dragon... This blood-curdling seminar shows a number of special evolution-driven processes that provide relevant insights for diagnosis and therapy of the future. Your host: Peter van der Spek, Professor at Department of Pathology & Clinical Bioinformatics, Erasmus MC.
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18:15–18:45 Break Out: Accreditation, Designation and Brexit - BSI, a Medical Devices Notified Body in The Netherlands
During the session, the process of accreditation and the process of designation as a Medical Devices Notified Body will be discussed. Furthermore, the impact of a (potential) Brexit on Certification will be discussed. Your host will be Albert Roossien, Regulatory Lead at BSI group.
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19:00–19:30 Break Out: International Dutch Life Sciences Awards - Invest in Holland & Health~Holland
This year Invest in Holland & Health~Holland are proud to officially launch the International Dutch Life Sciences Awards 2019. The awards will be presented to the best new, established and patient-centered companies helping to drive and inspire the Dutch Life Sciences & Health ecosystem. Join the hosts and nominees in the Café area!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
The Year 2050

Thursday Gathering December 5th

17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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 Info Table: What about accounting and taxation? - Syncount accountants and tax advisors
Do you want to know more about accounting or taxation? Marijn Bremmer and Karen Wieringa (tax advisors) can tell you all about it.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Futurism: co-creating the year 2030 - TC Macabre
By 2030 we are supposed to have reached all 17 Sustainable Development Goals. You are invited to be part of a brainstorm where we picture possible future scenario’s. This is a creative session, so bring your thinking cap!
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: A Tale of Money and Universal Basic Income - Future Misfits
The year is 2049. It has been just over a decade since universal basic income has been adopted across Europe. Let's go into the future together and envision how the world looks like, how society has changes and what business opportunities appeared.
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: Mastercass in LinkedIn Marketing Secrets: 3 new strategies that drive you more B2B leads - Lucas Bakx
Lucas Bakx is sharing his 3 newest LinkedIn marketing tactics that will generate you consistent leads via LinkedIn, without being spammy or wasting money on ads. Join the session to learn more!
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18:00–19:30 Break Out: Rotterdam.AI #4 - [ Sinterklaas Evening ] AI Ethics and Security - Rotterdam.AI
If you are an AI practitioner or want to become one? If you want to learn about Ethics & Security in AI? Or you want to start working in Data Science & AI world? Then come to our session and learn from Data Scientists and Cyber Security Experts!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Rise Up, Disrupt, Work Less, and Perform More - innovAchievers
Society pushes us to work like machines... It's time to stop being busy, leave some work to automation, and leverage our unique human skills to achieve more fulfilment and better results.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.

November
Monthly theme
Impact & Growth


Business with Impact

Thursday Gathering November 28th

17:00–18:00 Info Table: How you can help us Build the "New Femininity" and Why. - Heleniq A / Women of Truth
The New Femininity - Paradigm Shift of the Century
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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 Info Table: Let's join monster night! - Chia Design and Art
Come visit our Info Table to join our Monster night! Chia Design and Art is a visualisation studio. We are busy on building visual storytelling through characters, environment art and 2D animation for games, animations and children books.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Samen sterk voor 010 (Together strong for 010)- Rotterdammersvoorelkaar
Rotterdammersvoorelkaar - an online platform for voluntary work in Rotterdam - is looking for partnerships, collaborations and great ideas to make more impact in Rotterdam. Together we can really make a difference!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: How to compete in an age of disruption - Worth Internet Systems
As a startup, it is important to create a solid digital strategy at the start in order to make the right decisions, and adapt to constant change and innovation. Learn how agile can help you!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Innovation Prototyping Session - University of Applied Sciences of Rotterdam - Designful Innovation for One Billion People
From how we eat, commute and visit musea to how we interact with each other in different cultures and with nature in the city. See how five international students from the minor Designful Innovation (HRO) are working on a better future! Come check out their innovative prototypes.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: ETC Start-up SpeedDating - Erasmus Tech Community
ETC is hosting an event called “StartUp SpeedDating”. The purpose of the event is to enable Technology StartUps to meet and recruit eager business students from Erasmus University Rotterdam, looking for an internship or a full-time job. Stop by to learn more!
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17:00–18:30 Office Hours: Public Funding - PNO Consultants
During Venture Café’s office hours a consultant of PNO Consultants will be present to help you explore the most interesting and relevant grant opportunities for your business! Sign up for a slot now!
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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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18:00–18:30 Break Out: How female entrepreneurs can have impact and growth and launch in Europe - Heleniq A /Women of Truth
You're building a business but to become a 'Visible Woman' and lead your community in a different way there is some work to do. Learn the inward to outward growth method of the Women of truth inner circle.
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18:00–19:00 Office Hours: Does your idea need IP protection? Get a free & confidential IP consult! - The Netherlands Enterprise Agency, the Netherlands Patent Office
Can you talk about your innovative idea tonight without IP protection? Get a free consult at Venture Café to find out! Get independent information from Karen Kraan-Sam (patent advisor at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency) to see if your idea needs IP protection. A safe environment since secrecy applies: so grab your opportunity to openly talk about your idea here.
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18:00–19:00 Info Table: Making impact with an ecosystem - KPMG Innovation
Making impact and innovating in today's world is all about collaboration! We need to build ecosystems and embrace a systems approach to innovation in order to tackle challenges that keep us up at night. Stop by to discuss about the potential of open innovation!
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18:00–19:00 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. Stop by to learn more!
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18:00–19:00 Info Table: Connect with TNO! - TNO
TNO connects people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the competitive strength of industry and the well-being of society in a sustainable way. Stop by to learn more!
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18:00–19:00 Info Table: The Dating App for Entrepreneurs - Mastermatch
It's not always easy and sometimes time-consuming for entrepreneurs in all stages of their businesses to find the right co-entrepreneurs for various kinds of connections, in an easy, accessible and effective way. Stop by to learn more!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Building agile security into your start-up - Worth Internet Systems
Security is an ongoing journey in the world of modern agile software development. Whether you are a small company, large company or startup you need to start thinking about security from the very beginning.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Subsidy Masterclass - MK - SubsidyCloud
You can give away your shares but it is much better to get money for free from the government in the form of subsidy. In this workshop Bastiaan Kleiberg and Twan Bierens will talk about the subsidy possibilities and how to get them in the fastest way!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: SecTalks Holland – 0x13 Hardware Hacking & more! - SecTalks Holland
Join us for the monthly session of SecTalks Holland, part of the international SecTalks.org meetups on information security!This monthly series of gatherings, touches on a few security topics, a short CTF & lots of infosec knowledge sharing!
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18:30–19:15 Break Out: Startup Funding Event: Speed dating - Startup Funding Event
Startup Funding Event brings inspiring startups and world-class founders on 1 stage to win our Innovation Funding Award with €42,000 worth of marketing materials. Speed date and get to know our innovation community at hand!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Making impact with an ecosystem - KPMG Innovation
Making impact and innovating in today's world is all about collaboration! We need to build ecosystems and embrace a systems approach to innovation in order to tackle challenges that keep us up at night. Let's discuss the potential of open innovation!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Talent Night: Diversity & Inclusion

Thursday Gathering November 21st

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Talent Management, reinvented - Learned.io
Next generation talent management platform to boost performance and career development. Are you curious which skills you need to develop for your next role? Visit our stand.
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17:00–18:00 Info Table: How you can help us Build the "New Femininity" and Why. - Heleniq A / Women of Truth
The New Femininity - Paradigm Shift of the Century
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Ever dated a stranger? Try it! - Anita Abaisa, Black Ladies Talk
Connect with a stranger. It can be really hard to make a new connection while you attend a network meeting. Well, Black Ladies Talk is all about connecting. With our intervention, we aim to create connections between total strangers. So let's date!
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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 Info Table: Make your dreams come true - Buzinezzclub
"Everything is about you". The Buzinezzclub helps young professionals to make their dreams come true. Meet Joel Junior to find out more about this great initiative in Rotterdam!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: AOMB Intellectual Property - AOMB Intellectual Property
Patents? Trademarks? Designs? Copyright? We know all about it and are happy to answer any questions YOU have! Stop by our info table to meet us!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: houryou: exchange innovation hours to make more impact together - Noorderwind
Mother Theresa: "I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things". Come by to request or invest an hour in other innovators using the houryou method.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Boost your workplace with international talents - AIESEC
Looking for a challenging internship at a startup abroad? Or are you a startup searching for international talents to grow together? Come by and meet us!
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17:00–18:00 Break Out: The Spouse Program - Should I settle for a job or start my own venture?
This session is going to be a panel discussion between a KVK representative, an expat who works for a corporate and started his own business, and a professional who chose to work for a big company in Rotterdam.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: GroenCollect's Social Impact & Growth - GroenCollect
GroenCollect is a waste management and collection company that focuses on mono-streams of waste such as bread, coffee, plastic kegs, peels, and swill.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: In search for good mentors for Rotterdam Youth - Stichting B for You
Stichting B for You is searching for mentors from Rotterdam. Supporting the youth between 6-16 years. Talent development, social networking, and personal growth.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Empowering female newcomers to enter the labour market - She Matters
Stop by to learn more about She Matters, a social enterprise recruitment agency with a mission to empower female newcomers to enter the labour market!
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Talent Management, Reinvented - Learned.io
After speaking to 500+ companies Learned has created a new generation platform for talent management. Curious how it can help you as professional or as company? Come to the break-out session.
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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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17:30–18:00 Break Out: GroenCollect's Social Impact & Growth - GroenCollect
In this session with Sophie de Gaudemont, business developer at GroenCollect, will be presenting about the social impact and growth of the company has by creating new jobs for the circular economy.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Cyber Security Community Session - SCYL
We do not only provide the Cyber ​​Security solution but also training because we know that the employee of each organization is the No. 1 target for cyber attacks.
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18:00–18:30 Break Out: What is my minimum viable product (MVP)? - OCDLab
When talking about MVP, the term “viable” means different things to different people and “minimum” is often misinterpreted with the least amount of effort. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Come join us to find out, how to define a true MVP.
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18:00–18:30 Break Out: Antler.co Journey - Homespring.co
Do you want to start a company in the next 6 months with the funding and support of Antler - join this session! You will get information about the startup journey by one of Antler.co startup founders: Homespring.co.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: How to start with Crowdfunding - Get a Crowd/Starters Station
During this session we will share the lessons learned from over 200 crowdfunding campaigns from The Ocean CleanUp of Boyan Slat to The Great Bubble Barrier. Just everything you always wanted to know about crowdfunding but were afraid to ask 😉 Your host: Arthur de Graaf. This session is a contribution to the Global Entrepreneurship Week.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: The Launch of SheCredit Nederland: a new funding opportunity for female entrepreneurs! - SheCredit (Dutch spoken)
Today a new initiative launches: SheCredit! Female entrepreneurs need access to finance. SheCredit will focus on impact and circular economy! You (M/F) can get inspired by one of the expert speakers (Joan Nunnely, Elisabeth Werter, Elske Doets) and become a member, investor and/or sponsor of SheCredit. Join the session!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: How much is a patent worth? - AOMB Intellectual Property
In this session you get the opportunity to learn about the value of a patent. You will be amazed by the added value! Surprise me with your story.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Purpose Day

Thursday Gathering November 14th

17:00–18:00 Info Table: How you can help us Build the "New Femininity" and Why. - Heleniq A / Women of Truth
The New Femininity - Paradigm Shift of the Century
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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 Info Table: 101 on how to build a successful Startup - ECE Students
ECE Students is launching an interactive workshop series for students to learn about entrepreneurship directly from local startups. If you’re passionate about the journey of building a startup, join us at the info table and think along about the contents of this workshop!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: The brand for the selfless. - Canwe
Canwe wants to become the number one brand of sports t-shirts in the world. A brand with a higher purpose that carries the values of giving back and social justice. Welcome to a brand revolution! Welcome to Canwe!
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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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17:30–19:30 Office Hours: Start-up Coaching - Cor the Coach
Do you want to start a business or recently have started your business? Sign up for a chat with Cor the Coach!
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18:00–18:30 Break Out: How you can help us Build the "New Femininity" and Why. - Heleniq A / Women of Truth
The New Femininity - Paradigm Shift of the Century. How can we 'feminise our businesses so they have heart while achieving "the bottom line"?
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18:00–18:30 Break Out: There is only one reason to be a founder. And some pointers to nail it. - OCDLab
Last week we spoke about the wrong "whys" to become a founder. Don't tell me you didn't see this one coming! The funny thing is, being a founder doesn't even mean anything once you get the right "why."
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18:30–19:45 Break Out: Mini workshop "Circular entrepreneuring"! - Circo
This session is all about making the abstract concept of circular economy tangible and applicable to your business and/or product. For Venture Café we merged our 3-day track into a one-hour session to get you inspired and started!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Go Lean: Design your growth experiment - Moonshot Missions
Lean Start-up is hot🔥 You keep hearing about it. You've read the book. And now what? Going from theory to practice is tough. In this session, you will experience how to go from ideas to doing. Bring your product launch challenge and an open mind.
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18:30–19:00 Break Out: How do we organise Startup Funding Event? - Startup Funding Event
We’ll be telling you about how we came up with the idea of Startup Funding Event, launched, and scaled our impact - so you can do the same if you want to launch a product kickstarter, get more business exposure, credibility or even start an event career.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Impact & Growth: The Kick-Off

Thursday Gathering November 7th

17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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 Info Table: All about Blue Tulip Awards 2019! - Blue Tulip Awards
The Blue Tulip Awards (previously Accenture Innovation Awards) is a year-round ecosystem-driven program aiming to accelerate innovators, build powerful collaborations and drive breakthrough innovation. Registrations are officially open until November 17, so this means #2WEEKSTOGO. Stop by to learn more!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Law office - Yavuzyigitoglu Advocatuur
Yavuzyigitoglu Advocatuur provides legal services for the next cases: Injury law, labor law, and contract law. Stop by the Info-Table to learn more!
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17:30–19:30 Office Hours: Online Marketing for Automated Lead Generation - Sarah Getu
Do you want to leverage online marketing, online advertising, and social media to generate new clients? Not sure where to start? Or do you need to optimize your current process? Let's sit down together and do a 30-min Online Marketing Assessment.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: 4-day Design Sprint - the value exchange experience - Noorderwind
Learn more about the 4-day Design Sprint and help us test our solution for a fair value exchange experience.
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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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18:00–18:30 Break Out: 7 Reasons why you shouldn't become a founder! - Maheep Gupta, OCDLab
One question that the host of the session (Maheep Gupta) always ask the founders - why? Before we get to that question, let us talk about "why not" and then we will cover the "why".
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18:00–18:30 Break Out: Team building mini-workshop: Flavours of Agile - AGILE Tandem: Your Professional Coach & Bio-inspired Think Tank
Do you want to learn how becoming Agile can help you to boost your personal and team building skills ? Come and experience Flavours of Agile with us! Learning with a lot of fun guaranteed! Your hosts are Aneta Schaap-Oziemlak and Jan Vrencken.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Unleash the creative power of your organization - Luciënne Koops
Creativity, success and the energy frequency of your organization is directly related. Curious how to unleash the full potential of your organization?
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18:30–19:00 Break Out: Learn more about Blue Tulip Awards 2019! - Blue Tulip Awards
The Blue Tulip Awards (previously Accenture Innovation Awards) is a year-round ecosystem-driven program aiming to accelerate innovators, build powerful collaborations and drive breakthrough innovation. Registrations are officially open until November 17, so this means #2WEEKSTOGO. Learn more about the themes and your opportunities today!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.

October
Monthly theme
Global Challenges, Local Solutions


Talent Night – Quality Education for All!

Thursday Gathering October 31st

17:00–19:00 Info Table: In search for good mentors for Rotterdam Youth - Stichting B for You
Stichting B for You is searching for mentors from Rotterdam. Supporting the youth between 6-16 years. Talent development, social networking, and personal growth.
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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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17:00–18:00 Special Event: Rotterdam Spouse Initiative - Reinvent yourself
For this session, we would like to shine the light on the different kind of groups and communities in Rotterdam. Each one of them will take five minutes to pitch to you why their network best suits you. You can, of course, pick one or more network to be part of. Below we outlined the program.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Invest in Rotterdam & get to know Hieroo: the local consultant - Hieroo Rotterdam
Do you want to invest in a better city of tomorrow? You can now! Stop by and learn more about Hieroo - the new local consultant - and our upcoming crowdfunding campaign!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: AOMB Intellectual Property - AOMB Intellectual Property
Patents? Trademarks? Designs? Copyright? We know all about it and are happy to answer any questions YOU have! Stop by our info table to meet us!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Connecting People And Technology - TRINAMICS
Trinamics is a Technical Recruitment Agency which connects people and technology. With several of their clients they have a tier one preferred supplier framework: they can often provide you with multiple career opportunities at the same client + offer you insights and tips so you can prepare well. Join them at their info table this week!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: International Project Yearbook 2019 - 2020 - Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
The Yearbook is a compilation of research results of the pro-bono consulting projects performed by Rotterdam Business School Master Programmes to a network of local and International stakeholders.
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17:00–18:00 Break Out: The Chinese Belt Road Initiative - Harnessing Growth by using Railway via NL - Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
A Research hired by the Dutch Belt Road Research Center, the Masters candidates of Rotterdam Business school will discuss about the opportunities as well the limitations surrounding the Chinese Belt Road Initiative between The Netherlands - China.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Day for Change: sustainable entrepreneurship for a fairer world - Day for Change
Do you believe that our future lies with our young entrepreneurs? Day for Change challenges young people in the Netherlands to start a sustainable enterprise with a microcredit. Their profit goes to enterprising people world wide. Come and join us!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Startup Academy: Impact - Startup Foundation
Get startup experience and go hands-on with startup life, guided by real founders.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Everything-as-a-Service, the Unconference - Firmhouse
Achieving a circular economy is depending on rethinking and reshaping ownership as we know it. Join the EaaS Unconference and discover the business models of our future!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Ever dated a stranger? Try it! - Anita Abaisa, Black Ladies Talk
Connect with a stranger. It can be really hard to make a new connection while you attend a network meeting. Well, Black Ladies Talk is all about connecting. With our intervention, we aim to create connections between total strangers. So let's date!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Let's join monster night! - Chia Design and Art
Come visit our Info Table to join our Monster night! Chia Design and Art is a visualisation studio. We are busy on building visual storytelling through characters, environment art and 2D animation for games, animations and children books.
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17:30–19:30 Office Hours: Start-up Coaching - Cor the Coach
Do you want to start a business or recently have started your business? Sign up for a chat with Cor the Coach!
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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: Explore alternative climate resilient cities - EthicSchool
Participate in a futuristic role play! Experience life in two cities implementing alternative solutions to combat the effects of climate change: Diana from Venetian-style local and organic Locor meets Jane from cosmopolitic and hightech Costech. Imagine, philosophize and discuss! Hosted by Ineke Malsch.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: How to get acces to your Talents in a sustainble way - TaPasCity
During an interactive and short experience session, TapasCity will tell you how to get access to your personal talents & passion.
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18:00–19:30 Office Hours: Does your idea need IP protection? Get a free & confidential IP consult! - The Netherlands Enterprise Agency, the Netherlands Patent Office
Can you talk about your innovative idea tonight without IP protection? Get a free consult at Venture Café to find out! Get independent information from Karen Kraan-Sam (patent advisor at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency) to see if your idea needs IP protection. A safe environment since secrecy applies: so grab your opportunity to openly talk about your idea here.
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: CIC Sustainability month kick-off - CIC
A showcase of CIC clients that are working on solutions to make the world a more sustainable place. Join this session and learn more from companies such as Finch&Beak, Darel, Noorderwind, Transition Hero, Corekees, Green Age Collective, EIT RawMaterials.
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18:00–18:30 Break Out: SustainaBul: Ranking universities on sustainability - Studenten voor Morgen
The SustainaBul is a bottom-up ranking initiative, which started in 2012, aiming to challenge universities to become more sustainable. The ranking is ever evolving and we would like to share our experiences and exchange ideas for further development.
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18:30–19:30 Keynote Session: Codam - kicking off the Education Revolution! - Codam Coding College
At Codam, we believe high-quality education should be accessible to everyone. We want to fight for equal opportunity, inclusion, and to provide the youth of today with the tools and skills to navigate and impact the world of tomorrow.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Advancing Sustainability at VC and Beyond! - Coalesce.Earth
Learn about academic findings on sustainability within the Venture Café network as well as promising trends and opportunities for businesses and the innovation ecosystem.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: SecTalks Holland - The Spooky Edition mix - SecTalks Holland
Join us for the monthly session of SecTalks Holland, part of the international SecTalks.org meetups on information security!Join this monthly series of gatherings, touching on a few security topics, a short CTF & lots of infosec knowledge sharing
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
CLOSED (team will be at a Global Venture Café Gathering)

Thursday Gathering October 24th

17:00–20:00 Closed: There is NO Thursday Gathering on October 24th!
There is NO Thursday Gathering on October 24th due to a Venture Café Global Team Gathering. We will be back on October 31st!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Climate Action and Clean Energy

Thursday Gathering October 17th

17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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 Info Table: Unlocking Personal Flight - Silverwing Aeronautics
Want to make personal flight a reality? Silverwing has made an electric, personal flying device in Delft. We are now flight testing our first vehicle, and looking for co-founders with a passion for business to be a part of bringing the S1 to market.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Colorful brand experience - fairf
At the fairf experience table you can relate to your favorite and yet sustainable color and meanwhile learn more about building sustainable and sexy brands. Stop by to meet Laurens van Dort, founder of Fairf!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Stopping Modern Slavery - International Justice Mission (IJM)
Slavery still exists and it is bigger than ever before. If we don’t disrupt the model, slave owners will expand their power and steal more lives. But the world is changing: modern slavery can end in our lifetime! IJM's proven model works. Learn more about it at their break out or stop by at their info table!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Ukrainian Women Entrepreneurs: Partnership for Sustainability - Women Entrepreneurs in Ukraine
A goal of the Ukrainian women entrepreneurs is to accelerate business development and build alliance for innovation, sustainability, and export as a follow up after the training course and a mentoring cycle supported by RVO (Netherlands).
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Sustainable urban energy production - Airturb
We believe everybody needs to participate in making our world green. We all need energy. From charging our phones to warming your home. The wind is our most powerful free supplier. Airturb harvests the wind and makes it usable energy to light up your live. Learn more about it!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Smart Weather Solution – A product development project from Aalto University (Finland)
Students from Aalto university (Finland) are working together with SkyEcho on a 8 months product design project to develop a smart city solution for weather resilience applications. They just kicked-off this week and would love to share their idea with you and get some first user-research outputs - stop by!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: How you can help us Build the "New Femininity" and Why. - Heleniq A / Women of Truth
The New Femininity - Paradigm Shift of the Century
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Join us in Everlasting Improvement Together! - Aristot
Aristot is a premium mentorship platform. We bridge the customer, who needs work-related solutions, with the right mentor, a Fortune 500 company leader.
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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: Stopping Modern Slavery - International Justice Mission (IJM)
Slavery still exists and it is bigger than ever before. If we don’t disrupt the model, slave owners will expand their power and steal more lives. But the world is changing: modern slavery can end in our lifetime! IJM's proven model works. Join this workshop! [NB please join from the start to prevent interruptions during the session]
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17:30–19:30 Office Hours: Integrity in Finances - Groene Berg
What is integrity? Why do you need a positive approach of putting integrity into your finances? Raymond ter Bogt and Stephan Dankers, partners at Groene Berg, will discuss with you some interesting facts about integrity and how it may help develop your business. Book your timeslot now!
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18:00–18:30 Break Out: HD Weather x Urban innovation - SkyEcho
Many citizens and about 70% of businesses in cities are affected by weather (extremes) worldwide but only a very small fraction is actually taking resilience actions. How can we increase weather awareness in cities and therefore improve the use of weather data for future climate adaptation? Join this discussion hosted by SkyEcho's Yann Dufournet.
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18:00–18:30 Break Out: Visibility for female entrepreneurs - Heleniq A / Women of Truth
Standing out in your market and getting noticed for what you're best at is a tricky business. Positioning yourself and your brand online, building a business that is noticed amongst the noise is challenging throughout. Join this session and learn how to increase visibility to female entrepreneurs locally and globally.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Brand Humanizing: A humane turn on doing business - Brand Humanizing Institute
During this session I’ll show you we shouldn’t fear AI/Automation taking our jobs, but how we can actually leverage it to become more human. If we use Artificial Intelligence the right way, we can make our work and customer interactions more humane.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: What if we teach the Sustainable Development Goals? - Bekir Okalper
Bekir Okalper, an education professional and the SDSN Global Schools Advocate, explores the links with you between the SDG agenda, meta-cognition, learner autonomy, and social entrepreneurship. The session aims to contribute to your understanding of the SDGs in a more educational aspect by offering a practical approach to championing the SDGs. Join the discussion!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
#SDGCafe meets Venture Café

Thursday Gathering October 10th

16:00–19:00 Info Table: The brand for the selfless. - Canwe
Canwe wants to become the number one brand of sports t-shirts in the world. A brand with a higher purpose that carries the values of giving back and social justice. Welcome to a brand revolution! Welcome to Canwe!
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17:00–18:30 Special Event: #SDGCafe meets Venture Café: Maritime, Recycling and Inclusivity (in Dutch)
We aim to make visible and tangible during this Café what happens to achieve the SDGs, with hands-on examples from Rotterdam. The focus will be on three themes within SDG 8 during this session: maritime, recycling and inclusivity. Expect an opening by Sandra Pellegrom, the new SDG Coordinator for NL, startup pitches, and connecting with a relevant network! (NB session held in Dutch)
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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 Info Table: Rotterjam - Canwe? - Rotterjam
Rotterjam welcomes the launch of Canwe! As from the 10th of October, you will be able to choose this positive impact project when purchasing a Canwe t-shirt.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Workflow & Digitization of Remote Projects - MapGage
A solution to drastically improve efficiency & knowledge of your fieldwork operations with Mapgage. Our competitors leave human intelligence aside. We transform it into data! Meet at the info-table - Thomas Joyce (Sales Manager). Francois Le Guillou (Director).
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: ehvLINC - Legal & Tax Help for Startups - ehvLINC
Are you a startup founder? Did you get lost in all that legal and tax mumbo jumbo? The depth of your pockets does not allow you to pay for lawyers and tax consultants? ehvLINC might be the program for you!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Doing good, by drinking coffee - Wakuli
Wakuli is revolutionizing the coffee industry as we know it. By cutting out unnecessary links in the coffee supply chain, and by building long-lasting relationships, we're ultimately helping the coffee farmers behind it. The result? Highest Quality!
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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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17:30–18:15 Break Out: ehvLINC - Legal & Tax Help for Startups - ehvLINC
Are you a startup founder? Did you get lost in all that legal and tax mumbo jumbo? The depth of your pockets does not allow you to pay for lawyers and tax consultants? ehvLINC might be the program for you! Learn more about the program during this deep dive session.
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18:00–18:15 Break Out: Bar Celebration - Canwe
A brand that carries the values of giving back to the community, of social justice, of equality, of helping others... because all profits go to a charity or social activity that they chose. If there is time for Canwe, it is now! See you on the at 18:00 to celebrate this brand revolution!
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18:30–19:15 Break Out: Global issues & a Dutch solution to waste collection - GroenCollect
GroenCollect's business developer, Sophie de Gaudemont, will be presenting on the topic of Global issues and Dutch solutions. In this session, you will get to learn more about a waste management and collection service for dense urban areas.
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18:30–19:00 Break Out: Using the SDGs to become a force for positive change - Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
Join Eva Rood, director of the positive change initiative @RSM, to learn what Rotterdam School of Management does to become a force for positive change, using the SDG-framework
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18:30–19:00 Break Out: Women of truth Changemakers - Heleniq A /Women of Truth
The One Thing you've been missing to become a true Changemaker: Social Entrepreneurship.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Warm-up for the SDGs

Thursday Gathering October 3rd

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Learn about your opportunities! - Philips Innovation Award
We will show you how every student can benefit from the Philips Innovation Award. Stop by to learn more about it!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: India & Singapore Global Village! - Ingenious Faces
Get a chance to interact with young entrepreneurial leaders from India and Singapore and engage in future emerging market trends, employability frameworks as well as Entrepreneurial growth opportunities! This is your chance to Grow Global!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Open Office at Noorderwind! - Noorderwind
Come by to check out our new office, where we display the portfolio of projects we are currently working on (all global challenges - local solutions) & you can get a taste of what it is like to sprint with us by checking out our design sprint space!
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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 Info Table: How DutchBasecamp can help you scale internationally
DutchBasecamp helps startups scale internationally. During Venture Café startup founders can learn about the foundation's work and of course how to benefit from it in order to make a lean landing internationally faster and easier.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: How to become the best leader your scale up needs - VIE People
What about a leadership program where we can help you to become the best leader your start/scale-up deserves? Join to learn how to become that leader and how to build an innovative culture!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Finance Simple: Focus on your business - Groene Berg
You just want to know how your business is doing. Welcome at Groene Berg! Our mission? Simplify your finances. Your benefit? More time to focus on your goals, friends and your family. Stop by to learn more about our services!
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Pitching Room| Global Accelerator Program - Ingenious Faces
If you are an early stage Entrepreneur/Ideapreneur and looking for global growth and investment, this is your chance! Come join us for an elevator pitch session and avail an opportunity to travel to India for an Accelerator Program!
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: How to become the best leader your scale up needs - VIE People
What about a leadership program where we can help you to become the best leader your start/scale-up deserves? Join to learn how to become that leader and how to build an innovative culture!
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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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18:00–19:00 Info Table: Use your business expertise for good - help refugee entrepreneurs! - Forward Incubator
Want to share your knowledge and expertise in business to a good cause? Help entrepreneurs with a refugee background to build a successful business!
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18:00–18:15 Bar Celebration: Celebratory moment for Noorderwind (Nw)! - Noorderwind
Celebration moment for Noorderwind (Nw) - they celebrate their 3rd birthday and move to CIC Rotterdam!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Seminar Rotterdam - Philips Innovation Award 2020 - Philips Innovation Award
We will show you how every student can benefit from the Philips Innovation Award. An inspiring speaker will spice things up, and those with guts will get the chance to pitch an idea early... Join in!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.

September
Monthly theme
Future of Travel


Future of Travel

Thursday Gathering September 26th

17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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 Info Table: Cyber Security awareness hour during every lifecycle of a company - SCYL
SCYL is able to assist organizations and partners with product solutions and services across physical and virtual landscapes, to counter developing cyber threats and attacks. Join this Cyber Security awareness Info-Table - suitable for every lifecycle of a company.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Doing good in september - Rotterdammersvoorelkaar
Doing good, how hard can it be? Well, it is actually really easy! In September Rotterdammersvoorelkaar already exists for 3 years. That's why September is all about doing good.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: AOMB Intellectual Property - AOMB Intellectual Property
Patents? Trademarks? Designs? Copyright? We know all about it and are happy to answer any questions YOU have! Stop by our info table to meet us!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Finance Simple: Focus on your business - Groene Berg
You just want to know how your business is doing. Welcome at Groene Berg! Our mission? Simplify your finances. Your benefit? More time to focus on your goals, friends and your family. Stop by to learn more about our services!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Ever dated a stranger? Try it! - Anita Abaisa, Black Ladies Talk
Connect with a stranger. It can be really hard to make a new connection while you attend a network meeting. Well, Black Ladies Talk is all about connecting. With our intervention, we aim to create connections between total strangers. So let's date!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Looking for a Co-Founder - Canwe
What if every single time you did exercise you could be supporting the social causes you cared about? Come and find us at Venture Café and find out more!
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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: Managing the Changing Dynamics of a Scaleup - Neerventure.com
Scaling up your startup comes with a few subtle and not so subtle challenges that you might not have seen coming. As a CTO, Marc has seen a few scaleups struggle. Join this session and learn from their mistakes.
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17:30–19:30 Office Hours: Online Marketing for Automated Lead Generation - Sarah Getu
Do you want to leverage online marketing, online advertising, and social media to generate new clients? Not sure where to start? Or do you need to optimize your current process? Let's sit down together and do a 30-min Online Marketing Assessment.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Top Tips to Start Your Shared Mobility Startup
Juuve started 2,5 years ago and now has a fleet of 250 cars. With 9 million cars in the Netherlands, the shared mobility market needs way more cars to create impact. Juuve invites fellow entrepreneurs to enter the scene and will share some great tips!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Influencer Marketing for the Future of Travel - Madam Rotterdam
Whether you’re a brand already running influencer marketing campaigns or an influencer content creator looking to build new partnerships, there is something for everyone. Learn about future trends and solutions on influencer and city marketing.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Intro into the Art of Performance - Dhyan Vimal Institute for Higher Learning
Are you looking into discovering who you are is a direct reflection of the performance you are producing? Join the Breakout session and get a sneek peak into workshop THE ART OF PERFORMANCE (AOP) which will be held in Rotterdam on the 28th of September. Hosted by Navin Pillay.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: How much is a patent worth? - AOMB Intellectual Property
In this session you get the opportunity to learn about the value of a patent. You will be amazed by the added value! Surprise me with your story.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: SecTalks Holland 0x0E – intro to web hacking! - SecTalks Holland
Another round of SecTalks Holland, part of the international SecTalks.org technical meetups on information security! Join this monthly series of gatherings reviewing different security topics, a short CTF & lots of infosec knowledge sharing.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Talent Night: Quality Education for All!

Thursday Gathering September 19th

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Do good, make impact & connect - Voor Goed // Rotterdam Impact Agency
Are you doing good? Do you want to enlarge your positive social footprint in Rotterdam? Than join us at our info table. Together we explore the possibilities to join forces and make more sustainable impact in Rotterdam.
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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!
Read more >

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Get to know about a fast-growing scale-up - Helloprint
This is your chance to get to know Helloprint and discover everything you wanted to know about working for a fast-growing scale-up (and any opportunities we might have for you!).
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Hospitality Marketing Tool - Nocto
Do you have a network in nightlife / horeca / music / events? Interested in social media and digital marketing? Come find our info table and let's talk!
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17:00–19:00 Office Hours: Open Office Hour - Peak Capital
Early-stage Venture Capital fund Peak Capital will host an Open Office hour @Venture Café. SaaS, platform and marketplace founders are welcome to discuss any topic related to building or scaling your business.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: In search for good mentors for Rotterdam Youth - Stichting B for You
Stichting B for You is searching for mentors from Rotterdam. Supporting the youth between 6-16 years. Talent development, social networking, and personal growth.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table + Special Rcd19 Bar: The Chivas Venture - Win a Share of $1million in Funding - Chivas Regal
Got a world changing idea and need funding to take your start-up to the next level? Find out everything you need to know about applying for the Chivas Venture competition for your chance to win a share of $1million in no-strings funding. And enjoy a complimentary special #RCD19 cocktail at the same time!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Looking to pursue a career in data science? Meet Crunch Analytics!
We just opened our brand-new Rotterdam office and are looking for data science profiles to enforce our team. Do you want to be part of a fast-growing data science startup? Meet the Crunch team and have a chat with us!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Fundraising as a growth hack - Seedrs
Pop by our info table to discuss how the likes of Revolut, Brewdog, Landbay and many more have used their crowdfunding as a growth hack.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Sustainable urban energy production - Airturb
We believe everybody needs to participate in making our world green. We all need energy. From charging our phones to warming your home. The wind is our most powerful free supplier. Airturb harvests the wind and makes it usable energy to light up your live.
Read more >

17:00–20:00 Office Hours: How to Succeed in Business in Seven Day Sprints - 7days2go
Meet Sven Stigter, cofounder at 7days2go to share your current business challenge. 7days2go counts on more than 40 experts ready to help you succeed in sprints of seven days.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: An unconventional team - HousingAnywhere
We’re here to make an impact, a truly meaningful one. We want to change the way people rent, we want to change the way people decide to live, we want to help people with housing, anywhere. Want to know more about our team? Get in touch!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: A phone call to improve quality of life of dementia patients - Care-Riing
Care-Riing provides speech technology which improves quality of life of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Stop by at their info table between 17:00-19:00 to learn more and join their celebratory moment at 18:00!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: What can IQEQ do to help expand your business? - IQ-EQ Corporate, Fund & Investor Services Provider
When you establish an entity, it needs to meet your requirements. You need to feel confident that it’s the right type of entity, in the right jurisdiction. We have the experience, technology, and expertise to handle different asset classes, portfolios, fund structures and investor demands. So whatever choice you make, we can help.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Talent at Startups - KplusV
Get to know everything about the way investors look at talent and what is needed to successfully grow your business. Next to that, there are some cool positions available at KplusV!
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Tax update following Prinsjesdag ("Budget Day") - EY
EY presents the "EY Prinsjesdag 2019 update" at Venture Café. We will inform you about the impact of "Prinsjesdag" for startups and scale-ups. Furthermore our EY Tax and Accounting specialists will be available for any (related) questions. Meet Richard van der Pluym & Gerben Hellinga.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: How do you make sure that you get most out of your talent and your day? - Better Minds at Work and TaPas City
How do you make sure that you get most out of your talent and your day? In this workshop, you will get a good insight in your own talent ánd how you can use that in the best way for yourself ánd your company.
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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 succeed in the job market and start your business as an international alumni based in NL? - Holland Alumni Network & Here2Start
Meet Maria Lucía Bermúdez and Alejandro Rodriguez, two international alumni from Colombia and Mexico will share theirs after graduation experiences within the Dutch job market and the startup ecosystem.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: The War for Talent: are you on the winning side? - Corporate Wellness
With the talent crisis looming, both companies and talents can benefit so much more from healthy corporate cultures. Know your ROI from being healthier and happier in your job and strategy that works for more employee engagement.
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18:00–18:15 Special Event: Bar Celebration - Care-Riing
Celebrate a special milestone with the founders of Care-Riing! Care-Riing provides speech technology which improves quality of life of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Stop by at their info table between 17:00-19:00 to learn more and join their celebratory moment at 18:00!
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18:30–19:30 Keynote Session: The Future of Human Capital
During this keynote session, we aim to demystify the future of human capital. With an ever-larger war on talent and many open vacancies at growing companies, we would like to showcase what great initiatives are happening to solve this and how equal opportunities for all are created at both the city of Rotterdam and the rest of the Netherlands. Meet the keynote speakers: Eva De Mol, André Schiele, Ramon Landman and Travis Sheridan. The keynote speeches are followed by a panel discussion and Q&A, moderated by Travis Sheridan.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Talent Night: The Future of Human Capital (Rotterdam Capital Days)

Thursday Gathering September 19th

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Do good, make impact & connect - Voor Goed // Rotterdam Impact Agency
Are you doing good? Do you want to enlarge your positive social footprint in Rotterdam? Than join us at our info table. Together we explore the possibilities to join forces and make more sustainable impact in Rotterdam.
Read more >

17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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!
Read more >

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Get to know about a fast-growing scale-up - Helloprint
This is your chance to get to know Helloprint and discover everything you wanted to know about working for a fast-growing scale-up (and any opportunities we might have for you!).
Read more >

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Hospitality Marketing Tool - Nocto
Do you have a network in nightlife / horeca / music / events? Interested in social media and digital marketing? Come find our info table and let's talk!
Read more >

17:00–19:00 Office Hours: Open Office Hour - Peak Capital
Early-stage Venture Capital fund Peak Capital will host an Open Office hour @Venture Café. SaaS, platform and marketplace founders are welcome to discuss any topic related to building or scaling your business.
Read more >

17:00–19:00 Info Table: In search for good mentors for Rotterdam Youth - Stichting B for You
Stichting B for You is searching for mentors from Rotterdam. Supporting the youth between 6-16 years. Talent development, social networking, and personal growth.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table + Special Rcd19 Bar: The Chivas Venture - Win a Share of $1million in Funding - Chivas Regal
Got a world changing idea and need funding to take your start-up to the next level? Find out everything you need to know about applying for the Chivas Venture competition for your chance to win a share of $1million in no-strings funding. And enjoy a complimentary special #RCD19 cocktail at the same time!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Looking to pursue a career in data science? Meet Crunch Analytics!
We just opened our brand-new Rotterdam office and are looking for data science profiles to enforce our team. Do you want to be part of a fast-growing data science startup? Meet the Crunch team and have a chat with us!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Fundraising as a growth hack - Seedrs
Pop by our info table to discuss how the likes of Revolut, Brewdog, Landbay and many more have used their crowdfunding as a growth hack.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Sustainable urban energy production - Airturb
We believe everybody needs to participate in making our world green. We all need energy. From charging our phones to warming your home. The wind is our most powerful free supplier. Airturb harvests the wind and makes it usable energy to light up your live.
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17:00–20:00 Office Hours: How to Succeed in Business in Seven Day Sprints - 7days2go
Meet Sven Stigter, cofounder at 7days2go to share your current business challenge. 7days2go counts on more than 40 experts ready to help you succeed in sprints of seven days.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: An unconventional team - HousingAnywhere
We’re here to make an impact, a truly meaningful one. We want to change the way people rent, we want to change the way people decide to live, we want to help people with housing, anywhere. Want to know more about our team? Get in touch!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: A phone call to improve quality of life of dementia patients - Care-Riing
Care-Riing provides speech technology which improves quality of life of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Stop by at their info table between 17:00-19:00 to learn more and join their celebratory moment at 18:00!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: What can IQEQ do to help expand your business? - IQ-EQ Corporate, Fund & Investor Services Provider
When you establish an entity, it needs to meet your requirements. You need to feel confident that it’s the right type of entity, in the right jurisdiction. We have the experience, technology, and expertise to handle different asset classes, portfolios, fund structures and investor demands. So whatever choice you make, we can help.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Talent at Startups - KplusV
Get to know everything about the way investors look at talent and what is needed to successfully grow your business. Next to that, there are some cool positions available at KplusV!
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Tax update following Prinsjesdag ("Budget Day") - EY
EY presents the "EY Prinsjesdag 2019 update" at Venture Café. We will inform you about the impact of "Prinsjesdag" for startups and scale-ups. Furthermore our EY Tax and Accounting specialists will be available for any (related) questions. Meet Richard van der Pluym & Gerben Hellinga.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: How do you make sure that you get most out of your talent and your day? - Better Minds at Work and TaPas City
How do you make sure that you get most out of your talent and your day? In this workshop, you will get a good insight in your own talent ánd how you can use that in the best way for yourself ánd your company.
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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 succeed in the job market and start your business as an international alumni based in NL? - Holland Alumni Network & Here2Start
Meet Maria Lucía Bermúdez and Alejandro Rodriguez, two international alumni from Colombia and Mexico will share theirs after graduation experiences within the Dutch job market and the startup ecosystem.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: The War for Talent: are you on the winning side? - Corporate Wellness
With the talent crisis looming, both companies and talents can benefit so much more from healthy corporate cultures. Know your ROI from being healthier and happier in your job and strategy that works for more employee engagement.
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18:00–18:15 Special Event: Bar Celebration - Care-Riing
Celebrate a special milestone with the founders of Care-Riing! Care-Riing provides speech technology which improves quality of life of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Stop by at their info table between 17:00-19:00 to learn more and join their celebratory moment at 18:00!
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18:30–19:30 Keynote Session: The Future of Human Capital
During this keynote session, we aim to demystify the future of human capital. With an ever-larger war on talent and many open vacancies at growing companies, we would like to showcase what great initiatives are happening to solve this and how equal opportunities for all are created at both the city of Rotterdam and the rest of the Netherlands. Meet the keynote speakers: Eva De Mol, André Schiele, Ramon Landman and Travis Sheridan. The keynote speeches are followed by a panel discussion and Q&A, moderated by Travis Sheridan.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Smart Mobility

Thursday Gathering September 12th

10:00–17:00 Side Event: Blockchain Hackathon: Hyperledger Fabric (part 2/2) - Blockchain Community & IBM
Two days Blockchain training on how to build new solutions with Hyperledger Fabric presented by the IBM developer team. With this quick-start, you'll learn more about how to build your Blockchain solution with hyperledger fabric, some important use cases and how its disrupting businesses. This hackathon is hosted by and at Venture Café Rotterdam and is completely free to participate, also, there will be a great prize for the winning team >> learn more! (part 2/2)
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17:00–18:00 Office Hours: Speed-date Session on Smart Mobility - KPN
We are looking for innovative solutions in these specific area’s: In-car applications to optimize driving and safety; Connected Technology based on AI or IoT; Traffic and fleet management. If your solutions match with one (or more) of the described above, we would like to invite you for a one on one speed date session with our KPN experts on Smart Mobility.
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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 Info Table: 5 Days full of Events about Capital in Rotterdam! - Rotterdam Capital Days
Clear up your calendar! Rotterdam Capital Days will kick off on September 18 and will offer participants five days of various events until September 22.
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17:00–18:30 Break Out: Ready.Set.GROW! How to build a winning pitch deck - Symbid
Creating a killing pitch deck is crucial at any stage of the fundraising process. This in-depth and hands-on workshop powered by Symbid will provide you with the tools you need to build your own pitch deck and jumpstart your fundraising journey! Let's get ready for Rotterdam Capital Days 2019!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Startup Weekend Rotterdam (Rotterdam Capital Days)
Startup Weekend is coming to Rotterdam! We are truly thrilled to bring this amazing format for the first time to the port city! You got 54 hours to start your business. Are you ready?
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17:00–19:00 Office Hours: Birthday Give Back: Free International Commercial Review - InspireSpree Consultancy
Have any issues or concerns over your international commercial contracts? As a give back for her birthday, Vinnie Wee from InspireSpree Consultancy will review your contract for a free, no obligation discussion to help you to navigate through them.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Influencer Marketing for the Future of Cities - Madam Rotterdam
How has Madam Rotterdam succeeded through the usage of Social Media and Influential Marketing? Come join Maria Bahamam and Mike Rynart to get answers. Also, play our game to get a chance to win a piece of Rotterdam. Just pop by to find out
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Learn more about the "The Wheel of Funding" event & "Meet the Community Lunch" @ Startdock - Rotterdam Capital Days
Are you a startup or scale-up? Stop by to learn more about the two events organized by Startdock during Rotterdam Capital Days on September 20!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Introducing Swabit 2.0! - Swabit
Swabit blends social interaction with information about the place where you are. Think of an interactive map where you can pin posts asking questions or sharing any information you want with all other Swabitters who are close to you.
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Trinitas Urbana: economic fulfillment, mobility behavior and urban design - Studio Bereikbaar
How do cities really work? To answer this question, we developed a research plan to explore the links between economic fulfillment, mobility behavior and urban design. In this break out, we will share the reasoning behind this integrated approach.
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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: Dutch Balanced Labour Market Act: is your employment policy balanced? - Doorn en Keizer B.V.
Effective 1 January 2020, new employment rules will enter into force aiming to improve the balance between flexible and permanent employment agreements. Join this session about Dutch employment law changes in 2020.
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17:30–19:30 Office Hours: Start-up Coaching - Cor the Coach
Do you want to start a business or recently have started your business? Sign up for a chat with Cor the Coach!
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Why should we travel? Why not in VR/AR - MUST SEE BV
Why are we still traveling by public transport or our cars? Are we afraid to use AR/VR communication!? In this break-out we will show you the future of travel with AR/VR holoportation.
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18:00–19:00 Office Hours: Blockchain Speed-dates - KPN
Do you have an innovative blockchain solution? Do you think you can be of added value to KPN's projects and customers? And do you want to partner-up with KPN? Come to our speed date event to get in contact with our blockchain experts and team!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Ready.Set.GROW! Alternative Finance: how to combine different funding sources? - KplusV
Get ready for the Rotterdam Capital Days! KplusV Startup Funding prepares you on how to raise your funding round by combining angel investments, crowdfunding, public funds and other funding sources. Join this session to learn more!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Smart City Expo World Congress 2019 Barcelona, #Join team Rotterdam - Gemeente Rotterdam - Rotterdam Partners
This mission is particularly interesting for Dutch organizations that are active within Smart Cities and have the ambition to expand their business activities internationally.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Maritime and Port innovation (World Port Days)

Thursday Gathering September 5th

10:00–15:00 Side Event: Blockchain Hackathon: Hyperledger Fabric (part1/2) - Blockchain Community & IBM
Two days Blockchain training on how to build new solutions with Hyperledger Fabric presented by the IBM developer team. With this quick-start, you'll learn more about how to build your Blockchain solution with hyperledger fabric, some important use cases and how its disrupting businesses. This hackathon is hosted by and at Venture Café Rotterdam and is completely free to participate, also, there will be a great prize for the winning team >> learn more! (part 1/2)
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17:00–19:00 Office Hours: Public Policy Office Hours for CIC members - Klimbie Public Affairs
Navigating regulations, laws, and policies that affect your startup can seem overwhelming. That's why we've invited Rogier Klimbie, owner of a public policy advisory firm and ex-head of Public Policy at Google NL to answer your questions.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Haptics for the Maritime Sector - Smart-Ship
Visit our info table to feel what solutions Smart-Ship offers to ensure the safety of our Marines and the entire Maritime sector!
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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 Info Table: 5 Days full of Events about Capital in Rotterdam! - Rotterdam Capital Days
Clear up your calendar! Rotterdam Capital Days will kick off on September 18 and will offer participants five days of various events until September 22.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Data-driven performance management of ships - We4Sea b.v.
90% of all goods we use on a daily basis have been transported by ships. We4Sea offers advanced performance management systems to optimize fuel consumption of ships, and reduce emissions.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: SpareSpace
SpareSpace is the place for new entrepreneurs. It is a unique concept. We combine the right working space with services entrepreneurs may need.
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17:00–18:30 Office Hours: Does your idea need IP protection? Get a free & confidential IP consult! - The Netherlands Enterprise Agency, the Netherlands Patent Office
Can you talk about your innovative idea without IP protection? Get a free consult at Venture Café to find out! Get independent information from Karen Kraan-Sam (patent advisor at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency) to see if your idea needs IP protection. A safe environment since secrecy applies: so grab your opportunity to openly talk about your idea here!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: The Art of Performance - Dhyan Vimal Institute for Higher Learning (DVI)
The Art of Performance is an introspective mindfulness programme designed by DVI to simulate the embodying process and to empower participants to awaken the performer within you, to rise and attain breakthroughs and results.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Business Booster - innovation, design thinking & entrepreneurship - VANBLEND
How can entrepreneurship, design thinking and innovation help to develop smart services for your organization? Want to learn how to create valuable solutions that will help to “fast- forward” your business? Join the VANBLEND Business Booster!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Meet the EIT Health 2019 Startups - YES!Delft
Early September, the ten most promising early stage MedTech startups from all over Europe, will start the fourth edition of EIT Health Validation Lab. During this two months program teams will validate their ideas, market potential and business model. Come meet them today and hear their pitches!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Startup Weekend Rotterdam (Rotterdam Capital Days)
Startup Weekend is coming to Rotterdam! We are truly thrilled to bring this amazing format for the first time to the port city! You got 54 hours to start your business. Are you ready?
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Be smart: use Earth observation - DotSpace foundation
Join us to find out how measurements and imagery from satellites provide reliable data – free and open for everyone to use – for smart city & port management! Also learn about our upcoming event "Eyes on Earth Roadshow" on 24-25 September at CIC Rotterdam.
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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: Minimum Viable Product or Proof of Concept Application within 2 weeks - Sudar Solutions
We all have great business ideas and want to show or prove it to our potential customer, partner or investor preferably in a working application as soon as possible. With no-code development, you can make this happen.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Meet the EIT Health 2019 Startups - YES!Delft
Early September, the ten most promising early stage MedTech startups from all over Europe, will start the fourth edition of EIT Health Validation Lab. During this two months program teams will validate their ideas, market potential and business model. Come meet them today and hear their pitches!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Protect your idea! The basics of IP - The Netherlands Enterprise Agency, the Netherlands Patent Office
Do you have innovative ideas that you want to protect with IP? Let's begin with the basics. In this session you get an overview of the most probable IP opportunities for you. Karen Kraan-Sam is a patent advisor at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Use your business expertise for good - help refugee entrepreneurs! - Forward Incubator
Want to share your knowledge and expertise in business to a good cause? Help entrepreneurs with a refugee background to build a successful business!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Accelerate energy transition through sharing batteries - Skoon Energy
Changing energy production towards renewables is challenging. With Skoon, we found the missing link in the chain! Imagine electric shipping... and sustainable festivals! Interested to find out how? Join the session with Iori van den Doel.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.

August
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Summer School


Summer School

Thursday Gathering August 29th

17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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 Info Table: Experiment Boldly: Bake Off - CIC
It's a party with a twist! After 20 years of innovation and community building, CIC is here to stay. But first: WE CELEBRATE. Enter our baking contest to get your free ticket: come find out more!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: 5 Days full of Events about Capital in Rotterdam! - Rotterdam Capital Days
Clear up your calendar! Rotterdam Capital Days will kick off on September 18 and will offer participants five days of various events until September 22.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Startup Weekend Rotterdam (Rotterdam Capital Days)
Startup Weekend is coming to Rotterdam! We are truly thrilled to bring this amazing format for the first time to the port city! You got 54 hours to start your business. Are you ready?
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17:00–19:00 Office Hours: Meet and greet with regional start-up liaisons Singapore and Germany/Berlin
The start-up liaisons create and maintain an active network with start-ups and related organizations such as incubators, accelerators, maker spaces and investors in both Singapore and the Netherlands. Anyone who is enthusiastic about the start and scale-up scene and wants to talk about the Dutch, Asian and German Start-up ecosystem and the changes, and challenges it offers are welcome to join!
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17:30–19:30 Break Out: Finance Academy - Leapfunder
Need some investment and financial advice for your startup? Get all the financial knowledge you need from Leapfunder's CEO Tienko Rasker. You will learn how to use convertibles, different equity classes, debt, shareholders' agreements and much more.
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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 write content that people actually like to read - Afke Teunen Content Creation
Sorry, there really is no way to make content writing a lot easier. However, there are 5 ways to make your blogs, posts, e-mails or press releases a lot better. Want to know more? Grab a seat and join this lecture. Oh, and don’t forget your laptop.
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18:00–19:30 Break Out: Emotional Intelligence, Soft Skills for Life. Expressing Our Emotions & Giving Feedback Constructively - Expat Wellbeing & CoBuild
Emotional Intelligence is an essential life skill for healthy relationships with yourself and others. How to understand, express & reflect on your emotions in a new country, using the local language? Let's brush up our EQ and Dutch language at once.
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18:00–20:00 Break Out: Storytelling MasterClass - Social Media Storytelling
Stories enable us to build personality and create a connection with consumers. But can we actually tell a story on social media? Is it possible to narrate a story with social media posts that are supposed to be short and sweet? It turns out there are many ways to use social media for storytelling!
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18:00–20:00 Break Out: Becoming Unstoppable - The 6 Fundamentals - www.inesgaston.com
Gain clarity, build confidence and thrive with energy. We can’t control life but we can control the way we respond to these events. Today you will learn how!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: SecTalks Holland 0x0f – summer session; red teaming & hardware security! - SecTalks Holland
Summer round of SecTalks Holland, part of the international SecTalks.org technical meetups on information security! Join this monthly series of gatherings reviewing different security topics, a short CTF & lots of infosec knowledge sharing.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Summer School

Thursday Gathering August 22nd

17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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 Info Table: The fun, fast & efficient language school! - Una Paloma Blanca
The teachers at UPB are fun-loving professionals who know that the most effective way to learn is not only with traditional teaching methods but also by providing the students with exciting, engaging learning experiences.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Experiment Boldly: Bake Off - CIC
It's a party with a twist! After 20 years of innovation and community building, CIC is here to stay. But first: WE CELEBRATE. Enter our baking contest to get your free ticket: come find out more!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Explore your opportunities in Japan! - INFORMATION DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
Information Development is looking for (close to) graduates who have studied Computer Science and/or have affinity with Japan or the Japanese language. ID is happy to answer all questions you may have at their info table!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Stairways 2.0 - karnebeek tekenbureau
The shapes of stairways can be used to make buildings look more beautiful. Until now mainly surfaces are used for this purpose not the shapes. This is a missed chance. Karnebeek Tekenbureau turns walking up a stairway into an exciting experience. Come find out more about Staircase 2.0!
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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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17:30–19:30 Office Hours: Start-up Coaching - Cor the Coach
Do you want to start a business or recently have started your business? Sign up for a chat with Cor the Coach!
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Open innovation tools for organisations - Noorderwind
Do you work for a bigger organisation and want to push innovation? Wonder what the best tools are to make your organisation open to more innovation? Come find out!
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18:00–19:30 Break Out: Emotional Intelligence, Soft Skills for Life. Connecting Our Emotions, Thoughts & Actions - Expat Wellbeing & CoBuild
Emotional Intelligence is an essential life skill for healthy relationships with yourself and others. How to understand, express & reflect on your emotions in a new country, using the local language? Let's brush up our EQ and Dutch language at once.
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18:00–20:00 Break Out: Storytelling MasterClass - Create your Brand Story
In this master class,  we will answer questions like "Are you struggling to define who you are?", Is it a hassle to tell the story behind your business? "," Do you need help to create a clear compelling message, the story behind your fire?"
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: "How to achieve Peak performance" - DX3LABINJO
Pitch preparation session. After this session, you will know how to prepare in the best way for your pitch. How to feel more confident while pitching and how to connect positively with your audience.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: How To Keep Your Agenda Empty And Get Important Sh*t Done At The Same Time! - Tony de Bree Consulting, Training & Coaching
Successful entrepreneurs are good at managing their time, energy & money. In this break-out session, Tony de Bree will show you how by focusing on the important 'sh*t', you get more things done in less time, spending less energy & making more money!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Summer School

Thursday Gathering August 15th

17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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 Info Table: Plastic-free athletic apparel crowdfunding - Iron Roots
Did you know that more than 90% of all sportswear contains plastic? Iron Roots strives to be THE alternative to this, by making natural athletic apparel, from sustainable materials like hemp and eucalyptus. Would you like to know more about this? Drop by and say hello.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: AOMB Intellectual Property - AOMB Intellectual Property
Patents? Trademarks? Designs? Copyright? We know all about it and are happy to answer any questions YOU have! Stop by our info table to meet us!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Experiment Boldly: Bake Off - CIC
It's a party with a twist! After 20 years of innovation and community building, CIC is here to stay. But first: WE CELEBRATE. Enter our baking contest to get your free ticket: come find out more!
Read more >

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!
Read more >

17:30–18:30 Break Out: Virtual Reality Opportunities in the near future - ProKitVR
How will Virtual Reality impact your business? VR is maturing, so learn about the opportunities that are arising from Freek Teunen during this session.
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18:00–19:30 Break Out: Emotional Intelligence, Soft Skills for Life - Expat Wellbeing & CoBuild
Emotional Intelligence is an essential life skill for healthy relationships with yourself and others. How to understand, express & reflect on your emotions in a new country, using the local language? Let's brush up our EQ and Dutch language at once.
Read more >

18:00–20:00 Break Out: Storytelling MasterClass - The Story Behind Your Business
In this master class,  we will answer questions like "Are you struggling to define who you are?", Is it a hassle to tell the story behind your business? "," Do you need help to create a clear compelling message, the story behind your fire?"
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Big data - an overview of the landscape - Mabel Otto
How is big data created? What can we do with big data? Join this Summer School session, and learn more about big data.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Let's design a website for your startup in under an hour - By Jasper from Snapcrowd
Designing a website for your startup in under an hour is absolutely possible: It's all about preparation. In this session, you will learn how to quickly transform your ideas on to your screen and you get some great and easily applicable tips that you can use in your own design.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Summer School

Thursday Gathering August 8th

17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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!
Read more >

17:00–19:00 Info Table: The Print Lab: 3D Printing 1-Day Summer School - The Print Lab at CIC powered by Raise3D
Learn about our one-day workshop on the processes and technologies related to 3D printing. Learn how to create a 3D model, prepare it for printing, and print it in our 3D makerspace here at CIC Rotterdam, on Raise3D printers.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Experiment Boldly: Bake Off - CIC
It's a party with a twist! After 20 years of innovation and community building, CIC is here to stay. But first: WE CELEBRATE. Enter our baking contest to get your free ticket: come find out more!
Read more >

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Startup Weekend Rotterdam (Rotterdam Capital Days)
Startup Weekend is coming to Rotterdam! We are truly thrilled to bring this amazing format for the first time to the port city! You got 54 hours to start your business. Are you ready?
Read more >

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 be a Vital Leader - Enforce Rotterdam (in Dutch)
Vitale ondernemers zijn energieke, fitte en actieve leiders, leiders die scherper zijn en goed zorgen voor hun lichaam én geest en zorgen voor een zo optimaal mogelijke balans tussen werk en privé! Completere en betere leiders!
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: What is happening in 3D Printing right now? The perspective of a designer! - The Print Lab
Focussed on the design perspective of Additive Manufacturing, this talk will highlight seven recently developed projects. This talk is held by designer Vanessa Dreier, who is also the instructor and knowledge mediator of The Print Lab.
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: Effective Networking & Social Selling - Entnest
Time is limited, but opportunity is almost abundant. Improve the efficiency of your network, and learn how to use social platforms to drive your business forwards!
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18:00–20:00 Break Out: Storytelling MasterClass - Storytelling in Your Pitch
In this master class,  we will answer questions like "Are you struggling to define who you are?", Is it a hassle to tell the story behind your business? "," Do you need help to create a clear compelling message, the story behind your fire?"
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18:00–18:30 Break Out: How to find the perfect co-founder - Hayden Young - Marketing Manager for Antler Amsterdam
A brief presentation (15 minutes) followed by a Q&A (15 minutes) on how to find the perfect co-founder, why it's vital that you do so and how our company, Antler makes this the main focus for our entrepreneurs.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: How to Maximise Social Media Marketing and Branding - Aha intelligence Heleniq A Consulting
How does the psychology of selling help you build your brand?
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: How to... grow your business without growing your team. - Tony de Bree Consulting, Training & Coaching
Many founders of startups make the mistake of growing their team and their organization the moment they get more clients. In this session, Tony de Bree will show you how you can grow your business without growing your team and your organization!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Summer School

Thursday Gathering August 1st

17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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 Info Table: The Print Lab: 3D Printing 1-Day Summer School - The Print Lab at CIC powered by Raise3D
Learn about our one-day workshop on the processes and technologies related to 3D printing. Learn how to create a 3D model, prepare it for printing, and print it in our 3D makerspace here at CIC Rotterdam, on Raise3D printers.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Experiment Boldly: Bake Off - CIC
It's a party with a twist! After 20 years of innovation and community building, CIC is here to stay. But first: WE CELEBRATE. Enter our baking contest to get your free ticket: come find out more!
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17:00–18:00 Info Table: How to increase the success of female entrepreneurs - Future Females
Future Females was founded two years ago after seeing the systemic lack of female representation in entrepreneurship. Since then we have built a global community, expanded to 20 chapters worldwide and are offering a 3 months online business school.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Ever dated a stranger? Try it! - Anita Abaisa, Black Ladies Talk
Connect with a stranger. It can be really hard to make a new connection while you attend a network meeting. Well, Black Ladies Talk is all about connecting. With our intervention, we aim to create connections between total strangers. So let's date!
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: How to... Communicate effectively and get more success in you business! - Lear
In this workshop hosted by Jan-Paul Duijndam, you will be showed in which way explicit communication with each other directly leads to a higher return and a more successful company.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: How to find the most important thing you need to do now, as a startup found - The Monk and The Bear
Would you like to improve your decision making, to be more effective in sharing your vision and passion with your team and the outside world? Join Amaranatho from the monk and the bear to help you focus and grow your startup.
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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: Virtual Reality Opportunities in the near future - ProKitVR
How will Virtual Reality impact your business? VR is maturing, so learn about the opportunities that are arising during this session.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Business Model Ideation with Noorderwind - Noorderwind
Do you have an idea that you want to turn into a business case? Take your first steps towards that goal in the Business Ideation session with Noorderwind.
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18:00–18:30 Break Out: How to increase the success of female entrepreneurs - Future Females
Future Females was founded two years ago after seeing the systemic lack of female representation in entrepreneurship. Since then we have built a global community, expanded to 20 chapters worldwide and are offering a 3 months online business school.
Read more >

18:00–20:00 Break Out: Storytelling MasterClass - The Power of Storytelling
In this master class,  we will answer questions like "Are you struggling to define who you are?", Is it a hassle to tell the story behind your business? "," Do you need help to create a clear compelling message, the story behind your fire?"
Read more >

18:30–19:30 Break Out: How to work smart not hard - The New Flow State - Aha intelligence Heleniq A Consulting
Athletes break their own world records more than before proving that our species is evolving. Can you learn to surf this curve and use it to accelerate your business growth?
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Online branding and building authority - Brand Density
You are an expert. As a person, or as a business. But does your online audience know? This break-out session will provide you with experts insights on branding and building authority online.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.

July
Monthly theme
Summer School


Summer School

Thursday Gathering July 25th

17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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!
Read more >

17:00–19:00 Info Table: The Print Lab: 3D Printing 1-Day Summer School - The Print Lab at CIC powered by Raise3D
Learn about our one-day workshop on the processes and technologies related to 3D printing. Learn how to create a 3D model, prepare it for printing, and print it in our 3D makerspace here at CIC Rotterdam, on Raise3D printers.
Read more >

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Ever dated a stranger? Try it! - Anita Abaisa, Black Ladies Talk
Connect with a stranger. It can be really hard to make a new connection while you attend a network meeting. Well, Black Ladies Talk is all about connecting. With our intervention, we aim to create connections between total strangers. So let's date!
Read more >

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Experiment Boldly: Bake Off - CIC
It's a party with a twist! After 20 years of innovation and community building, CIC is here to stay. But first: WE CELEBRATE. Enter our baking contest to get your free ticket: come find out more!
Read more >

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Startup Weekend Rotterdam
Startup Weekend is coming to Rotterdam! We are truly thrilled to bring this amazing format for the first time to the port city! You got 54 hours to start your business. Are you ready?
Read more >

17:30–18:30 Break Out: Interviewing Language and First Impressions - CBE Languages
This session focuses on helping you communicate clearly and engage your interviewers. This will help you establish yourself as a confident professional and allow you to outline your credentials in an authoritative manner.
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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 master your mindset - Enforce Rotterdam
In deze sessie leer ik je in 6 stappen hoe je meer van jouw talent en potentie benut met een bewust krachtige mindset.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Your Data In the Cloud - Data Swim Lesson 3 - The Do Good Only Company
Here's the final session for the Data Swim Lessons - Your Data in the Cloud with Sumana Bhlapibul from The Do Good Only Company. Join Sumana in thinking about where your data really is and what it says about you, your company and your future.
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: How to use the latest trends on Instagram for your business growth - Future Females
Learn about the latest trends on Instagram and how to use them for your growth and marketing. Future Females Social Media Strategist Cordula is going to explain Instagram Story Ads, on platform selling, IGTV and more in a practical workshop.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: How to Master the Skill of Public Speaking - Rotterdam Toastmasters
The Skill of Public Speaking can carry your message to millions, your pitch to investors, and your brand to the world. How can you make sure this opportunity is always maximized?
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: How to design and optimize graphics for the web to improve your SEO (Part 2)
In this session, you are learning the basics of creating and optimizing your graphics, photos, and logo for displaying them on a webpage. Get tips and tricks about how to keep your website loading fast while still maintaining a nice balance of graphics and textual contents.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Summer School

Thursday Gathering July 18th

17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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 Info Table: Explore your opportunities in Japan! - Information Development Co., Ltd.
Information Development is looking for (close to) graduates who have studied Computer Science and/or have an affinity with Japan or the Japanese language. ID is happy to answer all questions you may have at their info table!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: The new solution to clean energy - Skoon
Skoon is accelerating the clean energy transition through swappable batteries. They're excited to chat about how their platform help ships, festivals, construction sites, and others access affordable green energy.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: How to... Confess Colors! - Lear
The workshop: "Confess Colors" helps you to be more aware of the different characteristics by using colors. Awareness is knowledge and this knowledge will create a better collaboration within your company.
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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!
Read more >

17:30–19:30 Office Hours: Start-up Coaching - Cor the Coach
Do you want to start a business or recently have started your business? Sign up for a chat with Cor the Coach!
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: My Data Can Do What? Data Swim Lesson 2 - The Do Good Only Company
Do you know what your data can do for you? Come and join us for Data Swim Lesson 2 and see some practical, informative and actionable examples of what your data can do. It might change your world! Monica Moga will be your data lifeguard.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: LinkedIn CheckUp - The Story Network
You're using LinkedIn a lot. It's the best social network to find clients, partners or employers. But is your profile getting your story across? Let us help you to give it a boost.
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18:30–19:15 Break Out: 9 Styles of Leadership - Aha intelligence Heleniq A Consulting
What is the ONE Style that makes leadership easy and flowing for you? How can you use it to get into the flow where you work smart, not hard?
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: How to design and optimize graphics for the web to improve your SEO (Part 1)
In this session, you are learning the basics of creating and optimizing your graphics, photos, and logo for displaying them on a webpage. Get tips and tricks about how to keep your website loading fast while still maintaining a nice balance of graphics and textual contents.
Read more >

18:30–19:30 Break Out: How To...Finance Your Startup With Paying Customers - Tony de Bree Consulting
In this session, you will learn: - Why many successful startups & scale-ups are auto-financing themselves. - How to co-create solutions that customers are prepared to pay for - How to get paying customers - How to reduce your financing needs
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Summer School

Thursday Gathering July 11th

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Starfish Out of Africa - Out of Africa Children's Foundation
Starfish is an initiative to help less fortunate children in Cape Town by connecting them to sponsors. The children will be supplied with all the necessities they need to follow their dreams. We wish to make a change helping one child at a time.
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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!
Read more >

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Canwe - The brand for the selfless. - Canwe
What if every single time you did exercise you could be supporting the social causes you cared about? Come and find us at Venture Cafe and find out more!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Charity Pub Quiz by Boost Foundation - Boost Foundation
Support a charity and have fun with colleagues, family and/or friends! Join our charity pub quiz on Friday, between 18.30-21.30hrs @CIC - Kaleidoscope.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Diplomatic Language and Soft Skills - CBE Languages
This session course has been designed for those working in all parts of the world where effective and unambiguous communication is vital to securing and maintaining successful working relations.
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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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18:00–20:00 Break Out: Test new ideas in three days - Design Sprints 2.0 & 3.0 - buildupcamp.com
Design Sprints have quickly become the standard of working for Startups and innovative business. Learn pro tips on how to run a sprint.
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: Do you have your Data Swim Diploma? - The Do Good Only Company
If you had a euro for every time you heard someone use the word data, how big of a swimming pool could you build? Join us for an hour data swim lesson. We'll start out in the shallow end, learning about the areas of Data Science.
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18:30–20:00 Break Out: Exponential Business Without Working Harder And Spending All Your Money - SPINUP | GROWTH 4 GOOD
Learn three growth hacking secrets to exponentially grow your business impact.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Summer School: The Kick Off

Thursday Gathering July 4th

17:00–19:00 Info Table: The Impact Days 2019 in Rotterdam - Voor Goed // Rotterdam Impact Agency
On November 21, 22 and 23 The Impact Days are taking place. A great opportunity for social enterprises to show their impact. Visit this info table if you want to learn more (about joining) The Impact Days in Rotterdam!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Startup Weekend Rotterdam
Startup Weekend is coming to Rotterdam! We are truly thrilled to bring this amazing format for the first time to the port city! You got 54 hours to start your business. Are you ready?
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17:00–20:00 Info Table: Learn more about water sports in Rotterdam - República del Mar
RdM is a water sports club with the mission of making boats, sail, yacht, jet-ski, windsurf and more, accessible; when home and when traveling. Sign up now!
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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!
Read more >

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Discover a new way to get books - Buxon
The goal of Buxon is to provide you the opportunity to easily and conveniently exchange your old books for new used ones without having to worry about anything such as finding the other person or shipping them the book, it's all taken care of for you.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: How to... get ready for talking to investors! - Leapfunder
All of your questions regarding how to successfully talk to investors will be answered. The Investor Readiness Session is a workshop designed to help you prepare for investor meetings. It is led by Leapfunder's CEO, Tienko Rasker.
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18:00–20:00 Break Out: Everyone can be a Creative Thinker - Creative Thinking Workshop - buildupcamp.com
A Hands-on workshop to help you find the creative thinker in you. Anyone can be a creativity machine, learn how to train your brain.
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18:00–18:30 Break Out: How to develop a personality for Business - Heleniq A Consulting
Do you have a personality for success ? How can you develop your blind spots and accentuate your unique style of leadership ?
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18:00–20:00 Office Hours: "Ask Me Anything" with a YCombinator tech founder - Nova Credit
Ask me anything! My expertise is early day prototyping, getting stuff done with limited time, VC fundraising, (tech) hiring & culture dynamics, building full stack tech infrastructure & systems up from scratch.
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18:30–19:15 Break Out: How to do goal setting and planning - 010 Toastmasters Club
Goals help us believe in ourselves, setting goals for yourself is a way to fuel your ambition. Come to this break-out session to explore and practice goal setting and planning.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.

June
Monthly theme
Cross Culture


Cross Culture

Thursday Gathering June 27th

17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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 Info Table: Develop your communication skills - CBE Languages
As well as being the language of diplomacy and international communications, English is used as the main language in many industries. The Corporate Business English Training programme helps professionals unlock and strengthen their potential.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Startup Weekend Rotterdam
Startup Weekend is coming to Rotterdam! We are truly thrilled to bring this amazing format for the first time to the port city! You got 54 hours to start your business. Are you ready?
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17:00–20:00 Side Event: You See, I See; Fashion Show - CIC Rotterdam
We are getting our fashion on to support Dress for Success Rotterdam; which provides professional second-hand attire to low-income men and women searching for a job. You can donate what you like when getting a ticket for this event. Moreover, you can bring your own second-hand clothing to this event to have a fun swap with someone else and check out a great fashion show!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Inkef Capital connects with Rotterdam - Inkef Capital
Inkef Capital likes to connect with Rotterdam! Managing Director Robert Jan Galema is here to connect with you, talk about their investment strategy and what it takes to build the next unicorn. Stop by to learn more about them!
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17:00–20:00 Info Table: Water sports club. - República del Mar
Interested in water sports? Come by and say hi! República del Mar is all about access to water sports: boats, yachts, sail, jet-ski, windsurf, and more. A fresh (and relieving) approach to your favourite activities.
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17:30–19:30 Office Hours: Start-up Coaching - Cor the Coach
Do you want to start a business or recently have started your business? Sign up for a chat with Cor the Coach!
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: How can you do the most good - Effective Altruism Rotterdam
Effective altruism is about answering one simple question: how can we use our resources to help others the most? Get inspired to take action in this breakout. Learn about giving opportunities, startups in charity, the impact of daily actions.
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18:00–18:30 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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18:30–19:30 Break Out: START with sustainability - Con3bute
In the START with sustainability Break Out session you'll learn 5 START-steps that you can apply to your business. This helps you to make your business future-proof by integrating sustainability in your company vision, business strategy and actions.
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18:30–19:15 Break Out: Inkef Capital connects with Rotterdam - Inkef Capital
Inkef Capital likes to connect with Rotterdam! Managing Director Robert Jan Galema will introduce Inkef Capital and Inkef’s portfolio company Aidence will share how it is to have Inkef on board. Join to learn more about them!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: SecTalks Holland 0x0d – (pre) summer session! - SecTalks Holland
Summer round of SecTalks Holland, part of the international SecTalks.org technical meetups on information security! Join this monthly series of gatherings reviewing different security topics, a short CTF & lots of infosec knowledge sharing!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Talent Night: Talent Development

Thursday Gathering June 20th

17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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 Info Table: Adams Multilingual Recruitment
Adams Multilingual Recruitment is proud to be part of the Talent Night: Talent Development. We will be more than happy to answer your queries regarding job opportunities for internationals in Rotterdam.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: DUTCH LESSONS - Let's go Dutch
Want to make small talk in Dutch with friends, colleagues or with the friendly lady in the supermarket? Sign up for Dutch beginner lessons in June!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Startup Weekend Rotterdam
Startup Weekend is coming to Rotterdam! We are truly thrilled to bring this amazing format for the first time to the port city! You got 54 hours to start your business. Are you ready?
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17:15–18:15 Break Out: The Spouses Program - Reinvent yourself
Have you moved to Rotterdam with your spouse and/or to work but you don't you have a clear idea whether you are in the right place. How to settle in this diverse city? Is this the right career path? Can I have a dual career? If these are questions th
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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!
Read more >

17:30–18:30 Break Out: Employee attraction in a challenging market - Adams Multilingual Recruitment
Edina Struhar and Raquel Gonzales from Adams Multilingual Recruitment will give you expert advice on how to attract the best talent in a candidate driven market.
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17:30–18:15 Break Out: YES!Delft | BioTech startups will pitch the lastest tech! - YES!Delft
YES!Delft BioTech startups will be pitching the latest tech! Join to hear about BioExtrax, BialTec, Dutch DNA Biotech, Natures Principles, Cellulosic Technologies & Lignopure! Come to connect, get inspired & help grow. See you the 20th of June!
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17:30–18:15 Info Table: Meet YES!Delft BioTech startups! - YES!Delft
YES!Delft BioTech startups will be pitching the latest tech! Join to hear about BioExtrax, BialTec, Dutch DNA Biotech, Natures Principles, Cellulosic Technologies & Lignopure! Come to connect, get inspired & help grow. See you the 20th of June!
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Body language for business - CBE Languages
A 1-hour workshop on using body language to aid verbal communication in the workplace - a chance to hone your non-verbal (as well as verbal) skills in order to successfully engage with others in the business community.
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: Data Science Online (and in person) Hiring Event! - Recruitsos B.V.
Are you a data science professional? Join our online webinar...in person! And land your next data science position with one of our participating companies.
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18:30–19:30 Keynote Session: What Drives Global Talent? - Nicole van Haelst
Join this keynote session and learn what drives global talent to live in a specific country and work for a specific employer. In this session, you will be able to meet Nicole van Haelst - Director ICP, Co-Founder at Lift.
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18:30–19:15 Break Out: Startup Tax 101: corporate structure, employee participation & funding - Archipel Tax Advice, CCOUNT, FUNDIT & BDO
Tax regulations can be complex and overwhelming. This Startup Tax 101 focuses on the opportunities Dutch tax regulations provides for Startups. Of course we are happy to help with burning questions!
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18:30–19:15 Break Out: Global Impact - Aha intelligence Heleniq A Consulting
To become a high achiever you need to learn how to truly standout in the market. For this you can learn and practice the formula to succeed and build credibility while you do it. Join to learn about the 4 Step Formula for success!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Expansion Café

Thursday Gathering June 13th

17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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 Info Table: All about space: Copernicus Masters & Galileo Masters - Space Business Innovation Center
Are you interested in space applications? Galileo Masters & Copernicus Masters are waiting for you... Stop by to learn more about it!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Find relevant international business partners! - Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber of Commerce offers you an overview of (online) tools that help you connect to relevant international business partners. Stop by to learn more about them!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Learn about Dubai EXPO2020! Uniting Energy, Water and Food - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Want to find out what Dubai EXPO2020 can mean for your business? Come find us at Venture Café's Expansion Café and we will be more than happy to discuss the opportunities this world expo brings you!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Learn about the upcoming 10YRDM ROTTERDAM & FUTURE FLUX FESTIVAL! - RDM Rotterdam
10YRDM is the event of new technology for port & city focused on inspiration and innovation. This day you will come into contact with the Rotterdam innovation network of knowledge institutions, companies, investors and policy makers. Stop by to learn more about the event & to get a free access ticket!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Expanding your startup globally - RVO
Looking for ways to expand your startup business abroad? If you could do with some advice, be sure to stop by this info table. Government experts can share local insight into potential markets. Learn more about your opportunities!
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17:00–18:00 Info Table: Want to help refugee entrepreneurs start their Businesses? - Refugees Forward
Refugees Forward the incubator program that focuses on helping refugee entrepreneurs start their businesses will be hosting their Pitch Finales on 16th of June! Want to know more?
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Become a cross cultural speaker - 010 Toastmasters Club
At the Info-Table we will talk about cultural awareness when presenting, discuss various communication challenges when conversing in a different language and we offer tips on cross-cultural speaker’ success.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Startup Weekend Rotterdam
Startup Weekend is coming to Rotterdam! We are truly thrilled to bring this amazing format for the first time to the port city! You got 54 hours to start your business. Are you ready?
Read more >

17:30–18:30 Break Out: Internationalisation Crash Course - DutchBasecamp
Ready to scale internationally? During DutchBasecamp's Internationalisation Crash Course you will learn the practical do's and don'ts of scaling your business across borders, all based on the experiences of founders who went before you.
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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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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Helping Refugee Entrepreneurs in the Netherlands - Refugees Forward
Would you be interested in helping refugee entrepreneurs start their businesses? This event is to introduce you to Refugees Forward an incubator program for refugee entrepreneurs. We are always looking to expand our network of experts that can help!
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18:00–18:30 Break Out: Learn about the upcoming 10YRDM ROTTERDAM & FUTURE FLUX FESTIVAL! - RDM Rotterdam
10YRDM is the event of new technology for port & city focused on inspiration and innovation. This day you will come into contact with the Rotterdam innovation network of knowledge institutions, companies, investors and policy makers. Stop by to learn more about the event & to get a free access ticket!
Read more >

18:30–19:15 Break Out: Become a cross cultural speaker - 010 Toastmasters Club
With participants, we review the need for cultural awareness when presenting, discuss various communication challenges when conversing in a different language and we offer tips on cross-cultural speaker’ success.
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18:30–19:15 Break Out: Tools to find relevant international business partners! - Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber of Commerce offers you an overview of (online) tools that help you connect to relevant international business partners.
Read more >

19:00–19:30 Break Out: Learn about Dubai EXPO2020! Uniting Energy, Water and Food - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Want to find out what Dubai EXPO2020 can mean for your business? Join this short session at Venture Café's Expansion Café and we will be more than happy to discuss the opportunities this world expo brings you!
Read more >


These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Cross Culture: The Kick Off

Thursday Gathering June 6th

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Doing business in the United Arab Emirates - New Horizons Business Consultants
Are you an entrepreneur or a business(wo)man looking to optimize your business and retain maximum profits? Join this session! There are several structures available to benefit from attractive fiscal structures in the UAE. We have the in-house knowledge to understand your business and advise you on the best way forward.
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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: Our 20/20 Tour: Lobbying for Startups! - Dröge & van Drimmelen
Dröge & Van Drimmelen - a public affairs and corporate communication consultancy agency - exists 20 years, and they help give startups a voice in political and societal discussions. And because it's their 20th birthday, it's freely accessible today - grab you chance!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Discover your Subsidy Potential! - MK - The Subsidy Community
MK - The Subsidy Community aims to support innovative companies on a strategical level on their business development. The focus is on grants, crowdfunding and investment funds giving you the assets you need to build or scale-up your business. Stop by to learn more from a.o. CCO Willem Maas!
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17:00–19:00 Office Hours: Start-up Digital Marketing and Sales from a ex-Googler & tech entrepreneur - www.juststore.nl
I am a former Googler and tech entrepreneur who loves to help people by sharing my experiences primarily in digital marketing and sales.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: The book swapping platform - Buxon
This is for everybody who likes reading books. We host this information session to let you know more about our online book swapping platform, called Buxon. So if you enjoy reading books, come by at our info-table desk. We will be happy to meet you!
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17:00–20:00 Side Event: Roffa Lifestyle Experience - 2nd year International Event Management students at Albeda
Experience, See, Connect, Join and Enjoy. We are second year International Event Management students at Albeda. We are organizing the side event called: Roffa Lifestyle and Business.
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Roffa Lifestyle Presentation Alumni Albeda (part 1) - Albeda College
Skills Heroes students from Albeda
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Grow your network: meet international talent, entrepreneurs and companies - EIIL - European Institute for Industrial Leadership
Looking for new opportunities for your personal career or your company? Find out about the international events of EIIL and Ent-Ex: The Entrepreneurial Experience. Two of them take place in The Hague in June. Find out what they’re about.
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17:30–18:15 Break Out: Doing business in the United Arab Emirates - New Horizons Business Consultants
Are you an entrepreneur or a business(wo)man looking to optimize your business and retain maximum profits? Join this session! There are several structures available to benefit from attractive fiscal structures in the UAE. We have the in-house knowledge to understand your business and advise you on the best way forward.
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Helping Refugee Entrepreneurs in the Netherlands - Refugees Forward
Would you be interested in helping refugee entrepreneurs start their businesses? This event is to introduce you to Refugees Forward an incubator program for refugee entrepreneurs. We are always looking to expand our network of experts that can help!
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18:00–19:00 Info Table: Want to help refugee entrepreneurs start their Businesses? - Refugees Forward
Refugees Forward the incubator program that focuses on helping refugee entrepreneurs start their businesses will be hosting their Pitch Finales on 16th of June! Want to know more?
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18:00–18:30 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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18:00–18:30 Break Out: Roffa Lifestyle Presentation Alumni Albeda (part 2) - Albeda College
Alumni students from Albeda presenting their skills
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18:30–19:15 Break Out: One Solution for Going Global - Heleniq A Consulting
Every potential client has these 4 primal needs. Meet one of these with your business proposition and the sky is the limit for your success. Start ups, businesses going global, International speakers coaches and service providers most welcome!
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19:00–19:30 Break Out: Roffa Lifestyle Presentation Alumni Albeda (part 3) - Albeda College
Alumni students from Albeda presenting their skills
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.

May
Monthly theme
Health, Wellbeing & Food


Healthy Future

Thursday Gathering May 23rd

17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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 Demo: Virtual Reality Exposure Therapie - Fobie Therapie Nederland
Virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET) is a new way to help people recover from anxiety disorders. VRET is a type of exposure therapy that has increasingly been used to treat a variety of anxiety disorders, including specific phobias.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Catalyze Your Funding Strategy - CATALYZE
Catalyze is a market leader in obtaining funding for biomedical and healthcare innovations, as well as for projects in the related ICT, eHealth and big data fields. Funding experts Mats Ouwehand and Alexander Turkin, PhD will be on hand to guide you through the jungle of non-dilutive funding.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Startup Funding Event - Startup Funding Event
We believe in making the world better by spreading inspiration and innovation. To do that, we are giving startups a platform to pitch their ideas to an interested audience. Stop by to meet the organizers Yasmin Wilnis and Lova Kremer!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Empathic design for an inclusive society - Studio Gerjanne van Gink
A smart-mirror to help people with Dementia, a shopping bag counteracting loneliness. Gerjanne van Gink ask attention on social issues. Like research in how people with Alzheimer diseases use smart products, to increase independence in an empathic way. Come have a talk with Gerjanne!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: KplusV: Startup funding and development. - KplusV
Learn more about the possibilities of raising funding, or about one of our programs such as MedtechPartners or Money Meets Ideas.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Join us decrypting how people connect for career success! - Rotterdam School of Management
Do you believe networking to be a shotcut towards success? Or are you more bothered by meeting people for using them later? Help our world’s top-level team in a scientific research for understanding what shapes people’s view and way of networking!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: A small action, huge impact - Omnes Felix
Save up to 98% of water with a 30 second action. It is possible to change the world without changing people’s habits. The change starts today! Stop by to learn more about our initative!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: YES!Delft is looking for promising Medtech ideas! - YES!Delft
YES!Delft is looking for promising Medtech ideas for the EIT Health program of 2019 - our startup scout Emma Kluwen is at Venture Café to answer all your questions about the program!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Speech technology helps my mother with Alzheimer’s disease - Care-Riing
To improve anxiety and her need for social interaction Jelle’s mother talks with an ‘intelligent answering machine’. "This really helps my mother and our family. Now we want to help others. Sign up for the pilot!"
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Games in Healthcare - YipYip
YipYip will be showcasing two (award winning) gaming solutions for two very different health-care challenges. Stop by to become acquainted with them!
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17:00–19:00 Demo: Experience MedKitVR - MedKitVR
Virtual Reality offers a lot of benefits to both patients, nurses and doctors. However, most of these benefits are unused, unfortunately. MedKitVR will demo a lot of different possibilities - stop by!
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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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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Stem Cells: What have we learned for the Future ? - Bio-inspired Think Tank
Want to get a summary of the high breakthrough technical advances in the Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering field? Join Aneta to learn more about this and the impact of these advances on regeneration of organs in the future!
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Startup funding 101 - KplusV
With so many different ways of raising funding available, knowing which one is the best option for you and your startup can be a difficult question. Explore the alternative funding landscape with us!
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Airflow converted into visual effects: Meet the Groovtube! - Rijndam Rehabilitation Institute
The GroovTube is a unique device which makes breathing and oral motor skills visible and analyzable in a fun way. It turns your breath into real-time image effects, for people with breathing, speech, or oral motor disabilities. Join this short break-out to learn more about it from founder Ruud van der Wel!
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18:00–18:30 Break Out: Startup Funding Event - Startup Funding Event
Be part of our next event in De Doelen in Rotterdam, 6 June 2019, full of inspiration and great ideas! We bring inspiring startups and world-class founders on 1 stage to pitch for our Innovation Funding Award. Find out more during this session from the organizers Yasmin Wilnis and Lova Kremer.
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18:00–18:15 Info Table: STRICT 2 Launch Party - Foundation Rotterdam Central District
WE ARE LAUNCHING STRICT Magazine #2! Bring your most fun colleagues and join us on May 23 at CIC Rotterdam / Venture Café for the STRICT #2 LAUNCH PARTY. Make sure you are present at 6 PM in the Café area for the launch of the #2 edition of STRICT magazine.
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18:00–18:30 Break Out: Horror Stories in Healthcare innovation-introductions to the Dutch Market - LS&H Lawyers B.V.
What can we learn from the past to ensure a healthy, innovative future and to succesfully introduce your healthcare innovation in to the Dutch Market! Meet Nicole Kien, founder and attorney at law at LS&H Lawyers.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: The first year as a machine learning startup - Deep Dynamics
Join this break out if you want to get insight into how it feels / what it takes to start your own company in the area of machine learning. A perspective on challenges, do’s & don’ts and some good learning experiences.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Creativity in the Highly Regulated LS&H Environment - IDE Group
In this session you will learn how creativity can thrive within the constraints of standards and processes of Medical Device Development. Join to hear stories from start-ups and multinationals!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Healthy Data & Funding + Talent Night: Healthy Balance in Work & Life

Thursday Gathering May 16th

17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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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17:00–18:00 Break Out: Reinvent yourself with the tools of design thinking
Have you moved to Rotterdam with your spouse and you have no idea what is next for you? Rotterdam Partners, Venture Cafe, Madam Rotterdam, IWNG are joining forces to help you get to the next level.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Explore your opportunities in Japan! - INFORMATION DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
Information Development is a one-stop IT services company. ID is looking for (close to) graduates who have studied Computer Science and/or have affinity with Japan or the Japanese language. ID is happy to explain opportunities and answer all questions you may have at their info table! Meet Kaori Konishi!
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17:00–19:00 Office Hours: Live to Work or Work to Live? - Expat Wellbeing | Therapy & Coaching
Your work is important for your livelihood. Your life of meaning and purpose depends on how fulfilled you are at work. So how to thread the fine balance, to work and live well? Get a fresh perspective with Irene Anggreeni, dance psychotherapist.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Join us decrypting how people connect for career success! - Rotterdam School of Management
Do you believe networking to be a shotcut towards success? Or are you more bothered by meeting people for using them later? Help our world’s top-level team in a scientific research for understanding what shapes people’s view and way of networking!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: DUTCH LESSONS - Let's go Dutch
Want to make small talk in Dutch with friends, colleagues or with the friendly lady in the supermarket? Sign up for Dutch beginner lessons in June!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: MyFinance offers you complete peace of mind. Everything online! - PwC
Do you run a successful business, which has grown considerably in recent years? Then you want your financial management to grow accordingly! That is why PwC developed "MyFinance". Stop by to learn more about the MyFinance tool of PwC!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Three Brothers
Three Brothers realises that only a startup concept won’t survive nowadays. Are you a Young Professional that dresses smart? Then drop by to co-decide and get inspired on what a creative sustainable startup of the future should look like.
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Work-life Balance in Japan - INFORMATION DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
During this session Information Development will introduce you to working in Japan and show you how ID uses work style reform to tackle a popular opinion people have about Japan: long working hours. Meet Kaori Konishi!
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17:30–18:15 Break Out: Personalized Medicine: Clinical Challenges in Using Big and Small Genomic Data - Erasmus MC
Erasmus MC is one of the largest medical centers in the Netherlands starting to teach and apply precision medicine evidence based therapy. Peter van der Spek runs an immunological research program which provides the biological and technological basis for the bioinformatics group. With his unique approach and by means of vivid examples he will share his view on the status of data usage in the health sector of NL.
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18:00–18:15 Startup Celebration: Launch Party TransitionHERO - TransitionHERO
Join us in the official launch of TransitionHERO. We are here to have impact and accelerate the industry transition towards clean production processes. We design and scale-up green technologies faster and smarter. Join us for bubbles and find out more!
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18:15–18:45 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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18:15–19:00 Break Out: The need for Explainable AI in Healthcare - Landscape
To be able to implement AI in healthcare, we will need to be able to trust that our AI models don't make mistakes. It is very hard to trust a black box model we don't understand. Together with Erwin Haas, founder of Landscape, you will explore ways to solve this issue!
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18:30–19:00 Break Out: MyFinance offers you complete peace of mind. Everything online! - PwC
Do you run a successful business, which has grown considerably in recent years? Then you want your financial management to grow accordingly! That is why we have developed MyFinance. Come to PwC's Break-Out session to find more about the MyFinance tool.
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19:00–19:45 Break Out: What is the Return on Data for the citizen in the Fourth Industrial Revolution? - Data Driven Health Lab
All DNA analyzed material is data that belongs to a person. This personal data should be curated by design for the citizen and treated as an asset. The Fourth Industrial Revolution represents entirely new ways in which technology becomes embedded within societies and even our human bodies. Join the discussion, hosted by Peter Walgemoed.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Healthy Lifestyle / food / agri

Thursday Gathering May 9th

17:00–19:00 Info Table: KplusV: Startup funding and development. - KplusV
Learn more about the possibilities of raising funding, or about one of our programs such as MedtechPartners or Money Meets Ideas.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Join us decrypting how people connect for career success! - Rotterdam School of Management
Do you believe networking to be a shotcut towards success? Or are you more bothered by meeting people for using them later? Help our world’s top-level team in a scientific research for understanding what shapes people’s view and way of networking!
Read more >

17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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: Healthy Food & Lifestyle - InnovationQuarter
Good nutrition and exercise are one of the keys to a healthy life (but you already know that!). Why do consumers still make unhealthy choices? What about lifestyle as a medicine and how can tech help us here? Get inspired by experts, including EIT Health, Koppert Cress, TNO and MiGuide! Hosted by InnovationQuarter's Sasja Heijman and Lonneke Baas.
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17:30–19:30 Office Hours: Start-up Coaching - Cor the Coach
Do you want to start a business or recently have started your business? Sign up for a chat with Cor the Coach!
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Startup funding 101 - KplusV
With so many different ways of raising funding available, knowing which one is the best option for you and your startup can be a difficult question. Explore the alternative funding landscape with us!
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18:00–18:30 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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18:00–18:30 Break Out: The Power of Social Network: decode network with world top young professor - Rotterdam School of Management
What do we get from social network other than likes on Facebook? Exciting stories, trendy lifestyle advice, and even job opportunities. But there's more than that. Top-notch Scholar will show us the power of network in innovation and self-development
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18:30–20:00 Break Out: Zumbathon & Activewear Amnesty - CIC staff, clients, and friends
Try a different Venture Café experience this Thursday, part of a Healthy Lifestyle: join our international Zumba crew for a high-energy, fun-filled, booty-shakin' time!
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18:30–19:00 Break Out: FOOD! - Towards an all inclusive food region - IWT | Belén
Food, and food production are at the core of our ecological surroundings. Currently we are experiencing a shift towards a new Megatrend (10-30 years), of sustainable, locally sourced biological ingredients. In these time of global climate change, how can we use technology to support our growing food- and spatial issues? Join IWT's Bastiaan Kameyer during this session!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Healthcare in The Netherlands: how does the system work? - LS&H Lawyers
In The Netherlands we have a private healthcare system with a huge amount of legislation: a so-called healthcare market. How does it work and what are the drivers for the system: can you plug your innovation in it? Join to meet LS&H Lawyers' Nicole Kien, founder and attorney at law.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Healthy Outcomes

Thursday Gathering May 2nd

17:00–18:30 Office Hours: How to protect your idea: free IP consult - The Netherlands Enterprise Agency, the Netherlands Patent Office
Do you have innovative ideas that you want to protect with IP? Get a free consult at Venture Café! Karen Kraan-Sam is a patent advisor at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. Get independent information about IP opportunities, of course with secrecy.
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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 Info Table: AR navigation that will change the world - MUST SEE Rotterdam BV
How will we navigate in the future? AR (augmented reality) will change the world, starting in tourism. Our CEO of MUST SEE will tell you why and will give a short demonstration!
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17:00–20:00 Info Table: Lion's Lair: Connecting International Students and Local Business - IAESTE Netherlands
Are you interested in international talent from the TU Delft?Try meeting students at Lion's Lair! A free event in the University library of Delft where companies can connect with international students 1-to-1.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Velure Cosmetics - Velure Cosmetics
The startup company Velure Cosmetics is founded by 4 ambitious students of Rotterdam Business School. In order to present our company and create connections with potential clients and other businesses, Velure is hosting an info table.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: How to align your sales and marketing - Conversion Crew
In many organizations sales and marketing aren't working together and often they're completely misaligned. This session shows you how to align sales and marketing and how to support the process using clever CRM and marketing tools such as HubSpot.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: AR navigation that will change the world - MUST SEE Rotterdam BV
How will we navigate in the future? AR (augmented reality) will change the world, starting in tourism. Our CEO of MUST SEE will tell you why and will give a short demonstration!
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18:00–18:30 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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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Protect your idea! The basics of IP - The Netherlands Enterprise Agency, the Netherlands Patent Office
Do you have innovative ideas that you want to protect with IP? Let's begin with the basics. In this session you get an overview of the most probable IP opportunities for you. Karen Kraan-Sam is a patent advisor at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.
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18:30–19:15 Break Out: Securing investment in life sciences with a healthy outcome - Omnigen BV
Securing investment, negotiating termsheets and securing control... The last few years Omnigen's owner Berry Kriesels has experienced first hand the challenges of securing funding and negotiating investments. Not entirely without making mistakes. Want to find out what are do's and don'ts: join this light hearted session!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.

April
Monthly theme
Get Growing!


Get Growing

Thursday Gathering April 25th

16:00–18:00 Side Event: Code of Conduct: Blockchain x Transparency - Rotterdam School of Management, Studio Wolfpack & Venture Café
Rotterdam School of Management, Venture Café and Studio Wolfpack organize a series of deep dives for business managers, MBA students and entrepreneurs. Each edition will feature digital pioneers on pushing the boundaries, boardroom members on maneuvering in a shifting reality, and scientists providing transitional contexts and reflections. Together they will explore the outlines of a new Code of Conduct. This week: Blockchain x Transparency ft. Paul Smits (CFO Port of Rotterdam), Merieke Stevens and Sjoerd van Tuinen (Associate Professors RSM), and Aljosja Beije (Logistic Lead Blocklab). Moderation by Bart Krull.
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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 Info Table: First Impression - Heatbox
We are Heatbox: The Self-Heating Lunchbox. During Venture Cafe, we are giving you the opportunity to get a glimpse of our concept and initial prototype. If you love food, you definitely want to have a chat with us!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Let's talk about sustainability - Green Age Collective
A meet and greet, while talking about sustainability. With as topic consumption.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Food delivery - Qozinya
Do you think the food delivery market lack high quality food, we do too!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: International Students Rotterdam-Bringing students and recruiters together - International Students Rotterdam
Stop by the info table to find out how ISR works towards bridging the gap between students and recruiters through its social and corporate events. Are you looking for an internship? We can help, come and sign-up for the ISR Internship Fair!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Conveasy - Conveasy established by Yennhi Tran, Pascal van Kippersluis, Wessel Veenman, Darunrat Khongsaenkham and Oscar paulusma
Conveasy is a start-up company established by 6 different students of the Hogeschool of Rotterdam. The main product is called the stove-protector which is all about reducing the cleaning time in the kitchen and being better for the environment.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Crash course interior design: impact on your business - FIRM architects
Follow our FREE crash course to learn how good office design can impact your business by reeling in the talent, keeping employees healthy and stunning your clients.
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Get discovered by the right investors, 24/7 - Fundsup.co
Fundsup is a matchmaking platform for early-stage founders and investors. Fundsup has a mission to take the friction out of fundraising by data-driven matchmaking. This session will focus on how to efficiently gain traction from the right investors. Come meet Arjen Strijker!
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17:30–18:15 Break Out: What is storymapping and how could it help me? - Moqod - INVESTORready - MVPready
This session is for start-ups, scale-ups, and independent entrepreneurs! MVP's and prototyping are crucial first steps to take on the road to product development, but how do you make sure you are testing the right concepts? STORYMAPPING! Come meet Timo Dammers and find out what it's all about!
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18:00–18:30 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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18:00–18:45 Break Out: Entrepreneur: Get your legal stuff together and protect your investment! - Stimmt B.V.
Stimmt's director and legal advisor Lennert Ouwerkerk will take you trough the legal basics needed in order to protect your company and investment.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Do's and Don'ts of startups creating financial projections - EY Finance Navigator
Are you a startup founder looking for funding? Or are you trying to improve your cash flow planning? Then you definitely need to have a financial plan in place! Come to EY's Break-Out session and learn about do's and dont's of financial planning!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: No-Bullshit Zone: How do you really grow your business and follow your own road? - UNIIQ, Symbid & Tony de Bree
There are many trends and hypes when it comes to the best way of growing your company. This session's goal is to "cut the crap" and give you various perspectives on what is needed to (continue to) grow a healthy business, and to help you find a route that suits you. Statements will be provided to guide the talk. Your hosts: Tony de Bree, Robbin Hoogstraten & Thijs van den Munckhof.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: SecTalks Holland 0x0C – Hacking Tools / Scanning networks! - SecTalks Holland
Hacking Tools! Round 8 of SecTalks Holland, part of the international SecTalks.org technical meetups on information security! Join this monthly series of gatherings reviewing different security topics, a short CTF & lots of infosec knowledge sharing!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Talent Night: Career Mobility & Career Hacking

Thursday Gathering April 18th

17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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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17:00–18:00 Break Out: The Spouse Program - Reinvent yourself
Have you moved to Rotterdam with your spouse and you have no idea what is next for you? Rotterdam Partners, Venture Cafe, Madam Rotterdam, IWNG are joining forces to help you get to the next level.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: International Students Rotterdam - Bringing students and recruiters together - ISR
Stop by the info table to find out how ISR works towards bridging the gap between students and recruiters through its social and corporate events. Are you looking for an internship? We can help, come and sign-up for the ISR Internship Fair!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Looking for exceptional individuals to launch new startups - Antler
Antler is a global startup generator and early-stage VC that is building the next big wave of tech. We are currently looking for great candidates to start building new businesses in the Netherlands as of May.
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17:00–19:00 Office Hours: Should I Stay or Should I Go? - Expat Wellbeing
Should I move for my career? Invest in what I already have or find a new pasture? You may have been contemplating this question and long for a fresh perspective. Irene Anggreeni, MA body psychotherapist & coach, helps you empower your choices.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: RBS 2018/2019 Project Portfolio - RBS
RBS will present its first annual project portfolio to the market. This publication will compile all the projects developed by 2019 master students as well as reinforce the talent diversity of RBS and Rotterdam.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Get to know the most ambitious e-commerce scale-up of Europe - Helloprint
Helloprint is one of the fastest growing e-commerce platforms in Europe. 200 team members, 22 nationalities, 8 countries and counting. Get to know the most ambitious e-commerce scale-up of Europe.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: How to make impact as a greentech engineer? - TransitionHERO B.V.
Our drive is to create a sustainable industry by scaling-up and implementing Green Technologies. Are you wondering how to have more impact as an engineer? We are looking for like-minded greentech engineers to make the industry sustainable. Drop by.
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17:00–19:00 Office Hours: Looking for Funding? - Meet UNIIQ! - UNIIQ
Meet Liduina Hammer and Duko Drijfhout, Fund Manager and Investment manager at UNIIQ! Stop by to learn more about their investment fund and pose any question you may have!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Get to know more about the jobs & internships at Zash BV
Meet Zash during the Talent Night and get to know more about internships and jobs that they are offering!
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: What does it take to build a tech startup? - Antler
Entrepreneurial minds are everywhere. However, out of 66% of young professionals that want to start a business, only 4% take the leap. Join Kim Oreskovic, partner at Antler to learn how we support you to build your next tech company from scratch.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Talent, Recruitment and Social Media - Randstad Sourceright
Do you want tips on improving your LinkedIn profile? Do you want to get your next job thanks to your social media presence? Do you want to improve your brand without big budget expenses? Come and follow this session given by Leslie Mouronval-Peuler, who is the former Relationships Manager at LinkedIn and, currently, Recruitment Business Partner at Merck Group.
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: A UNIIQ investment approach and practical tips! - UNIIQ
In April 2019 Emerce announced UNIIQ to be one of the best investment funds in the Netherlands, this week you get the chance to meet Liduina Hammer, Fund Manager at UNIIQ! Join this session if you want to better understand the investment world and UNIIQ's role in it. Also: learn about UNIIQ's investment approach and get some very practical do's and don'ts when reaching out to investors.
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18:00–18:30 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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18:00–18:30 Break Out: De-stress your mind and body in stressful situations - Cor the Coach
Do you recognize this? You are having an application or giving a talk and because of the stress, you are blacking out completely? Or you are too stressed to show the best version of you? Then you should join this break out about de-stressing
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18:00–18:30 Break Out: Unlock your potential - Rotterdam Business School
What are your soft skills? What makes you a better candidate then the other go-getter? Do you want tips on how to communicate more effectively about who you are and why that matters to potential employers, customers, stakeholders etc? Follow this session given by Lenny and start building confidence in presenting and pitching about yourself.
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18:00–18:30 Break Out: VR Meetup - Virtual Reality on the Web - Timmy Kokke
The web has come a long way and is growing more powerful by the day. Did you know the web can do Virtual and Augmented Reality as well?
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: AGENCY roundtable: Worldwide Innovation for Living Longer & Aging Better - AGENCY
AGENCY is a new global ecosystem for collective impact to improve the aging journey for all. AGENCY offers a combination of working @CICs worldwide + programming + international connections for startups and companies to incubate and commercialize aging solutions. Join this discussion led by Danielle D. Duplin (based in Boston, USA), connect with other aging experts & enthusiasts, and find out what AGENCY can mean for you!
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18:30–19:30 Keynote Session: Make up your mindset - YoungCapital
Join this keynote session and learn how you can own your career! In this session, you will be able to meet Marcia Goddard - Neuroscientist / HR Science & Innovation at YoungCapital.
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18:30–19:00 Break Out: VR Meetup - WebXR Bluetooth and Canvas and Gamepads - Ruben van der Leun
Internet Browsers have evolved massively over time. What started out as a simple way to easily share documents and pages online has now become a main platform to serve full-scale applications.
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19:00–19:30 Break Out: VR Meetup - MagicLeap, where high end augmented reality meets the web - Fabien Benetou
You read about the MagicLeap ML1 but maybe you didn't try it yet. Beyond that maybe you didn't have the chance to run your own code on it. Bring your laptop to code and show 3D objects right on top the real world!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Get Growing

Thursday Gathering April 11th

17:00–18:30 Info Table: Meet equity platform Symbid! - Symbid
Stop by the info table to meet Robbin Hoogstraten, Equity Funding Specialist & Commercial Director, to learn more about Symbid, their role in the innovation ecosystem and their services!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Engage & Collaborate with Emerging Market Startups - Ingenious Faces
You will get an opportunity to interact with leading tech startups from emerging markets such as South Africa, Ghana, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Kenya and more. Learn more about these markets as well as explore collaboration scenarios.
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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 Info Table: Legal Advisors - Stimmt B.V.
Do you have burning legal questions related to technology or contracts? We can help you answer them! Meet the team of Stimmt B.V.: IT and Contract Law, we are experts in the areas of technology and contract law.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Art Gallery C.H.A.O.S - C.H.A.O.S
C.H.A.O.S gallery is an interactive space for art, creativity and culture. Stop by to check wonderful art from international artists and learn more about upcoming events!
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Growing Global in Emerging Markets - Ingenious Faces
Grow Global Workshop will give you key insights into emerging market trends as well as best case practices. You will also get access to the disruptive innovation tool that has enabled soft landing for multiple organisations into emerging markets.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Are you ready to pitch? - Tony de Bree
This Thursday you get to explore with Tony de Bree whether your pitch is top-notch! Join this session to get a free checklist and a list of points you have to address if you are dealing with professional investors and professional members of juries.
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18:00–18:15 Bar Celebration: IDE Group Opens European Office in the Netherlands
IDE Group opens European Office in the Netherlands, come celebrate with them on Thursday at 18:00!
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18:15–18:45 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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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Think like a traveler: #empathychallenge - mytraveltoons
A creative workshop to develop empathy & design better experiences.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Open Mic Night - Venture Café
Have something to say? Need a community to bounce ideas off? On April 11th, Venture Café is the stage that you have been looking for!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Get Growing: The Kick-Off

Thursday Gathering April 4th

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Discover your Subsidy Potential - MK - The Subsidy Community
MK - The Subsidy Community aims to support innovative companies on a strategical level on their business development. The focus is on grants, crowdfunding and investment funds giving you the assets you need to build or scale-up your business. Stop by to learn more from a.o. CCO Willem Maas!
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17:00–20:00 Break Out: Pitch your startup and win a ticket to the Taiwan InnoVEX trade mission! - Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)
Are you an innovative tech start-up and ready for expansion to Asia? Interested in exploring the Taiwanese market? Join the trade mission to the InnoVEX fair in Taiwan and meet Taiwanese companies and investors. Sign up for the pitching competition!
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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 Info Table: Art Gallery C.H.A.O.S - C.H.A.O.S
C.H.A.O.S gallery is an interactive space for art, creativity and culture. Stop by to check wonderful art from international artists and learn more about upcoming events.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Psychological secrets behind promoting sustainable behaviour - KplusV
How can we create sustainable behaviour change in people using rational, emotional and unconscious influencing tools?
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: What's really a good trademark? - Lawbeille
How do you choose your ideal trademark? Learn about the importance of trademark registration, the differences between a “good trademark” according to marketing rules and legal rules and how to choose a good trademark for your business!
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: 12 lessons from running a marathon... - Rawsome Life
Running a marathon is a heroic event: to make it to the finish line, you are being taught important lessons that you can apply to the way you're running your life and your business! Join this session hosted by Diepak Kasi.
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17:30–19:30 Office Hours: Start-up Coaching - Cor the Coach
Do you want to start a business or recently have started your business? Sign up for a chat with Cor the Coach!
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18:00–18:30 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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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Confessions of an Entrepreneur: 10 Startup mistakes to avoid - CEE Platform
Meet Petrit Kabashi - after 5 years working on his startup he has made many mistakes. Some very obvious and some less expected. In this session he will share the 10 mistakes that you need to avoid so you can make better mistakes and scale up faster!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.

March
Monthly theme
Singularity Dynamics


Smart Cities

Thursday Gathering March 28th

17:00–19:00 Info Table: YES!Delft is scouting the next promising AI startups! - YES!Delft
YES!Delft is looking for the next promising AI startups! Join Emma Kluwen, Startup Scout, at this info table to learn more about their program!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Sacsem's patented Frozzypack lunchbox with integrated cooling element. - Sacsem
Sacsem's managers will tell more about the unique patented product Frozzypack which origin lies in Sweden. Always wanted to enjoy your food in a healthy, cool, fresh and handy way? The Frozzypack is the solution. Visit us and find out more!
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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!
Read more >

17:00–19:00 Info Table: The Finder - Meraki
Meraki offers a time saving gadget and sells with a personal approach. The speakers are: Steven Vonk, Preslava Ivanova and Isa Visser. Stop by to meet them!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: VIISION presents: bamboo toothbrush - VIISION
7 Young entrepreneurs form part of start-up company "VIISION", making a sustainable change in the local community through selling bamboo toothbrushes
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Public street lighting as smart hub for the Smart City - Sustainder
The way we see it, is that the public lighting network provides the starting point for the smart city. Lighting can already do much more than just chase away the dark, and soon it will form the heart of the central, smart-city hub.
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17:00–19:30 Side Event: IP for Digital Inventions and Data Protection
What’s the best way to protect your digital inventions? Is it a patent, a trade secret or copyrights? And can data be patented? To answer these questions the Netherlands Patent Office organizes a series of meetings about intellectual property (IP) in this digital era.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Reinventing the €10 trillion service industry - Instatree
The Internet has changed the way we shop, date, travel and communicate. Services have been relatively 'unharmed', but not for long. Pim Betist will share his view on the inevitable digital transformation of the $10 trillion service industry.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Smart City Rotterdam: past, present & the future - Gemeente Rotterdam
In this break-out session you will find out what happens in urban innovation in Rotterdam, and how the municipality progresses into a new ‘smart’ phase.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Augmented Reality. the missing link between BIM and GIS - twnkls | augmented reality
Can Augmented Reality bridge the gaps between BIM and GIS? At TWNKLS, At TWNKLS we believe Augmented Reality is the answer to link these information programs in a way that has never been seen before
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18:00–18:30 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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18:00–18:15 Startup Celebration: Batterybox ⏤ Holland’s first Powerbank rental network
Come celebrate with Batterybox as they launch their crowdfunding campaign on Thursday at 18:00!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Gamification for Translation - Travis Foundation
Travis Foundation is creating a machine translation for Tigrinya, the language of Eritrea. Learn how they crowdsourced the dataset through gamification and see the first example of a Tigrinya and English translation.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Executive Ai - Crash course - AiLab.one
AI is going to disrupt a lot of industries and change the way we do business. Today you have the unique opportunity to be ahead of the curve and use this technology for your own benefit.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: City Social Awareness - dataisgoud.nl
This program gives you insight in a case were technology (AI/Machine-Learning ) can be helpful in offering a solution. Rob Niessen will guide you through and discuss several aspects of value creating out of Data. Technical background is not required.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: SecTalks Holland 0x0C – Hacking Tools! - SecTalks Holland
Hacking Tools! Round 7 of SecTalks Holland, part of the international SecTalks.org technical meetups on information security! Join this monthly series of gatherings reviewing different security topics, a short CTF & lots of infosec knowledge sharing.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
AI & Ethics + AI & Security

Thursday Gathering March 21st

17:00–19:00 Info Table: How to do sales for tech companies? - Out2Bound
At this Info-Table we will focus on displaying how Out2Bound as a sales agency for tech companies can add value to the innovation community in Rotterdam. How do you attract new businesses as a start-up? Do traditional sales techniques still work in tech?
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: You See, I See the movie night - CIC
You See, I See is focused on promoting and celebrating diversity, equity and inclusivity in the world of innovation and entrepreneurship. A great movie night on March 29th in classical cinema on the 7th floor of Groot Handelsgebouw: Kriterion! Stop by to learn more about it!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Startup in Residence Zuid-Holland - Provincie Zuid-Holland
Startup in Residence is an innovative collaboration between startups and scaleups and the provincie Zuid-Holland. We invite both Dutch and international entrepreneurs to tackle 10 regional challenges in collaboration with the province.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: China-the Netherlands Innovation Cooperation - 4CNCONSULT
A great opportunity to know more about China-the Netherlands innovation cooperation. For example, supporting policies from governments for innovation company to expand to China, IP protection in China, getting investment from Chinese investors.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Protect your digital inventions and data - The Netherlands Patent Office
What’s the best way to protect your digital inventions? Is it a patent, a trade secret or copyrights? Can data be patented? The Netherlands Patent Office presents an event on March 28 to connect entrepreneurs and IP-specialists. Get the info here!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: AI & Blockchain - YES!Delft Startups pitch latest tech developments - YES!Delft
YES!Delfts' Validation Lab startups present you the latest tech developments in AI and Blockchain. 9 startups that impact digital society pitch their business ideas and ask you for help!
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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: AI & Security - The Hague Security Delta, InnovationQuarter & Venza
Many people worry about artificial intelligence for the wrong reasons... A recent HSD study focusses on the role of machine learning in cybersecurity. In this talk, we'll share the results and have partners talk about their AI challenges. Join this session given by InnovationQuarter & The Hague Security Delta.
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18:00–18:30 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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18:00–20:00 Break Out: Rotterdam Brand Event - Brand Density
The science is clear: a brand strategy is a driving force behind success. Are your brand strategy and customer experience inextricably linked? Learn to shape your strategy during the Rotterdam Brand Event.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: AI & Blockchain - YES!Delft Startups pitch latest tech developments - YES!Delft
YES!Delfts' Validation Lab startups present you the latest tech developments in AI and Blockchain. 9 startups that impact digital society pitch their business ideas and ask you for help!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Startup in Residence Zuid-Holland - Provincie Zuid-Holland
Startup in Residence is an innovative collaboration between startups and scaleups and the provincie Zuid-Holland. Our programme invites both Dutch and international entrepreneurs to tackle 10 regional challenges in collaboration with the province. In this session, we want to inform and discuss our program and challenges with the audience.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Rotterdam.AI : Education & Ethics in AI - Rotterdam.AI
You've always wanted to learn about AI, but don't know exactly if it's the same as Machine Learning or Deep Learning or any other buzzword some geeks like to use just to make themselves sound more exclusive? Well, we are here to demystify it for you!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Talent Night: International Talent

Thursday Gathering March 14th

16:00–19:00 Side Event: Firmhouse Venture Lab Demo Day - Firmhouse
The second 3.5-month Firmhouse Venture Lab Program culminates with Demo Day and they are inviting you to experience the hard work of their startups first-hand. Come listen to their pitches!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Get to know more about the internships at LizardApps
LizardApps will host an Info-table and will provide more information about the (international) internships that they are offering for talented students.
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17:00–18:30 Office Hours: Does your idea need IP protection? Get a free & confidential IP consult! - The Netherlands Enterprise Agency, the Netherlands Patent Office
Can you talk about your innovative idea without IP protection? Get a free consult at Venture Café to find out! Get independent information from Karen Kraan-Sam (patent advisor at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency) to see if your idea needs IP protection. A safe environment since secrecy applies: so grab your opportunity to openly talk about your idea here!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Talent Night: International Talent - Adams Multilingual Recruitment
Adams Multilingual Recruitment is proud to be part of the Talent Night: International Talent. We will be more than happy to answer your queries regarding job opportunities for internationals in Rotterdam.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Holland Career Ambassadors - Holland Alumni network
Holland Career Ambassadors are international professionals that have studied in the Netherlands and are now working here. Ask them about the Dutch Business Culture, Job Market, Orientation Year or any other question that you have!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Upskilling for the Future: Mistakes to avoid - 361degreesLAB
361degreesLAB helps professionals and organisations to develop the right skill set for the future. Stop by to talk about critical skills for the coming years and mistakes with learning one needs to avoid.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Accelerate Your Potential - World Startup Factory
Do you dream about working in an international team and a growing organisation that is operating in the dynamic startup scene? We are searching for interns with an entrepreneurial spirit who want to learn, grow and build a network fast. Talk to us!
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17:00–18:00 Break Out: The Spouse Program - Reinvent yourself
Have you moved to Rotterdam with your spouse and you have no idea what is next for you? Rotterdam Partners, Venture Cafe, Madam Rotterdam, IWNG and Expat on the Move are joining forces to help you get to the next level.
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17:00–20:00 Office Hours: How to LEARN to USE Dutch YOUR way? - CoBuild
"Because I want to integrate into Dutch society" is not a good enough WHY for learning Dutch. SMART(er) goal setting is required...
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Looking for exceptional individuals to launch new startups - Antler
Antler is a global startup generator and early-stage VC that is building the next big wave of tech. We are currently looking for great candidates to start building new businesses in the Netherlands as of May.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: YES!Delft is scouting the next promising AI startups! - YES!Delft
YES!Delft is looking for the next promising AI startups! Join Emma Kluwen, Startup Scout, at this info table to learn more about their program!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Swabit Looking For Geniuses! - Swabit
Would you like to be part of a growing Rotterdam-based startup made up of creative, international and highly experienced people? Swabit is searching for an iOS developer to work with us and a digital marketing expert who loves data!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: How Oracle and The World Bee Project are Using AI to Save Bees - Oracle
Bees and pollinators are critical to the future of the world's 7.6 billion people and to the future of the planet. In this session, Onur Kuzu will discuss how Oracle and the World Bee Project are using AI to save bees. Also, you will be able to explore career opportunities at Oracle!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Explore Career Opportunities at Unilever
At Unilever we’re hiring purposeful and future-fit people from diverse backgrounds all over the globe. Through our innovative recruitment process we source the best digital talent.
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17:00–19:30 Info Table: Update your professional profile picture
Update your professional profile picture, LinkedIn photo or the headshot on your website! A professional photographer will be offering this amazing service to you for FREE - 50 spots available!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Looking for talent for our startup - Cocoautomotive
Cocoautomotive is looking for co-founders and team members with a technical, marketing and sales background
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Career Ownership; where do you start? - UQ Talents
In the UQ Talents Workshop you will digitally create your unique personal Talent Dashboard and become inspired on the why and how of Career Ownership.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Career Hacking as a top skill for the coming decade - 361degreesLAB
It becomes a norm to go through many jobs and careers in a lifetime. The successful career management and transition is longer an incidental activity, it is a skill. What do you need to hack your career?
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Get inspired: learn from Holland Career Ambassadors - Holland Alumni network
Holland Career Ambassadors are international professionals that have studied in the Netherlands and are now working here. In this session they share their personal story on finding a job, give tips and tricks and answer any questions that you have.
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18:00–18:30 Info Table: 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!
Read more >

18:00–18:30 Break Out: How Oracle and The World Bee Project are Using AI to Save Bees - Oracle
Bees and pollinators are critical to the future of the world's 7.6 billion people and to the future of the planet. In this session, Onur Kuzu will discuss how Oracle and the World Bee Project are using AI to save bees. Also, you will be able to explore career opportunities at Oracle!
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18:00–18:30 Break Out: Get inspired: learn from Holland Career Ambassadors - Holland Alumni network (Second Part)
Holland Career Ambassadors are international professionals that have studied in the Netherlands and are now working here. In this session they share their personal story on finding a job, give tips and tricks and answer any questions that you have.
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18:00–18:30 Break Out: Effective Online Networking - Erasmus University
While face-to-face networking is still the best way to grow your network of substantial relationships and possible job opportunities, online networking using media like LinkedIn shouldn't be ignored. Learn how to do it right.
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18:30–19:30 Keynote Session: Unilever, Antler & Nuffic - Challenges & Opportunities for Talent in Rotterdam
Join this keynote session and get to know more about the vision on (international) talent in Rotterdam: the challenges & the future, by three keynote speakers from Unilever, Antler & Nuffic.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Singularity Dynamics: The Kick-Off

Thursday Gathering March 7th

17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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!
Read more >

17:00–19:00 Info Table: The Finder - Meraki
Meraki offers a time saving gadget and sells with a personal approach. The speakers are: Steven Vonk, Preslava Ivanova and Isa Visser. Stop by to meet them!
Read more >

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Play for Understanding: The launch of The Sentence Society! - Travis Foundation
The Sentence Society is a playful way to crowdsource the data required for machine translation. With this game, Travis Foundation can build a text-text translation for English and Tigrinya, the language of Eritrea. Come and try it out!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: You See, I See the movie night - CIC
You See, I See is focused on promoting and celebrating diversity, equity and inclusivity in the world of innovation and entrepreneurship. A great movie night on March 29th in classical cinema on the 7th floor of Groot Handelsgebouw: Kriterion! Stop by to learn more about it!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Connecting the EU with the Caribbean through export - G&E International Trading Company
G&E International Trading Company is an exclusive Dutch export company that distributes high-quality products for affordable prices from Europe to all Caricom Countries and the rest of the Caribbean, using Suriname as the gateway to those countries. Stop by to meet Clyde Kerpens and get more information about their export business and potential partnerships!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Bricklinq Launch - Bricklinq
The Bricklinq portal helps people to make their house their home. We support digitally with messaging between occupant, owner or/and contractor. We store your guarantee documents and provide you with financial insights. Stop by to learn more!
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17:30–18:15 Break Out: From prototype to MVP - MVP Ready
We will share our thoughts on the roadmap from a prototype to MVP. Why is it important to build your platform step by step and what are the most important things to keep in mind while developing? Are you looking to grow a business? See you inside!
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17:30–19:30 Office Hours: Start-up Coaching - Cor the Coach
Do you want to start a business or recently have started your business? Sign up for a chat with Cor the Coach!
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17:30–20:00 Break Out: Inspiring keynotes around "Better the Balance, Better the World" #BalanceforBetter - Venture Café Rotterdam
Balance drives a better working world! Leading up to International Women's Day 2019, come listen to keynotes from inspiring leaders from our innovation ecosystem and let's all help create a #BalanceforBetter! Come listen to: Christina Moreno, Shanti Singh, Zeynep Dag, Babette Labeij (incl. talent performance!) & Lexter Woodley.
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Keynote by Christina Moreno, founder She Matters
Christina Moreno is the founder & CEO of She Matters, a social enterprise recruitment agency with a mission to empower female newcomers to enter the labour market. Come learn about her personal journey and the transformative work at She Matters.
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Mentoring Changemakers ! - Heleniq A Consulting
Have your questions answered about starting a business, movement or project...how to get support, develop or master team design, business planning, online marketing and solutions. We highlight ways to harness the inner stamina you need!
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18:00–18:30 Info Table: 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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18:00–18:15 Break Out: Keynote by Shanti Singh, Founder Shantie schrijft & Project Manager Women’s Rights
In this lecture, Shantie Singh tells how she, as a writer, theater maker, project manager for women's rights, but above all as a storyteller, uses the power of language and words to make hidden stories and hidden heroines more visible.
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18:15–18:45 Break Out: Keynote by Zeynep Dag, founder ALLZUÁR and winner EZVN entrepreneur award 2018
Zeynep is a Dutch shoe designer who presented her first shoe collection under the Alzúarr brand in January 2017. She has sold shoes to, among others, Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Jennifer Lopez. Come and meet her and listen to her amazing journey.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Deep learning for vision guided robotics - Fizyr B.V.
240 Million parcels are being picked by humans every day. Fizyr AI algorithms enable robots to perform these repetitive task. Herbert ten Have, CEO of Fizyr, will explain all challenges involved.
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19:00–19:30 Break Out: Keynote by Babette Labeij, founder Babette Labeij Music Academy, including a talent performance!
Babette believes it’s her duty to inspire others to dream, to dare, to do and preaches to overcoming your fears and diving into your passion. She will tell you more about her journey as an entrepreneur during her keynote.
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19:30–20:00 Break Out: Keynote by Lexter Woodley, founder Dutch Einsteins and PhD candidate “Gender Studies”
During this lecture, there is attention to how career women relate to their male counterpart…within the household.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.

February
Monthly theme
Sustainable Solutions


Sustainable Solutions: Circular Economy

Thursday Gathering February 28th

17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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 Info Table: Soft Skills Hub
Are you an ambitious student, a young professional or a professional in career transition? Soft Skills Hub is an 8-week course designed to help develop and cultivate skills that will last a lifetime. 
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17:00–19:00 Office Hours: People and Culture Strategy - Hello Monday Club
In this one-on-one office hours session with Angelique Slob, founder of Hello Monday Club, you will review your people and culture strategy. Get valuable insights and feedback on leadership, team, culture, people processes, and growth!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Discover your Subsidy Potential - MK - The Subsidy Community
MK - The Subsidy Community aims to support innovative companies on a strategical level on their business development. The focus is on grants, crowdfunding and investment funds giving you the assets you need to build or scale-up your business. Stop by to learn more from a.o. CCO Willem Maas!
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17:00–18:00 Office Hours: Market Expansion Program BOSteRDAM Cleantech Link - InnovationQuarter
The BOSteRDAM Cleantech Link is a Market Expansion Program for cleantech entrepreneurs and companies from the United States and the Netherlands. InnovationQuarter and Greentown Labs offer a 2-week market entry program to facilitate a soft landing. Stop by to meet Anne de Vries and pose the questions that are on your mind!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: A circular solution for the housing of young people - Woodyshousing
As Woodyshousing we will show our solution of our circular Building System with our WOODY. We have examples of our launching method (and cooperation with Min. of BZK), our questions to the city of Rotterdam and the investment we need.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Get discovered by the right investors, 24/7 - Fundsup.co
Fundsup is a matchmaking platform for early-stage founders and investors. Fundsup has a mission to take the friction out of fundraising by data-driven matchmaking. This session will focus on how to efficiently gain traction from the right investors. Come meet Heiko Knot!
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17:30–18:15 Break Out: Innovation Mission to Dubai; Getting ready for Dubai EXPO2020 - Rotterdam Partners
Rotterdam Partners, ScaleUpDelta and the National Enterprise Agency are organising an innovation mission to Dubai from 24-28 March 2019 and Mayor Aboutaleb will be leading the delegation. Come find out more during this session!
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18:00–18:30 Info Table: 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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18:30–19:30 Break Out: A new era of sustainability with technology and nature-inspired solutions - Women in 3D Printing
Join Lilian van Daal to learn about how to use 3d printing to create sustainable systems, production processes and products from nature-inspired solutions.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: How to make climate-friendly choices the new normal - Stichting KlimaatGesprekken
Do you worry about climate change? And are you looking for ways to do more, and involve others as well? Then join KlimaatGesprekken for this inspiring session on making climate friendly choices the new normal. Your host is Tessa Leferink.
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18:30–19:15 Break Out: INTERREG Cleantech in Rotterdam and throughout Europe - Cleantech Delta & Municipality of Rotterdam
City of Rotterdam and partner CleantechDelta manage several projects for the interregional development of Cleantech. Looking for international traction to implement your cleantech solution? Come and find out what programs we offer for our support!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: 0x06 - Open Source Intelligence - SecTalks Holland
OSINT! Round 6 of SecTalks Holland, part of the international SecTalks.org technical meetups on information security! Join the monthly gatherings, touching on a couple of security topics each time, a short CTF & lots of infosec knowledge sharing!
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18:45–21:30 Side Event: PowderOnScreen#7: Truth is fiction - EAT ART collective
Do you know how you decide what to eat? What is your part in negotiating a sustainable solution in food? On this movie night EAT ART collective will discuss this topic with Petra Verhoef.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Sustainable Solutions: Resilience

Thursday Gathering February 21st

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Working posture and work place set up to prevent work related injuries - Praktijk voor fysio- en manuele therapie 'Groothandelsgebouw'
One of our specialisms is prevention of work related injuries. At our info table, we would like to inform you about good work posture and give you some tips about designing and setting up the work place. Meet Roland van der Heijden and Lotte Lafeber!
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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 Info Table: Sustainable products, no waste - Perpetual Products
Tired of all this plastic waste? Come by to find out how we can solve it together.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: The fun, fast and efficient language school! - Una Paloma Blanca Language School
Una Paloma Blanca has students from all walks of life. But one of our most common types of students are expats who have come for work. Our classes are catered to each individual student in a way that will maximize their learning experience.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Massage at work - Veerkracht Holistic Massage
Just fifteen minutes of chair massage a week have been scientifically proven to lower stress, reduce muscle tension and rejuvenate the mind and the body. You are welcome to experience a fifteen-minute-boost for free! Stop by to meet Ramona Langenberg.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: buildupcamp.com - Buildup Camp
On this info table we will generate awareness about the business and brand.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Co-creating the future of living - We Are Builders
During this event you will find out what the future of living should look like! Join and meet We are Builders' Myrte Datema.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: GroenCollect - GroenCollect
In this break-out of GroenCollect you will get to know more about the company and its mission, and maybe you will find a partner for your own company!
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Some Tricky ways to determine your Market Size - The7bits
Some indirect methods to define the market size of your startup. Who is precisely your audience? And how to understand which part of the market could be yours.
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17:30–18:30 Info Table: GroenCollect - GroenCollect
In this break-out of GroenCollect you will get to know more about the company and its mission, and maybe you will find a partner for your own company!
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18:00–18:30 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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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Kick-off event of the Colorful Top 100 - De Kleurrijke Top 100
The Kleurrijke Top 100 is an annual ranking of Dutch people (role models) who make a difference and who contribute with their work, personality & vision to a more inclusive society.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Explore Careers in Tech (Open Discussion) - Buildup Camp
On this session, we will host an open discussion about the careers in technology that are trending at the moment. You will be able to discuss with experts about their experience, challenges, and success in the tech industry.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: #help: How new services support communities in crisis - HumTechLab @ Delft University of Technology
Today, supporting communities in staying safe before, during, and after disasters is not only reserved for government agencies or specialized teams. Technologies have made private organizations a key player in disasters response. In this interactive session we'll examine these trends and how new services can support communities.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Sustainability in Mobility & Fashion

Thursday Gathering February 14th

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Mobility Lab 2019 - Mobility Lab
Are you a startup, or do you know about a startup, that has a solution to a mobility challenge? Mobility Lab 2019 starts recruiting startups as of January 3rd. At this Info table, get to know more about the program, challenges and launching customers!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: For selfless athletes - Canwe
Do you want to be part of a community that believes in making the world a better place... every single workout? Canwe?
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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 Info Table: Launching smart startup alive - The7bits
We provide support in launching smart startups that have a high level of uncertainty
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17:00–18:30 Info Table: Let's Talk About Sustainable Fashion - Fair Friday
Curious what’s hiding behind your clothes? A few years ago, we were too; so we went looking for the naked truth. We discovered a lot and in this session you can ask anything you want to know about fast & sustainable fashion. Love to meet you there!
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17:00–20:00 Info Table: Clothing Swap - Venture Café Rotterdam
Network with other visitors, understand more about sustainable fashion, and swap clothes, shoes and accessories you no longer need or wear! Join Clothing Swap for a free, fun, and environmentally friendly way to renew your closet at Venture Café’s Thursday Gathering on the 14th of February. Click to read about the rules of the game.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Soft Skills Hub
Are you an ambitious student, a young professional or a professional in career transition? Soft Skills Hub is an 8-week course designed to help develop and cultivate skills that will last a lifetime. 
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: All-aboard towards a CO2 neutral port - Port of Rotterdam
Port of Rotterdam aims to bring the port in line with the Paris Climate Agreement objectives: to be decarbonize our economy by 2050. In partnerships with companies, the Port of Rotterdam is working towards a CO2 neutral port. Come meet and listen to the story of Caroline Kroes, the Port's program lead Energy Transition strategy!
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Plastic pollution and solutions - Iron Roots
How can you tell if your clothing is accidentally polluting the ocean? Join this break-out session given by Erik de Groot, the Co-founder of Iron Roots, to understand the consequences of plastic pollution caused by clothing industries, and learn about a world where no plastic is used to produce clothing.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: How to manage your love life while working 80 hours a week - Mannengeheim
This break out session is for those who struggle to balance their busy schedule with their love life. We will go over some ideas to find a partner when you actually don’t have time for it.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: The Naked Truth Behind Fast & Sustainable Fashion - Fair Friday
Curious what’s hiding behind your clothes? A few years ago, we were too; so we went looking for the naked truth. We discovered a lot and will share all you need to know about fast & sustainable fashion. Do you dare to face the truth?
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Is 100% clean really the only option? - Arash Aazami (Kamangir)
Join Arash Aazami, founder of Kamangir, for an introduction around clean energy and the personal mission he has. Then share your opinion around some interesting statements he has prepared for you, focused on the energy transition!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
CleanTech & Energy Transition

Thursday Gathering February 7th

17:00–19:00 Info Table: HAPPEN Magazine - Venture Café Global Institute
Grab a copy of the very first release of Venture Café's global HAPPEN Magazine and learn more about our international and local community!
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a drink with one of our team - 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!
Read more >

17:30–19:30 Office Hours: Start-up Coaching - Cor the Coach
Do you want to start a business or recently have started your business? Sign up for a chat with Cor the Coach!
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Meet your co-founder @ Firmhouse Venture Lab - Firmhouse
Join 10 highly talented makers and innovators who are building businesses and products from nothing, in a very short amount of time!
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Full Power, Zero Emissions: Shore Power - Heerema Marine Contractors
Shore Power could be the best thing since sliced bread in terms of emissions reduction and air quality. A single large vessel emmits the same amount of emissions as the environmental zone in Rotterdam, per day. What are we doing about this? Meet Heerema's Mr Sustainability: Vincent Doedée!
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18:00–18:30 Break Out: Sharing Batteries - Skoon Energy B.V.
Sharing Batteries to bring down costs and speed up development. Sharing batteries enables access to affordable energy storage and speeds up the adaption of new technologies. More in this interactive session, lead by Skoon's founder, Peter Paul van Voorst!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Internationalization support programs for cleantech start-ups and scale-ups - InnovationQuarter and The City of Rotterdam
In this session we introduce you to various support programs the City of Rotterdam, InnovationQuarter and European Union offer to cleantech start-ups and scale-ups that are already expanding internationally, or exploring international expansion. Meet a.o. Wouter van Rooijen during this session.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Energy transition all the way! - DAREL
An overview of current developments in the Dutch energy transition, key projects and DAREL's role & involvement.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.

January
Monthly theme
Connect to Reality


VR meets Life Sciences & Health

Thursday Gathering January 31st

17:00–19:00 Demo: The painful reality of Virtual Reality - PlaygroundVR B.V.
PlaygroundVR demonstrates the possibilities of a virtual playground for children in hospitals - and today you get to try it out yourself! Stop by!
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17:00–19:00 Demo: VR for patients - less pain, more gain - SyncVR
How does VR improve the life of a 83-year-old kidney patient in your local hospital? Well, there's about 100yrs of medical research done in the field of pain, and SyncVR tried to put it into one VR application. Hear the story from Floris van der Breggen and try it out yourself!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Hologtech - 3D Holograms - Nocto International B.V.
Is the future of marketing holographic? Learn about the benefits of using our 3D hologram technology to improve footflow, sales conversions and brand awareness to you and your product!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Entnest - Home of Entrepreneurs - Entnest
Learn about how Entnest can help you leverage the value of a connected ecosystem of curated entrepreneurs, startups, support organizations and investors.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: GlamPop on demand beauty services, the future of beauty - GlamPop on-demand beauty services
We want to welcome you to the Glamorous Population brought to you by GlamPop. During this info session we want to introduce you to GlamPop beauty services and give you a taste of the GlamPop experience. Stop by to learn more about us, and for the ladies: get a quick beauty touchup from a beauty artist!
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17:00–19:00 Demo: MatterCare
MatterCare helps healthcare organizations to REDUCE FEAR & UNCERTAINTY among new clients by having them visit a hospital ward or care department in advance VIRTUALLY & INTERACTIVE with a 3D & VR Showcase.
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a coffee with one of our team - 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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17:30–18:00 Break Out: The painful reality of Virtual Reality - PlaygroundVR B.V.
PlaygroundVR will demonstrate the possibilities of a virtual playground for children in hospitals. Next to that, they will discuss the difficulties of implementing VR in challenging environments and how to overcome them. Join this break out and/or their demo area!
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: The Millennial Preach by Nienke Binnendijk
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: Nienke Binnendijk,
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18:00–18:45 Break Out: Release of CIC Rotterdam's 2nd Annual Impact Report - CIC Rotterdam
Hear from CIC Rotterdam General Manager Melissa Ablett about the center's growth in its second year. What are the trends CIC is seeing in raising capital, job creation, and more?
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Don't let 2019 drift away! Goal setting Cor the Coach - Cor the Coach
Don't let 2019 drift away from you. Set-up your goals for success with this break out session, hosted by Cor the Coach!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: SecTalks 0x05 – 2019 first session! - SecTalks Holland
Let’s start the year strong!Round 5, part of the international SecTalks.org technical meetups on information security!Join this monthly series of gatherings,touching on a couple of security topics, a short CTF & lots of infosec knowledge sharing!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Connect to Reality

Thursday Gathering January 24th

17:00–18:30 Demo: AR e-learning real world use cases - ArtiShock.com
ArtiShock is a creative and technical collective that creates intelligent, beautiful and innovative digital experiences. They have a AR e-learning experience set-up for you - so stop by to meet Cristian Vorstius Kruijff and try it out yourself!
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a coffee with one of our team - 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 Info Table: Date a Senior! - De Nieuwe Poort
75 Young and 75 Old Rotterdammers will be going on a date on February 16th 2019! De Nieuwe Poort in Rotterdam will be hosting very special First Dates edition. 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? Get more info for you, a friend or family member & don't miss out!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Upcoming CoBuild MeetUp Shop Week for Dutch - CoBuild
Find out what the CoBuild MeetUp Shop Week for Dutch (January 28th - February 1st 2019) will bring you and sign up for it straight away!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Accelerators and Business Incubators: are they really effective? - Leiden University
Are you a startup based in a business incubator or accelerator? At our info table, share your experience from the obtained supports by these organizations. Your input is used for valuable PHD research at Leiden University.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Life by design - byDesign
byDesign is a creative agency, which applies design thinking and the power of network to help students, entrepreneurs and young professionals design their own professional and personal lives, and actualise them.
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17:30–18:15 Break Out: Connect with yourself - Excel Yourself
Are you sometimes overwhelmed by the fast paced digital world and performance pressure? Find out how to connect to reality and excel yourself! Join Aimée Floris during this session.
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18:30–19:00 Break Out: Future of AR and e-learning with real world use cases - Artishock
Artishock is a creative and technical platform, that explores, experiments and implements projects with Augmented and Virtual Reality and other emerging technologies. This talk will focus on the future of AR and e-learning with real world use cases. Join Cristian Vorstius Kruijff, founder of Artishock, for this talk!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Make The Most Out Of Your Business Reality in 2019 - PlayfulMonk
Are you looking to improve your business agility so your performance and profitability increase without comprising your integrity? Join this session hosted by former Buddhist monk Amaranatho and learn how to gain valuable insight into yourself and your business!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Week of Circular Economy

Thursday Gathering January 17th

17:00–19:00 Info Table: The first all-in-one shared mobility app comes to Rotterdam! - Ridecloud
Ridecloud is the first all-in-one app in the Netherlands that brings shared cars, e-scooters, (e-)bikes, and taxis in one place. Find the best ride for you in one place, compare, book & ride. In January, we are coming to Rotterdam!
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17:00–19:00 Office Hours: How to protect your idea: free IP consult - The Netherlands Enterprise Agency, the Netherlands Patent Office
Do you have innovative ideas that you want to protect with IP? Get a free consult at Venture Café! Karen Kraan-Sam is a patent advisor at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. Get independent information about IP opportunities, of course with secrecy.
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Have a coffee with the Executive Director of Venture Café Rotterdam - Anoesjka Imambaks
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 Demo: Soft skills the next big thing? - Game and Work
During this Demo session, you can expect to see how AR / VR / 360 degrees video can help people improve their soft skills.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Heart for Art - Euro Intermedia International foundation
"HEART FOR ART - The Gift Beyond Heritage 1974-2018" is an Artbook project that features Foreign and Filipino Artist worlwide that gave them opportunity to showcase their exemplary talents and highlighting the Filipino arts and culture. Meet former first lady for the Philippines, Imelda Romualdez Marcos at this info table!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: IFFR Pro x VR Days - win a ticket for the event! - IFFR & Venture Café Rotterdam
This month is IFFR's month! This week at Venture Café there is a prize contest to win a ticket to the IFFR Pro x VR Days event taking place on 29-January-2019. Submit your answer to the question at the info table, stick around, and the winner will be announced at 19:00h by IFFR's team member Jolinde den Haas!
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17:15–18:00 Break Out: StartupDelta international on tour - StartupDelta
StartupDelta is empowering startups to scale globally. They would like to share their learnings from all the global events they organized in 2018 with you and give you a sneak peak in the opportunities to join their global efforts in the coming 6 months of 2019. They are in the process of validating their assumptions for the next program, so they plan to make the session very interactive - Venture Café style! Meet StartupDelta's Katja Berkhout, International Director, and Jitske van Os, Event organizer!
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: From Resolution To Realisation - Diepak Kasi
Do you want the next 6 to 12 months to be the chapter of best producing, best performing and best feeling ever? Then come and join this session! Diepak Kasi has some super important information for you to make this happen!
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: Scaling International: the Dubai Trade Mission - ScaleUpDelta
ScaleUpDelta will provide information and a mini-masterclass about a special Trade Mission to the UAE / Dubai Mid-March 2019. This is targeted to scaleups and later-stage startups that are seriously considering doing business in the UAE region.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Your Circular Year Starts Here! From Trash to Treasure - Municipality of Rotterdam
A waste free 2050 may be far into the future, but every little step we take day by day matters and will help us to get there. During this event we show our plans for the years to come, both long term and for 2019. Together we brainstorm for changes each and every one of us can make at home, at work, shopping, exercising or spending time with friends and family. What will make your new year more circular? This session is part of the Week of the Circular Economy 2019.
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
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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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Mobility Lab 2019 - Mobility Lab
Are you a startup, or do you know about a startup, that has a solution to a mobility challenge? Mobility Lab 2019 starts recruting startups as of January 3rd. At our info table we can tell you about the program, challenges and launching customers!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Victory Art introduces Mima Chovancová - Victory Art
Victory Art is collaborating with RAW Streetphoto Gallery to host our first ever exhibition in January. Join us to celebrate and explore the amazing work of one of our up and coming star in the Eastern/Central European art community!
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17:00–19:00 Office Hours: Start-up Coaching - Cor the Coach
Do you want to start a business or recently have started your business? Sign up for a chat with Cor the Coach!
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17:00–19:00 Demo: Virtual Reality Demo by VR-House - VR-House
VR-House will be present with a wireless HTC Vive VR headset and a multiplayer VR game that is developed in-house. Stop by to meet Sam Reijers and to try it out!
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17:00–19:00 Demo: Making a Difference with AR - twnkls | augmented reality
Stop by and meet TWNKLS, one of Europe’s leading Augmented Reality pioneers. AR experts Sebastiaan and Jos have some great examples and demos for you!
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Maximize your Venture Café Experience: Business Speed Date & Program - 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: 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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18:00–18:30 Break Out: VR Arcades, what makes an arcade succesful and how maintain this in the future? - VR4Play
VR4Play wants to make Virtual Reality publicly accessible. This session focuses on VR Arcades: what makes an arcade successful and how can we maintain this in the future? Join Lars Sørensen, owner of VR4Play, for this talk!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Being Embodied, Being Ready for Change - Expat Wellbeing | Therapy & Coaching
A new year often brings high energy to start making a meaningful change. We know willpower alone is not enough to sustain this. In this interactive workshop, learn how embodying your intention empowers your journey.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Operational Efficiency and Market Effectiveness: Making a Difference with AR - twnkls | augmented reality
Stop by and meet TWNKLS, one of Europe’s leading Augmented Reality pioneers. AR experts Sebastiaan and Jos show you how AR can help you learn faster, work more efficiently, and radically transform your processes by using real-life cases and live demos.
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19:30–20:00 Break Out: A future of Mixed Reality - Interknowlogy Europe BV
For years, VR is one of the hottest things in tech. But what is the current state of things? And where are we heading? Join Dennis Vroegop, managing director Interkowledgy.eu, for an informative and entertaining look at a possible future of all things VR, AR and XR!
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We're Closed!

Thursday Gathering January 3rd

17:00–20:00 Important: Venture Café is Closed!
Venture Café will be open as of January 10th 2019. We look forward to meeting you again in the new year!
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2018

December
Monthly theme
Closing the Books


We're Closed!

Thursday Gathering December 27th

17:00–20:00 Important: Venture Café is Closed!
Venture Café will be open as of January 10th 2019. We look forward to meeting you again in the new year!
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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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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Fundsup: Investor Matchmaking - Fundsup.co
Fundsup builds simple, easy-to-use, next generation technology that takes the friction out of early-stage fundraising through data-driven matchmaking. Get discovered by the right investors, 24/7 access to capital made simple. Meet Abrar and find out more at this info table!
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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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Get Funded!

Thursday Gathering December 13th

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: Start-up Coaching - Cor the Coach
Do you want to start a business or recently have started your business? Sign up for a chat with Cor the Coach!
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17:00–20:00 Special Event: Dutch Lean Startup Circle
Lean Startup Circle aims to bring the Lean Startup community together to share knowledge, get inspired and network. Speakers from startups and corporate innovation will share their best practices using the Lean Startup methodology.
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17:00–19:00 Office Hours: Advice on growth funding - Symbid
What type of growth funding suits you? and why? What to look for when closing an investor deal? Funding specialist Robbin Hoogstraten will answer all your questions on growth funding! Sign up for your timeslot!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: How Good is Your Startup Team? - Tilburg University Research
This research explores the characteristics that Dutch startups use to compose their teams and its impact on team performance. Stop by to help out Benjamin Manuel with his research!
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: How to match & find academics, start-ups & business? - KNOWCO BV
Find out how to tackle the current challenges of finding the right professor, start-up or business to kick-off your innovation project.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Get free money from the government - MK The Subsidy Community
Do you need more budget for 2019? Subsidy specialist Stijn Slaghek will answer all your questions on how to get the most out of your subsidies in 2019 and Tax Advisor Jasper van Oers will tell you more about the possible fiscal benefits!
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: World Startup Factory Afterwork: How to Build a Strong Team - World Startup Factory & Lizard Apps
During the session, Jeremy Raes, CEO & Co-Founder at LizardApps, is going to share his experience on how he managed to expand his team to over 40 employees from The Netherlands and Malaysia only within 5 years of operation. Join to learn more about team building skills & meet with startups participating in World Startup Factory's Sustainable Cities accelerator!
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18:30–20:00 Special Event: 3D Data as a Social Incubator - Ruggedised (RET, KPN, TNO, Eneco & Municipality of Rotterdam)
Rotterdam is developing a Digital Twin of the city, combining all kinds of data to improve the city’s energy and electrical efficiency. But what if we use this smart 3D model as a social incubator? What types of data do we need to make this model socially relevant? On Zuidplein an experimental Smart City program is working on these answers, but we need you to answer them fully. Do you have ideas how to secure safety, lower urban poverty and even improve hospitality or cosiness of an area through data? Partner up and visit this workshop!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Fundraising Made Easy! - Funding Accelerator
Fundraising is easy! This workshop, provided by a former VC and startup founder, will provide you a crash-course in fundraising so that you can rock your fundraising process, score better deals and connect with better investors in less time.
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18:30–19:15 Break Out: Social enterprises: changing perspectives on societal challenges - ImpactPlus
Social enterprises are booming! Why? And how to increase social impact? We discuss the changing perspective on entrepreneurs that lay their focus on innovative solutions regarding societal challenges. Join this session to meet Bo Fokkes and Dionne van der Waal!
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Expansion Café

Thursday Gathering December 6th

12:30–16:45 Side Event: From A to aBroad: the event for expanding your startup globally - RVO
Looking for ways to expand your startup business abroad? If you could do with some advice, be sure to attend From A to aBroad. Government experts will share local insight into potential markets. Sign up for this exciting (free) event for businesses just like yours!
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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 Info Table: From A to aBroad: Expanding your startup globally - RVO
Looking for ways to expand your startup business abroad? If you could do with some advice, be sure to stop by this info table. Government experts can share local insight into potential markets. Learn more about your opportunities!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: How DutchBasecamp can help you scale internationally
DutchBasecamp helps startups scale internationally. During Venture Café startup founders can learn about the foundation's work and of course how to benefit from it in order to make a lean landing internationally faster and easier.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Cricket based bitterballen by Tjirp - Tjirp
We are on a mission to let the Netherlands get acquainted with the taste of crickets by taking the taboo away. So come join us and try it yourself!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: The next Dutch wave is to hit SXSW in March 2019! - New Dutch Wave & City of Rotterdam
To engage and enable as many partners for the next SXSW (8-17 March 2019), in collaboration with the city of Rotterdam, aNew Dutch Wave network event is hosted. Feel free to join in and learn what a trip to Austin has to offer you. Join their break out session at 17:30 or stop by this info table to learn more!
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Scaling Global Technology Businesses: Thoughts from Silicon Valley - Entrepreneur-in-Residence at YES!Delft, and Mentor at Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship (ACE)
Is your technology business ready to scale up? Join this session with Bret Sewell, who will share some Silicon Valley insights about expanding technology businesses internationally.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: The next Dutch wave is to hit SXSW in March 2019! - New Dutch Wave & City of Rotterdam
To engage and enable as many partners for the next SXSW (8-17 March 2019), in collaboration with the city of Rotterdam we are hosting a New Dutch Wave network event. Feel free to join us and learn what a trip to Austin has to offer you. Take your business on a trip and get connected!
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18:00–20:30 Special Event: IGNITE @Reload: DEVELOPING YOUR IDEA - Reload Greece
Are you interested in developing your early stage business idea while networking with like minded entrepreneurs from 5 countries? Kick start your entrepreneurial journey by joining this IGNITE workshop, you’ll have the chance to work on your early stage idea or the problem you want to solve using the methodology of Reload Greece. Join this session!
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: Socratic Dialogue: Human Value in an era of Technological Disruption - Socratic Design Academy: Humberto Schwab
We invite ambitious young entrepreneurs to participate in a philosophical dialogue (Socratic Design) about the human value in the era of technological disruption. With disciplined moderation Humberto Schwab creates collective attention that can boost your creative process. Limited seats available!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Growth Funding : The Funding Lifecycle - Symbid
Learn how to fund your business now and in the future: learn how to sustainably fund your company now and in the future. Learn what investors look for before they invest, do's and don'ts, how co-investing works, and more...!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: FinTech 2019: How To Grow & Scale Your FinTech Startup? Lessons learned from successful FinTech startups & scale-ups – Tony de Bree advisor, trainer and mentor and author of ‘The Scaleup Blueprint’
Want to learn how scale-ups inside FinTech have been growing and scaling successfully since 1991 including Dutch scaleups like Spotcap, Alex, Knab and Bridgefund? Want to hear what the most important trends in FinTech will be in 2019? And how you as a founder of a successful startup or CEO of a FinTech scaleup can generate new revenue streams and fund and finance your company in 2019 using new tools? Then join this break out session!
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November
Monthly theme
Health, Wellbeing & Food


MedTech/AI/E-Health

Thursday Gathering November 29th

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Queal presents newest product innovation in complete food - Queal
During this evening Queal will introduce its newest product innovation in Complete Foods.
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17:00–19:00 Office Hours: How to protect your idea: free IP consult - The Netherlands Enterprise Agency, the Netherlands Patent Office
Do you have innovative ideas that you want to protect with IP? Get a free consult at Venture Café! Karen Kraan-Sam is a patent advisor at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. Get independent information about IP opportunities, of course with secrecy.
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17:00–17:30 Break Out: Maximize your Venture Café Experience: Business Speed Date & Program - 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 Info Table: Get To Know Restoranto - Restoranto
Wellbeing & food: they go hand in hand! You can use Restoranto to pre-order in restaurants. This way your food will be ready when you arrive. Perfect for a short lunch break or after visiting Venture Café! Come learn more about it at our info table!
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17:00–19:30 Office Hours: Stress-to-Resilience Strategy Consult - Expat Wellbeing Therapy & Coaching
Low energy, headaches, frequent sickness? Those are among the symptoms of stress, along with constant worrying, problem concentrating or moodiness. Get smarter about stress & ways to manage it with Irene Anggreeni, MA,licensed body psychotherapist. Book your timeslot now!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Life Sciences & Health 010 - Municipality of Rotterdam
November = LS&H010 month! In November 2018 many events will be organized throughout Rotterdam to showcase Rotterdam as THE hotspot for Life Sciences & Health! Looking for new opportunities in the Life Sciences and Health sector? Please join us to learn more about the LS&H initiatives this month!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Pop up FitFestival with Health Checks - Dr Sunshine - FitFestivals
The goal of the FitFestival is to make people from all over the world more aware of the effects of a healthy lifestyle in a fun way. During the venture café on November 29, we provide 3 health checks: Bloodpressure, BMI and Cholesterol.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Applied Science to improve sleep - Chrono Eyewear
How did we support athletes to win over 30 Olympic Medals in Rio2016 and Pyeongchang2018? PROPEAQ Light glasses; the NextGen state of the art wearable light therapy device using Blue light as unique and all-in-one solution. Learn more about it at this info table!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Envision AI: Enabling vision for the visually impaired
Envision is an intelligent tool that enables visually impaired people to access visual information around them, independently.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Swabit's Launch Party - Swabit
Everything starts with an encounter! If you are an Erasmus University student know more about Swabit's Launch Party!!! Free drinks, snacks, gadgets and the opportunity to socialise and experience Swabit, the new location-based app made in Rotterdam
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Steerable instruments for minimally invasive surgery - Surge-on Medical B.V.
The new era of surgical instruments is here! Our steerable technology provides better reachability to surgical areas with just one instrument, allowing surgeons to make faster and safer surgeries. Get to know our cable-less technology here!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Catalyze - life sciences consultants
Catalyze - a market leader in obtaining funding for biomedical and healthcare innovations, as well as for projects in the related ICT, eHealth, and big data fields.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: The era of personalisation using biologic measurements - Omnigen BV
The last decade biologic research has made huge progress and has gained great new insights and business cases. At this Info Table get to know how biology will play a huge role in the nearby future.
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17:00–19:00 Info-table: Businessweek USA/Canada - RVO.nl/Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland
Are you an entrepreneur in the areas of offshore wind energy, life sciences or automotive/mobility? Are you looking for opportunities to expand your business to the USA & Canada? Then join the this Info-Table and get to know more about it!
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17:30–18:15 Break Out: 3D Scanning in Healthcare - 3D Scan Solutions
This break out will be about how professional 3D scanning can improve healthcare, patient first! Join Erwin Kanters & check out the 3D scanning options!
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Rotterdam is ready to speed up eHealth innovation! - Sven de Langen, Vice Mayor for Public Health, Care, Senior Citizens and Sports at City of Rotterdam
Sven de Langen, Vice Mayor responsible for public health, care, senior citizens and sports, will be a speaker at the Venture Café on November the 29th and will talk about eHealth innovation activities in Rotterdam. Afterwards a couple of startups will be pitching their health solutions. Don't miss out!
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: Innovations and trends in nutrition - Queal
Inspirational presentation about food lifestyles and product innovations
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18:00–20:00 Special Event: PfizerTalks with Rocco van den Berg (Philips Healthworks) and Edward Huizenga (Maastricht University) - moderation by Melissa Ablett (CIC Rotterdam)
Attend a PfizerTalks during one of the Venture Café Thursday Gatherings and get the chance to network with the keynote speakers during the network drink. This week: interviews with Rocco van den Berg (Philips Healthworks) from 18:10-18:40 and Edward Huizinga (Maastricht University) from 18:50-19:20, followed by an interesting panel discussion starting at 19:30. Moderation by Melissa Ablett (CIC Rotterdam). Stop by for all PfizerTalks or a part of it & get inspired!
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18:30–19:00 Break Out: Applied Science to improve sleep - Chrono Eyewear
How did we support athletes to win over 30 Olympic Medals in Rio2016 and Pyeongchang2018? PROPEAQ Light glasses; the NextGen state of the art wearable light therapy device using Blue light as unique and all-in-one solution. Learn more about it during this 30min break out session hosted by CEO Toine Schoutens!
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19:00–19:30 Break Out: The era of personalisation using biologic measurements - Omnigen BV
The last decade biologic research has made huge progress and has gained great new insights and business cases. In this session, Berry Kriesels from Omnigen will tell how biology will play a huge role in the nearby future.
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Innovation & Academics

Thursday Gathering November 22nd

15:30–17:00 Special Event: Healthcare Innovations | How to get to the finish line - Medical Delta Café
What can researchers and companies do themselves to increase the chances that their future innovations eventually turn into actual healthcare solutions, embraced by doctors, healthcare institutions, policy makers and, of course, patients? The following experts are presenting their thoughts: Antoinnette de Bont (Erasmus University), Rudolf Scholte (Quantib), Jenny Dankelman (Delft University & LUMC) and Time Horeman (Delft University & Surge-on). Join!
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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 Info Table: #WelcomingEurope Campaign - Justice and Peace Netherlands
The goal is to secure 1 million signatures to pass key EU migration reform priorities. The asks focus on community sponsorship, decriminalising service-provision and defending victims of labour exploitation and human rights abuses.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: BI/OND - Hardware for Organs’ Avatars - BIOND Solutions B.V.
BI/OND won the 2018 edition of the Accenture Innovation Awards in the theme Health! Join Cinzia Silvestri, founder of BI/OND, to take a glimpse into the future of personalized healthcare. She will introduce you BI/OND and its product, and how it will be possible to create an avatar of your organs...
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Startup with Bolayo pot: Joining forces to reduce the plastic soup - Rotterdam Business School
Rotterdam Business School in its graduate department of the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, conducted a project for the BOLAYO 100% biodegradable plant pot. The project results will be shared during the RBS CONNECT at Venture Café Rotterdam.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Award Winning iGem Teams - ADOPE & Fifty Shades of Stress
Meet two award-winning iGEM teams from the Medical Delta region: ADOPE from Delft University of Technology as well as Fifty Shades of Stress from Leiden University, who just came back from the iGEM 2018 Giant Jamboree in Boston.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Smart pressure ulcer prevention - Momo Medical B.V.
Curious about our solution for pressure ulcer prevention? Come by our stand.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Keep your medication cool! - Meds²Go
When traveling, patients that depend on cooled medication (2-8 °C) have constant worries, which generate a lot of stress and uncertainty about the quality of their medication. It’s time to solve this problem! We invite you to meet Meds²Go!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: (YOUNG) Medical Delta
Medical Delta is a network of life sciences, health and technology organisations. Based in the Netherlands but with global reach, the aim is to bring together the rich body of knowledge and experience present in the enterprising Rhine Delta region, and act as a catalyst for health innovation and cooperation. Also at this table, representatives of the YOUNG Medical Delta board will be available to inform you on their recent and upcoming activities.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Find your Purpose - Market research for Purpose
We at Purpose want to create a smart mirror where the mirror becomes the center point of your life and your purpose. Join Lester Wilson at the info table and fill in the survey of Purpose-the movement.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: How to get grip on your health data - Drimpy
Drimpy is the online independent health platform where care consumers are able to supervise their own health (including own health/care data).
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: World Startup Factory

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17:15–17:30 Break Out: Come and listen to 7 pitches of EdTech start-ups - ECE, Plnt, YES!Delft
During a specialized validation Edu(Tech) program hosted by ECE, Plnt and YES!Delft 7 start-ups discover their product-market fit and launching customers. Join the session if you want to listen to 7 Edu(Tech) start-ups pitching their business idea.
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17:30–19:30 Break Out: Chain the Pain - Pfizer
What's the societal impact of chronic pain, and what's to gain? Do you want to connect with others and collaborate to create solutions? During the first part you will be challenged by position statements on the societal impact of chronic pain and asked about what you think is most important to change in the near future (17:30-18:30). After a short break, the second part of the session will focus on innovation (18:40-19:30). You will be inspired by interviews of professional experts - Marianna Tryfonidou (Utrecht University) and Martin Smeulers (Rijndam Arbeidsrevalidatie) - who are working on innovative solutions to reduce the societal burden of chronic pain from a unique point of view. The session will be completed by discussing participant’s future challenges, innovative ideas and needs for collaboration. Do you want to be part of the innovations of the future that will reduce the societal burden of chronic pain? Connect to the chain and make it happen!
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: From Social Awkwardness To Social Creativity - Sjoerd van Kampen
From school dropout to keynote speaker at schools. From socially anxious to musician. With this keynote Sjoerd van Kempen - experienced expert in field of autism, school drop out and now successful musician and producer - wants to take people with and without autism into his world, how music can help improve social skills and how it can help in education. Join Sjoerd's session!
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Entrepreneurship in medicine: how patients can inspire to start a business. - MediMaat B.V.
How dit patients turn a young medicine student into an entrepreneur? Philip Croon will share his personal story and hopes he can inspire young people to think different!
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18:00–18:15 Startup Celebration: Momo Medical
Come to the Café area and meet Momo Medical at the stage: because they have something special to celebrate - and they like to do that together with you! Expect a short speech and of course the presence of the infamous celebration gong... See you at 18:00h!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Ask the Investor/Investee anything Q&A - InnovationQuarter/UNIIQ/Swanbridge Capital/Sensius
Are you a start-up/scale-up with burning questions for investors/investees? Now is your chance! Join the "Ask the Investor/Investee anything" Q&A session and ask our panel members, well...anything! Join to meet investors InnovationQuarter, Swanbridge, UNIIQ and "investee" Sensius!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Startup with Bolayo pot: Joining forces to reduce the plastic soup - Rotterdam Business School
Rotterdam Business School in its graduate department of the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, conducted a project for the BOLAYO 100% biodegradable plant pot. The project results will be shared during the RBS CONNECT at Venture Café Rotterdam.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: The building blocks of blockchains - Deloitte
Everyone is talking about blockchain. But. Do you really need one? 'What are blockchains and when do you need one?' will be central in this interactive session on the applicability of blockchains in the LS&H industry. Meet Anna van Klapwijk and join this session!
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Space Design & Healthcare

Thursday Gathering November 15th

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 Info Table: Happiness by Interior Design - Homeshakers
The founder of the online interior design platform Homeshakers, Joyce Wierda, will share how your physical environment can affect the way you feel, the insight that led to the start of her business, and provide tips on how to uplift and personalise your home. Also join her break out starting at 17:30!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Thuisafgehaald.nl - connecting neighbors in Rotterdam by sharing meals - Thuisafgehaald
Learn how Thuisafgehaald connects over 100.000 neighbors in The Netherlands in 2019 by sharing meals and how neigbors become more connected and eat healthier food!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Entnest - Home of Entrepreneurs - Entnest
With so much information online, it's hard to filter out the noise and to connect with the relevant people, products & services. Entnest is committed to reducing online "noise" and improving productivity to help entrepreneurs succeed faster & smarter! Join a.o. David Franzen at this info table.
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Fit for life in no time- Fit20
Busy, not the gym type or just of age, but still want to stay strong & fit for yourself and the family? Fit20 can get you there and save you time for the fun stuff!
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17:00–19:00 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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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Empowering female newcomers to enter the labour market - She Matters
Stop by to learn more about She Matters, a social enterprise recruitment agency with a mission to empower female newcomers to enter the labour market!
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: Happiness by Interior Design - Homeshakers
The founder of the online interior design platform Homeshakers, Joyce Wierda, will share how your physical environment can affect the way you feel, the insight that led to the start of her business, and provide tips on how to uplift and personalise your home!
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17:30–18:00 Break Out: GetFunded! Up to €2.5 million in public funding for your innovative company - VanPaz / Gemeente Rotterdam / Yes!Delft
Are you an innovative company based in Rotterdam? Can you use to to €2.5 million in public funding to boost your business? Are you tired of paying fees to grant consultant? If you have answered 'yes' to these questions, then this session is for you!
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17:30–18:15 Break Out: A talk about designing a healthy future for medical devices - Ide Swager (Momo Medical), moderation by Melissa Ablett (CIC Rotterdam)
As global companies seek to make their products stand out in an increasingly crowded marketplace, design has earned a place on the CEO agenda. It’s also critical for medical devices. This is especially true in light of more elusive growth in the medtech sector. This week's talk with Ide Swagers, co-founder of Momo Medical, and will focus on this important subject and what Momo Medical's view on this is. Moderation will be done by Melissa Ablett, General Manager of CIC Rotterdam. Join in!
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18:00–19:00 Office Hours: GetFunded! Up to €2.5 million in public funding for your innovative company - VanPaz / Gemeente Rotterdam / Yes!Delft
Are you an innovative company based in Rotterdam? Can you use to to €2.5 million in public funding to boost your business? Are you tired of paying fees to grant consultant? If you have answered 'yes' to these questions, then this session is for you! Feel free to walk in to meet Giovanni Pazienza.
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18:00–19:00 Break Out: Hybrid surgery room: technique & collaboration - Haga Teaching Hospital and Hyperbaric Medical Centre Rijswijk
Hybrid operation rooms are new facilities in large hospitals where the traditional “open” procedures are combined with radiological interventional techniques in order to reduce surgical harm and complications to the patients. Join to meet Dr. Bob Knippenberg, consultant vascular surgeon.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Finding space in a world of dis-ease - why relationships matter? - Amaranatho
Amaranatho - using his PlayfulMonk approach - will create a safe space to dialogue on healthcare and share his own experience on why relationships matter. Join the conversations!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: The new Erasmus Medical Center, Evidence Based Design - Erasmus MC, Department of Corporate Real Estate
The new build of the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam is designed on the principles of Evidence Based Design. How can the building contribute to recovery and health? Learn about this from Rien Goedhart, Sr. Program and Plan Development, at Erasmus MC!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
Healthcare Dialogue

Thursday Gathering November 8th

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 Info Table: Why tech for the disabled will become breakthrough mainstream products - SpeakSee
Did you know that the touchscreen was invented for persons with repetitive strain injury? SpeakSee CEO Jari explains why tech for the disabled has great potential to become part of mainstream products and change the way we work and live.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Viruskenner: Knowledge as Antivirus - Cirion foundation & Erasmus MC
Viruskenner, an international innovative and creative education and communication project for the next generation, which promotes knowledge and awareness about prevention and control of infectious diseases. Join a.o. Prof. Eric van Gorp of Erasmus MC.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Love Control - Remedica & Pfizer (in Dutch!)
80% of young men and woman do not dare to talk to their doctor about sexuality, contraception, pregnancy and STDs. "Love Control" is a special educational program to discuss the sexual health of young people between the age of 16-24 to prevent unwanted pregnancies and STDs. The question addressed during this session: in what way can we ensure that Love Control lessons are taught at all mbo-schools in the Netherlands and how can we make that financially feasible? Meet Tanja Maathuis (Remedica) and Judith van der Pijl (Pfizer) & think along! This session is in Dutch.
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18:00–18:30 Break Out: Why tech for the disabled will become breakthrough mainstream products - SpeakSee
Did you know that the touchscreen was invented for persons with repetitive strain injury? SpeakSee CEO Jari explains why tech for the disabled has great potential to become part of mainstream products and change the way we work and live.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Disposable point of care biochip platform - Enzyre B.V.
Enzyre, founded by Waander van Heerde (CSO) and Guido Maertens (CEO/CFO) in 2016, will bring the laboratory to the patient. Their vision is to create a disposable point of care diagnostic platform applicable for disease management. Join to find out more!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Social Obstetrics - The First 1,000 Days of Life - Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam
‘Social Obstetrics’, a movement to increase collaboration across medical care and social fields, and thereby addressing the (psycho)social and environmental needs of vulnerable families with the potential to reduce (perinatal) health inequalities. We should strive for care innovation to involve programs which integrate pregnancy-related care with public health initiatives and youth care particularly in the more disadvantaged sectors of our communities. Meet Adja Waelput, program director of the Healthy Pregnancy 4 All program!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Book launch "The Scale-Up Blueprint" - Tony de Bree
On October 30th Tony de Bree launched his new book "The Scale-Up Blueprint". And he is doing a special launch for Venture Café Rotterdam community members on November 8th. Join to learn more from Tony de Bree about this practical handbook for scale-up strategy and change management!
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Life Science Investment Climate & Startup Ecosystem

Thursday Gathering November 1st

17:00–19:00 Office Hours: Do's and Don'ts for your next R&D subsidy (WBSO) application: get your R&D costs covered! - EY
Do you have a company that executes research & development projects? And do you want to lower your R&D costs? Then you may be eligible for the fiscal innovation arrangement called “WBSO” (Wet Bevordering Speur- en Ontwikkelingswerk)! Learn about the do's and don'ts in your application. Gerben Hellinga from EY, a tax specialist with broad experience on the WBSO, is available to answer your questions.
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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: Start-up Coaching - Cor the Coach
Do you want to start a business or recently have started your business? Sign up for a chat with Cor the Coach!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Erasmus Medical Centre
A healthy population and excellent healthcare. This is what Erasmus MC stands for. Conducting groundbreaking work, pushing boundaries, and leading the way in research, education, and healthcare. Meet Sonja Blaauw, Business Development Manager at Erasmus MC, at their info table to learn more!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Keep your medication cool! - Meds²Go
When traveling, patients that depend on cooled medication (2-8 °C) have constant worries, which generate a lot of stress and uncertainty about the quality of their medication. It’s time to solve this problem! We invite you to meet Meds²Go!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Life Sciences & Health 010 - Municipality of Rotterdam
November = LS&H010 month! In November 2018 many events will be organized throughout Rotterdam to showcase Rotterdam as THE hotspot for Life Sciences & Health! Looking for new opportunities in the Life Sciences and Health sector? Please join us to learn more about the LS&H initiatives this month!
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17:15–20:00 Special Event: PfizerTalks with John Gordon (Pfizer), Rinke Zonneveld (InnovationQuarter) and Annemiek Verkamman (HollandBIO), introduction by Mark Soued (Pfizer)
Attend a PfizerTalks during one of the Venture Café Thursday Gatherings and get the chance to network with the keynote speakers during the network drink. This week: interviews with John Gordon (Pfizer), Rinke Zonneveld (InnovationQuarter) and Annemiek Verkamman (HollandBIO), followed by an interesting panel discussion. Introduction is done by Mark Soued (Pfizer). Moderation by Nicole Kien (LS&H Lawyers). Stop by for all PfizerTalks or a part of it & get inspired!
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Bridging the digital worlds of patients and doctors - Open HealthHub
Let’s de-robotise the doctors and improve patients care! A simple and flexible mobile solution could ease the pain and improve the care tremendously. Find out about how to grow a secure, simple and flexible platform for patient-doctor interaction. Meet Open HealthHub's Marco Woesthuis & Martijn Verhoeven!
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Value creation through partnerships, how to map yours - Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship
This interactive session will focus on helping you map out the value that you can bring into a potential partnership and the value that you want to receive out of one. This session is in the style of learning by doing, so get ready to map! Join this session and meet ECE's Ruben Habraken.
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18:00–18:30 Special Event: Pitches by Social Entrepreneurs - Move2Social Rotterdam
The past three months, 13 social enterprises participated in the accelerator program Move2Social Rotterdam. They are preparing to pitch on November 15th. To share their ideas with the Venture Café community and to practice their pitches, three initiatives will give their 3-minute pitch at Venture Café. Come and find out who these entrepreneurs are, and help them prepare an incredible pitch!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Walk-in session: How we can help to grow your business? - InnovationQuarter & Rotterdam Partners
Join the InnovationQuarter & Rotterdam Partners walk-in session and discover how they can help you grow your business in our region! From funding advice to introductions to relevant stakeholders to expat services and events – they are there to help. Join to meet Sasja Heijman and Sharon Mullen!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.

October
Monthly theme
Global Challenges, Dutch Solutions


Dutch Solutions to Global Challenges

Thursday Gathering October 25th

17:00–18:30 Office Hours: How to protect your idea: free IP consult - The Netherlands Enterprise Agency, the Netherlands Patent Office
Do you have innovative ideas that you want to protect with IP? Get a free consult at Venture Café! Karen Kraan-Sam is a patent advisor at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. Get independent information about IP opportunities, of course with secrecy.
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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 Info Table: Dutch lessons - Let's go Dutch
Do you want to impress your colleagues, friends and in-laws by speaking Dutch like a native speaker? Do you need it for business purposes or just to meet new people? Then let's dive into the Dutch culture and language together at Let's go Dutch!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: The natural athletic apparel - Iron Roots
Ever wondered why there's only sportswear made from plastic? We did too, and that's why we came up with a natural alternative for this. Come and check us out!
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17:00–19:00 Office Hours: Start-up Coaching - Cor the Coach
Do you want to start a business or recently have started your business? Sign up for a chat with Cor the Coach!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Finding 200 Syrian Families a new home in Rotterdam - Stichting Nieuw Thuis Rotterdam
Learn more about the intensive program of Stichting Nieuw Thuis Rotterdam. Which aims to help (Syrian) refugees create a new life in Rotterdam quicker and more sustainable. Come meet Michelle van Toor!
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17:00–19:00 Info Table: Making the Venture Café logo interactive - CEE Platform
Scan the Venture Cafe logo anywhere you see it (flyer, beer mat, wall) and get up to date info, but also play each week a new game to win something. Try it out! Download CEE App, point camera at the LOGO & click on SCAN. Enjoy.
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: 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. #StretchYourself! Join this session hosted by the brand agency who have worked with a.o. Secrid, BMW, senz, fatboy and many YES!Delft startups!
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Pitching with Impact: The Power of Storytelling - Van Woerkom Mondelinge Communicatie (in Dutch!)
When people listen to a pitch, it's great when they think: 'Woow, that's the one we want.' With storytelling you can fascinate your audience. And your own life is full of stories which will enable you to make your point! Meet Hans van Woerkom during this session. Session held in Dutch!
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17:30–18:30 Break Out: Meet Informals @ Money Meets Ideas - KplusV
Money Meets Ideas is an informal investing platform initiated by Rabobank and KplusV. MMI gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to attract venture capital (100K-1.5Mio) from informal investors. In this session you will find out how to participate!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: How to make climate-friendly choices the new normal - Stichting KlimaatGesprekken
Do you worry about climate change? And are you looking for ways to do more, and involve others as well? Then join KlimaatGesprekken for this inspiring session on making climate friendly choices the new normal.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Protect your idea! The basics of IP - The Netherlands Enterprise Agency, the Netherlands Patent Office
Do you have innovative ideas that you want to protect with IP? Let's begin with the basics. In this session you get an overview of the most probable IP opportunities for you. Karen Kraan-Sam is a patent advisor at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: SecTalks Holland: 0x04 - Welcome Noobs - SecTalks Holland
October theme: newbies! Part of the international SecTalks.org technical meetups on information security! Join this monthly series of gatherings, touching on a couple of security topics each time,a short CTF & lots of infosec knowledge sharing!
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18:30–19:30 Break Out: Finding 200 Syrian Families a new home in Rotterdam - Stichting Nieuw Thuis Rotterdam
Learn more about the intensive program of Stichting Nieuw Thuis Rotterdam. Which aims to help (Syrian) refugees create a new life in Rotterdam quicker and more sustainable. Come meet Michelle van Toor!
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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
WE ARE CLOSED!

Thursday Gathering October 18th

Stay tuned for the day program of October 18th!

November
Monthly theme
Health, Wellbeing & Food
The November program will follow soon!

December
Monthly theme
Closing the Books
The December program will follow soon!

January
Monthly theme
Connect to Reality
The January program will follow soon!

February
Monthly theme
Sustainable Solutions
The February program will follow soon!

March
Monthly theme
Singularity Dynamics
The March program will follow soon!

April
Monthly theme
Get Growing!
The April program will follow soon!

May
Monthly theme
Health, Wellbeing & Food
The May program will follow soon!

June
Monthly theme
Cross Culture
The June program will follow soon!

July
Monthly theme
Summer School
The July program will follow soon!

July
Monthly theme
Summer School
The July program will follow soon!


 

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