Upstream Festival 2021

20 – 24 September 2021

We’ve created two amazing sessions with some fabulous speakers for this week-long event at the Stadshaven Brouwerij venue.



Upstream Festival 2021

September 21 – Talent Day

Workshop 1 : Reinvent Yourself

13:00 – 14:30

Are you on the right track in life? A big yet important question. Let’s together look for YOUR answer to this question during this session. We aim to support you in finding your “why” and offer a moment to look inwards, a moment to reinvent yourself. Professionals who successfully pivoted their careers will share their personal stories with you. These stories will touch upon their drivers for change, deepest dreams, and a dose of resilience. You will surely walk away inspired and with valuable tips to get you that job that suits you like a glove!

September 23 – Market Day

Innovation Bridge: Your Opportunities in the USA: Miami and Curacao

12:30 – 14:00

Venture Café’s Innovation Bridge program is a series of special events that create a bridge between cities in which Venture Café is active. The goal of the event is to get an insider’s perspective into the ecosystems, gain understanding of business opportunities and to support collaboration between players in these ecosystems. This time Venture Café Rotterdam will collaborate with its Global network to offer you insight into the ecosystems of USA, Miami and Dutch Caribbean.


At this event we focus on “CONNECTION” by bringing key innovation players together and to connect them with you to support you in your mission to make things happen in these markets. Join this session to get inspired! If you wish to network and make more international connections then join Venture Café’s weekly Thursday Gathering later today (5pm CEST). It will be a special edition around talent,  internationalization and expansion to other markets, in honor of UpStream Festival 2021


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