For the time being we are hosting Virtual Thursday Gatherings!Learn more here!
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Check-in starts on
Thursday, April 9th at 16:30!

JOIN US FOR OUR #VCRVIRTUAL GATHERING!

Venture Café Rotterdam (VCR) is part of a local and global community that gathers hundreds of innovators every week through the #ThursdayGathering. As such, we are taking precautions to protect against the spread of viral infections in mass public gathering spaces.

But that doesn’t mean our mission to connect innovators together changes!

Instead, we’re convening our community online, via Zoom, and offering the #ThursdayGathering programming in a Virtual format.

And… you can still check-in and get your number up! After checking in, you’ll see our programming and be able to join any of the sessions, office hours, networking, and more.

You can join our #VCRVirtual gathering every Thursday from 17:00-20:00 CET. It’s just like the in-person gathering. Please note that check-in button will become visible on Thursdays at 16:30.

Did you know that you can now join Thursday Gatherings all around the globe!

VIRTUAL PROGRAM 9TH APRIL 

The Bar
17:30–18:00
 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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17:30–20:00 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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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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The University
17:00–18:00
 Expat Tax return Workshop – Rotterdam Partners
Free online Expat Tax return Workshop.
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17:30–19:35 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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17:30–18:00 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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19:00–19:30 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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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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The Job Market
17:30–18:30 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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Wellness & Well-being
18:00–18:30
 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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The Board Room
18:30–19:00
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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The Museum
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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These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.

GOT QUESTIONS? SEE OUR FAQ!

HOW LONG WILL VENTURE CAFÉ ROTTERDAM STAY DIGITAL?

For the foreseeable future given the current COVID-19 situation.

WHEN ARE THE #VCRVIRTUAL SESSIONS BEING HELD?

You can join our #VCRVirtual gathering every Thursday from 17:00 – 20:00 CET. We will continue to create and deliver valuable experiences through our online webinars, discussions, panels, office hours and live chats.

HOW CAN I JOIN THE ONLINE SESSIONS? 

Each online session has its own registration link with Zoom.  Please check in to the #ThursdayGathering between 17:00 – 20:00 CET on Thursday, and you will then be redirected to our #VCRVirtual experience page, where you’ll see our full agenda of programming, office hours, networking space, and more.

WHO CAN JOIN THE ONLINE SESSIONS? 

We truly believe innovation is for everyone, so anyone can join (we’re looking at you, friends across the world).

WHAT’S ZOOM? 

Zoom is a free online video conferencing platform.

DO I NEED TO DOWNLOAD ZOOM?

We HIGHLY suggest you download the Zoom client in order to participate. You can open a zoom link in your web browser, but to take full advantage of the program, we highly suggest that you download it to your desktop or mobile device to join.

DO I NEED A ZOOM ACCOUNT TO JOIN?

No, you don’t need a Zoom account to join #VCRVirtual. Just register and enjoy!

DO I NEED TO REGISTER TO ATTEND A #VCRVIRTUAL GATHERING?

Yes, you’ll need to check in to between 17:00 – 20:00 CET on Thursday to join the gathering.

WILL MY ATTENDANCE NUMBER STILL GO UP?*

Since you will still check in, we’ll retroactively make sure to up your attendance number.

**If you’re a first timer to the gathering and not sure what this is about, we put a number on your name tag beside your name to show how many times you’ve attended a gathering, e.g. Jane Doe (2).