StartupFest Europe ‘17 presents ‘Global challenges, Startup Solutions’.
Startups can change the world. And they will.
From 25-29 September the Netherlands will be the epicenter for international startups, scale ups, investors, scientists, corporates and other innovators. The festival will feature thematic events, fun & energizing meetups, deep dives and deal-making throughout the Netherlands. StartupFest Europe will be organized and fueled by a coalition of partners under leadership of StartupDelta.
Programme StartupFest Europe 2017
Industry 4.0 : competitive strenght of the industry for the greater good of society
Amsterdam Capital Week
Blockchain: co-creating the next operating system for our society
New materials for the Circular, Biobased and Energy Economy, building a sustainable world
Security & FinTech, the key to trust and opportunities in digital services
Social Impact: Doing business and doing good
New Energies and Smart Mobility
Capital FestOur central event with world famous speakers and matchmaking between startups, investors, government and scientists (in collaboration with Amsterdam Capital Week).
Date: September 27
Industry 4.0 : competitive strenght of the industry for the greater good of societyPurpose of this event is enhance value creation and boost the competitive strength of industry by matchmaking corporates, startups and knowledge institutions in areas like IoT, big data, robotics, materials, automation.
Amsterdam Capital WeekAmsterdam Capital Week, connecting with investors the Amsterdam way including Angel Island Secret Retreat (for investors and startups only) and the Startup comedy approach.
Date: September 25-29
Blockchain: co-creating the next operating system for our societyHow can blockchain radically improve the way we organize trust in our society and economy? Startups, scaleups and corporate innovation teams meet their new (founding) customers. Join, connect and collaborate with Dutch and international corporates, the Dutch government, regulators and top universities in this ultimate grassroots ecosystem focused on creating solutions that improve our society: The Dutch Blockchain Hackathon.
Date: to be announced
New materials for the Circular, Biobased and Energy Economy, building a sustainable worldThe event brings together startups and scientists, innovators and business working on new, circular biobased materials and processes to build a sustainable society through the deployment of the latest technological innovations.
Date: to be announced
Security & FinTech, the key to trust and opportunities in digital servicesThis Fintech & Cyber Security event will highlight new technologies and services that are changing digital and financial services. Given global turmoil, we will have specific attention for services essential to strengthen trust, security and resilience. Startups, investors, corporates, governments and innovators will be there to discuss the latest technologies and solutions.
Date: September 26
Social Impact: Doing business and doing goodThis Impact festival will focus entirely on impact startups and scaleups working on innovations that tackle social & global challenges. It brings together an international network of founders, investors, developers and leaders from private and public sectors around doing business & doing good, building the ‘impact economy’.
Date: September 25-26
New Energies and Smart MobilityThis conference aims to present new solutions to global energy, emission reduction and mobility challenges. Startups, scientists and corporations will present new and cleaner energy solutions through innovation and cross-sector collaborations.
Date: September 28
More to be announced
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StartupFest Europe 2016
Matchmaking and deals at 30+ events
With over 30 events categorized according to industry vertical StartupFest Europe was a huge success that spread out over 16 cities and attracted attendees from 49 countries. The kick-off of the week was in Amsterdam with speakers like Tim Cook, Eric Schmidt, Travis Kalanick and Nathan Blecharczyk speaking at the opening.
Founders, funders and launching-clients connected at events centered around industry verticals such as Energy, Water, Food & Agri, FinTech and High Tech. At Techilicious, the deal-making night of the week, over 70 deals were concluded!
Inspiring speakers from the world’s leading tech companies
Couldn’t make it to the opening? This montage gives an impression of the StartupFest Europe Opening that started the week. Startups, investors and corporates came to build businesses, connect with each other and disrupt industries. It was a day filled with impressive speakers, disruptive startups and experienced investors. Check it out!
As chairman of StartupFest Europe, Constantijn made a tour past most of the StartupFest Europe events. Click on the photo to see an impression of the first day which went from Leeuwarden to Enschede, Eindhoven and Delft.
The opening of StartupFest Europe was only for the select few but with plenty of startups, corporates and investors connecting with each other to build businesses and scale up. This photo gallery gives an impression of the day. Click the photo to see it.
After every opening event there has to be an afterparty, and after the afterparty there have to be pictures! This afterparty, organized by Keadyn, was in a really special location, the rooftop of the Zoku hotel that had just opened. Click on the picture to see the rest of the photos.
Virtual Reality Elevator Pitch
One of the big attractions during StartupFestival Europe 2016 was The Elevator Pitch, a Virtual Reality demonstration that highlights some of the innovations from the Dutch Startup Ecosystem. It is now possible to see The Elevator Pitch for yourself, just start the Youtube video on the right on your VR-Set, you can also download The Elevator Pitch below. Under that there are some pictures from the introduction of The Elevator Pitch. Let us know what you think!