Startup Fest Europe 2017

Startup Fest Europe 2017

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StartupFest Europe ‘17 presents

‘Global challenges, Startup Solutions’

Startups can change the world. And they will.

From 25-28 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 2017

Main events


Meet. Connect. Change the world.

The central event with thought leaders speaking on stage and matchmaking between startups, investors, government and scientists.

Date: 27 September, Amsterdam

Location: Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam

Partners: Amsterdam Capital Week

Social Impact

Doing Business by Doing Good

This 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

Location: Cabellero Fabriek The Hague

Partners: Impact City, Impact Amsterdam, Impact Utrecht and Rabobank

Security & FinTech

The Key to Opportunities and Trust in Digital Services

This 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

Location: Fokkerterminal, The Hague

Partners: Holland FinTech, Deloitte, The Hague Security Delta, Rabobank.


Co-create the Next Operating System for our Society

How 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: 28 September Location:  Ridderzaal, The Hague

Partners: DutchChain, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Dutch Digital Delta, APG, Rabobank

Energy Fest

Together we drive the energy future

Energy Fest will be a platform for startups and scaleups to showcase and demonstrate their latest energy technologies and solutions to an international network of potential investors and customers. Featuring inspiring speakers and thought leaders, pitch competitions, a startup market place and practical workshops, startups will benefit from insightful discussions and build meaningful connections.

Date: 28 September, Amsterdam

Location: Shell Technology Centre Amsterdam

Partners: Shell, SETVentures, BMW, Deloitte, YES!Delft, Rockstart

Digital Health & Medtech

Improving the Wellbeing and Health of Everybody in the World

Our world is facing some major challenges in preserving our health and keeping it affordable. This event will bring together startups, scale-ups, investors and corporates to explore the possibilities of rearranging our healthcare system. With improved technologies startups can change the way we organize sickness and health en therewith improve healthcare.

Date: 26 September

Location: Tivoli Utrecht Partners: StartupUtrecht, Ministry of Health & Sport, Economic Board Utrecht, Municipality of Utrecht, Ucreate, Holland Startup, HealthValley, Stichting

Contact: Paul Pelsmaeker,


Twitter: SF_Health

New Materials for Building a Sustainable World

The Circular, Biobased and Energy Economy

The 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: 25 September

Location: to be announced

Partners: ISPT, Akzonobel

Industry 4.0

The Competitive Strength of Industry for the Greater Good of Society

Purpose 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.

Date: 26 September

Location: Thales, Hengelo

Partners: Novel-T


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