Startup Fest Europe

Startup Fest Europe was a weeklong festival celebrating and connecting daring entrepreneurs, investors and corporates.

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Matchmaking and deals at 30+ events

With over 30 events categorized according to industry vertical Startup Fest 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 Startup Fest 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!

Foto's Startup Fest Europe VR Experience Opening 24 May 2016 (photos by Bibi Veth) -20160524-090416

As chairman of Startup Fest Europe, Constantijn made a tour past most of the Startup Fest Europe events. Click on the photo to see an impression of the first day which went from Leeuwarden to Enschede, Eindhoven and Delft.

Travis Kalanick on stage Startup Fest Europe - 20160524-144436-_MG_8604- Bibi Veth

The opening of Startup Fest 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.

Afterparty Startup Fest Europe in Zoku - 24 May 2016 - photo by Bibi Vethstar - 20160524-213428

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.

Match making app open for everyone

Match making app Startup Fest create your profile now

In the week before Startup Fest Europe the match making app was launched in beta. With this web app we want to continue Startup Fest’s mission of connecting startups with whoever can help them get to the the next level. So far 1,500 startups have created their profile and can make connections with investors, corporates, developers and supporters. If you don’t have a profile yet, you can create one here:

Virtual Reality Elevator Pitch

One of the big attractions during the week 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!