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‘We try to enrich the lives of consumers’

Naspers is not your average internet, entertainment and investment company. Ever since the start - in 1915! - the global firm, born in South Africa, strives for enriching consumer’s lives. CEO Bob van Dijk: “I believe Naspers’ progress over many years is the result of its efforts to both spot shifts in consumer behaviour early [...]

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Matchmaking sessions Impact Fest Europe

Joining Impact Fest Europe on September 26? The NetworkTables tool for matchmaking is now live. Check impactfest.iseated.com.

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Who will win the  BMW Startup Challenge?

Which automotive startup has the best idea and wins the BMW Startup Challenge at StartupFest Europe? A jury will judge ten innovations by startups. Gregor Gimmy, Founder & Head of BMW Startup Garage: “BMW Startup Garage helps startups put their product or service into millions of cars.” What is the main challenge in automotive for BMW? “BMW [...]

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‘Startups must learn to work with medtech corporates’

Better and affordable healthcare is one of the most important challenges of today. The startup innovations are, however, taken tough by major healthcare institutions. The event Digital Health & Medtech strikes a bridge between startups, corporates and healthcare institutions, says Paul Pelsmaeker (Stichting Digitalezorg.nl). What role can startups play in the future of healthcare? "The [...]

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Rabobank: ‘Exchange ideas with innovative startups’

As you might have read: StartupFest Europe partners with many corporates. One of them is Rabobank, one of our founding partners. And no, Rabobank’s objective isn’t selling bank accounts at our fest; this bank is out there for new partners! Bart Leurs is Chief Digital Transformation Officer at Rabobank. Bart, in what way is Rabobank [...]

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StartupFest Europe and Rabobank partners in stimulating startups

Rabobank is partner of StartupFest Europe 2017. “Rabobank encourages entrepreneurship and sustainable innovation through knowledge and networks. In addition, we want to be the financial engine for entrepreneurs. StartupFest Europe brings together ideas and capital and provides a platform for making it viable”, says Bart Leurs, Rabobank’s Chief Digital Transformation Officer. “Through involvement with StartupFest [...]

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Great blog by Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is founding partner of StartupFest Europe 2017. On the website AWS published a great blog on our festival. Thanks! Global Challenges, Startup Solutions at StartupFest 2017 AWS is proud to once again be sponsoring StartupFest Europe, which will take place September 25-28 in the Netherlands. Presented by the national Dutch startup [...]

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Great line-up at Blockchain Summit

Robert Opp (World Food Programme), Gavin Wood (Ethereum) and Kaspar Korjus (e-Residency programme Estonia) are keynote speakers at Blockchain Summit, September 28. Kaspar Korjus is Managing director of the e-Residency programme of Estonia. Robert Opp is director of the World Food Program Innovation and Change Management Division and Gavin Wood is co-founder of Ethereum and [...]

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NKF Summit Vol.2 on September 8 in Berlin

How can Startups and Corporates successfully cooperate? This is the main question behind NKF Summit Vol.2 (September 8. 2017, Radialsystem, Berlin). In its second edition NKF Summit will host excellent speakers from L´Oréal, Viessmann, Daimler, Rocket Internet, EY, Deutsche Bahn, Bayer and many other great Corporates and Startups. Learn about cooperation models like Corporate Ventures, [...]

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‘Legislation in MedTech unlocks new business opportunities’

New medical technologies, ongoing legislation and consumer trends are the drivers for new MedTech solutions and radical changes in the ecosystem, says Peter Kits, Deloitte. Tuesday September, 26 TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht hosts Digital Health & Medtech as part of StartupFest 2017. Deloitte - the global audit and consulting firm with over 240.000 professionals - is [...]

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