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StartupFest Europe 2017 provides connection between international startups and investors

StartupFest Europe hosted 8 high class events, over 3,500 international visitors, dozens of inspirational keynotes and hundreds of meetings between startups and investors, making it a great success. More than 1,000 European startups came in contact with over 100 billion private investment capital and multinationals. The organization looks back on a successful week of matchmaking [...]

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ALMOST € 250 MILLION EXTRA VENTURE CAPITAL FOR STARTUPS AND SCALE-UPS

During StartupFest the Netherlands Investment Agency (NIA) and the European Investment Fund (EIF) announced an co-investment programme of  €100 million for ambitious Dutch startups. EIF and NIA each commit € 50 million to this jointly developed programme. The combined commitments of € 100 million are expected to catalyse at least another € 100 million of [...]

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STARTUP SOLUTIONS SINT MAARTEN: A LARGE-SCALE EFFORT TO INCORPORATE DUTCH STARTUPS’ INNOVATION CAPACITY INTO THE RECONSTRUCTION OF SINT MAARTEN

In a joint effort, Constantijn Van Oranje (StartupDelta) and Martijn Wijnen (Vice-Chief of Defence) call on startups to contribute their innovative strength for a speedier and smarter reconstruction of the island of Sint Maarten.  Wide range of involvement The ‘Startup Solutions Sint Maarten’ initiative was launched at Impact Startup Fest. The initiative calls on startups [...]

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Major League StartUp Competition by Dell for Entrepreneurs

Win a trip to the USA and a year mentorship with the Major League StartUp Competition by Dell for Entrepreneurs. The best startups will get the chance to present themselves on December 6th at the Dell EMC Forum at the Fabrique in Utrecht. The winner of the competition will be offered a fully organized trip to [...]

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Transforming healthcare through exceptional partnerships

Alberto Prado, Head of Philips HealthWorks, wrote this blog on Transforming healthcare through exceptional partnerships:   "Here at Philips, we view healthcare very differently to most. You may be forgiven in thinking that healthcare starts at the point you become unwell and that care delivery can only happen in a hospital. But healthcare is evolving, moving [...]

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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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