Campus Party

Campus Party is the greatest technological experience of the world which brings together young geeks & aspiring entrepreneurs in a festival of innovation, creativity, science, digital entertainment & entrepreneurship.

Campus Party returned to Europe, where its fourth edition was held in Utrecht, The Netherlands on 25 – 29 May 2016. This weeklong, 24-hours-a-day technology event was the place to be for young technical talent to innovate, learn and engage with some of the biggest names in technology.

Who was there?

Thousands of “campuseros” including geeks, nerds, designers, developers, gamers, hackers, scientists, startups and other fans of Internet and technology all came together during intense days of networking and activities such as workshops, hackathons and competitions about innovation, creativity, science and digital entertainment and entrepreneurship. The aftermovie on the right gives a good impression of the week.

How did Campus Party start?

After watching a documentary about demo parties that had just been starting to take place in Northern Europe, four friends wanted to create a similar place in Spain where others geeks with the same passion and interest for new technologies could come together. Not long after, Campus Party was founded by Paco, Belinda, Pablo and Yolanda in 1997. Now, 17 years later and after more than 50 editions and with more than 360.000 registered Campusero’s worldwide, Campus Party now has annual editions in Mexico, Recife, Costa Rica, Sao Paulo, Ecuador, Argentina, Spain, El Salvador and Colombia and special European editions have been organized in London, Berlin and Madrid.

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This event was made possible by the following parties:

Camille François

Camille François researches the intersection of new technology and politics, with a focus on robotics and cybersecurity. She works on the law and politics of cyberwar and the building of norms for peace in cyberspace. Camille has led inititiatives in organizations such as the French Prime Minister’s task force on Open Data & Open Government, [...]

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Dan Shechtman

Professor Dan Shechtman is a professor at Technion (Israeli Institute for Technology) and Iowa State University. His legendary course on technological entrepreneurship makes him one of the pioneers of Israel's startup revolution. This unique course became one of the most attended courses at Technion and has educated more than 10,000 students on turning a good [...]

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Utrecht Inc

Utrecht Inc believes ambitious entrepreneurship is essential for turning knowledge into innovations that contribute to a healthy society. They strive to make an impact on society and the world by supporting the visionary startups in their community. As a starting entrepeneur, surrounding yourself with bright entrepreneurs and peers will give you that extra impuls to [...]

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Campus Party

The Dutch foundation of Campus Party has the goal to bring people together around technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is the way to implement new technologies, force innovation and stimulate creativity. The first step for the foundation is organizing Campus Party 2016 – part of Startup Fest Europe – aiming to make this a yearly [...]

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