What is StartupFest Europe?

Our vision and mission

Our purpose is to boost startups by connecting founders, investors and corporates. StartupFest Europe features inspiring events, fun & energizing meetups, deep dives and deal-making.

Startup Fest Europe is all about raising money, making deals, scaling your business, and changing the world.

Our team

Constantijn van Oranje
Chairman StartupFest Europe
Sjoerd Hauptmeijer
Willemijn Waterbolk
Online Communication
Ton van ‘t Noordende
Investor in residence
Evelien de Vries
Communication Lead/ Social Media
Suzanne van der Vliet
Events Coordinator/ Organisation
Mario van Vliet
Events coordinator/ Media
Nicolaas Bloemers
International Lead
Sebastiaan van Welie
Finance and Investor Lead


In the first half of 2016 The Netherlands held the presidency of the European Union. StartupFest Europe was a great way to show the world that the West Coast of Europe is a hot bed for startups and innovation. We did this with inspirational speakers, mind blowing demos and great opportunities to make deals, deals and deals.

StartupFest Europe was initiated by StartupDelta after consultations in early 2015 with leaders of the Dutch startup ecosystem. The consulted leaders were virtually unanimous in their conclusion that the Dutch Startup Ecosystem would benefit greatly from organizing a European startup event that would facilitate world wide matchmaking between funds, startups, talent and centers of excellence. These ingredients were the core of StartupFest Europe 2016. In 2017 we build on the succes of StartupFest Europe 2016 with a new edition of the festival.

StartupFest is Powered by

Brainport Eindhoven, Brightlands, StartupUtrecht, FoundedInGroningen, Novel-T, StartupAmsterdam, StartupGelderland, StartupZuidHolland, Accenture, AkzoNobel, Amazon Web Services, Amsterdam Capital Week, Booking.com, Cisco, Deloitte, DutchChain, Holland FinTech, Impact City, Impact Hub, ISPT, Liberty Global, Rabobank,  RTLz, Shell, YES!Delft, Ziggo, Adyen and more to come.


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