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Venture Café Foundation builds innovation communities. We hosts the largest weekly innovation community event in Rotterdam.

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We have a weekly gathering every Thursday from 15:00-20:00 full of interesting programming. Feel free to drop by any time on a Thursday!

VENTURE CAFÉ GLOBALLY HOSTS THE LARGEST WEEKLY EVENT FOR INNOVATORS IN THE WORLD!

Capital Tour XXL march 15

Access to finance in Rotterdam
Join us on Capital Tour XXL Rotterdam on 15 March 2017.

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Techilicious may 10

Corporate-Startup Collaborations
Follow the discussions around and leading up to Techilicious on May 10th!

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Startup Visa

International Expansion
Venture Café and CIC act as facilitator for Startup Visa. Read all about it here!

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Next Thursday Gathering

Thursday Gathering January 19th

16:00–19:00 Info Table: Fast-track your cleantech business - Climate-KIC Benelux
How to transform your cleantech ideas into commercial success? At the Info Table you can learn more about the Climate-KIC Accelerator and how your business idea fits into the programme.

16:00–19:00 Info Table: Transform your cleantech ideas into commercial success - Climate-KIC
How to transform your cleantech ideas into commercial success? At the Info Table you can learn more about the Climate-KIC Accelerator and how your business idea fits into the programme.

16:00–19:00 Info Table: Capital Tour XXL Rotterdam - Venture Café
Capital Tour XXL Rotterdam: Connecting startups and capital in 1 day.

17:00–17:30 Break Out: Starters International Business: Subsidy Info Session - ENTRY2MARKET
Ready to launch internationally? Apply for the SIB-subsidy and receive free coaching from experienced business consultants of ENTRY2MARKET so that you start your international adventure well prepared. Info and Q&A on the 19th of January at 17h.

17:00–18:00 Break Out: Angel Investor Meetup - Angel Academy
Are you interested in angel investing and want to learn more about it? Do you want to meet other angel investors? Come and join us for a meetup during a Venture Cafe Thursday.

17:30–18:15 Break Out: Spin Out Confessions - CIC
Many corporates are ahead of the game when it comes to spinning out. But there are still many challenges. So what’s the secret to spinning out successfully? Join us for a panel in which we'll hear from both sides what’s it’s really like to spin out.

18:00–19:00 Break Out: 9 COURSE ENTREPRENEURSHIP SERIES BY SCIENCECUP 6/9 Business Development
This week's course: Business Development Generating your first revenue, getting your first customer. Let our experts from MARCILLAUD give you all the tips and tricks.

18:15–19:15 Break Out: New Business Matters
Do you know why your potential clients choose for your product or provision of services? Are you able to tell this to the point and in short terms, if asked?


These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.
 
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We have a weekly gathering every Thursday from 15:00-20:00 full of interesting programming. Feel free to drop by any time on a Thursday!

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I’m looking for a sponsor company for master thesis, which would be interested in problem solving research in any field of Supply Chain and Sustainability.

Anna Belikova

Restart is an all crowdfunded coding bootcamp for refugees, with the motto “we rise by lifting others!”.

Frederick Rustler (@Restart_Network)

I’m a regular Venture Café visitor, because of the connections with people that help my own startup ‘Stand Out Now’ grow.

Kristel Thieme (@stand_out_now)