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


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Every week we host our Thursday Gathering from 15:00-20:00 full of interesting programming. Feel free to drop by any time on a Thursday!

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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Thursday Gathering June 29th

16:00–18:00 Office Hours: Innovation Manager Energy - Innovatielink
Monique Blokpoel, energy innovation manager at InnovatieLink is holding office hour at Venture Café. Innovative SME entrepreneurs in the energy sector with questions about their innovation project, are welcome.

16:00–19:00 Info Table: Meet the Greyt Team - Greyt
Meet the Greyt team

16:00–19:00 Info Table: Become proactive and chase your dreams - Aimy
Most of us want to spend more time realizing their dreams. But little of us take action to do so. Interested in making a change? Drop by and learn the tips and tricks to increase your focus and to become more proactive in chasing your dreams.

17:00–19:00 Office Hours: On Startup Culture and Structure - Angelique Slob, founder of pinQ consult
This office hour session is aimed at CEO’s of startups and scale-ups and focuses on everything related to leadership, culture and structure. In the session you get clarity on where your team stands and we identify gaps, next steps and quick wins.

17:00–19:00 Office Hours: Funding your innovation or business idea? - JOA Ventures
Discuss your business idea or technical innovation with our team. Brainstorm, exchange ideas, and get advice how to take your plan forward. We’d love to hear from you. And if we see a match: there are funding opportunities. Planned monthly sessions.

17:30–18:00 Break Out: Nerdalize: Heating houses with computer power - Nerdalize
Nerdalize is on a mission to provide free heat to households and a sustainable cloud at 50% lower costs to companies. During this session, Maaike Stoops will tell how Nerdalize connects two markets to create a win-win-win-situation that benefits all.

17:30–18:00 Break Out: The Value of Data - Equidam
Daniel from Equidam discusses what makes data valuable and how to calculate its worth

18:00–19:00 Break Out: How Detailresult (DIRK) and Bakker Bart are Using Big Data Analytics - Veneficus Factual Decision Making
Find out how Detailresult (DIRK) and Bakker Bart are using Big Data Analytics and Veneficus Retail Analytics' team for improving their business!

18:00–18:30 Break Out: Data Science, sharing our experience of the corporate world, analytic tool suppliers and the huge opportunity for startups.
Corporate, analytic tools and starts-ups an ideal cocktail for explaining the opportunity why startups will blow the majors out of the water. A blue ocean like this will happen only a couple of times and it’s time to go for it.

18:30–19:00 Break Out: The Power Of Deep Learning -
Inspiration session on one of the most exciting developments in the world of data science: deep learning! Do you want to learn about the potential it unlocks? Then join us!

These are the confirmed events so far. Changes to the program may occur.

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