As from February 1 2016 Katja Berkhout is appointed as Executive Director of Venture Café Rotterdam. Katja was International Business Lead for StartupDelta, supporting Special Envoy mrs. Neelie Kroes. Until 2014 Katja has been New England Director for the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA, part of the Dutch Ministry of Economics). In that role she successfully attracted operational activities and investments from American corporates and startups to the Netherlands. In Boston she already worked together with the Venture Café Boston and the Cambridge Innovation Center to enhance cooperation and investments between the U.S. and the Netherlands. We wish Katja all the best in her new role!
Photo (left to right): Eberhard van der Laan (Amsterdam Mayor), Jozias van Aartsen (The Hague Mayor), Jan van Zanen (Utrecht Mayor), Katja Berkhout (Executive Director Venture Café Foundation), Mark Rutte (Prime Minister), Duke Urbanik (Chairman of the Board Venture Café Foundation), Ahmed Aboutaleb (Rotterdam Mayor).