These might be the best weeks of the year. You’re not on holidays yet, but all meetings got cancelled and the sun is shining like she’s supposed to. Let’s gather to celebrate the past year and to find new inspiration to chew on this summer. Let’s open up our minds.
In a three piece summer series Venture Cafe and Studio Wolfpack bring together designers, entrepreneurs, artists and innovators. Expect lots of brain food, music, inspiring interviews, exhibitions and showcases on city life topics such as food, design, energy and new urban hotspots. And certainly also prepare for the unexpected serendipitous encounters.
|№1 – 14/7 Design special, co-produced with Groos
With ao a Groos curated exhibition of Rotterdam based innovative makers; a look within Het Industriegebouw and its community; works and presentations from Sabine Marcelis; a design thinking workshop with Mark Bode and Zilver Innovation; two crowdfunding specials with Symbid and Nick Yap; a pitch clinic with TEDx Speech Coach David Beckett.
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|№2 – 21/7 City special, co-produced with Pakhuis de Zwijger
With ao presentations by several urban innovators from the Fab City project, selected by Pakhuis de Zwijger (tba); cycling innovations by Cyclespace; a look behind the scenes of art-tech prototyper Jonas Vorwerk; a selection of Commercial Practice graduates from the Willem de Kooning Academy; a growth hacking workshop by Rockboost; and prof. Mark Greeven on creativity education in China.Read more >
|№3 – 28/7 Green special, co-produced with the Youth Food Movement and Talitha Muusse
With ao Energy Talks – bringing corporates and start ups together; a food innovations exhibition curated by YFM; a crash course for young supervisory board members by Talitha; ten revolutionary insights from the Let it Grow program; a Deloitte – the Garden special on food; and a look behind the scenes of Tweetonig.Read more >
Each edition features an exhibition (eg a selection of Rotterdam makers and a selection from the FabCity project); behind the scene interviews with new pioneers (eg Tweetonig, the technicians behind the Things Network); corporates scouting for trends and pioneers (eg Deloitte on food); transition talks (eg Energy Talks, dialogue between corporates and start ups).
We expect 100-200 visitors: a mixture of start-ups, investors, designers and artists, corporate innovation managers, scientist and new kinds of pioneers.