Connecting innovators to make things happen

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

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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!

Thursday Gatherings

Every Thursday we host a free and inclusive community gathering. Every week an average of 270 innovators come to join the local, national and international innovation community and one of the over 300 yearly break outs, office hours and info tables in the center of Rotterdam.

Join us anytime between 15:00 and 20:00!

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Highlights

#StartMeUp

November at VentureCafé

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Big Data, You and AI

December at VentureCafé

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Live

Live from Websummit

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 Looking back at 2017!

Circular Rotterdam October 24th

On Tuesday, October 24th, Venture Café and BlueCity team up to organize a circular economy event at their home base – the old Tropicana swimming pool.

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Prepare for Websummit + Slush October 12th

Join us as we get ready for Websummit and Slush 2017!

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Phillips Innovation Awards November 2nd

The Philips Innovation Award will organize a session in which they give you the opportunity to write down your innovative idea and pitch it!

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Capital Tour XXL march 15

Access to finance in Rotterdam
On March 15th we hosted Capital Tour XXL Rotterdam, see how it was here.

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Techilicious may 10

Corporate-Startup Collaborations
On May 10th we hosted Techilicious where corporate and startups dined to deal! See how it was here!

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The Resilient City September 28th

City Innovation, Startup-corporate-government connect
On September 28th we had a full day event focussed on resilience!

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get inspired

Stay up to date with our weekly program

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!