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Fail Fast, Learn Quickly!

April 13, 17:00 - 18:30

Ashamed of failing? Don’t be! This week we are hosting a “Fail Fast, Learn Quickly”-special where we address failures, errors, mistakes… and the great things that emerge from them!

Participating this edition will be a delegation of StartupDelta, including Special Envoy Prince Constantijn van Oranje, and many partners including: InnovationQuarter, YES!Delft, ESA-BIC, Health Valley, Startup Utrecht, Novel-T and many more innovation hubs! Together the representatives of these hubs are visiting several innovation hubs in the South-Holland region during the day, to update each other on what is happening at each hub and to discuss how the hubs can strengthen each other.

On the 7th floor in our cinema Kriterion you may expect a warm welcome by Deputy Mayor for Innovation and Entrepreneurship of the City of Rotterdam, Maarten Struijvenberg, and we have special guest appearances lined up: creative speaker of 21Lobsterstreet, Willem Stortelder, will share why God created error and saw it was good, YES!Delft’s Nils Beers will speak about the startup he once fucked up and Port of Rotterdam’s CFO Paul Smits will share failures from the Haven (“port” in Dutch). Paul Smits will also launch something important…! InnovationQuarter’s director Rinke Zonneveld will be closing the session. Don’t miss out!

17:00 Doors Open
17:15 Opening by Deputy Mayor Maarten Struijvenberg
17:35 Speakers

  • Willem Stortelder – 21 Lobsterstreet
    How God created error… and saw it was good!
  • Nils Beers – YES!Delft
    Fucked up his start-up, but feels richer than ever!
  • Paul Smits – CFO Port of Rotterdam
    Failures in h(e)aven (Dutch for “port”)

18:10 Launch of Innovation Heaven by Paul Smits, CFO Port of Rotterdam
18:20 Closing Statement by InnovationQuarter’s director Rinke Zonneveld
18:30 After chats on the 4th Floor

On the 4th floor, in parallel to the sessions in Kriterion, the failing & learning continues. We have “How is to be you?” talking to you about success. Rawsome Life is joining us to uncover the pathways that make you more successful.


April 13
17:00 - 18:30
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