Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Crypto & Blockchain 101

Did you miss out on the Internet revolution and now looking for another opportunity to transform your business model? Or are you looking for an easy, preferably free platform where you can learn all the fundamentals about blockchain and cryptocurrencies? We've got you covered! Come over on October 12th, Friday, to CIC Rotterdam and enjoy 3 hours of valuable content - our first kick-off event is free of charge and focuses on decision makers who would like to learn more about this new thing called blockchain. Agenda: 1900-1945 - A bit of history, what is bitcoin and the truth about cryptocurrencies 1945-2030 - Blockchain use-cases applied! Here we cover supply chains, accounting, fintech 2030-2045 - Break 2045-2130 - What is the Dutch ecosystem? - Where to start? Business opportunities, products, and services that are available for consumers. Technologies open opportunities for businesses and for consumers to have alternatives that are efficient, reliable and secure, learn more at the event.

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Oct
11
1:00 PM13:00

Horti Heroes Arena Unconference

HortiHeroes UnConference at Venture Café Rotterdam | 13.00-18.00 (event is in Dutch)

Thursday, 11 October, HortiHeroes will organize their HortiHeroes UnConference in cooperation with Venture Café Rotterdam. Entrepreneurs, Food & Flower experts and entrepreneurs, high potentials, students and tech heroes will be brought together to learn as much as possible from each other in a short as possible time frame. 

Are you a business or innovation expert, entrepreneur or student in the field of process optimization, e-commerce, energy transition, new business models, innovation, digitalization of marketing 2.0? Join this UnConference and find your next customer, project or job! 

The UnConference is a set of short focused parallel sessions organized by these heroes themselves through a cooperative session in which the themes are decided and planned together. Relevance and the will to take action will be the outcome of this approach needed to move towards action and cooperation, swiftly. 

Focus, cooperation, action, network, lifetime business friends and new successes as a result. A result you do not want to miss. Better yet, a result you want and need to be a part of. Check out the list of ambassadors and sign up here. We have a special free Venture Café Community promotional code for the first 20 applicants: vencafhero 

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Oct
9
3:30 PM15:30

The Journey to Funding

The Journey to Funding: “Law, tax and public funding” 

In the world of innovative, high-tech start-ups, LAW, TAX and PUBLIC FUNDING are important subjects. In a snappy and interactive workshop, we’ll show you the most important do’s and don’ts to make sure that you don't burn your cash too quickly. We will share some tricks to let you keep your cash (lower taxes), guard your cash (legal protection) and increase your cash (public funding).

Join us on October 9th in the Kaleidoscoopzaal at CIC Rotterdam, where Startup Corner invites you to engage with our specialists Ivo IJzerman (Bird & Bird – tax lawyer), Franka van Buuren (Bird & Bird – corporate lawyer) and Lex Preusting (Ugoo – innovation consultant).

Do you want to discuss a specific topic, or do you have specific questions? Please let us know on the registration form. 

PROGRAM 

15.30 Doors open (registration and coffee)

16.00 Workshop 

* Tax

* Legal

* Public funding

17.30 Q&A / discussion 

17.45 Drinks & bites

18:30 End

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Sep
25
8:00 AM08:00

GovLab Innovation Masterclass

Learn how you can adapt your organisation to face and embrace change 

At GovLab we believe that innovation can thrive in the public sector! We will discuss how to organise, execute and scale innovation in public sector organisations. This masterclass zooms in the critical elements for successful public sector innovation including:

  • Creating awareness and understanding of innovation with organisational leadership
  • Setting up an adaptive and ambitious innovation strategy
  • Organising for innovation
  • Building new, innovative and human-centered solutions in a lean approach
  • Creating and enhancing an innovative culture
  • Co-creation with partners in your innovation ecosystem


Using the design thinking methodology you will (together with peers) work on your own innovation challenge.

Program and practical information:
Date: September 24th and 25th
Location: Cambridge Innovation Center, Stationsplein 45, 4th floor, 3013 AK Rotterdam, The Netherlands
All sessions will be held in English.

Day 1: 
12:00 – 13:00: Walk-in with lunch
13:00 – 17:00: Introduction and keynotes
17:00 – 18:00: Experiencing innovation from startups
19:00 – 21:00: Celebrate failure night
21:00: Drinks

Day 2: 
08:00 – 09:00: Networking breakfast
09:00 – 09.30: Opening keynote
09:30 – 10.00: Design your innovation challenge
10:00 – 15:00: Solve your innovation challenge
15:00: Roundup and drinks


Fee
599 euro excl VAT.  Price includes the all food and drinks during the two day masterclass, excludes hotel and travel expenses. 
 

 Speaker line up

  • Justin Ferrel - Fellowships Founder at the Institute of Design at Stanford University, aka "the d.school"
  • Stine Degnegaard - PhD in Co-Creation, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
  • Janneke Niessen - Successful entrepreneur and Most Innovative Leader 2016 in the Netherlands
  • Jitske Kramer - Author of the management book of the year ‘The Corporate Tribe’
  • Dap Hartman - Associate professor of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship at Delft University of Technology
  • Lucien Engelen - Director REshape Center, Radboudumc and Global Strategist on Digital Health

Read more on our program and speakers here

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Sep
24
12:00 PM12:00

GovLab Innovation Masterclass

 

Learn how you can adapt your organisation to face and embrace change 

At GovLab we believe that innovation can thrive in the public sector! We will discuss how to organise, execute and scale innovation in public sector organisations. This masterclass zooms in the critical elements for successful public sector innovation including:

  • Creating awareness and understanding of innovation with organisational leadership
  • Setting up an adaptive and ambitious innovation strategy
  • Organising for innovation
  • Building new, innovative and human-centered solutions in a lean approach
  • Creating and enhancing an innovative culture
  • Co-creation with partners in your innovation ecosystem


Using the design thinking methodology you will (together with peers) work on your own innovation challenge.

Program and practical information:
Date: September 24th and 25th
Location: Cambridge Innovation Center, Stationsplein 45, 4th floor, 3013 AK Rotterdam, The Netherlands
All sessions will be held in English.

Day 1: 
12:00 – 13:00: Walk-in with lunch
13:00 – 17:00: Introduction and keynotes
17:00 – 18:00: Experiencing innovation from startups
19:00 – 21:00: Celebrate failure night
21:00: Drinks

Day 2: 
08:00 – 09:00: Networking breakfast
09:00 – 09.30: Opening keynote
09:30 – 10.00: Design your innovation challenge
10:00 – 15:00: Solve your innovation challenge
15:00: Roundup and drinks


Fee
599 euro excl VAT.  Price includes the all food and drinks during the two day masterclass, excludes hotel and travel expenses. 
 

 Speaker line up

  • Justin Ferrel - Fellowships Founder at the Institute of Design at Stanford University, aka "the d.school"
  • Stine Degnegaard - PhD in Co-Creation, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
  • Janneke Niessen - Successful entrepreneur and Most Innovative Leader 2016 in the Netherlands
  • Jitske Kramer - Author of the management book of the year ‘The Corporate Tribe’
  • Dap Hartman - Associate professor of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship at Delft University of Technology
  • Lucien Engelen - Director REshape Center, Radboudumc and Global Strategist on Digital Health

Read more on our program and speakers here

 

 

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Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

Fashion & Tech: a feminine combination

In a time where the speed of technology advancement is high and tech solutions are entering into almost every industry, it is interesting to see that women are in the forefront of a drive to change the fashion industry. New designs, new fabrics are made and recycled, smart gadgets in clothes and bags: the industry is becoming more dynamic every day. Craftmanship however is still the backbone and we have two great ladies who started their own company understanding the link between innovation and craftsmanship. 

At: CIC Rotterdam, 4th Floor, Stationsplein 45, 3013 AK Rotterdam

Speakers;

Our first speaker: Simone Tertoolen - she studied Industrial Design at the TU Delft and worked for TomTom before taking the brave step of designing a high tech bag which still maintains the essence of fashion and design. On 18 September she will tell us about her career, her interest in details and perfection, and her love for design. Check out her profile hereand her product here.

Our second speaker: Bianca Blom - she comes from an entrepreneurial family, studied Business Economics and ultimately decided to follow her passion for shoes. After completing an artisanal shoemaking course, Bianca noticed a lack of innovative designs on the market and decided to design her own! Bianca Blom started LINJA to resolve one of her own personal frustrations. She always loved high heels but hated the discomfort that came with wearing them. Learn more about Bianca Blom and LINJA shoes on her website and Instagram.

Before, in between, and after the keynotes there will be great moments to connect to each other, exchange ideas, discuss and support challenges in business. Drinks and small bites are included.

Invitation for whom?

All ambitious women who want to grow (further) professionally and want to help others grow, are welcome. Whether you have a long track record at a large corporate, whether you are a student, an entrepreneur since long or just starting. Young, young of mind, experienced or less experienced. Men are most welcome :)

Why join us?
*Meet successful women
*Experience the power of a story
*Connect with other inspiring women
*Exchange ideas

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Note: We'd like to inform you that during our events some pictures and/or video may be taken and therefore may contain your image. Please notify us at the start of an event if you prefer not to be pictured/recorded and we will seat you accordingly.

 

 

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Aug
15
5:00 PM17:00

Volareo Launch Party

Invite yourself to celebrate the launch of the Volareo crowdfunding campaign and take advantage of the special offer they’ve prepared for you: buy your Volareo smart speaker during their Launch Party and get another for free!

 

Join them at CIC Rotterdam on the 15th of August for an evening full of music, innovation and decentralization! Become one of the first to experience the fairness and power of the smart speaker that doesn’t spy on you. They’re looking forward to welcoming you with music, dancing, nibbles and drinks!

Get your free ticket here > http://bit.ly/2AwePWw #volareolive

 

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