2016 is here and with it a lot of interesting events you should add to your calendar. New startups will step on the stage and rock demo days while other startups will win innovation awards. All in all – there will be a lot to discover & learn. Check out our list of most important Dutch events no investor should miss in 2016, which we will update as new events get announced!
Startupbootcamp E-commerce DEMO DAY
When: January 22, 2016
Where: Rabobank Nederland HQ, Croeselaan 18, 3521 CB Utrecht
Web: Startupbootcamp E-commerce DEMO DAY
After 3 months of mentorship, workshops, pivoting, hard work and acceleration, amazing startups will be ready to pitch in front of a room full of VCs, Angels and Seed Investors. Make sure you’re one of them and save the date! Startupbootcamp E-commerce Demo Day takes place on the 22nd of January in Utrecht.
Integrated System Europe
When: February 9-12, 2016
Web: Integrated System Europe
The first ever four-day ISE will allow investors & startup founders to make the most of their time at the world’s biggest AV, system integration and communication exhibition. Exhibitors will have more ‘face time’ with attendees and attendees will have a longer period to visit stands and to take advantage of the many conferences and educational programmes on offer. Don’t miss it!
FinTech Breaking Barriers
When: February 10, 2016
Where: Johan Huizingalaan 763a , 1066 VH Amsterdam
Web: FinTech Breaking Barriers
More than 500 professionals, working at banks, insurers, financial institutes, startups, startup communities, and the government join at B.Amsterdam to discuss the barriers in the industry and be inspired and challenged by leading speakers such as Eric Ries, Bindi Karia, Kajsa Ollongren and Nick Jue. Leapfunder is offering a 20% voucher code Leapfund100 as our alumni, Live on Demand is organizing the event. Don’t miss this opportunity!
Smart Mobility Pitch Event
When: February 18, 2016
Web: Smart Mobility Pitch Event
This February, YES!Delft & UtrechtInc are organizing an event where startups will pitch their concrete business ideas with massive impact on mobility in the Netherlands. Discover smart mobility solutions & meet fellow investors in Delft!
European Fin Tech Awards
When: April 14, 2016
Where: ABN AMRO Headoffice in Amsterdam
Web: European Fin Tech Awards
Join the European FinTech Awards and Conference where innovative and disruptive FinTech companies are awarded. Meet 400 hand-picked entrepreneurs, bankers, investors and advisors, extend your network and develop business.
If FinTech is the domain you invest in, make sure to attend the European FinTech event!
The Next Women Summit
When: May 23, 2016
Web: The Next Women Summit
TheNextWomen Summit builds on bringing together over 1000 ambitious female entrepreneurs, experts, and investors. This edition focuses on startups, digital companies, success stories, and investors with international speakers, workshops, masterclasses, 1-on-1 sessions, a pitch competition, and more. A definite MUST for every woman eager to get into the Dutch entrepreneurial scene!
Philips Innovation Award
When: May 24th, 2016
Web: Philips Innovation Award
The Philips Innovation Award is the largest student-entrepreneur award in The Netherlands and their final event is your chance to discover a rocking student startup. The winner wins more than €50.000. But not only the winner wins; all participants benefit from the coaching, events and networking possibilities that our platform offers.
The final event of the 10th PHIA edition takes place on 24th of May, 2016 in Rotterdam. The 5 finalists will get their last chance to convince the audience and jury of their potential. At the end of the night, the winner will be chosen by the jury. Add PHIA Finals to your calendar!
Startup Fest Europe
When: May 24 – 27, 2016
Where: Kattenburgerstraat 7, 1018JA Amsterdam
Web: Startup Fest Europe
Between 24-27 May 2016 The Netherlands will be the place where every startup in the world wants to be. It is a four-day marathon of matchmaking between startups, investors, developers, creatives and corporates. Make sure to be there!
The Next Web Conference
When: May 26 & 27, 2016.
Web: The Next Web Conference
TNW Conference brings together 20,000 of the world’s technology leaders, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs to Amsterdam in May 2016. Business development, thought-leading content and endless networking opportunities are tied together by more than 10 tracks, 350 exhibitor pavilions and 145 fringe events about the future of technology, innovation, marketing, communication and imagination.
Mark the dates in your calendars and make sure you don’t miss this opportunity!
Startupbootcamp Smart City & Living DEMO DAY
When: July 22, 2016
Web: Startupbootcamp Smart City & Living DEMO DAY
SBC is currently in the process of searching for the best startups around the world in the fields of Smart City & Living segments such as smart home, smart city appliances, smart mobility, internet of things, etc. The program begins on April 11th and we recommend you try to attend one of the investor events SBC organizes during the programme so you get to know the startups even before the demo day. The demo day is on July 22nd and it´s always exceptional!
Amsterdam Capital Week
When: September 26-30, 2016
Web: Amsterdam Capital Week
Pitch, meet & learn at another amazing Amsterdam Capital Week! Last year was a complete success when over 2000 startups got to share their knowledge & experience while connecting with 500 + investors. The final details have yet to be announced so stay tuned!
Startupbootcamp HighTechXL DEMO DAY
Where: Evoluon, Noord Brabantlaan 1A, 5652 LA Eindhoven
Web: Startupbootcamp HighTechXL DEMO DAY
After last year’s 2 extremely successful DEMO DAYS, everyone is wondering what Startupbootcamp HighTechXL Eindhoven has in store for 2016. Stay tuned and don’t miss the opportunity to meet amazing startups, see their product demos and discuss business- while enjoying lunch and drinks.
Leapfunder Round Table
When: Whole Year 2016
Where: Delft, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Eindhoven
Web: Leapfunder Round Table Sessions
Leapfunder Round Table Sessions are created as an informal meeting with investors where startups get a chance to meet investors face-to-face and get answers to all of their questions. The events are held 2-3 times a month in Delft, Amsterdam, Rotterdam & Eindhoven with a big event on the last Friday of each month. Check out Leapfunder’s web page for announced dates & locations.
Leapfunder Investor Forum
Web: Leapfunder Investor Forum
Even though a huge part of the investment process can be digitised, it’s still incredibly valuable to meet other investors in real life. Leapfunder Investor Forum is the place to do just that – meet fellow investors, discuss investment opportunities and exchange experiences. Stay tuned for the upcoming dates & locations.
During the year, many new events will be organized & published so stay tuned for updates & get ready to step up your game in 2016!