Pitch, meet, learn
Keywords for events are ‘Pitch’, ‘Meet’ and ‘Learn’, with plenty of pitching competitions, meetups, social events and workshops. True crowd pleasers are the Uprise Startup Festival and the first-ever live crowdfunding festival, Crowdf€st: both events combine creating a stage for innovative startups with festival elements like music, art, food and drink. Amsterdam Capital Week has carefully crafted an international programme, with startups from as far as Kenya joining for the Impact Amsterdam-Nairobi Expedition. Amsterdam Capital Week will also host the global events Capital On Stage, Get in the Ring and the HandsOn Startup Tour. The Dutch flavour in the programme is added by Capital XXL, a bike tour visiting different investors and successful businesses such as Peerby, Thuisbezorgd.nl and Mendix, and by an exclusive VC boat tour along Amsterdam’s canals.
Amsterdam Capital Week is the actualisation of one of the 15 measures drawn up in the StartupAmsterdam action programme. StartupAmsterdam aims to get Amsterdam into the top three of Europe’s startup hubs; capital for startups is an essential factor in growth. Amsterdam Capital Week aims at increasing the availability of growth capital in the Netherlands. It unites different existing events in the startup scene that work towards connecting capital and startups. Amsterdam Capital Week is set to become an annual event.
Take a look at the full programme and make sure to join Amsterdam Capital Week.