A signature event for Amsterdam’s startup ecosystem, StartupAmsterdam’s Amsterdam Capital Week has made quite an impact in the city and around the Netherlands since launching just three years ago. Helping to create numerous opportunities for startups, scale-ups and investors in just five days, its varied programme of high-level events cover capital for the various phases of growing firms, allowing everyone involved – startups and investors – to pitch, meet and interact at unique events, inspiring partnerships and investments.
Not sure where to start? See our pick of some of the newest events taking place in 2018:
Meet Amsterdam’s best accelerators at The Pitch-Off
The first-ever collaboration between accelerators Startupbootcamp and Rockstart, The Pitch-Off will see five startups from each pitch their businesses to a group of specially selected investors, mentors, partners and other guests of each accelerators' own networks. After each startup has presented, the audience will then vote on which startup gave the best pitch of the day. The evening is the perfect opportunity to discover new and innovative startups and meet other business leaders, investors and friends of both Rockstart and Startupbootcamp.
rent24 Coworking Amsterdam Magna Plaza // 25 September
Support migrant entrepreneurs at Migrant Entrepreneurship Support in Practice
Representatives from countries and communities are beginning to realise the positive impact that migrant entrepreneurship can have on both integration and their own success – whether economically or culturally. With that success in mind, the Migrant Entrepreneurship Support in Practice conference aims to help shape the support structures in place for migrants looking to start and run businesses. Through workshops, lectures and networking, it will take a deep-dive into creating a better future for everybody in the European business community and beyond.
Royal Tropical Institute Amsterdam // 27 September
Explore new ways of working at Corporate Network Event #5
Due to the availability of capital and the rise of emerging technologies that corporates want to utilise in their business, increasingly more global companies are setting up structures to work with the startup/growth ecosystem or investing in them to stay ahead in the market. And this event may be just what you need to get involved in the game. Covering everything related to corporate venture capital (CVC), the event welcomes innovation managers and their CVC fund managers to learn what makes a successful CVC programme, and how it should (or shouldn’t) be aligned with the overall strategy of the corporate.
Epicenter Amsterdam // 25 September
Establish strategies and invest better with Pro Angels
This high-impact crash course will help you to understand the angel investment journey from self knowledge to strategies, trends, and more. Presented by angels, for angels, this master class will ensure you conquer the investment process and get more results in less time – just what we like to hear.
Dom Tower 21, Domplein, 3512 JC, Utrecht // 25 September
Go behind the scenes of an active angel fund at TheNextWomen Investor Meetup
A global ecosystem of female entrepreneurs, investors and experts are collaborating at this special event to promote female founders and investors. Get a behind-the-scenes look at an active angel fund, learn about 'The importance in investing in diverse teams', and, if you're looking for funding (or even if you're not), join the networking and drinks after the meetup.
Location TBC // 27 September
With over 25 events for all funding stages, Amsterdam Capital Week offers one meaningful week of making connections. Have a look at all the main events here.