React Live13 September

Don’t miss this chance to watch React and React Native experts from around the world use the latest tools, techniques and principles live on stage as their demonstrations are broadcast on a massive screen. StartupAmsterdam will be present and discounted tickets are available to newsletter subscribers. If your company uses React and is interested in reaching more than 800 frontend developers, make sure to contact Alexandra at StartupAmsterdam so she can make the necessary connections.

Theater Amsterdam

IBC, 13-17 September

The world’s most influential media, entertainment and technology show will bring over 55,000 people to Amsterdam for a packed roster of events, including talks on blockbusters like Rocket Man and The Lion King. You can also meet with reps from dozens of businesses at the massive exhibition hall and drop by the Global Gamechangers stage to hear the latest from tech, news, creative and business leaders.


Kubernetes Community Days, 13 September

Are you a professional, student or curious technophile? Then make room on your calendar for this technical conference aimed at operations people and developers. You can learn about using Kubernetes (an open-source system for automating the deployment, scaling and management of containerised applications) at different talks. When it’s over, end the day chatting with new acquaintances at a veggie barbecue. Subscribers to the StartupAmsterdam newsletter can get a discount on tickets.

Pakhuis de Zwijger

Strike Two Summit, 19 & 20 September, 21 & 22 November, 23 & 24 January

Consisting of three events, the Strike Two Summit aims to speed up the adaption of technological innovations across the entire food system. Investors, startups, government representatives and industry leaders will attend and share solutions designed to make the food system sustainable, circular and future-proof. Each event will feature a ‘Solution Market’, where startups and scale-ups working with emerging tech can demo their products and services to global customers from the AgriTech sector. Contact StartupAmsterdam if you’d like to participate.

Amsterdam Science Park

Amsterdam Capital House, 23-25 September

Amsterdam Capital Week is celebrating its fifth anniversary with the launch of Amsterdam Capital House. Aimed at entrepreneurs looking for inspiration and access to financial, human and social capital, it features networking opportunities, masterclasses, workshops and discussions. Companies are invited to co-create the event with organisers, so if you’re interested in participating, get in touch. StartupAmsterdam and Seedrs host ‘Celebrating Funded Founders’ on 24 September, which celebrates the startups and scale-ups that successfully raised capital in 2019 .

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PHX, 25 & 26 September

A voluntary initiative organised by the creators of Angel Island, PHX brings founders, scientists, artists, investors and entrepreneurs together for an open discourse focused on the issues influencing the modern world. The event seeks to give birth to new ideas and concepts that can make things better and offers a chance to connect with a truly unique group of participants. Volunteers are welcome, so click here to learn more about this great way of learning new skills, expanding your network and make friends.

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October – The month of AI

World AI Week, 7-11 October

AI will change our lives in the years to come, so learn about the latest developments in business, tech and science at this international gathering of professionals. Over 15,000 people are expected to attend and 100 affiliated events will take place across Amsterdam and surrounding municipalities throughout the week. StartupAmsterdam is also looking for fast-growing Amsterdam-based AI startups to exhibit with them during World Summit AI in Zaandam on 9 & 10 October. The six selected startups will be offered matchmaking opportunities with high-level guests of the summit. Get in touch if you're interested.

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eDay, 10 October

This festival will shape the realm of digital business, bringing over 25,000 attendees to Amsterdam for events focused on digital, media, online marketing, e-business, technology and e-commerce.

There’s a ton to do, but if you’re a student or young person just starting their career, make time for eDay Next Gen, where you can accelerate your career and learn about topics such as growth hacking, blockchain and data science.


Hard Fork Summit, 15-17 October

Join leaders in blockchain, regulation and FinTech and hear their insights on a new era of FinTech and decentralised business models. There will be panels, roundtable discussions, keynotes and network opportunities where you can meet and mingle during the day. In the evening, you can head to events across Amsterdam organised by communities and companies from the FinTech and blockchain industries. StartupAmsterdam will host a mixer for Amsterdam-based blockchain and FinTech startups and international companies. Think you should be there as well? Reach out to StartupAmsterdam directly.


Spark + AI Summit 2019, 15-17 October

Over 1,700 engineers, analysts and data scientists will come to Amsterdam for Europe’s largest data and machine learning conference, the Spark + AI Summit 2019. At talks and training sessions catering to all skill levels, you can learn about the latest breakthroughs in open-source and operations support systems technologies, including MLflow, Apache Spark, Delta Lake and Koalas. You can also hear about the best ways to use AI in real-world settings from industry experts.


ADE TECH, 17 October

Part of Amsterdam Dance Event, ADE TECH presents a closer look at emerging technologies in stage and experience design. You’ll learn how the audience experience at festivals and live performances will be shaped by the newest developments and hear predictions about the future of live fan engagement from people behind events like Coachella and Lollapalooza.

DeLaMar Theater

CES Unveiled, 17 October

A full-day tech event, CES Unveiled features an excellent conference programme with experts and thought leaders offering their ideas and insights about various tech subjects. There’s also a four-hour exhibition and networking experience where you can check out the latest tech developments and mingle with industry professionals, influencers, experts and other guests.

Beurs van Berlage

Reshaping Work: Platform Economy Edition, 24 & 25 October

Business leaders, academics and policymakers come together to discuss the future of work and how it can be shaped at this influential conference. This year’s edition looks at the rise of the platform economy and how it’s changing the way business is done around the world. Some of the workers driving this multifaceted industry will attend as well, letting you hear the latest from people on the ground. Platforms that want to exhibit are welcome to apply and can reach out to StartupAmsterdam for more info.

De Nieuwe Liefde

Women in Tech Regatta, 28 October-1 November

If you want to confront the topics women in tech care about – from dealing with stress to polishing a startup pitch – you should attend this event, which welcomes people of all genders. Each two-hour workshop will feature a panel of experts and an intensive group discussion where you might meet a new boss or friend. Events take place across Amsterdam, though everyone will meet at the MotherSHIP gathering on 29 October (where StartupAmsterdam is exhibiting) and the closing party on the 31st. This event is also looking for companies and sponsors that can provide financial support or people to serve as moderators, judges and speakers. Interested parties can contact StartupAmsterdam.

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VR Days, 13-15 November

Dive into this three-day conference and exhibition and experience the latest in virtual, augmented and mixed-reality content, creativity and innovation. Over 140 speakers from around the world will share their thoughts on media, business, art, tech and more, and of course, there are tons of workshops and seminars, too.

DeLaMar Theater & Kromhouthal

Amsterdam Tech Job Fair, 20 November

Looking for a job or working in recruitment? The Tech Job Fair is the place for you! Come along and meet employers and make new connections. The event targets jobseekers from the business and tech fields, including designers, financiers, data scientists, project managers and marketers. StartupAmsterdam will be present, providing helpful resources to Dutch and international jobseekers looking to access the local scene and benefit from IN Amsterdam’s resources.

Software Improvement Group (SIG)

European Women in Tech, 26 & 27 November

Join over 4,000 innovators to celebrate gender diversity in the world’s fastest growing industry at this two-day event. After attending technical classes, workshops and keynote speeches on the trends shaping the sector, you’ll have the tools required to develop a solid business strategy and create your own success story.