Support during coronavirus crisis

Amsterdam Capital House first launched in 2015 under the name Amsterdam Capital Week to help purpose-driven founders grow their businesses; it has since hosted more than 100 events across the Netherlands. In the wake of the coronavirus crisis, this year’s edition will focus on supporting startups and scale-ups still dealing with the impact of the pandemic. We’re hoping the many online networking opportunities will give a fresh boost to Amsterdam’s startup ecosystem. 

Team effort

This event is the result of a collaboration between StartupAmsterdam & Amsterdam inbusiness, and supporting partners Volta Ventures, Mobility Lab, Smart Health Amsterdam, Gemeente Amsterdam, Wintertaling, Shelowitz Law Group, RISE, WorldStartup, Techleap and more. All these inspiring organisations are backing Amsterdam Capital House as it provides visitors a three-day virtual programme designed to spark new opportunities.

Connecting startups with capital

Expect more than 35 online sessions, including inspiring online talks, webinars, masterclasses, discussions and interactive workshops, hosted by renowned startup organisations that will help founders create meaningful connections with capital. There will be daily networking opportunities and lots of interactive sessions to choose from, welcoming an international audience of startup founders & capital experts from across Europe.

Building on the three pillars of capital

The programme this year will cover financial capital, human capital and social capital, diving into the challenges that entrepreneurs frequently face, from access to funding and network building to team growth and creating a sustainable business model.

Event highlights:

  • The annual ‘Giving Back Breakfast’ session: A group of tech-for-good founders will spend the morning connecting with executives and capital experts for curated mentor sessions. Exploring the future of food and agri-tech along with innovations in the digital health and wellbeing space, experts speakers including Daniel Gebler, CTO at Picnic, and Supervisory Board Member at UNICEF, Nupur Kohli, will share their insights.

  • The ‘Startup challenges: Human Capital’ session: Venture capital firm Volta Ventures and LevelUp Ventures will provide valuable guidance on scaling and growing your team. 

  • Legal Corners: Legal firm Wintertaling will help startups understand the ups and downs of setting up term sheets and financing. New York-based legal firm Shelowitz Legal Group will host a Q&A session on strategic intellectual property, helping entrepreneurs with questions about patents, copyrights, trademarks and how to protect their assets. 

  • Partner potential: Mobility Lab will talk about how to approach launching partners. The session will put an emphasis on the importance of testing to get potential clients and investors onboard. 

  • ‘StartupRoulette’:  Hosted by Golden Egg Check, a group of up to 100 startups will have the chance to join one-on-one online speed dating sessions with investors.

  • ‘Finding your way in the alternative funding jungle’: StartupAmsterdam and PIM Noord Holland team up to talk startups through the many alternatives to the most common source of funding, Venture Capital. 

  • Diversity in the tech ecosystem: This discussion with RISE – Female Hub Amsterdam will explore the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion within the Tech & Capital industry. 

Check out the complete programme and sign up for the events that interest you now via the official website