Events for entrepreneurs, founders, business developers and investors

Startup Roulette

Like speed-dating for businesses, Startup Roulette is helping young Netherlands-based companies get in touch with venture capital investors through quickfire online meetings. Female entrepreneurs, take heed: a special Female Founders Edition takes place on 21 May.

Twice monthly |

P!TCH Spring edition

Organised by ASIF, supporters of startups run by students and recent graduates, this pitch event sees five young founders take to the stage to pitch their startup ideas. Register by 5 April – all startups are welcome.

14 April |

African Diaspora Summit

Organised by Omek, a professional platform for the African diaspora, this global online event focuses on four key areas – culture, storytelling, innovation and leadership – with the overarching theme of collaboration.

16/17 April |

Women in Technology World Series

The largest online gathering for women in tech returns in June to an expected global audience of 10,000 tech professionals. With tracks ranging from ‘Power Skills’ to ‘Equality & Equity’, events about software development and design and tech talks, and speakers including Michelle Obama, the NFL’s Michelle McKenna, Verizon CEO Tami Erwin and Glassdoor CTO Bhawna Singh, the week-long festival offers an unparalleled opportunity for female tech professionals to access strategies and tools that support them in achieving their career goals.

7-11 June |

WasteBuild Live

WasteBuild is a community advancing circular methods in the construction sector. Their platform showcases the latest materials, techniques, solutions and innovators in the field. Its conference offers the opportunity to connect directly with international leaders from across the circular built environment and share best practices, find new solutions and do business with architects, engineers, clients, developers and innovators. Both in-person and online tickets are available.

16/17 June |

Events for tech and startup talents

React Summit

This three-day virtual conference is set to gather thousands of international front-end and full-stack engineers. Expect conference talks, hands-on React workshops and virtual networking rooms dedicated to tech topics, with each day featuring two tracks of talks: one for pro React developers and one with more mainstream content for all levels.

14-16 April |


This digital marketing event for branding and growth is a spin-off of one of TNW’s annual conference’s most popular parts.

15 April |

KubeCon and CloudNativeCon

Participants from leading open-source and cloud native communities come together at this virtual four-day event – the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference – to advance and gather knowledge about cloud native computing.

4-7 May |


This online tech conference for developers stretches across three days and features five tracks: on backend, frontend, AI/machine learning, soft skills and emerging technologies.

IT professionals with different backgrounds and levels of experience come together to gain technical excellence and learn about cutting-edge technologies and best practices.

18-20 May |

Data+AI Summit

Having evolved from the Spark+AI events, the Data+AI summit focuses on the development of data teams to include data analytics, science, engineering and AI. It’s a global virtual conference with more than 100,000 participants.

24-28 May |

Studio Onbrand

This series of online events for marketers and branding professionals brings together influential names in brand marketing to discuss industry trends and current questions, such as how brands can craft compelling stories in an online-first economy.

27-29 May |


This long-standing Amsterdam career event goes into its eighth edition with a virtual version. At ITEA, students and graduates can get introduced to companies on the hunt for talent and find entry-level jobs, internships and research opportunities.

4 June |

CSS Day + dsgnDay

An advanced CSS and design conference for self-proclaimed geeks, the CSS and dsgn Days are all about making products, workflows and experiences simpler, easier, better and more pleasant. Speakers for the 2021 event include Peter Boersma (MC), Ana Ferreira and Maike Klip. (Please note that at the time of writing the event was still to be confirmed depending on the development of coronavirus restrictions.)

10/11 June |

11 June |

GOTO Amsterdam

Limited tickets are available for this year’s GOTO conference to ensure it can take place live and direct. The enterprise software development conference is designed for team leads, architects and project managers and features a variety of acclaimed speakers.

15-18 June |