Startup Weekends

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Explore the opportunities of entrepreneurship and connect with the Dutch intercultural business world

Join our Startup Weekend in Rotterdam!

During our three day Startup Weekends you discover what entrepreneurship in the Netherlands means. You are coached by business professionals and other entrepreneurs to develop a business idea with an intercultural team of entrepreneurial minds. Besides learning about the theory and practice of entrepreurship, you connect with a wide array of people from all different fields of knowledge. For an impression of our Startup Weekend, watch this video!

If you win during our Startup Weekend, you have a chance to get a spot in our incubator program starting February 2019, where we help you start your business in four months with intensive training, coaching and operational support!

Our Key Principles

Individualized coaching by professionals
Sensitivity for doing business in the Netherlands
Belief in the power of connections and teamwork
Learning by doing


The Startup Weekend lasts 3 days. The next is from 23rd till 25th of November 2018. Application deadline is 18th of November for both students and newcomers! The weekend includes:

  1. Training sessions focused on business methodology, communication and starting a business in the Netherlands
  2. Intensive co-operation sessions with a group of newcomers and Dutch students who work together on your team’s business idea.
  3. Personal mentoring and guidance by succesful entrepreneurs and business professionals ranging from Uber,, KPMG and many more!
  4. A shot at winning the Pitch Finale on Sunday, where the winning team receives a grand prize!
  5. Loads of fun with a multicultural, multiprofessional and multifunctional group of different individuals!


You can participate if you:

  • Want to explore entrepreneurship in the Netherlands
  • Are willing to learn from and work in an intercultural environment


To apply for the Startup Weekend please fill out the application form:

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