Impact Startup Fest
Innovations for a better world

took place on 25 & 26 September 2017 in theA�City of The Hague

In collaboration with Sankalp Forum

Impact Startup Fest

Impact Startup Fest (#ImpactSF17) took place on 25 & 26 September 2017 in the City of The Hague.A�The festival focused entirely on impact startups and scale-ups that are working on innovations that make the world a better place. Innovations that tackle social and global challenges took center stage.

National and international matchmaking was at the core of the event. The festival provided a creative environment in which to build bonds and bridges, establish new connections, and create new opportunities to accelerate business.

25 September – Impact on the Beach

International matches were made in a relaxing environment. Our matchmaking program was held at one of The Haguea��s finest beach pavilions. National and international (tech) startups and scale-ups met with business leaders and impact investors for informal talks and drinks.

26 September a�� Impact Startup Fest

The entire day was filled with an exciting program with inspirational speakers, uplifting demos, pitch sessions and useful matchmaking opportunities between (tech) startups, investors, international organizations, developers, and corporates. A special track called Emerging Markets focused on the opportunities for entrepreneurship, innovation, and impact investing.

Global challenges, startup solutions
Impact Startup Fest was part of the country-wide Startup Fest Europe, which took place from 25-29 September in locations all over the Netherlands. During Startup Fest Europe, the Netherlands was be the epicenter of a�?global challenges, startup solutionsa�?. The festival focused entirely on impact startups and their potential to change the world.

Impact Startup Fest in cooperation with Sankalp Forum



Program online

Download the Program here.

Keynote speakers
(Reverse) Pitching & Matchmaking
Emerging Markets by Sankalp
Access to Venture Capital
Access to Impact Investors

Impact on the Beach25th September @ Scheveningen

More info


Update 25-09-2017 12.15

Impact on the Beach is fully booked. On the 26th of September there are still plenty of opportunities to meet up with investors. You can still buy tickets for the 26th.
It is also possible to buy tickets with a debitcard at the door tomorrow until 12.00 p.m.




Prince Constantijn and Nisha Dutt // Startup Delta & Intellecap

10:00 – 10:30
  • Keynote

Martin Wijnen // Deputy Commander of the Armed Forces

11:00 – 11:15
  • Keynote

Peter Holmes à Court // Seeking Refuge

11:15 – 11:30
  • Keynote

Stewart Sanders // O3B

11:30 – 11:45
  • Keynote

Steve Ellis // The Rise Fund

12:00 – 12:15
  • Keynote

Shardul Sheth // Agrostar

12:15 – 12:30
  • Keynote

Mathijs Koper and Walter aan de Wiel // Food Stars Accelerator

12:30 – 12:45
  • Keynote

Yori Kamphuis // Storro

13:30 – 13:45
  • Keynote

Loek Peeters // Human Surge

13:45 – 14:00
  • Keynote


14:00 – 14:15
  • Keynote

Bert van Son // MUD Jeans

14:00 – 14:15
  • Keynote

Panel Discussion Willemijn Verloop/Joost de Kluijver/Wendelien Hebly

14:30 – 14:45
  • Keynote

Severn Cullis Suzuki // Activist for intergenerational justice

14:45 – 15:00
  • Keynote

Sonja van Meerbeek // Ideas from Europe

15:00 – 15:15

U17 Sankalp

Getting to know the Dutch startup ecosystem // Sankalp

11:00 – 11:45
  • Workshop

Gateway to Emerging Markets // Sankalp

12:00 – 12:45
  • Workshop

Tackling the SDG’s: Building Meaningful Partnerships between Corporates & startups // Sankalp

13:30 – 15:15
  • Workshop

De Besturing

Get in the Ring

15:45 – 17:00


Building Better Startups // Tony de Bree

12:00 – 12:45
  • Workshop

Startup in Emerging Markets: How to Do it lean // IMPACT Booster

13:30 – 14:15
  • Workshop

Start Lean Funding // Arthur van de Graaf

14:30 – 15:15
  • Workshop


Impact first! How social enterprises can protect their social mission // Triodos

10:00 – 10:45
  • Workshop

Access to Africa Hub for healthcare solutions // Sankalp, partner: Amref

11:00 – 11:45
  • Workshop

Buy Social: impact & procurement (together with a social entrepeneur) // Social Enterprise

12:00 – 12:45
  • Workshop

Speeddating with Experts // NLimpact

14:30 – 15:15
  • Workshop


Building a Dream Team with World Startup Factory and Human Insight // WSF

10:00 – 10:45
  • Workshop

Making the local tech ecosystem go viral- Lessons from the Startup Nation // Embassy Of Israel

11:00 – 11:45
  • Workshop

Dare to develop your talent // Athletic Performance Trainer Softbal

12:00 – 12:45
  • Workshop

Finance Journey // Social Enterprise

13:30 – 14:15
  • Workshop

Blockchain will change funding. How can you use it as an impact startup and investor? // Venture One & Paperclip

14:30 – 15:15
  • Workshop


How to multiply the value of your company / The Netherlands Patent Office

10:00 – 10:45
  • Workshop

Social and circulair enterprises; how to finance // Rabobank

11:00 – 11:45
  • Workshop

The Autonomous Forest. How nature can govern // Border Labs

12:00 – 12:45
  • Workshop

Scaling Your Business and Impact: The next level of growth // Impact Hub Amsterdam

13:30 – 14:15
  • Workshop

Soft landing in region The Hague // City of The Hague, Rabobank, Innovation Quarter, WFIA

14:30 – 15:15
  • Workshop


The founders dilemma: how to split your shares and how to structure your startup? // Alfred Griffioen

11:00 – 11:45

Food & Innovation; how to finance // Rabobank

14:30 – 15:15
  • Workshop


Termsheet Negotiation Game // Nauta Dutilh

10:00 – 10:45
  • Workshop

Create your own impact, together // DeedMob

12:00 – 12:45
  • Workshop

B the change! // B Corp

13:30 – 14:15
  • Workshop

Impact driven mindset for social entrepreneurs // Petra Hoogerwerf

14:30 – 15:15
  • Workshop


From idea to customer value: what is your value proposition? // DOON

10:00 – 10:45
  • Workshop

Get Engagement for everything: Lego Serious Play // Perspectivity

12:00 – 12:45
  • Workshop

Swipe to your dream job // ICP

13:30 – 14:15
  • Workshop

Workshop building an Internationalisation strategy // City of The Hague

14:30 – 15:15
  • Workshop


Scale Up Your Impact By Going Open Source // Think Innovation

10:00 – 10:45
  • Workshop

How to create an impact ecosystem // Impact Hub, New World Campus, Social Impact Factory

11:00 – 11:45
  • Workshop

Pitch like a storyteller // Jonathan Tallbot

11:00 – 11:45

How to keep the impact in impact investing? // Sankalp Partner: Oxfam Novib

12:00 – 12:45
  • Workshop

Venture Academy workshop – Validating Assumptions // Humanity X & Universiteit Leiden

12:45 – 15:15
  • Workshop


Meetup: Speeddate // The Hague Humanity Hub

12:00 – 12:45
  • Meetup

Meetup: Justice & Humanitarian Innovation

13:00 – 14:15
  • Meetup

Meetup: FMO

14:30 – 15:15
  • Meetup

Central hall

Pitching Startups on Stage

10:00 – 10:45
  • (Reverse) Pitching

Pitching Startups on Stage

11:00 – 11:45
  • (Reverse) Pitching

Pitching Startups on Stage

12:00 – 12:45
  • (Reverse) Pitching

Reverse Pitching

13:30 – 14:15
  • (Reverse) Pitching

Reverse Pitching

14:30 – 15:15
  • (Reverse) Pitching


Integrated Capital Lab (closed session) // City of Amsterdam

10:00 – 13:00
  • Workshop

META_lab Soft Launch // Dutch Coast

13:30 – 14:15
  • Workshop

MaMa Kelly

Innovating Justice Bootcamp // Hiil

11:00 – 13:00
  • Workshop

The Social Enterprise Thesis award

13:30 – 15:30
  • Meetup

Gebouw 10

Design your ideal office space // The Community Office

11:00 – 11:45
  • Workshop

Design your ideal office space // The Community Office

13:30 – 14:15
  • Workshop

Speakers 2017

Prince Constantijn & Nisha Dutt

StartupDelta & Intellecap

Nisha Dutt, CEO at Intellecap, will have a fireside conversation about internationalization with StartupDelta special envoy Prince Constantijn.

Bert van Son

MUD Jeans

Bert van Son is founder and CEO of MUD Jeans, a fast-growing sustainable jeans company from the Netherlands. The company allows customers to shop guilt free and do good for the environment while looking fashionable and modern. As a 23-year-old he mov... read moreed to China his 30 years experience in the fashion industry has made Bert van Son see the impact fast fashion has on the environment and made him believe that there is an alternative way. In 2012 he started the idea “Lease A Jeans”, a concept that makes it possible for customers to use jeans and give them back after use. From ownership to performance. Allowing customers to regularly renew their wardrobe, while MUD Jeans makes sure the materials will be recycled after use.  Bert van Son knows about the challenges in today’s (fast) fashion industry and how he and his team try to implement the circle economy in the fashion industry.

Loek Peeters

Human Surge

Loek is a Dutch national residing in Spain. He holds three Master degrees and has more than ten years of field experience in the humanitarian sector, including several in emergency contexts. He has worked progressively in senior management positions ... read morefor various INGOs, and consulted for the UN. Loek experienced first-hand how (inter)national actors struggle to mobilize qualified human resources in response to a humanitarian emergency; and how incomplete teams in the field negatively impact both on teams and operations, ultimately to the detriment of disaster-affected populations. He conceived the idea of HumanSurge to enhance global surge capacity and teamed-up with co-founder and CTO Juan José Nieto in 2015 to pursue a world in which all humanitarian crises receive a timely and adequate response.

Severn Cullis-Suzuki

Activist for intergenerational justice

Severn is a longtime advocate for intergenerational justice. She started her career as a 12-year-old when she addressed the United Nations at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. Since then, she has been determined to see a global change. Severn aims for a ... read moreworld of diversity, justice, and respect. She is proud of her work for the Earth Charter commission and has continued engaging with UN Earth Summits.

Lieutenant general Martin Wijnen

Ministry of Defence

Stewart Sanders


Stewart is Executive Vice President (EVP) of SES Networks encompassing responsibility for ground/space engineering and procurement as well as technical innovation and product development. Prior to SES Networks, Stewart held the role of CTO of O3b Net... read moreworks, which has today combined with SES’s data business to form SES Networks. As part of the SES Group, SES Networks provides end-to-end network solutions to some of the world’s largest Telecommunications, Maritime and Energy companies as well as to Governments. Stewart’s former position of SVP of Planning & Procurement at SES made him responsible for satellite and launch vehicle procurement activities, satellite fleet technical planning and innovation program management. His team also performed technical risk analysis as well as support of the fleet launch and in-orbit insurance placement activities. In a prior role as SVP Customer Service Delivery at SES, Stewart also supported O3b activities. Stewart has fulfilled various satellite and payload operations roles for BTI, Intelsat, ICO, NEW SKIES SATELLITES and SES. One of the highlights of his career (before SES Networks) was as a team member of the Intelsat/NASA satellite re-boost mission in 1992. Stewart was instrumental in forming the Space Data Association for which he was the founding Chairman; the unique industry data-sharing organization won both SSPI and World Space Risk Forum innovation awards in 2012. Stewart has also worked closely with a number of other industry bodies such as sIRG, WBU-ISOG, GVF, EUI and other satellite operators in a number of initiatives targeting RF Interference.

Willemijn Verloop

Social Enterprise NL

Willemijn Verloop is one of the Netherlands' leading impact investors, aiming to help social ventures scale by making available capital and assistance. She is founder and director of the Dutch national network for social enterprises, Social Enterpris... read moree NL, and founding partner of the largest private impact fund in the Netherlands, Social Impact Ventures. She is proud to have helped build the Dutch social enterprise ecosystem from scratch and turn it into the thriving field it is today. “If we can feel connected to each other and to our planet, we can use that bond to help create a better world for all.”

Yori Kamphuis


Yori is passionate about providing a safer, more secure world. He is co-founder and CBDO of Storro. Storro is a blockchain application that lets you safely store and share files while adhering to all laws and regulations including the GDPR. Storro ha... read mores won numerous national and international awards. SecondSight elected Yori as Futurist of the Year in 2013. The Dutch magazine VrijNederland (Free Netherlands) ranked him as one of the ‘101 most interesting technologists, inventors and tinkerers’ of The Netherlands (which means one of the 101 biggest nerds of the country). Yori is a Global Shaper of the Amsterdam Hub, connected to the World Economic Forum. He is a member of the Programmaraad of the Rathenau Instituut, has set up TEDxGouda and is SingularityU ambassador for the Rotterdam Chapter. Yori was an advisor of StartupDelta of former EC vice-president Neelie Kroes at StartupDelta. He obtained a BSc in Industrial Engineering, Twente University, an MA in Geopolitics, Territory & Security from King's College London. He studied Exponential Technologies at Singularity University in Silicon Valley and became an Associate of King's College through Theology & Ethics classes.

Walter aan de Wiel

iMPACT Booster

Walter is the Director of iMPACT Booster and the driving force behind this accelerator program, which is wholly in line with his personal mission to create impact through good business. He co-founded 10 social enterprises in three different countries... read more before he started iMPACT Booster. Walter is a strategist and a doer and he thinks in possibilities. He wants to design, develop and build companies that matter.

Peter Holmes à Court

Peter had a 20-year career as executive and company director, running companies in the US, UK and Australia before, in 2011, making a move to become a writer. Peter is currently signed with Penguin/RandomHouse to write Riding with Giants, a loose aut... read moreobiography combined with a study of the changing nature of work since the industrial revolution.

Mathijs Koper

World Startup Factory

In the fifteen years as an entrepreneur, Mathijs has gained a lot of experience in developing new products, services and meaningful businesses. Mathijs is co-founder and director of World Startup Factory and Outside Inc. and co-founder of Social Ente... read morerprise Fair Medicine and Our Oceans Challenge. Mathijs always knows how to bring in fresh perspectives, speed and inspiration through the constant connection with a community of companies, knowledge organizations and entrepreneurs.

Sonja van Meerbeek

Ideas from Europe

'Sonja is co-founder and director of Ideas from Europe, aiming to contribute to meeting the UN Global Sustainable Goals. Most of the solutions to global challenges are already out there and in the hands of entrepreneurs. Nevertheless, most of them ar... read moree unknown and developed in silos. That’s why Ideas from Europe facilitates joint development of solutions with societal and economic impact. Sonja: “We align stakeholders in the very early stage and help creating transparency in the scale-up context. By doing so, the solutions can be accepted by the market more rapidly and scale-up effectively.'

Shardul Sheth


Shardul Sheth is co-founder of Indian startup AgroStar. Having been dubbed “the Amazon” for the Indian rural farmer, AgroStar is now drastically impacting the agricultural business by providing high-quality, affordable agri-products right to the farm... read moreer’s doorstep.

Steve Ellis

The Rise Fund

Steve Ellis is senior partner at the San Francisco-based Rise Fund, the most ambitious social impact fund the world has known to date. The Rise Fund is committed to achieving social and environmental impact alongside competitive financial returns. “W... read moree seek to partner with creative entrepreneurs and management teams of growth companies that drive meaningful, measurable positive change.

Workshops 2017

Integrated Capital Lab - open

Gemeente Amsterdam

"Integrated Capital is a kick start project of Impact Hub Amsterdam, Generous Minds and Amsterdam Impact (City of Amsterdam) connects impact investors and financiers to co-create a new model for collaboration and integrated capital. Using a case of a... read more social entrepreneur, investors can explore how they ensure social entrepreneurs can grow and scale, in order to increase impact. This is an invite only event."

Joyce Oomen


So yes, you have a great idea that hopefully will have a big impact on creating a better world! But who are your (end) customers? What are they really trying to achieve? What is keeping them up at night, what are their dreams? And how will your idea ... read morehelp your customers? We will briefly explain the Value Proposition Canvas and then our DOON accelerators will coach you in clarifying your value proposition.

Gerrit-Jan van 't Veen

Venture One / Paperclip

Tey Elrjula is without doubt one of the rising stars in the Blockchain community. And there is also little doubt that this technology will change many of our markets. So what is in store for impact startups and investors? How can we benefit from the ... read morenew technology, today and in the near future. This presentation will give you a clear idea what the opportunities are and how to take your first steps into the blockchain world. The presentation is hosted by Paperclip Community. Paperclip Community launches a new investment community for impact startups. With a longterm investment scope, impact driven and decentralised. The founders are looking forward to tell you more about their recent work and how you can join.

Hubertine Roessingh

B Corp

This workshop allows you to get a taste of the global B Corp movement. What does business as a force for good mean and how do you make it happen?

Border labs presents: The Autonomous Forest. How nature can govern?

Border Labs

There are currently several initiatives in the world that aim to make nature an autonomous legal stakeholder. What if a forest can make decisions with AI and with the combination of the many possibilities of Internet of Things and Blockchain govern o... read morever its own future? It will choose to grow, harvest, sell, restore and much more. We want to see it happen. During this workshop the people of Border Labs and you will think up the tech, fertile soil and seeds we need to actually let the first autonomous forest grow itself. We will leave the room with a clear action plan where and how to kickstart this in The Netherlands.

Nir Kouris

Ambassade Israël

How to boost your local tech ecosystem? How can a city become a startup city? Lessons from the Startup Nation and ideas of how to engage and build a great and leading ecosystem in your country will be discussed in this workshop. And learn all about a... read moren opportunity to win a free trip to #StartJLM, a startup seminar in Jerusalem from 5-11 November that includes branding, events, hackathons, meetups, and more.

Bart Krull

Social Enterprise NL

This workshop aims to demonstrate that buying from social enterprises is a direct and effective way for companies to create impact. Taking the experiences of both social entrepreneurs and CSR/procurement professionals as a starting point, participant... read mores will learn why buying social is a good idea. The example of Tunga’s network of African IT developers who built an app for TMG’s Gaspedaal will be highlighted. The workshop is given by Bart Krull (Social Enterprise NL) and Ernesto Spruyt (Tunga).

Tony De Bree

For the past twenty years, startups and scale-ups have been failing for the same nine reasons. In this workshop, you will learn how you turn your idea into a successful startup and scale-up without making age-old mistakes.

Nynke Struik & Debbie Rooms


Social and circular enterprises; how to finance. How to finance your impact startup. We discuss when, how and where to look for impact capital. And how does a financier valuates impact enterprises?

Saja Chander


NLimpact meet the experts meeting. NLimpact will arrange a 45-minute workshop wherein start-ups and scale-ups get 15 minutes to discuss their challenges with a pre selected experts. The Experts will be introduced on the NLimpact website and Facebook ... read morepage.

Yp Kroon


Discussing your new product or idea with a new client can be a daunting prospect. You have worked hard on your idea or innovation and now you have to present it to a new partner or client. Thanks to Intellectual Property (IP) you can actually turn yo... read moreur new, inventive product or idea into your own property. During this workshop, affordable options to secure the right to intellectual property will be discussed. So that you will be the only party that will reap the benefits of your intellectual accomplishment and it will lead to actual value for your startup.

Tycho Onnasch & Splinter Dreesmann


Deedmob aims to strengthen the foundations of our society by leveraging the impact of volunteering. By looking at individuals and organizations in creative ways, it demonstrates how anybody can make a meaningful and lasting impact on the world around... read more them.

Wieke Van der Zouwen

Impact Hub Amsterdam

Are you running a social enterprise? Want to grow your impact by scaling your business internationally? Or just excited to learn more about the scaling trajectory of social enterprises? This 45-minute workshop is your chance. At Impact Hub, we’ve bee... read moren scaling our own business to over a 100 locations across the globe and we’ve supported many other social enterprises expand internationally. Wieke van der Zouwen, scaling manager at Impact Hub Amsterdam, will talk about what startups need in the scaling phase. She will address their most common challenges, how the scaling process differs between impact and normal startups, and how Impact Hub Amsterdam supports scaling businesses. Bring your burning questions along as she will also host a Q&A session. Ready to take your startup to the next level?

Anna Kogut


Are you tired of gatherings or events with low actual engagement? Are people leaning out of the topic, goal or strategy in (continuous) meetings? Do you find that after a lot of talk, you were expecting more drive and energy and more collaboration? T... read morehere must be a way to get them - including yourself - more active, more engaged, more committed to make a change? This introduction workshop in Lego Serious Play will set things in motion. Lego Serious Play (LSP) is a methodology created by the LEGO® Group that uses LEGO® bricks to improve creative thinking. It develops problem-solving skills, helps explore ideas, and achieve goals. LSP lets you prototype new products or services, gets people to work on a vision, goal or strategy together so as to jointly find solutions to complex challenges.

Mathijs Koper & Walter Aan de Wiel

World Startup Factory & iMPACT Booster

Are you a startup challenging the way we feed people in our metropoles? Join the keynote session of Food Stars, a brand-new accelerator program by World Startup Factory and iMPACT Booster that focuses on the future of agriculture and horticulture. ... read more Food Stars is planning to boost 100 agri-food startups In the next five years. We believe entrepreneurship is one of the keys to solving many of the challenges the world is grappling with. We are convinced both startups and corporates play a crucial role in driving the innovation, often between and across sectors, that Is needed to make our food production sustainable.

Jonathan Talbott


A pitch has to connect with the listeners and keep them wanting more, just like a good story. The pitcher, like a storyteller, needs to engage the audience and take them on a journey that ends in collaboration. Jonathan Talbott will share an approach... read more to pitching that will help you to be in command of your story. Jonathan Talbott helps startups, humanitarian organizations, NGO’s, and financial institutions throughout Europe with their verbal communication. He is also the head speakers’ coach for 4 different TEDx events.

Martijn Rol & Niels Snoep


Food & Innovation; how to finance. How to finance your impact startup. We discuss when, how and where to look for impact capital. And how does a financier valuates impact enterprises

Integrated Capital Lab - besloten

Gemeente Amsterdam

Integrated Capital is a kick start project of Impact Hub Amsterdam, Generous Minds and Amsterdam Impact (City of Amsterdam) connects impact investors and financiers to co-create a new model for collaboration and integrated capital. Using a case of a ... read moresocial entrepreneur, investors can explore how they ensure social entrepreneurs can grow and scale, in order to increase impact. This is an invite only event.

Jorgen Van Rijn

Afval loont

The funding world for social enterprises has grown enormously: we have seen an increase of informal impact investors, crowdfunding platforms specifically targeting social enterprises, and professional impact funds. To be brief, there seems to be more... read more and more capital available for companies that add social value. But has it become easier to find funding? What does the field look like and what kind of opportunities are there? Jørgen Van Rijn, founder of social enterprise Afval Loont (Cash for Trash), takes you on his journey to find funding. He talks about the kind of funding he uses at different stages of his company. From private investment to bank financing, from finding (strategic) shareholders (equity), crowdfunding, to impact investment. What worked and what didn’t work? What lessons can be learned? This session provides valuable insights to learn how to grow capital for your social enterprise.

How to keep the impact in impact investing?

Oxfam Novib

The impact industry has enjoyed tremendous growth in the last decade. For the coming 10 years, the sector has huge potential to create real impact and help tackle the SDGs. This session looks at the balance between financial and social returns and em... read morephasizes the impact side of the equation. While attracting more capital and investors, the sectors needs to increase its focus on impact and the needs of the enterprises themselves. Panel members as well as session participants will be asked to provide recommendations for development of the sector in the next 10 years. How to keep the impact in impact investing?

Alfred Griffioen

De Coöperatie expert

The founder's dilemma: how to split your shares and how to structure your startup? Every start-up needs a structure, but what structures work best? How to split the shares if you don't know what your investments will be and what your revenue will be?... read more Do you need a shareholders agreement? And what will happen if you find your first investor? Alfred Griffioen is an expert in setting up (international) collaborations. As the initiator of 'de Coöperatie expert' has helped many startup founders with structuring their business. In this interactive workshop, he will explain the basic principles of company valuation and compare how suitable the various legal entity types are.

Arthur Van de Graaf

This workshop will teach you how lean start-up theory and crowdfunding come together in a new method to get started and funded. From here on out, don't waste any cup of coffee and convert every appointment into the success of your startup.

Isabel Brouwer


Workshop building an internationalisation strategy. As Director of DutchBasecamp, Isabel spoke to over 150 founders and CEOs about their international successes and pitfalls. This gives her a solid understanding of what it takes to scale your company... read more internationally, both to Western and emerging economies. She will share these insights during a workshop of 45 minutes. The why and how with regards to building an internationalisation strategy, how to identify your next market and how to properly prepare to tackle this market. She will zoom into possible resources and the most common pitfalls when scaling internationally. 'There is no recipe for success but there is one for failure', a quote by one of the founders. DutchBasecamp is a social enterprise fully geared towards helping scale-ups with their internationalisation.

Anne Marie Verschuur

Nauta Dutilh

Intellectual property is the backbone of many startup companies. This workshop will provide you with insights into the do's and don'ts in licence agreements, the importance of appropriate arrangements regarding milestones, and royalty monetization. A... read morelso on the agenda: expert views on dealing with your suppliers and your customers.

Bram Alkema

Humanity X / Universiteit Leiden

The Venture Academy is a pre-incubation programme for social impact start-ups in The Hague. This workshop by Bram Alkema helps you to identify your own biases. Validating a business model is the most crucial part of starting a company. By testing a s... read moreimple hypotheses countless of hours and resources can be saved. Find more information here:

Rosan Gompers

The Community Office

Design your ideal // start-up // office space. In this workshop we challenge you to co-design a new coworkingspace aimed at start-ups in De Binckhorst #TheHague. Rosan will share the main principles of coworking and essential ingredients to make a ... read morespace ‘work’. She’s an expert in new ways of working, collaboration and space design. How to seduce people to collaborate, create and facilitate innovation? Add your vision, wishes and ideas to Europe’s best practices on coworking. Join our tribe! Rosan is a partner at The Community Office, a creative agency with a proven approach to facilitate coworking and create new ways of working //

Diderik Van Wingerden

Think Innovation

How do you really translate impact, collaboration, and openness into the structure of your organization, product, and business model? The 'Open Source' way shows how you can truly benefit from the power of the internet and can scale up exponentially,... read more without having to scale up your organization likewise. Create abundance, share the benefit and everybody wins. This session gives an overview of three layers of openness: (1) open source technology at the foundation, (2) open source business models for the multi-stakeholder benefit, and (3) cooperative ownership. After this session, you will have a good basic understanding of these topics and know how to avoid the pitfalls of opening up.

Bart Hanegraaff

El Contento

Startups are different. At least, that is the perception. But how do you develop your own talent and how do you prevent yourself from becoming a dime a dozen-entrepreneur? Bart Hanegraaff is the Athletic Performance Trainer for Team Kingdom of the ... read moreNetherlands Fastpitch Softball. He will playfully teach you to think out of the box about yourself. Or should we say: act out of the box?

Walter Aan de Wiel

Impact Booster

Starting a company is not without challenges. When you are entering an emerging market you will definitely be tested in many ways. Best to test your market first before you spend a lot of resources to fully launch your business. Walter will discuss h... read moreow the lean startup approach can help you to validate your business concept, sharing many examples of best practices and unfortunate failures in emerging markets.

Raphaël Nouwen

Triodos Bank

This workshop will give you practical tools and inspiration on how to safeguard your most important asset: your mission. Triodos Bank is very keen to finance impact driven initiatives. Triodos Bank itself is a social enterprise as well. In the past 3... read more6 years the bank evolved into the company it is today. Yet, when Triodos Bank was started, the founders made some very essential choices to safeguard the bank's mission. These principles are still protecting the core of the company’s mission. During the presentation, Raphael will offer insights into the way Triodos sees banking on value and how one can maintain its mission in the long run.

Innovating Justice Boostcamp

The Hague Institute for the Innovation of Law

HiiL, the The Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law, aims to innovate justice. Their Innovating Justice Accelerator sets out on a mission each year to find the best justice innovators around the world.

Sebastian Hamers

World Startup Factory

"Always change a winning team" and "reinvent" are arguably some of the most important ways to business success. In this workshop, you will look closely at how to create a “dream team” and make it win.

Ruud Smits

Nauta Dutilh

Have you always wanted to learn more about liquidation preference, pay-to-play or anti-dilution, but were afraid to ask? Then make sure to come to this workshop. Get a grasp of what's influencing financing rounds now and in the future. And let ventur... read moree capital specialists beef up your negotiation skills during our term sheet negotiation game.

Ellen Oetelmans

Amsterdam Impact (City of Amsterdam)

Integrated Capital is a kick start project of Impact Hub Amsterdam, Generous Minds, and Amsterdam Impact (City of Amsterdam). It connects impact investors and financiers to co-create a new model for collaboration and integrated capital. Using a case ... read moreof a social entrepreneur, investors can explore how they may ensure social entrepreneurs can grow and scale, in order to increase impact. This is an invite only event.

Petra Hoogerwerf

Impact driven mindset for social entrepreneurs

Being an social entrepreneur is being impact driven! Petra Hoogerwerf is an experienced entrepreneur and founded consultancy firm Veleda. She wrote five books. This year her new book Echte winst (modern profit) was launched. This book includes a se... read moreven step plan to become an successful social entrepreneur. In the highly interactive and dynamic workshop she challenges you to change your mind in a real impact driven way. She will give a lot of examples and tips how to grow your company. Therefore your mindset is an important tool to build relationships, build a community and become successful. Join our workshop!

Nicole Van Haelst


Lift identifies what drives you in terms of values, competencies, and aspirations in a playful and engaging way. Based on that, it recommends career opportunities (companies, vacancies & job roles) that match your passion, purpose and potential. Not ... read morejust another job board, but a whole new way to explore the next step in your career, a platform to make recruitment and retention more effective and efficient. Lift enables personal and business growth by bringing your (un)conscious potential to the fore and creating talent pools for companies. You are invited to join in and experience how this app can help you and your business grow. Download the app: and start swiping.

Gateway to Emerging Markets

Nisha Dutt


Nisha Dutt, CEO at Intellecap, will have a fireside conversation about internationalization with StartupDelta special envoy Prince Constantijn.

Danny Dubbeldeman


Access to Africa for Health solutions by Amref Flying Doctors and Momala Maybe you’ve developed a health solution and would like to enter the African market with it? Or maybe you are looking for impact investments in health (Sustainable Development G... read moreoal 3)? Then this interactive and interesting workshop is something for you. We present to you the Amref Flying Doctors Access to Africa Hub.

Getting to know the Dutch startup ecosystem


Are you looking to expand your business to the European market? This workshop showcases leading experts and support providers for entrepreneurs and innovators that are looking to build business relations in Europe.

Building meaningful partnerships between corporates & startups


Join this exclusive round-table with large multi-national corporations and startups to develop a roadmap for meaningful collaborations to create large-scale impact. Partner: Acumen Fund.

Gateway to Emerging Markets


Workshop with leading experts and support providers for entrepreneurs and innovators looking to build business relations with EuropePartner: Impact Booster
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StartupFest Europe 2017 a�?Global challenges, startup solutionsa��

From 25-28 September, the Netherlands will be the epicenter for international startups, scale-ups, investors, scientists, corporates, and other innovators. The festival will feature thematic events, fun & energizing meetups, deep dives and deal-making throughout the Netherlands. StartupFest Europe will be organized and fueled by a coalition of partners under the leadership of StartupDelta.

Ita��s all about helping startups raise money, attract talent, and connect with peers, founders, leading scientists, venture capitalists,A�corporates, and policy makers.

Read more in our FAQ.

StartupFest Europe 2017 will be a celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation bringing these innovators together

Constantijn Van Oranje, special envoy at StartupDelta and co-founder at StartupFest Europe

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25 Sep - The Hague Beach Strandslag
2586 JK Den Haag

26 Sep - Startup Hub Binckhaven | Caballero Fabriek Saturnusstraat 60
2516 AH Den Haag


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