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Develop your talent at Venture Café!

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March is all about talent here at Venture Café, where we focus on connecting talent and also providing you with some enticing content to help develop your skills! This week we want to give you the stage during our Open Mic Night. You will have the opportunity to speak about a project that you are working on, get feedback from the community and improve your pitch! Sign up here, to share your ideas. http://bit.ly/2FeHeOJ

This Thursday is also International Women's Day, and here at Venture Café we want to celebrate all of the women that have played a role in our innovation community! The women that built their own companies. The women that lead and support teams. The women that strive to create an impact. The women that nurture children into innovators. Hats off to all the women around the world!

Rotterdam Capital Days 2018
We would also like to announce that we are launching the first edition of the Rotterdam Capital Days on 24th, 25th & 26th of April.

Our mission is to demystify the world of capital by connecting ideas, talent & money.
In collaboration with multiple innovation partners, we will focus on creating meaningful connections for startups and investors.

On 24th of April, we are starting with a Capital Tour XXL where startups hop on their bikes to visit investors at their HQs.

Buy your early bird tickets here! https://www.capitaltourxxl.com/#tickets

Want to stay up to date with the events during Rotterdam Capital Days, click here! https://rotterdamcapitaldays.nl/

★ Program March 8th

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Learn about SpareSpace - SpareSpace
SpareSpace is a new concept in Rotterdam. We have developed a new interactive platform, where we are able to connect/link different kinds of entrepreneurs with different kind of backgrounds. they are able to share there knowledge, experiences

17:00–18:15 Break Out: Female Empowerment Talks (in Dutch!) -The E101Card
During this session we would like to discuss the yearly theme of International Women's Day 2018: equality #PressforProgress! Two women from two different generations will speak: Esther van der Lecq (entrepreneur) and Marlissa Arthur (student) and address their experiences . NB This session is in Dutch!

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Funding for your innovation - Maas & Kleiberg Subsidieadvies
Maas & Kleiberg aims to support innovative companies on a strategical level on their business development. Their focus is on grants, crowdfunding and investment funds, giving you the assets you need to build or scale-up your business. Stop by to meet a.o. Rik van der Laan and see how they can support your company!

17:00–19:00 Info Table: Rotterdam100 - SMO - Stichting Maatschappij en Onderneming
Rotterdam100 is a talent competition & innovation challenge. Their goal is to curb our city's transition into a sustainable and future-proof Next Economy. Stop by to learn more about this!

17:00–19:00 Info Table: ECE Students Job Portal - ECE Students
Are you looking for young talents? Join a.o. Philip Klien to learn about ECE Students' job portal that matches startups with students! ECE Students is the largest entrepreneurial society at Erasmus University and uses its great network to bring bright people together.

17:30–18:00 Break Out: Open Mic Night - Venture Café Rotterdam
Have something to say? Need a community to bounce ideas off? On March 8th, Venture Café is the stage that you have been looking for!

17:30–18:30 Break Out: Rotterdam100 - SMO - Stichting Maatschappij en Onderneming
Join Blendi Qorri as he explains the Rotterdam100 program! It is a talent competition & innovation challenge. We want to curb our city's transition into a sustainable and future-proof Next Economy.

17:30–18:30 Break Out: 'aha' - it starts with a click! - Anonymous
Join this session and go on an exploration journey, a journey that starts with a click! On this journey you will have an opportunity to put your talents and creativity to the test, be spurred on to experience your own ‘aha’ moment.

18:00–19:00 Break Out: Funding for your innovation - Maas & Kleiberg Subsidieadvies
On the 17th of april, the MIT-subsidy will open. During this session a.o. Rik van der Laan of Maas & Kleiberg will give you tips & tricks and success stories on how to get this popular grant. What are the instruments in this program and what works for an applicant? Step in to get a better idea of this!

18:00–18:30 Break Out: Customer Loyalty in a Disruptive Age - ContentKings BV
How loyal are your customers? Want some help focusing on your customers’ real needs? Rob Punselie and Ellen Altenburg from ContentKings take the ‘Jobs To Be Done’ framework one step further. Anyone who wants loyal customers should join.

18:00–19:00 Info Table: Explore the funding ecosystem in one day! - Capital Tour XXL Rotterdam
Interested in learning more about local investors? Want a chance to meet with relevant investors and speak with them? Stop by our info table and we can answer your questions on how Capital Tour can help you!

18:30–19:15 Break Out: Entrepreneurship MBA: Lessons from Sydney - Rotterdam Business School / University Technology Sydney
This talk delves into the very heart of entrepreneurialism and what it means to become an entrepreneur. Visiting professor Jochen Schweitzer, from University Technology Sydney, is here to share his thoughts with you!

18:30–19:15 Break Out: Should we keep celebrating International Women's Day? - The E101Card
The debate is organized by E101CARD, Nene Merrit, and will revolve around the question: Should we keep celebrating International Women's Day? Join this session and share your opinion!

Drinks for this week are brought to you by SpareSpace!

Want to join the program? Send an e-mail to team@venturecaferotterdam.org

Let's meet on Thursday and make things happen!

Thursdays don’t just happen on their own. Besides the Venture Cafe staff, a team of trusted ambassadors help making the Thursday Gatherings happen. If you like telling the story through the creation of digital content, or greeting people as they visit, or serving up a drink to thirsty innovators, we want to talk to you. Drop an email to team@venturecaferotterdam.org and let us know you’d like to help out.

As a program partner, you can contribute to our program. If you look at out overview you will see our overarching topics and what might be relevant to your expertise. If you are interested please contact laura@venturecaferotterdam.org.

There are a wide range of possibilities for sponsors and partners. Please, contact laura@venturecaferotterdam.org to discuss all the option!

For more info check out https://venturecaferotterdam.org/