Content: Past Events

Rotterdam 2017

VENUE: Loyens & Loeff

Address: Blaak 31, 3011 GA, Rotterdam



We would like to thank all founders, investors and partners for making the first Rotterdam event a big success. Please check out our event schedule for upcoming events. 


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THURSDAY, 16 March, 2017

AM 8:30 – 9:30

REGISTRATION and Welcome Breakfast
AM 9:30 – 9:40

Opening words by

Arjen Strijker – Founder & CEO of Capital On Stage

Gert-Wim van de Meent - Executive Board Member, Loyens & Loeff

Moderator of the day:

Katja Berkhout - Executive Director Venture Café Foundation

AM 9:40 – 10:00

Keynote Robbert van Geldrop - Chief Venture Officer, Firmhouse

AM 10:00 – 10:15

Investor Pitches — Round 1Johan Stins – InnovationQuarter Capital

Pieter Welten – Prime Ventures
Coenraad de Vries - StartGreen Capital

AM 10:15 – 10:30

Startups in the Spotlight — Round 1

Trip Creator
Shopping Small


Bolt Mobility

AM 10:30 – 10:45

Investor Pitches — Round 2Corne Jansen - INKEF Capital

David Mozes - Seedrs

Herman Kienhuis - KPN Ventures

AM 10:45 – 10:55

fundsUP announcement

AM 10:55 – 11:00

BeFrank & OHRA introduction

AM 11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break

AM 11:30 – 11:45

Investor Pitches — Round 3

Ilan Goudsmit - Endeit

Niels van Aalten - Holland Venture

Jonne de Leeuw – HPE Growth Capital

Radboud Vlaar – Orange Growth Capital

Enterprise-Startup Program: fireside chat | small auditoriumStartups would have a chance to ask questions to the representatives of BeFrank and OHRA in an informal setting.

AM 11:45 – 12:00

Startups in the Spotlight — Round 2




Madam Therapeutics



Enterprise-Startup Program: round table | small auditorium

Startups will participate in a round table discussion with representatives of BeFrank and OHRA.

PM 12:00 – 12:20


Peter Ros - entrepreneur

PM 12:20 – 1:00 VC Panel Discussion


Ton van't Noordende - Keadyn 

PM 1:00 – 2:00 Lunch and Networking


PM 2:00 – 5:30


Open Office Hours

Scheduled private meetings with the VCs of their choice, Loyens & Loeff, OHRA and BeFrank.


PM 3:15 – 3:30Coffee Break

PM 5:30 – 5:40 Closing Words
PM 5:40 – 8:00 Drinks and Networking


Francis Quint Head, InnovationQuarter
Johan Stins Senior Investment Manager, InnovationQuarter
Pieter Welten Principal, Prime Ventures
Nick Kalliagkopoulos Associate, Prime Ventures
David Mozes Regional Manager Benelux, removefromsite
Thierry Zois Business Development Benelux, removefromsite
Herman Kienhuis Director, KPN Ventures
Sjoerd Spanjer Investment Manager, KPN Ventures
Ilan Goudsmit Associate, Endeit
Niels van Aalten Partner, Holland Venture
Laurens Platteeuw Junior Investment Analyst, Holland Venture
Coenraad de Vries Managing Partner, StartGreen Capital
Roderick Ruinard Business Analyst, StartGreen Capital
Jonne de Leeuw Vice President, HPE Growth Capital
Martin Karschkes Associate, HPE Growth Capital
Radboud Vlaar Founding Partner, Orange Growth Capital
Karin Govaert Key Executive, Rotterdam Port Fund
Corné Jansen Director, INKEF Capital


Katja Berkhout Executive Director, Venture Café Foundation
Gert-Wim van de Meent Executive Board Member, Loyens & Loeff
Robbert van Geldrop Chief Venture Officer, Firmhouse
Ton van't Noordende Venture Partner, Keadyn
Peter Ros Entrepreneur & Public Speaker, Internative

Enterprise-Startup Program

Connect with enterprise innovators on March 16th.
BeFrank & OHRA will join us in Rotterdam, with the goal of connecting with relevant startups and spreading the innovation!

In short, this is how it works:
BeFrank & OHRA will come to Rotterdam to meet with startups;
There will be an exclusive roundtable session & fireside chats;
To top it off, they will also have 1-on-1 meetings with startups. Who knows what kind of sparks will go off?
Participating startups are also welcome to listen to the VC pitches & panel of the main Capital On Stage event;
Lunch is included, a fun way to network and make connections

This track is free, but requires registration.

VIP & Speakers Dinner

A great opportunity to meet Holland’s top tech CEOs, international and local VCs, local influencers and enterprise innovators. 

Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 
Doors open: 18.00h - 20.30h
Location: Op het Dak, Schiekade 189, 3013 BR, Rotterdam
Tickets: request an invite or contact Victoria
Dresscode: informal

Blue Collar Breakfast

Brings together investors, founders, politicians and partners in an intimate setting, enjoying the beauty of the impressive industrial surrounding: cranes, container ships, big tanks, and water.

Date: Friday, March 17, 2016 
Boat leaves: 08.00h
Location:  next to Hotel New York, South Side, Wilhelminakade 981, Rotterdam
Access: request an invite or contact Victoria
Dresscode: a touch of blue




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