HSD Café: The World of Start-ups
During this HSD Café we will give you an insight in the world of start-ups, as they have an important role in creating innovation, employment and a strong economy in this region. To help start-ups grow, the Rotterdam The Hague Metropolitan Area (MRDH) and tech incubator Yes!Delft have introduced the Metropolitan Start-up Lab. During this inspirational HSD Café you are shown how an incubator works, how some start-ups benefitted from it, and what is offered in this region.
Additionally, for those interested, a Discovery Day will be organized, as a follow-up, on March, 15th at HSD, where start-ups to-be and future entrepreneurs can follow a one-day crash course to transform their tech idea into a potential business idea and to learn the basics of entrepreneurship. If you’re interested in participating in this follow-up session, you can sign up using this link.
The HSD Café is set up as follows:
- Lija Groenewoud Van Vliet (Programme Manager at the Metropolitan Start-up Lab) will enthuse you with inspiration to embrace your own problem-solving capacities and will show the wider picture of which initiatives are currently in place in this region;
- Marco de Moulin will participate in a Q&A on becoming a (startup) entrepreneur, based on his experience with Tracks Inspector;
- Vincent Holleman (municipality of The Hague) will explain why they invest in Start-up Programmes;
- Mathijs Koper (Executive director at the World Start-up Factory) will elaborate on their 3 month-programme to accelerate start-ups;
From 17:00 onwards the bar is open for drinks and there will be ample opportunity to network.
This HSD Café is sponsored by the Metropolitan Start-up Lab, an initiative by the Rotterdam The Hague Metropolitan Area (MRDH) and tech incubator Yes!Delft.
HSD Café Programme
16.00-17.00 Presentation + Discussion
17.00-17.45 Drinks and networking
About the HSD Café
The HSD Cafés are organised for HSD partners on every first and third Thursday of each month (except on public holidays). From cyber to critical infrastructure, 20 sessions will be organised around security topics relevant for businesses, governments, and knowledge institutions. In the first hour (16.00-17.00) of each HSD Café, an expert will briefly present a security topic, dilemma, or innovation, followed by an informal discussion. The second part of the HSD Café (17.00-17.45) will consist of drinks and a possibility to network.
The HSD Cafés provide an excellent opportunity to meet (potential) business partners, bring along your contacts, expand your knowledge, and shape the debate on key security issues of the future. Tell us what you think. Let your voice count, expand your network, and join the debate.