Startup Fest Europe 2017 Presents ‘Global Challenges, Startup Solutions’

11 apr 2017
Auteur: HSD Foundation

During Startup Fest Europe ‘Global challenges, Startup Solutions', The Netherlands will be the epicenter for international startups, scale ups, investors, scientists, corporates and other innovators. The festival will take place from 25 - 29 September 2017 and feature thematic events, fun & energising meetups, deep dives and deal-making throughout the Netherlands. Startup Fest Europe will be organised and fuelled by a coalition of partners under leadership of StartupDelta.


‘Global challenges - like health, security, food security and clean energy - demand transformative, sustainable and technical solutions. Startups can play a major and potentially decisive role in solving these challenges. But to do so startups, scale-ups, investors, scientists and corporates must collaborate. Startup Fest Europe 2017 will be a celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation bringing these innovators together’, says Startup Envoy and StartupFest co-founder Constantijn van Oranje (StartupDelta).





The following events are planned and more to come:

  • CapitalFest: Global challenges startup solutions, co-organised with Amsterdam Capital Week

  • FinTech & Security: The key to trust and opportunities in digital services (Also part of Cyber Security Week, powered by HSD)

  • Social Impact: Doing Business and doing good by building the ‘impact economy’

  • New energies for smart mobility: New solutions to global energy, emission reduction and mobility challenges

  • Blockchain: Co-creating next operating system for our society

  • New material: Innovative solutions for the circular, biobased and energy economy

  • Amsterdam Capital Week, connecting with investors the Amsterdam Way

  • Angel Island Secret Retreat (for investors and startups only)


Impact Startup Fest: Doing business & doing good

In the framework of the nationwide event, the City of The Hague presents the second edition of its spin-off Impact Startup Fest on 25 and 26 September. The City of The Hague has been on a mission to demonstrate the potential of doing business and doing good. Deputy Mayor Karsten Klein explains: “In The Hague, we like to show that the two go hand in hand. It’s the essence of our Impact Economy startup programme and the essence of our economic efforts. Hosting Impact Startup Fest fits our wish to boost the startup ecosystem in the city, so that startups and other companies are perfectly positioned to take off.”


Startup Fest Powered by

Startup Fest Europe is powered by a coalition of partners under the leadership of StartupDelta. The partners are Brainport Eindhoven, Brightlands, StartupUtrecht, FoundedInGroningen, Novel-T, StartupAmsterdam, StartupGelderland, StartupZuidHolland, Gemeente Den Haag Impact City, the Ministries of Economic Affairs, of Education, Science and Culture of Foreign Affairs, Accenture, AkzoNobel, Amazon Web Services, Amsterdam Capital Week,, Cisco, Deloitte, DutchChain, Holland FinTech, ISPT, Liberty Global, Rabobank, RTLz, Shell, YES!Delft, Ziggo.

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