Start Up Fest Europe

Startup Fest Europe 2016 is a nation wide festival of events in The Netherlands that help startups grow faster by bringing together founders, investors, business leaders and developers around specific themes (verticals). These week long match making activities are a joint effort of startup hubs in Amsterdam, Arnhem, Delft, Brainport Eindhoven, Enschede, Leeuwarden, Nijmegen, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Wageningen.


Top-of-the-bill keynotes

On the opening day top-of-the-bill keynote-speakers like Tim Cook (Apple), Travis Kalanick (Uber), Pieter van der Does (Adyen), Andrus Ansip (Vice-president of the European Commission) and Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte will inspire the audience at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam.


Matchmaking at the Startup Garden

The startup garden is the market place where selected startups present themselves to investors (in the morning) and corporates / press (in the afternoon). The selection of startups is done by the partners of Startup Fest and each of them represents a specific sector, industry or region. All founders will receive personal training on their presentation skills.


Programme of the Startup Fest Europe Week

Please consult the event website of Startup Fest Europe for programme details of the following events:


Tuesday 24 May:


Wednesday 25 May:


Thursday 26 May:

  • Campus Party (Utrecht)
  • Digital Marketing Live! (Amsterdam)
  • Dutch Interactive Awards (Amsterdam)
  • Energy Fest (Amsterdam)
  • F&A next (Wageningen)
  • Impact Startup (The Hague)
  • Mobile Convention (Amsterdam)
  • Our future health (Nijmegen)
  • Science & Innovation Award (Amsterdam Sciencepark)
  • Smart City (Rotterdam)


Friday 27 May:


Saturday 28 May:

  • Campus Party (Utrecht)
  • Startup & Dance: Startup Fest Europe’s closing party


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