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  • upstream festival 2023

    Upstream 2023: Connect, grow, transform.

    Upstream 2023, the must-attend annual event that brings together all those contributing to building a future-proof economy, will take place in Rotterdam from May 23rd to May 25th, 2023. Upstream…

    • Innovation
  • slush 2022 dutch startup delegation

    Biggest Dutch delegation of startups to visit Slush 2022 in Helsinki

    As part of the Netherlands’ call on all techies, disruptors and investors to fast-forward responsible tech, next week sees no less than 72 Dutch startups travelling to Slush in Helsinki.…

    • Innovation
  • collegetour 2022 Up!Rotterdam meeting with students

    How Rotterdam connects students to scale-up careers

    Rotterdam is a city full of opportunities for its students. With a thriving business community and a strong culture of entrepreneurship, throughout the years the city of Rotterdam has developed…

    • Innovation
  • Micky Chen

    How Minite creates access to relevant work for driven students

    Minite is the first and the biggest platform in The Netherlands designed to match freelancing students with companies. Founded by Micky and Linky Chen startup is on a mission of…

    • Innovation
  • Upstream 2022

    2100+ changemakers joined Upstream 2022

    Driven by you. The Changemakers. 3 Days. 45 Events. 2100+ visitors. From 31 May until 2 June 2022 the Rotterdam Metropolitan Region transformed again into a place where startups, scale-ups,…

    • Circular
  • Tim Houter on being competitive, building a company and the ambition of developing Europe’s hyperloop network

    Tim Houter on being competitive, building Hardt and developing the hyperloop

    Tim Houter has always been a competitive guy. Having been active in sports from a young age and later involving himself in a number of high-tech competitions, he knows what…

    • Mobility
  • Puzzle flag EU with missing piece and Brexit text

    Postponement of further UK customs rules until end 2023

    The UK government plans to announce a new customs regime in autumn 2022 for, among other things, security declarations (ENS) and the inspection of veterinary and phytosanitary cargo entering the…

  • The Rotterdam Reef

    The Rotterdam Reef

    In collaboration with the City of Rotterdam, Rijkswaterstaat, and Boskalis, the innovative start-up Reefy from Delft will test a modular artificial reef system. This system protects the riverbank against large…

    • Maritime
  • Wouter Goedhart

    Wouter Goedhart on building a recruitment marketing company and investing in startups

    As co-founder and years-long CEO of VONQ, a key player in the recruitment marketing space, Wouter has learned tons about growing a company and building great teams.

    • Digital
  • Arosha Brouwer on the importance of understanding wellbeing and taking it into your own hands

    Arosha Brouwer on the importance of understanding wellbeing

    “With 17 employees and five amazing interns, we are spread across five time zones and are proud of the fact that we have 14 different nationalities onboard. And while it was not a conscious strategy to build such a diverse team from the get-go, it simply happened. That’s how we are.”

    • Health
  • pieter schoen entrepreneurship

    Pieter Schoen: navigating the ups and downs of entrepreneurship

    Pieter Schoen is a man who knows how to turn an idea into a successful business. After founding a publishing business and two IT companies, he started – and later…

    • Technology
  • Graciella van Vliet Chantal van der Velde co-founders Closure podcast

    Dealing with personal loss is never easy. Closure is there to help.

    Everyone experiences the loss of a loved one at one point in their lives. There is no way around it and it is never easy to deal with. Graciëlla van…

    • Technology