Startup Events You Can’t Miss Out on in 2019

Events are the greatest way to connect and create opportunities with other like-minded people. That single point in time that digital platforms and websites can’t offer.

What we decided to do was map out the most worthwhile and valuable events that happen around the Netherlands that you should make your time to go visit. This year sees alot less larger events than previous years but opening up many smaller, quality events and meetups around the Netherlands.

Please let us know if you want to add your Startup event to our list to keep everyone informed for a great new 2019.

STARTUP EVENTS February – March 2019

Founder Fireside with TicketSwap & Messagebird

Tuesday, 19th February 6:15 PM – 8:30 PM

TQ Amsterdam | Admission: FREE

At TQ’s Founder Fireside, we highlight people that have founded successful growing companies. We invite them to a curated stage, with only startup founders in attendance, they can share those important details that will help the next generation of founders get to where they are.

At this edition, we’ll be talking to Robert Vis, founder of Messagebird, and Hans Ober, founder of TicketSwap. The fireside will be moderated by Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, co-founder and CEO of TNW. More details on our speakers below!

This is a curated event with limited capacity exclusively reserved for founders. Apply for a spot here and we’ll let you know if you’ve made the list!


Thursday, 21st February 17-18hrs

Utrecht | Admission: FREE

On 21 February we discuss how to finance your operation and how to deal with investments. Noury Taekens of Rabobank Utrecht will present the bank’s view (yes, they are still relevant!), startups will share their experiences in finding and dealing with angel investors and we are happy to have Robert Weaver (MatchingWings) as ‘investor in residence’, who will talk about investor readiness and how investors look at startups.

21 February, 17:00 – 18:00 hrs, followed by networking drinks.

More information here



Friday, 22nd February 6.30 PM Onwards

Amsterdam | Admission: FREE

The format is simple. Friday Feb 22nd we bring Sponsored kegs of beer together with Founders, Investors and talent all housed in a cool Startup Office. To date we have had 10 editions with the likes of TNW, Nouncy, Usabilla, Springest, Rockstart, Publitas, Cloud9, Human and many more. We have space for 100 attendees.

Apply for a ticket here

STARTUP EVENTS April – June 2019

React Amsterdam Conference 2019

12th April 2019 in Amsterdam

Admission: €410 – €800

1300 developers, 25+ speakers, infinite amount of valuable insights and knowledge.

A full-day, two-track conference on all things React, gathering Front-end and Full-stack developers across the globe in the tech heart of Europe.

Meet top open source contributors and international friends, cheer for top projects on React Open Source Awards, and enjoy a variety of talks on React, React Native, GraphQL, Reason and more!

More Information here



9th-10th May 2019 in NDSM Amsterdam |

Admission: €499-€799

Once you open the website, the line ‘Not your average tech event’ captures your attention. This techy conference has already more than over a decade under its belt and has found its sweet spot in the Dutch startup world. Join 15,000 tech leaders and professionals to share ideas and business cards in the casual settings of the tech festival.

More information here


6th June 16:00 – 20:30 in Rotterdam |

Admission: FREE

This time we will celebrate our one-year anniversary in the city where everything started. After the amazing events in Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Helsinki in 2018, we are back and we are back with our biggest event so far.

The concept will stay the same – One stage, 3 pitches, and a great networking event afterward. We will invite all of our corporate partners and community of impact startups to make sure this will be a relevant and productive networking event for visitors, investors, corporates, and startups. We are looking forward to meeting you all there.

More information here

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