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MAIN EVENTS OVERVIEW

Monday 20/09 - OPENING DAY 

Official Opening

17:30 - 19:30

Stadshaven Brouwerij & Online

Up!Rotterdam

The kick-off to Upstream Festival 2021 where we connect founders, investors, policymakers and talent as they pave the way towards the Next Economy.

Exclusive CEO Dinner

18:45 - 21:30

Stadshaven Brouwerij

Up!Rotterdam

Connecting the founders of our region's fastest growing scale-ups.

Exclusive CTO Dinner

18:45 - 21:30

Stadshaven Brouwerij

Up!Rotterdam

Connecting the CTOs of our region's fastest growing scale-ups.

 

Tuesday 21/09 - TALENT DAY 

Workshop 1: Re-invent yourself

13:00 - 14.30

Stadshaven Brouwerij

Venture Café & Rotterdam Expat Center

Are you on the right track in life? A big yet important question. Let's together look for YOUR answer to this question during this session. We aim to support you in finding your "why" and offer a moment to look inwards, a moment to reinvent yourself. Professionals who successfully pivoted their careers will share their personal stories with you. These stories will touch upon their drivers for change, deepest dreams, and a dose of resilience. You will surely walk away inspired and with valuable tips to get you that job that suits you like a glove!

Workshop 2: Growth Hack Work

13:00 - 14:30

Stadshaven Brouwerij

College Life Work

A tactical step-by-step process that allows you to use your (international) background as a competitive advantage to landing a job in the MRDH region.

Workshop 3: Innovative interning

13:00 - 14:30

Stadshaven Brouwerij

PortXL & ECE

Get prepared for and connected to the world of entrepreneurship by starting your career at a startup or scale-up.

Workshop 4: Find your co-founder (Co-lab)

13:00 - 14:30

Stadshaven Brouwerij

YES!Delft

Get the tools, knowledge and connections to find your co-founder or newest team member

Meet your future employer! Startup & scale-up career fair

14:30 - 16:00

Stadshaven Brouwerij

Up!Rotterdam, YES!Delft en ECE

Meet your future employer! Explore scale-up careers and experience first hand what it means to build on an innovative and fast-growing company.

Talkshow: Future of work

16:00 - 18:00

Stadshaven Brouwerij &Online

Up!Rotterdam

Through conversations with founders, experts and policy makers Upstream's daily talkshow touches on the most pressing matters concerning talent.

 
 

Wednesday 22/09 - CAPITAL DAY 

Investor Readiness

11:30 - 13:30

Stadshaven Brouwerij

Innovation Quarter & Rabobank

Gain insight into how your company can grow successfully and concrete tools to achieve a positive financing trajectory

Startup Roulette

14:00 - 16:00

Stadshaven Brouwerij

Golden Egg Check

match with three carefully selected investors during this online speed dating event for selected startups and investors.

Investor House

15:00 - 18:00

Stadshaven Brouwerij

PHX

On behalf of Up!Rotterdam and Techleap, PHX is going to welcome top-tier European and international venture capital investors and most renowned Dutch entrepreneurs to shine light on the venture investing model through a series of panel talks and connection moments. We will create the space for serendipity, enabling successful connections with value-aligned people in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Talkshow: Funding the future

16:00 - 18:00

Stadshaven Brouwerij &Online

Up!Rotterdam

Through conversations with founders, experts and policy makers Upstream's daily talk show touches on the most pressing matters concerning capital.

Thursday 23/09 - MARKET DAY 

SCALE-UP Meet the Buyers

11:00 - 16.00

Stadshaven Brouwerij

Klever & &Flux & Scale-UP

Carefully curated matchmaking between startups/scale-ups and innovative corporates to facilitate corporate-startup collaboration. Want to be part of this match-making process and the possibility of meeting your next corporate Buyer? Sign up now for the SCALE-UP database, so you can be matched with one of our buyers. We will contact you if you have been selected.

Innovation Bridge: Your Opportunities in the USA: Miami and Curacao

12:30 - 14:00

Stadshaven Brouwerij

Venture Café + Scale NL

How should startups and scale-ups evaluate a foreign market? Today we’ll focus on the story of
the USA, with special attention for Miami, as the gateway to Latin America and Curacao (Dutch
Antilles).

Crash Course Scaling Internationally

14:00 - 16:00

Stadshaven Brouwerij & Online

RVO Netherlands & DutchBasecamp

Join us for a for a 1.5 hour deepdive into international expansion

Talkshow: Market Access

16:00 - 18:00

Stadshaven Brouwerij & Online

Up!Rotterdam

Through conversations with founders, experts and policy makers Upstream's daily talk show touches on the most pressing matters concerning international markets

 

Friday 24/09 - GROWTH DAY 

Boost

11:30 - 13:30

Stadshaven Brouwerij & Online

NL Groeit / KvK

Get inspired by two fascinating entrepreneurs who share their story. Are you ready to get amazing ideas which you can apply to your own business?

Superconnectors

14:00 - 16:00

Stadshaven Brouwerij

Up!Rotterdam + Lefthook + 42Workspace

a carefully curated group of superconnectors sharing their network with selected founders to help them with their challenges.

Talkshow: Scaling Up & Wrapping Up

16:00 - 18:00

Stadshaven Brouwerij & Online

Up!Rotterdam

Through conversations with founders, experts and policy makers Upstream's daily talk show touches on the most pressing matters concerning growth

Closing Night

18:00 - 23:00

Stadshaven Brouwerij

Up!Rotterdam

Music & drinks to end the Upstream Festival in style

Fuckup Nights

19:00 - 21:00

Stadshaven Brouwerij & Online

BlueCity

Where stories of failed businesses are told, questioned, and celebrated: FuckUp Nights is all about learning from other’s mistakes. Brave guests share their fuckups so you don’t have to make them.