Upstream Daily Talkshow
Date & Time
Friday, September 25, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lars Crama Rinke Zonneveld Ton van 't Noordende Sabine Biesheuvel Ad Rietberg Joost Wouters Melissa Ablett Janneke Niessen Dave de Held Anoesjka Imambaks Micha Reusen Esther Roth

The daily Upstream Talkshow is the festival’s must-see show! 

Get some of the highlights from the last 24 hours of programming from our co-creators. Have a sneak peak of what the next 24 hours will bring. Hear from experts, policy makers and above all, your peers - starting, scaling and seasoned entrepreneurs alike - about their business insights, the trends and developments they deem important to watch, leadership skills they value, and their most essential lessons learned that have contributed to running and expanding their business successfully and sustainably.  

Every show will address two themes, of which one will be focused on the more traditional business resources (ecosystems, talent, market, capital), and the other will look at leading business trends (smart energy, smart digital, circular and impact entrepreneurship). 

In this last Upstream Talkshow, we will reflect on this first edition of Upstream Festival, discuss what the Upstream network and platform will have on offer through the year, and what the plans are for the next Upstream Festival edition! Amongst other with Lars Crama - Up!Rotterdam.

Talkshow Host
Melissa Ablett


We will start the 25 September talkshow with the announcement of the shortlist for the "The Future of Office Work challenge"

  • Wouter van Rooijen - Up!Rotterdam

We will discuss how you can increase your 'Access to Capital' with the following guests:

  • Janneke Niessen - CapitalT
  • Rinke Zonneveld - InnovationQuarter
  • Ton van 't Noordende - PHX

What is the business sense behind future-proof 'Entrepreneurship'? The following guests, will shine their light on this question:

  • Sabine Biesheuvel - BlueCity
  • Ad Rietberg - Agriwallet
  • Joost Wouters - Seaweed Company
  • Pieter Waasdorp - Ministry of Economic Affairs

Wrapping up the Upstream Festival with:

  • Lars Crama, Lead Ambassador, Upstream
  • Ohad Gilad, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Keadyn
  • Dave de Held, District Director, Rabobank
  • Sabine Biesheuvel, co-founder and managing director, Blue City
Session Type
Panel Discussion
Virtual Session Link
Event type
Startup, Scale-up, Investor, Corporate, Policymaker, Student, Other