Upstream Daily Talkshow
Date & Time
Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Vareska van de Vrande Danny Frietman Melissa Ablett Glenn Bijvoets Peter Paul van Voorst tot Voorst Dore van Duivenbode Lars Crama

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). 

Talkshow Host
Dore van Duivenbode

On 22 September, we will discuss how you can make ‘Innovation Ecosystems’ contribute to your business, with speakers:

  • Vareska van de Vrande - Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University
  • Danny Frietman - Innovation Bridge Europe
  • Melissa Ablett - CIC International
  • Glenn Bijvoets - Eneco

On 22 September, we will discuss why and how transitioning to ‘Smart Energy’ makes business sense, with speakers:

  • Peter Paul van Voorst tot Voorst - Skoon Energy
  • Gideon van Toledo - City of Rotterdam
Session Type
Panel Discussion
Virtual Session Link
Event type
Startup, Scale-up, Investor, Corporate, Policymaker, Student, Other