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10 Dutch startup events you can attend the coming two weeks

As a startup it’s fun and valuable to meet with other startups. By attending startup events you increase your network and often find new business contacts and like-minded people.  Due to the positive reactions to my last post with startup events, we decided to turn this item into a regular element on StartupJuncture. In this post, I will report on a selection of Dutch startup events taking place the coming two weeks that I think you, as a startup or startup enthusiast, should consider attending.

Week of November 4th – November 10th

Monday, November 4th, Amsterdam: Rockstart & WE CANTEEN Startup Lunch
On Monday, November 4th Rockstart and WE CANTEEN host the bi-weekly startup lunch. Every two weeks one of the local WE CANTEEN caterers serves a delicious meal at Rockstart HQ. This edition the lunch will be provided by Mestiza with only Spanish food.

Wednesday, November 6th, Amsterdam: Weekly ‘Meeten en Drinken’ by Appsterdam
On Wednesday, November 6th Appsterdam will host the weekly ‘Meeten en Drinken’ event. This is the place for you to meet fellow Appsterdammers in a relaxed setting. Get to know members of the community, meet a potential business partner, bring your app to share with others, exchange ideas with like-minded people. No talks are ever scheduled and everyone is always welcome to join.

Thursday, November 7th, Amsterdam: Rockstart Answers by Rockstart
On Thursday, November 7th Rockstart will host Rockstart Answers in Amsterdam. After stops in Eindhoven, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht Rockstart Answers On Tour will hit Amsterdam again! 5 startups, 30 coaches, 150 answers in total. An interactive morning event where they will unlock the knowledge of the crowd to help startups succeed.

Thursday, November 7th, Amsterdam: Open Coffee Launchdesk
On Thursday, November 7th Launchdesk will host the monthly Open Coffee. Have a casual cup of coffee with about 100 tech enthousiasts at 09:00 in the Bovendebalie coworking space building.

Thursday, November 7th, Utrecht: Pitch Podium by Frisse Blikken
On Thursday, November 7th Frisse Blikken will host Pitch Podium in Utrecht. At Pitch Podium, two startups will pitch their startup and get feedback from the audience. Anyone who is interested can join the audience. Afterwards there will be drinks.

Thursday, November 7th, Amsterdam: Hackers and Founders
On Thursday, November 7th Hackers and Founders Amsterdam will host their monthly meetup. Formed by fans of Hacker News, the original Hackers and Founders started in Silicon Valley almost 3 years ago. Hackers and Founders meetups have since been meeting in New York, Indianapolis, Wellington, New Zealand, Boston and Mumbai.

Week of November 11th – November 17th

Tuesday, November 12th, Amsterdam: Pitch Club by Appsterdam
On Tuesday, November 12th Appsterdam hosts the monthly Pitch Club. Following the format of “The Most Important Minute of Your Life” concept by Appsterdam Mayor Mike Lee, participants will give a 60-second elevator pitch of their business, product, or life mission. Mike will then give personalized, honest feedback to each speaker to help hone your message.

Tuesday, November 12th, Amsterdam: Eat To Meet Startup Dinner Amsterdam
On Tuesday, November 12th Eat To Meet will host their second startup dinner in Amsterdam. Startup Dinners Amsterdam is a new initiative by Amsterdam based startup Eat To Meet that will be hosting a startup dinner every month. Seats are limited, only 6 seats are available for each dinner, so be quick and take your seat!

Wednesday, November 13th, Amsterdam: Weekly ‘Meeten en Drinken’ by Appsterdam
On Wednesday, November 13th Appsterdam will host the weekly ‘Meeten en Drinken’ event. This is the place for you to meet fellow Appsterdammers in a relaxed setting. Get to know members of the community, meet a potential business partner, bring your app to share with others, exchange ideas with like-minded people. No talks are ever scheduled and everyone is always welcome to join.

Thursday, November 14th, Nijmegen: Startup Coffee by YoungStartup
On Thursday, November 14th YoungStartup and Gewoon Ondernemen will host a startup coffee. Startup coffees are frequently hosted in several cities in The Netherlands. This edition will be hosted in Nijmegen. This event is purely networking, no speakers or workshops. Meet other, mostly early-stage, startups and increase your network.

Evolv Weekends coming soon!
Evolv Weekend, the three day action learning workshop, has already given over 200 founders hands-on experience with Lean Startup. At two of the last editions of 2013 they will be making sure you are ready to win in 2014. Sign up here for the Evolv Weekend in Middlesbourgh, taking place November 15th – November 17th. Sign up here for the Evolv Weekend in Rotterdam, taking place November 22nd – November 24th.

More Dutch startup events
I maintain an overview of Dutch startup events on my ZEEF page and report about Dutch startup events on my recently launched Facebook page and Twitter account @StartupEventsNL. If you know about great events that aren’t on these yet, feel free to suggest the events to my overview using the Suggest button.

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Rick Boerebach
Rick Boerebach is a Co-Founder of ZEEF.com, a curated link directory built by passionate experts. He has a background in affiliate marketing and development and is a startup enthusiast in general.

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