On November 30 and December 1 a lot of Dutch corporates open their doors to startups. Launchpad Meetups start for the second time in The Netherlands.
For now 14 companies will each host three startups, to exchange ideas on future challenges, innovation and how to move forward.
The corporates hosting these meetups are Achmea, Amsterdam ArenA, Arcadis, Deloitte, Eneco, Evoswitch, EY, KLM, KPMG, KPN, Loyens & Loeff, Oracle, USG People and Vivat. These are held in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Haarlem and Amstelveen so far.
Startups may apply for the Launchpad Meetups, after which the hosting corporates select three startups that match their profile and predefined challenge. During a typical Meetup, the corporate team will elaborate on the challenge their business faces, after which the startups pitch ideas on innovative solutions.
Some of the corporates have open doors to audience as well, some are private. More information can be found on the Launchpad Meetups website.
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