May 24th
Beurs van Berlage
Amsterdam (11:00 - 18:00)

Tuesday May 24th marks the start of Startup Fest Europe. Join us and listen to Eric Schmidt (CEO Alphabet/Google), Tim Cook (CEO Apple), Travis Kalanick (CEO Uber) and many more world class speakers. Watch a highly curated group of Europe’s finest and most promising early and growth stage startups pitch themselves before a live audience.

Build, Disrupt and Connect
Building products, new businesses and a competitive entrepreneurial environment in Europe; Disrupting outdated systems and businesses for future growth, resource efficiency, and competitiveness; Connecting entrepreneurs, corporates, venture capitalist, experts, thought leaders throughout the startup ecosystem.

About Startup Fest Europe

Startup Fest Europe is a one-of-a-kind nation wide festival of more than 25 independently organised events in the Netherlands that helps startups grow faster by bringing together founders, investors, business leaders and developers around specific themes (or verticals).

The purpose of Startup Fest is for entrepreneurs to make deals with investors, establish partnerships with corporates and attract the right talent. From 24-28 May 2016 The Netherlands will be the place where every startup in the world wants to be.


Startup Fest presents the following international keynote-speakers


During this one day event in the historic heart of Amsterdam we will welcome international Keynote Speakers and we will facilitate match-making between investors and startup entrepreneurs from all over the world at the Startup Garden.


Doors Open
Session 1 "BUILD"
Opening act
Neelie Kroes (Startup Delta)
Welcoming words
Martijn Lopes Cardozo, Black Bear Carbon
Sanne Manders, COO Flexport
Panel 1
Pieter van der Does (Adyen), Steven Schuurman (Elastic) and Gillian Tans (
Thomas Raffeiner, Mobility House
Henk Kamp (Ministry of Economic Affairs)


Session 2 "DISRUPT"

Panel 2
Reshma Sohoni (Seedcamp), Mattias Ljungman (Atomico) and Carmen Bermejo (Tetuan Valley)
Jalila Essaïdi, Inspidere

Tea break

Session 3 "CONNECT"
Nicolas Cary​, Blockchain​
Jay Asad (Amalna Ventures)
Closing Remarks

Startup Garden

The Startup Garden is the market place where selected startups present themselves to investors (in the morning) and corporates / press (in the afternoon). The selection of startups is done by the partners of Startup Fest and each of them represents a specific sector, industry or region.

View all Startups in Startup Garden

Venture Forum

Selected startups get the chance to present themselves to leading investors during the Venture Forum.


The opening event of Startup Fest is made possible by these partners