Don’t miss: Top Amsterdam-based events and conferences for startups, students and ecosystem enthusiasts

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Events and conferences have been a cornerstone of the business world for decades. 

Attending these events can be a game-changer for startups, students, and ecosystem enthusiasts, providing them with opportunities to network, learn from experts, and discover new technologies and trends in their respective fields.

Amsterdam, one of Europe’s most vibrant cities, has been attracting entrepreneurs, innovators, and tech enthusiasts from all over the world. 

The capital city of the Netherlands is home to numerous co-working spaces, accelerators, and incubators, making it an ideal location for startups to grow and thrive. 

It is no surprise that the city has become a hub for startups, with a thriving ecosystem that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship. 

If you’re looking to be a part of Amsterdam’s exciting startup ecosystem or simply looking for some inspiration and networking opportunities, Q2 2023 is a great time to visit. 

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There are several exciting events and conferences scheduled for this period that you won’t want to miss.

Check them out:

Amsterdam Tech Job Fair

Date: April 13

If you’re looking for a job in the tech industry, Amsterdam is the place to be, particularly on April 13. 

The Amsterdam Tech Job Fair Spring 2023 is here, offering a great opportunity to connect with companies hiring in technology, marketing, or sales.

Whether you’re just starting in your career or you’re an experienced professional, this event is an excellent opportunity to connect with some of the best companies in the industry. 

Get your tickets here.

ADS presents Tech020

Date: April 13

Are you a student in the final year of studies and eager to embark on a career in Data Science or AI? 

If so, you won’t want to miss ADS’ annual career fair – TECH020.

The fair is designed to connect students who are passionate about the data science and AI fields with organisations seeking to hire top talent. This year’s fair will take place on April 13, 2023.

Open to Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. students, TECH020 offers booths to a multitude of data science and AI-related organisations.

Get your tickets here

PlantFWD

Date: April 18

If you’re interested in the future of food, sustainability, and plant-based living, then Plant Forward 2023 is the conference for you! 

This one-day event in the greater Amsterdam area is bringing together startups, brands, investors, and other change-makers globally to collaborate on creating a plant-forward future.

At this event, you’ll hear from 30+ captivating and innovative speakers, industry leaders, and experts who are driving the plant-based movement forward and learn about the latest developments and innovations in plant-based products and technologies.

Plant Forward 2023 is also an opportunity to network with food professionals, industry experts, and emerging brands. 

And if you’re a startup looking for investment or a brand looking to pitch to retail buyers, then 

Plant Forward 2023 is the perfect platform for you.

Get your tickets here.

Women in Tech by ASIF Ventures

Date: May 11

Women in Tech is a networking evening focused on bringing together female founders & investors and supporting women in tech – organised by ASIF Ventures, in collaboration with Golden Egg Check, AWS, and WomenTech Network.

This event will be held at the AWS office in Amsterdam, where attendees will have the opportunity to connect with other women in tech, share experiences, and expand their professional network. 

There will also be an inspiring panel discussion on the topic “Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Tech,” featuring prominent female founders, investors, and tech leaders. 

This panel discussion will be followed by StartupRoulette, a female founder & investor speed dating session organised by Golden Egg Check.

You can get your tickets here.

P!TCHXL Semifinals and Finals

Semifinals: April 12-14

PITCH XL FINALS: June 9

Are you a student entrepreneur looking to showcase your innovative business idea to a diverse community of startup experts, investors, and potential partners? 

If so, P!TCH XL is the perfect event for you!

Organised by ASIF Ventures, P!TCH XL is the largest pitching event for student entrepreneurs in Amsterdam. This event brings together the entire ecosystem to celebrate and support the next generation of startup founders. 

At P!TCH XL, you will have the unique opportunity to connect with industry leaders, startup gurus, investors, ecosystem enablers, and other driven and ambitious students. 

You can showcase your business idea, network with potential investors, partners, and customers, and gain valuable insights into the world of entrepreneurship.

Applications are now closed for the new entries. But, fret not! You can still register to attend the event.

Get your tickets here

Meer vrouwen in de ICT

Date: April 28

The ICT event, “More women in ICT: What are your chances?” aims to inspire and provide insight into the opportunities available to black women of all ages in the ICT sector. 

The programme for the event will feature inspiring stories from successful women in ICT who will share their experiences and career journeys. 

There will also be discussions on job opportunities within the ICT sector, the structural shortage of staff, and why choosing a career in ICT as a woman is an excellent option.

Get your tickets here

HRVision

Date: May 9 – 10

HR Vision is a premier boutique series of meet-ups, events, and forums that brings together industry leaders, top HR professionals, and big business representatives to share insights and find strategic solutions to the critical challenges facing them today. 

The upcoming event in Amsterdam is designed to provide you with fresh HR insights and leadership motivation to transform your talent management for the better.

At HR Vision, you will have the opportunity to network with your peers, learn from industry experts, and embrace modern trends to build a more effective and collaborative workplace. 

Join the closed circle of HR leaders and discover how to unleash the true strength of your employees, allowing them to excel in areas such as collaboration, creativity, HR analytics, and problem-solving.

Get your tickets here.

WasteBuild Zero

Date: May 11 – 12

WasteBuild Zero is a critical event for anyone interested in sustainable and circular construction.

It is a two-day event that brings together the built environment’s most innovative and forward-thinking minds to showcase the latest materials, techniques, solutions, and innovations that lower carbon emissions and promote circular construction schemes today. 

The event aims to support the transition towards a circular and regenerative built environment and tackle the climate emergency.

Driven by agenda-setting brands Architects’ Journal and Materials Recycling World, WasteBuild Zero will connect an international community of architects and built environment innovators at the NDSM in the heart of Amsterdam’s architectural and circular ecosystem. 

The event will offer over 16 hours of conference content and more than 30 circular solutions in its buzzing exhibition space.

Get your tickets here

ITEA (International Talent Event Amsterdam)

Date: May 12

Are you an international student or graduate in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area and looking for career opportunities with locally-based companies? 

Look no further than ITEA – the International Talent Event Amsterdam, organised by members of AIESEC Amsterdam.

ITEA is not your average job fair – it’s a career platform designed to provide a personal and meaningful experience for students and companies alike. 

The event connects international students and graduates from leading universities in the area with companies and organisations that value diversity and global perspectives. Don’t miss out on this unique and valuable experience.

Get your tickets here.

Micromobility Europe

Date: June 8 – 9

Micromobility Europe, the world’s fastest-growing mobility conference, returns for an immersive two-day celebration of small electric vehicles and their power to reshape our cities. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with industry-defining founders and innovators, ride the most innovative new electric scooters, bikes, boards, and buggies, and explore the latest trends in urban mobility. 

From the energy crisis to post-COVID street space, the e-bike boom, last-mile delivery, WFH trends, MaaS systems, supply chain disruptions, 15-min cities, quick commerce, road safety, and urban sustainability, Micromobility Europe promises to cover it all.

The conference will be a jam-packed two days of meetings, talks, demos, and first looks at new products. With so much to see and do, you won’t want to miss out on this.

Get your tickets here

GreenTech Amsterdam

Date: June 13 – 15

GreenTech is the global meeting place for all professionals involved in horticulture technology. 

GreenTech focuses on the early stages of the horticulture chain and production issues relevant to growers. GreenTech offers two yearly exhibitions.

Get your tickets here.

TNW2023

Date: June 15 – 16

Last, but the biggest tech event of all – TNW Conference 2023.

TNW Conference is a 2-day technology event in the greater Amsterdam area that brings industry leaders and tech enthusiasts under one roof for business, knowledge exchange, and a lot of fun.

With more speakers, networking, workshops, businesses, and attendees, TNW 2023 is going to be off the charts! 

To give you a perspective, TNW 2023 will see:

  • 6000+ companies 
  • 1500+ participating startups 
  • 10,000 attendees 

Book your pass now to experience the perfect mix of business, inspiration, actionable info, and festival fun. Get it here.

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Vigneshwar Ravichandran

Vigneshwar has been a News Reporter at Silicon Canals since 2018. A seasoned technology journalist with almost a decade of experience, he covers the European startup ecosystem, from AI and Web3 to clean energy and health tech. Previously, he was a content producer and consumer product reviewer for leading Indian digital media, including NDTV, GizBot, and FoneArena. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Instrumentation in Chennai and a Diploma in Broadcasting Journalism in New Delhi.

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