Founders Circle Meetup Amsterdam

30mar15:3019:30Founders Circle Meetup AmsterdamIs Green the New Gold? Debating the Path to Profit vs Purpose

Event Details

Join us for the Amsterdam Founders Circle meetup for Investors, Ecosystem Partners and Startup Founders/Leadership across the Benelux startup community, hosted at The Cloud Amsterdam; AWS Office. 

We will kick off the afternoon by discussing the hot topic of the growing trend of sustainable investing and its impact on both founders and investors. Investing that considers social and environmental impact has gained significant popularity in recent years, with billions of dollars being invested in funds that assess companies based on their environmental, social, and governance practices. Data shows that investment in climate tech startups by venture capitalists has grown at a rate five times higher than the overall global venture capital market from 2013 to 2019. 

If you’re a founder, investor, passionate about sustainability or just funding-landscape curious, join us for an afternoon of insights, followed by networking drinks, music, bites and good vibes.


15:30 – Event Opening
Speaker: Stijn Buiter, Benelux, Nordics & Baltics Startup Leader, AWS

15:40 – AWS Climate Pledge Fund; Investment highlights and outlook for 2023 investments in the space
Speaker: Nick Ellis, Principal, Amazon Climate Pledge Fund

16:00 – Investor Panel
Sven Meyer, Analyst, 4Impact Capital (Moderator)
Jacqueline van den Ende, Co-founder & CEO at Carbon Equity
Jorn Eiting van Liempt, Co-Founder and Advisory to the Board, Seenons
Frank Lansink, Partner, INKEF
Anthony Viellevoije, Partner, StartGreen Capital
Deniz Ozkan, VC & Partnerships Lead, Pitchdrive

16:30 – Startup Roulette Matchmaking & Networking
Led by Thomas Mensink, Startup & Investment Analyst at Golden Egg Check

17:15 – Drinks & Networking

For any further questions, kindly reach out to Veronica Ostring via email – [email protected].



(Thursday) 15:30 - 19:30(GMT+02:00)