Upstream Festival 2024

28mayAll Day29Upstream Festival 2024Two days of everything a startup needs for growth

Event Details

Up!Rotterdam and more than 50 public and private partners are organizing the fifth edition of the Upstream Festival on May 28 and 29, 2024. This event brings together more than 2,000 founders of startups and scale-ups, investors, corporates and innovative SME organizations and policy makers to drive collaboration and innovation. Upstream welcomes Dutch and international participants from innovative startup communities. In addition to the main event in Rotterdam, the best connected city in Europe, the festival also hosts several side events in the broader metropolitan region, such as in Delft, Zoetermeer and The Hague.

Upstream is expected to attract more than 2,000 visitors again and is all about creating valuable connections and successful matches between all these startups, scale-ups, investors and international companies. That is why the extensive two-day program consists of various small-scale and personal meetings and events. Round tables with experts, interviews with founders, and table discussions with large companies and investors are part of the program. Upstream also offers founders a platform to discuss the common challenges and obstacles surrounding scaling their company with fellow entrepreneurs.

During the week of the Upstream Festival, participants can visit more than 20 fascinating and fun side events organized by Upstream’s co-creation partners. These take place in locations spread across Rotterdam, Delft, The Hague and Zoetermeer. They offer participants the opportunity to network with other founders, to learn about innovative developments and business best practices, to meet investors and representatives of international companies and to take their startup to the next level. The side events include successful formats from previous years such as TechSocials, the Erasmus University Challenge and the NL Startup Competition.



May 28, 2024 - May 29, 2024 (All Day)(GMT+02:00)



UP!Rotterdam helps front-runners of the next economy scale up. Rotterdam‘s thriving ecosystem offers the best home port for forward-thinking startups, scale-ups, innovative SMEs and corporations that dare to think big. Rotterdam provides the ideal innovation ecosystem for them to grow, and serves as a catalyst for change. We link and strengthen existing initiatives in partnerships and we work together with stakeholders to develop new activities.

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