The Next Web and Startup Amsterdam are challenging entrepreneurs to come and pitch their startup to some of the most powerful corporates in a new round of Launchpad Meetups. Some impressive corporates and institutions have listed their biggest innovation challenges, and they are throwing down the gauntlet for startups to solve them.
Startup Amsterdam and TNW started the Launchpad Meetups event format in 2015. The concept has proven to be quite successful and the organisation proudly brags about its impressive track record: so far the Launchpad Meetups connected 50 corporates to 220 startups during 67 Launchpad Meetups. Also worth mentioning is that more than 68% of pitching startups managed to get a follow up meeting with a corporate.