At restaurant ‘Techilicious’, young promising tech startups and corporates meet over a dining table. Making deals over fine dining, that is what incubator YES! Delft, Venture café and StartUp Delta aim for. This way, startups and corporates will get to know each other better and share new technologies. Of course the ultimate goal is to set up successful business collaborations. Special Envoy for Startup Delta Prince Constantijn van Oranje announced the first corporates for the 2017 edition at the ‘How To Get There Summit’ in The Hague last week. Leaders of Shell, KPN, Port of Rotterdam and TBI are going to be companies that startups can dine-to-deal with in the second edition of Techilicious!
What’s the deal?
The first edition of Techilicious in May 2016 was part of a larger event, namely the Startup Fest Europe. With over 30 events in only 1 week, it turned out to be a big success that spread out over 16 Dutch cities and attracted attendees from 49 countries. This first Techilicious event was a big success, as organisers claim that around 130 deals were made between 50 CEO’s, CFO’s and CTO’s and 50 innovative tech startups, who joined forces and made use of the opportunity. The informal setting turned out to be a perfect ingredient for pilot projects, funding and unique collaborations.