This year, Amsterdam Capital House will be held fully online, hosting over 30 events for startup founders to grow their business and reconnect with the startup ecosystem.
Aim of the event?
The event’s mission is to re-boost the startup ecosystem and support entrepreneurs suffering the impact of Covid-19. From 24th – 26th March, the virtual House will once again open its doors to bring together national and international purpose-driven founders & entrepreneurs, and their supporting startup ecosystem for a three-day founder-focused program.
The event is in collaboration with founding partners StartupAmsterdam & Amsterdam inbusiness, and supporting partners include Volta Ventures, Mobility Lab, Smart Health Amsterdam, Gemeente Amsterdam, Wintertaling, Shelowitz Law Group, RISE, WorldStartup, Techleap, among others.
Amsterdam Capital House offers its visitors a 3-day founder-focused virtual program (to be held on March 24th, 25th, & 26th, 2021) with opportunities for new connections and business growth. The organisation brings together renowned startup organisations to host sessions and help founders create meaningful connections with capital (online).
A brief about Amsterdam Capital House
Amsterdam Capital House is an annual event organised by the Capital House agency. The initiative was founded in 2015, previously known as Amsterdam Capital Week. Since then, more than 100 events have taken place in the Netherlands, with over 10,000 attendees.
Amsterdam Capital House offers more than 35 online sessions such as webinars, masterclasses, discussions, and interactive workshops. The program is built on three pillars of capital: financial capital, human capital, and social capital. It covers topics most relevant for entrepreneurs – from access to funding, network building, team growth, sustainable business, and more.
In addition, it also offers participants the option to mix and match their favourite sessions and to build their own personal and dynamic program.
Day one of the event
The event will be kicked-off by directors Simone Schoutens and Shahar Graf during one of the annual returning event formats – the ‘Giving Back Breakfast’.
During an (online) breakfast session, a group of tech-for-good founders will spend the morning connecting with executives and capital experts for personal curated mentor sessions. With a special focus on the future of food & agri-tech and digital health & wellbeing sector, featuring several renowned mentors such as Daniel Gebler, CTO at Picnic; Niels Boon, seasoned tech CFO/COO (previously Zalando); and healthcare leader and supervisory board member at UNICEF, Nupur Kohli.
Another session scheduled for the first day is the “Startup challenges: Human Capital”, where VC firm Volta Ventures and LevelUp Ventures hand entrepreneurs valuable insights about scaling and growing your team.
The event will also have an online legal corner for startups, guided by legal firm Wintertaling that will guide startups through the ups & downs of setting up term sheets and financing. New York-based legal firm Shelowitz Legal Group will also be present, hosting a Q&A session on strategic IP, helping entrepreneurs with questions about patents, copyrights, trademarks & how to protect their assets.
On the second day
Mobility Lab will help founders or talent interested in understanding how to approach launching partners. The session will focus on the importance of testing, to get potential clients and investors onboard. During the “StartupRoulette” a curated group of up to 100 startups gets a chance to join online 1-on-1 speed dating sessions with investors, hosted by Golden Egg Check.
On the second day, the networking will also highlight the importance of diversity in the tech ecosystem together with RISE, involving key women-empowering organisations and their communities within the Tech & Capital industry.
The third and final day
The program of the third-day highlights sessions such as “Finding your way in the alternative funding jungle” by partner StartupAmsterdam in collaboration with PIM Noord Holland. It will take startups through the many alternatives besides the most common source of funding, Venture Capital.
Each day (March 24th – 26th) will end with a networking session for all participants to continue conversations in an interactive way around different topics.
Where to apply?
The complete program with all sessions is found here. The program is offered free of charge, with a few selection-based sessions. Guests that would like to join the event can sign up for their favourite sessions via the official website.