Present Your Startup New York
Apr
8
11:00 AM11:00

Present Your Startup New York

From April 7-10, Present Your Startup will travel all the way to New York for the fourth time! During our second visit, Mayor of the City of Haarlem Jos Wienen and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer signed a Memorandum of Intent to strengthen the cooperation and develop closer ties between Haarlem, the Netherlands and Harlem, NY on an economical and cultural level, specifically focusing on areas as innovation & startups and education. In February 2017, Gale Brewer visited Haarlem to strengthen ties between the two cities. In 2018, representatives of the municipality of Haarlem traveled with us again to foster cooperation. 

Now it is time for Haarlem again to visit New York. It will be a fantastic trip where Dutch and American entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to meet each other and to learn from each other. We will take a diverse group of entrepreneurs and government representatives with us. Entrepreneurship, inspiration and innovation are the key elements during this trip.

During this trip, we also organize our very own pitch event: Present your Startup New York! During this event, three startups from the Netherlands and three startups from New York pitch in a pitch competition. By the end of the pitches, a winner will be announced!

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Present Your Startup x VivaTech Paris
May
15
to May 18

Present Your Startup x VivaTech Paris

Present Your Startup goes to VivaTech in Paris from May 15-18. VivaTech is the world’s rendezvous for startups and leaders to celebrate innovation. It’s a gathering of the world’s brightest minds, talents, and products taking place in Paris on 16–18 May 2019. From top speakers and exhibitions to open innovation and live experiences, VivaTech is a celebration of today’s innovations and tomorrow’s possibilities for everyone who believes in the power of technology to transform business and society. Check out more about their website for all the information about this event: https://vivatechnology.com

We partnered up with VivaTech and we can offer our network partners a special package in which you get:

  • Tickets for VivaTech

  • Admission to exclusive side events

  • Exclusive opportunities to get connected with investors from all over Europe

  • Matching opportunities (Please request upfront so we can arrange it)

The costs of this program is €150,- excluding VAT, hotel and travel costs. Do you want to join? Fill out the form below!

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Present Your Startup Caribbean - Finals at the Road to GES2019 Caribbean
Mar
15
3:00 PM15:00

Present Your Startup Caribbean - Finals at the Road to GES2019 Caribbean

On March 15, the finals of Present Your Startup Caribbean Curacao will take place. And this third edition of the Caribbean finals are quite special! They will take place during the Road to GES2019 Caribbean. Three finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their startup on stage for an audience of business executives, entrepreneurs, influencers, thought leaders, governmental officials and civil society pioneers. This is the place to be if you want to grow your startup and take it to the next level!

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Present Your Startup Caribbean - Semi-Finals
Mar
14
10:00 AM10:00

Present Your Startup Caribbean - Semi-Finals

On the 14th of March, the semi-finals of Present Your Startup Caribbean Curaçao takes place. Then we will invite the best startups from our accelerator program to pitch their startup on stage. During the semi-finals, the jury will select three finalists that will get the unique opportunity to pitch their startup on the Road to GES2019 Caribbean!

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Present Your Startup Caribbean - Prepare Your Startup Academy
Mar
11
to Mar 13

Present Your Startup Caribbean - Prepare Your Startup Academy

During the Prepare Your Startup Academy you will learn more about your business model, finance and about pitching your startup. Shortlisted startups will be invited to participated in the Prepare Your Startup Academy that takes place on Curaçao. Do you also want to learn more and grow your business? Do you want to take it to the next level? Then apply for Present Your Startup Caribbean Curaçao!

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Application deadline Present Your Startup Caribbean 2019
Jan
25
to Jan 26

Application deadline Present Your Startup Caribbean 2019

Do you have a startup based in the Caribbean? And are you looking for funding? Apply now for Present Your Startup Caribbean 2019! Apply before January 30th! After the application deadline, we will invite you for an introduction meeting either through Skype or in person (depending on your location). Following these meetings, we will shortlist 15 startups to participate in our Prepare Your Startup Academy program.

 

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Finals Present Your Startup Global 2018
Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Finals Present Your Startup Global 2018

Wednesday the 28th of November, the finals of Present Your Startup Global 2018 will take place. This year will be a special edition, because it is the fifth anniversary of Present Your Startup.

Out of around 70 applications, the jury eventually selected three finalists from the Netherlands. On Wednesday November 28, five international startups will compete in the finals of Present Your Startup Global in Haarlem. 

Prior to the finals, an exclusive program will take place for scale-ups with a revenue of 1 million euros or more. This program is organized in cooperation with Haarlem Groeit, which is driven by NL2025 and NLgroeit. Bas Beerens, the founder of WeTransfer will attend this program as keynote speaker. The finals of Present Your Startup Global start immediately after this exclusive program.

During the finals of Present Your Startup Global, the five best startups of the program of Present Your Startup 2018 will pitch their business on stage. Investors have the opportunity fund startups live on stage. We will end the night with celebration drinks. The Finals of Present Your Startup Global 2018 will take place at the Philharmonie in Haarlem.

Program
19:00 Walk in
19:30 Welcome & introduction host
19:45 Pitches by Bazoeki (NL), Ching (British Virgin Islands), Green Phenix (Curacao), Lolo's Bites (NL), Scheidshuren.nl (NL)
21:30 Announcement winner Present Your Startup Global 2018 &  Celebration Drinks
23:00 End

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Haarlem Groeit
Nov
28
4:00 PM16:00

Haarlem Groeit

On November 28, before the finals of Present Your Startup kick off, Haarlem Groeit will take place in the Philharmonie from 4 PM to 7 PM. This is a special program for companies with more than 1 million turnover.

During the program, you will meet other like-minded and very experienced entrepreneurs. Keynote speaker of the afternoon will be Bas Beerens, the previous co-founder and CEO of WeTransfer. Are you an entrepreneur with a turnover of 1 million or more? And do you want to join this event? Please register through the button below.

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Semi-Finals Present Your Startup
Oct
19
1:30 PM13:30

Semi-Finals Present Your Startup

During the semi-finals the best startups will compete for a spot in the big finals of Present Your Startup 2018. Al startups have the opportunity to pitch their innovative idea for an audience of entrepreneurs, investors and experts. In the end the jury will pick the best 3 startups who will pitch during the finals on the 28th of November.

Do you want to see the best startups on stage and do you want to know which five startups will compete against each other in the finals? Get your ticket now!

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Prepare Your Startup & Scale Up: Pitch Day
Oct
5
1:00 PM13:00

Prepare Your Startup & Scale Up: Pitch Day

On October 5, the quarter finals of Present Your Startup 2018 are taking place. Startups will pitch their idea The 5th of October, the quarterfinals of Present Your Startup 2018 will take place. During the quarter finals, startups will pitch their idea for a jury of experts and investors. They will shortlist startups for the semi-finals.

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Impact Tour Drinks
Sep
28
5:00 PM17:00

Impact Tour Drinks

Present Your Startup is organizing its very own Impact Tour during the Amsterdam Capital week. On Friday the 28th of September, it will be all about making impact. Startups that are making a positive impact in the world are invited to pitch at different inspirational places in Haarlem and Amsterdam. They will get rides to those places from sustainable taxis. The tour will start in Amsterdam and it will finish in Haarlem. After the tour, we will end the day with drinks with government officials and a prize for the most impactful startup of the day. We would love to see you at the drinks as well!

//Program

17:00 Start drinks
18:00 Kick-off drinks by municipality of Haarlem
18:15 Award Ceremony for the best startup of the day
18:30 Pitch by brewery de 7 Deugden (their beers will be available as well)
20:00 end

**DRINKS & FOOD INCLUDED**

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Impact Tour
Sep
28
9:00 AM09:00

Impact Tour

Present Your Startup is organizing this years impact tour during the Amsterdam Capital week. After the first three successful editions of this event in 2015, 2016 and 2017, this year’s Big Metropool Investor Impact Tour will take place on Friday the 28th of September 2018 and will be a little different then last years, because the tour will be focused on making impact.

Startups with innovative ideas and that are motivated to make impact in the world, can pitch their idea in (sustainable) cars during rides to different places in Amsterdam/Haarlem where they will learn more about making impact. The tour will start in Amsterdam and it will finish in Haarlem. After the tour, we will end the day with drinks. We invite all interested people to join the drink! 

Do you want to attend the borrel at the end of the impact tour? Register below.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to send us an email: info@presentyourstartup.nl

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Prepare Your Startup and Scale-up: Legal Day
Sep
28
9:00 AM09:00

Prepare Your Startup and Scale-up: Legal Day

When you start a business, no matter what size this business is, you need to have some understanding and knowledge about the legal aspects of having a business. What if a team member is ill for a longer period of time? And what rights do you and your team have when it comes to hiring and firing? During the offline training, we organize a legal day. During this day the startups get legal advice from practicing lawyers. It will take place at Köster Advocaten.

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Amsterdam Capital Week
Sep
24
to Sep 28

Amsterdam Capital Week

This year the Amsterdam Capital week will take place from the 24th until the 28th of September. The Amsterdam Capital week is all about bringing founders and investors together through different events. The focus of this year is iving back and pushing the ecosystem to the next level. 

Present Your Startup is organizing this year's Impact Tour on Friday the 28th of September. Startups with innovative ideas and that are motivated to make impact in the world, can pitch their idea in (sustainable) cars during rides to different places in Amsterdam/Haarlem where they will learn more about making impact. The tour will start in Amsterdam and it will finish in Haarlem. After the tour, we will end the day with a so-called borrel. We invite all interested people to join the Borrel! 

Do you want to attend the borrel at the end of the impact tour? Register below.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to send us an email: info@presentyourstartup.nl

 

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 Prepare Your Startup & Scale Up: Pitchtraining Day
Sep
24
9:00 AM09:00

Prepare Your Startup & Scale Up: Pitchtraining Day

What makes your startup and you unique in the way you present yourself? How can you deploy these unique characteristics to a maximum effect in order to convince others that your startup is worth investing in? Discover the power of your personal style and learn to present your startup in your own distinctive way!

During the Pitchtraining Day the participants of the program of Present Your Startup 2018 will discover their own personal style and they will learn to present their startup in a distinctive way from experts in the field. This way, teams will be prepared to pitch their startup in a distinctive way for investors and prospects. 

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Pitch & Selection Day
Sep
18
9:00 AM09:00

Pitch & Selection Day

The 18th of September startups will pitch their idea for a jury of investors and experts. They are asked to prepare a pitch about their startup of max. 3 minutes. After the pitch, the attendees will provide startups from feedback. After the pitches the jury will pick the best startups to join the Offline Academy on the 21st, 24th and 28th of September.

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Prepare Your Startup & Scale Up: Finance Day
Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

Prepare Your Startup & Scale Up: Finance Day

On the 14th of September we are organizing a Finance Day for the startups that are participating in the program of Present Your Startup 2018.

The finance day is all about investing and finance of startups. Investors will introduce themselves and explain more about investing and when they perceive a startup investment ready. Participants of the program will have the opportunity to meet investors and to ask questions. This way, we prepare you to get ready for your next investment round.

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Finals Present Your Startup Caribbean
Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

Finals Present Your Startup Caribbean

Date: 29th of August
Time: 7pm-11pm
 
Location: Cinemark - Veeris 27 Sambil Curaçao,
Weg Naar Westpunt.


During the night of the finals, the five finalists of Present Your Startup Caribbean 2018 will pitch for a jury of experts and investors. By the end of the night, we will announce the winner of Present Your Startup Caribbean 2018!

The following five startups will pitch during the Finals:
Project J (Bonaire) - Jay Collado
Fresh Habits (Curacao) - Giancarlo Da Costa
Sageroots (British Virgin Islands) - Lenette Lewis
Sea Turtle Conservation / Green Phenix (Curacao)  - Sabine Berendse
Ching Caribbean (British Virgin Islands) - Chad Lettsome

Program
7.00 PM walk in
7.30 PM start of the Finals of Present Your Startup Caribbean 2018
9:30 PM start complimentary Cocktailparty & DJ

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Present your Startup Caribbean Cocktail party
Aug
27
5:00 PM17:00

Present your Startup Caribbean Cocktail party

Date: 27th of August
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: TBA
RSVP: valerie@presentyourstartup.nl

The cocktail party of the year, where international and local investors will meet each other! The party will take place on August 27. If you want to join us and have a drink with other investors international and local, please register by sending an email to: valerie@presentyourstartup.nl 

See you there!

 

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Investor Trip Curaçao 
Aug
27
to Aug 31

Investor Trip Curaçao 

From the 27th until the 31st of August, we will organize an investor trip to the Caribbean. During the same time, the finals of Present Your Startup Caribbean will take place.

During the investor trip, we will have an investor dinner, we will meet the finalists of Present Your Startup Caribbean 2018, do a tour around the island, have a drink with investors from the Caribbean at one of the investor's homes, snorkel at Klein Curacao and finally, attend the finals of Present Your Startup Caribbean 2018! 

Are you interested in startups on the Caribbean? And do you want to expand your network in that area? Join us for the Investor Trip! Click on the button below to apply. 

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Summer drinks: 5 years Present Your Startup
Jul
6
4:00 PM16:00

Summer drinks: 5 years Present Your Startup

This year, we exist 5 years!!! Reason for a party, right? The past 5 years we grew and we were able to connect a lot of startups to investors and experts. We want to thank you for making this possible. Therefore, we want to invite you for celebration drinks at our office on July 6th. 

Date: July 6th
Time: 4 P.M. to 7 P.M. 
Address: Bakke-Rij, Hendrik Figeeweg 3F, Haarlem

We are excited to celebrate with you! If you want to join, can you please RSVP through the following link? 

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Pre-event Curacao
Jul
5
4:30 PM16:30

Pre-event Curacao

  • Kabinet van de gevolmachtigde minister van Curacao (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On 7,8 & 9 of May 2018 the Startup Academy in the Caribbean took place. Startups from The Netherlands, Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten, Bonaire, Saba, Statia, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla could join. During the Academy the startups were prepared for the semi-finals. From the 40 startups Present Your Startup picked 8 startups who pitched during the semi-finals.

The following startups will attend the finals: Project J (Bonaire), Fresh Habits (Curaçao) Sageroots (British Virgin Islands) Sea Turtle Conservation (Curaçao) and Ching Caribbean (British Virgin Islands).

From August 26th until the 31st the Investor & Entrepreneur Trip to Curaçao will take place. Before actually going to Curaçao, we organize a pre-event on the 5th of July to provide investors more information at the Curaçao Huis in the Hague.

The program
4:30 p.m. Walk in
5:00 p.m. Start event with information about the Economic chances on Curacao, the investor trip 26-31 aug 2018 and Q&A.
6:00 p.m. Drinks

After registration we will contact you what your purpose on Curaçao is.

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Haarlem2Harlem pitch event
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Haarlem2Harlem pitch event

On the 19th of June, startups from the Netherlands and startups from New York will have the opportunity to pitch at a pitch event in NYC! During the event, you will have the opportunity to meet startup founders, corporate managers, experts and government officials. 

Program Pitch Fest New York

5.30 PM: Doors open
6.30 PM: Welcome message and remark
7.00 PM: Startup Pitches
8.30 PM: winner announced
9.00 PM: Networking drinks


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Mayor's Networking Drinks on Water NYC
Jun
18
2:15 PM14:15

Mayor's Networking Drinks on Water NYC

On June 18th, we will organise Networking Drinks on a boat! Are you based in New York? And are you passionated about innovation? Join the Mayor's Networking Drinks on Water! 

During the event, you will have the opportunity to network with companies and government officials from the Netherlands. Want to join? RSVP through the button below!
 

Present Your Startup Goes NYC

From June 17-21, Present Your Startup will travel all the way to New York for the third time! During our last visit, Mayor of the City of Haarlem Jos Wienen and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer signed a Memorandum of Intent to strengthen the cooperation and develop closer ties between Haarlem, the Netherlands and Harlem, NY on an economical and cultural level, specifically focusing on areas as innovation & startups and education. In February this year, Gale Brewer visited Haarlem to strengthen ties between the two cities.

Now it is time for Haarlem again to visit New York. Right now, we are designing the program. It will be a fantastic trip where Dutch and American entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to meet each other and to learn from each other.

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PYS New York
Jun
17
to Jun 22

PYS New York

From June 17-21, Present Your Startup will travel all the way to New York for the third time! During our last visit, Mayor of the City of Haarlem Jos Wienen and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer signed a Memorandum of Intent to strengthen the cooperation and develop closer ties between Haarlem, the Netherlands and Harlem, NY on an economical and cultural level, specifically focusing on areas as innovation & startups and education. In February this year, Gale Brewer visited Haarlem to strengthen ties between the two cities.

Now it is time for Haarlem again to visit New York. It will be a fantastic trip where Dutch and American entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to meet each other and to learn from each other. 

Program 2018

Sunday June 17th
11:30 a.m. Gaher at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam
1:25 p.m. Flight to New York (organisation travels with KL0641 departure 1:25 p.m., arrival NYC 3:40 p.m.)
3:40 p.m. (VS Time) Arrival at JFK airport New York
6:00 p.m. Arrivel Hotel
7:00 p.m. Diner Summer Garden & Bar

Monday June 18th
8:00 a.m. Gather at the hotel entrance
9:00 a.m. Visit APG
10:30 a.m. Visit NFIA
11:15 a.m. United Nations
12:30 a.m. Lunch Le District
2:15-4:30 p.m. Mayor's Networking Drinks on Water

Tuesday June 19th
9:00 a.m. Gather at the entrance of the hotel
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Information session about business in America with Tabs inc. Rabobank International en Baker Mckenzie.
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Free Program
5:00 p.m. Pitchers arrive at Columbia University
6:00-9:00 p.m. Startup Haarlem 2 Harlem PitchFest @ Columbia University

Wednesday June 20th
9:00 a.m. Gather at the hotel intrance
10:00-12:00 a.m. Visit Envrmnt
12:30 a.m. Lunch Marlow Bistro
2:00-3:30 p.m. Bike tour through Central Park
5:30 p.m. Diner Corner Social
7:30 Amateur night, Apollo Theater

Thursday June 21st
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Free Program
5:25 p.m. Flight back to Amsterdam
6:30 a.m. (NL time 22/6) Arrival Amsterdam (Organisation travels with KL0642 departure 5:25 pm arrival in Amsterdam 06:30 a.m. at June 22nd)

Want to join us?
The participation costs of the event are 1500 euro excluding VAT and excluding your flight and stay. If you apply to the demands, you can get a part of your costs refunded through this website. 

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Online Academy
May
28
to Sep 10

Online Academy

When you are shortlisted for Present Your Startup 2018, you will get access to the Online Academy. During this academy you will learn more about pitching, business modeling and finance. If participants want to proceed further with Present Your Startup 2018, you must complete the online Academy before the 10th of September. 

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Semi-finals Present Your Startup Curaçao
May
9
7:30 PM19:30

Semi-finals Present Your Startup Curaçao

The semi finals of Present Your Startup Caribbean will take place on May 9th on Papagayo Beach. A selection of 9 startups from the Caribbean will pitch their startup. If you are interested in startups and innovation in the Caribbean please come and join this event. 

Get your tickets for free through the link below.

07:30 p.m. Walk-in
08:00 p.m. Pitches by Startup
09:00 p.m. Announcement of finalists
10:00 p.m. Celebration drinks

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