Past events


Rethinking the Urban Space: Creating a Place for Smart Mobility, Monday December 9

The imperative to stimulate new forms of urban transportation is growing. Yet many cities in the US and in the Netherlands are densely populated and their infrastructures are highly developed. This leaves little room for new advancements in the urban space.

In terms of transport and mobility, this raises a number of questions, such as: where should charging units for the increasing number of electric vehicles be located? How can we create a safe place for cyclists on narrow roads dominated by cars and surrounded by buildings? And what is the role and responsibility of governments, stakeholders and society or consumers in initiating a dialogue to find potential solutions?

Participation is free, but places are limited, so RSVP now!


November 16, 2013

Featured Events

We at Holland in the Valley aren’t the only ones who can organize cool events.
Here are some events hosted by other organizations that we like!

Biz & Tech Challenges for Startups When Choosing the Right Mobile Platform: Thursday, December 5

Stanfy  is happy to invite you to the meetup of SF Mobile Entrepreneurs community.

Come to be inspired by mobile experts:

· Rebecca O’Dell, CEO and founder at StylSavvy

· Andrew Garkavyi, COO at Stanfy

What to consider when choosing a mobile platform for your startup? Which user behavior trends to observe? What to measure? How to calculate costs? Join us to hear valuable tips and insights from our speakers!

More details and tickets are available here


The Future of Cleantech Entrepreneurship

A Cleantech Panel & Startup Pitch Event November 25

Come hear our renowned Cleantech panelists discuss what’s in store for entrepreneurs in the Cleantech space.

October 22-23: GMIC Silicon Valley, the biggest mobile event in SF

GMIC 2013 in San Francisco is the #1 can’t miss mobile event of the year and will bring together 10,000+ attendees from 60+ countries, including 300+ VIP level, 2,500+ executive level and thousands of developers and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley and around the world. During this two day “Mega-Conference”, GMIC will host workshops, competitions and great tracks such as: m-Health, m-Education, m-Marketing, G-Startup, Global Game Stars, DevToolbox and of course the Thought Leader Stage. See the full agenda here. Join thousands of innovators and influencers for two jam-packed days (Oct. 22 & 23) @ GMIC.

Thursday October 3: European Health IT Demo Night

Featured Speakers:

Dr. Adam Mendelsohn from NanoPrecision Medical Inc.

Rock Health

Rapid-fire pitches by 10 top EU Health IT Startups

Doors: 6pm

Thursday September 26th: Social Selling

Did you enjoy our article on Social Selling? Then you will like this event!

Tot celebrate the Voyedge Company tour in Silicon Valley and the Hubstart kickoff, the Netherlands Consulate General organizes a network event on the topic of social selling.

Social Selling leverages the power of social networks to create brand loyalty, build trust and shape a community of brand advocates.

September 19 2013: Rockstart accelerator Mixer

Rockstart loves startups. And so does Holland in the Valley. This is why we have banded together to bring you 10 selected startups that were chosen out of 400+ participants from more than 60 countries.

Meet the Rockstart Accelerator Class of 2013!

The founders will have 60 seconds each to impress the crowd!

Doors open at 6PM.


September 18 2013: Dutch Pitch Night at Parisoma

The Dutch global leader in agro and clean tech finance brings you a mix of influential CEOs and fast-growing start-ups from the Netherlands. Start-ups and fast growing ventures will pitch their business. Focus will be one topics such as Authentication, Mobile Payments and Data Management & Analysis

September 17 2013: Rabobank Mission Kick-off (Closed Event)

Rabobank is one of the major Dutch multinational financial institutions. It is a global leader in Agri financing and sustainability. We will kick-off the Rabobank mission in an interactive session focused on business in the Bay Area, the role of the Consulate General in supporting Dutch entrepreneurs and dos and don’ts when doing business in the US.

September 3 2013: Rockstart accelerator Kick-off

Rockstart loves startups. And so do we! This is why the kick-off of the Rockstart accelerator visit to Silicon Valley will begin at our Consulate General. This session will be closed, but you can meet the founders at the Mixer we’re hosting on September 19th!

Wednesday June 5: Startup Bootcamp: Dutch Demo Night – Silicon Valley

The Consulate General of the Netherlands and NestGSV are very excited to announce our Silicon Valley-Peninsula edition of the Dutch Demo Nights.

We invite you to join us for an evening of company pitches and networking on Wednesday, June 5, at NestGSV headquarters in Redwood City to get a glance of 12 of the Netherlands’ most promising startups.

For this event, all teams of the Holland in the Valley Startup Bootcamp will be invited to pitch their businesses to a jury of three Silicon Valley insiders and members of the Holland in the Valley network.

Following the pitches, the jury panel will provide feedback on the pitches and select the six best who will go on and pitch the consecutive evening at the San Francisco edition of the Dutch Demo Nights.

We hope you will be able to join us for an evening of free tacos, liquid refreshments and inspiring pitches by Dutch entrepreneurs!

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Thursday June 6: Startup Bootcamp, Dutch Demo Night – San Francisco

The Consulate General of the Netherlands and DrinkEntrepreneurs are very excited to invite you to the San Francisco edition of the Dutch Demo Night!

Handpicked out of over 50 applicants, 3 selection rounds and a semifinal on Wednesday; we bring the 6 best Startups of our annual Holland in the Valley Startup Bootcamp week to pitch their business during this exciting event.

For a list of all participants of our Startup Bootcamp, click here.

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Thursday June 6: Dutch Demo Night, Dutch Startups meet NYC tech experts at WeWork Soho

The Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and WeWork invite you for a unique chance to meet six of the Netherlands’ most promising startups as they present themselves to a panel of NYC tech experts.

The Netherlands, particularly Amsterdam and Eindhoven, are European hubs of high-energy, high-tech expertise with startups appearing everywhere. The six Dutch startups featured during Dutch Demo Night are Dayview, eFaqt, 20/20 Vision, IQNOMY, Plot, and Nanotronics. Dutch Demo Night is the culmination of an intensive four-day program, “Holland in NYC Startup Bootcamp,” designed to introduce Dutch startups to the NYC tech scene. Networking will follow the presentations.

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