Dedicated to all international entrepreneurs ready to get their business started in the Netherlands

  • DATE
    June 19 2019
    WeWork Strawinskylaan
  • Speakers
    +20 speakers

Say cheese! Here2Start Fest & Launch 2019

Thank you Harvey Willson www.reulo.com for the amazing photos!

Count down to our big day


About Here2Start fest

Here2Start is an initiative of the Holland Alumni Network NL network in collaboration with 7days2go. Our main goal is to promote entrepreneurship for the international community present in the Netherlands in order to serve as a platform to increase and measure the impact of current and future business owners in the context of the Dutch startup ecosystem. You are welcome to join our network as an entrepreneur, partner or sponsor. Please contact us via info@here2start.nl or give us a call at 06-59071356 to get more information about us and our upcoming event.

our great speakers

  • Maria Bermudez
  • Marketing strategist
  • Sven Stigter
  • Business Developer
  • Margarita Lourido
  • Intercultural Expert
  • Marcel Coopman
  • Accountant
  • Katrin Marx
  • Content Marketer
  • Piyuesh Modi
  • Social Media Strategist
  • Masha Moisseyeva
  • Content Marketer
  • Girish Kedar
  • Business Developer
  • Jennifer van Dijk
  • Financial Planner
  • Melanie vd Storm
  • Growth Coach
  • Alexandra Belicova
  • Marcom at StartupAmsterdam
  • Arthur Hendricks
  • Funding and R&D subsidy advisor
  • Rob Vernooij
  • Career Coaching
  • Daniel Erik Eriksson
  • Process Designer
  • Sandra Rincon
  • Trainer & Researcher
  • Thomas Mensink
  • Startup Analyst
  • Harmen Struiksma
  • Process Designer
  • Jeffrey Rijkschroeff
  • Legal
  • Taliesyn Walker
  • Managing Director
  • TruthTW Hawk
  • Business coach

What is Going to Happen?

Day Program - Here2Start Fest

Current and future international entrepreneurs are welcome to join simultaneous sessions hosted by Experts and International Entrepreneurs between 10:00 until 17:00. Feel free to choose your preferred topics delivered via 1-1 consultancy sessions, workshops and presentations and brainstorming and ideation rooms.



1-1 Consultancy sessions:

Startup Visa Application Q&A, Dutch Taxes, Company Registration, Business Coaching, Online Marketing, Financial Planning.


Business Model Canvas, Your future MVP, How to Pitch like a Pro, How to Build your Brand, Lean Market Validation, Your Business Vision Box.


Startup Visa Checklist, The Dutch Startup Ecosystem, Taxes for Entrepreneurs, How to Do Business with Dutch People, How to Scale, All about Funding & Subsidies.

Brainstorming and ideation rooms:

Find your co-founder, the Wall of Shame, Ask Anything Cafe, Elevator Pitch video recording, the Gift room.

Evening Program - Here2Start Launch

During the evening we will celebrate the launch of H2S with international entrepreneurs and key stakeholders of the startup ecosystem such as incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces, governmental and academic programs related to entrepreneurship.



18:00 - 18:15

Reception and Welcome Drinks

18:15 - 18:45

Keynote How to Succeed as an International in the Netherlands (aka How not to Doe Normaal)

18:45 - 19:30

Panel Discussion - Crossing Borders: A dialogue between international entrepreneurs and the key actors of the Dutch startup ecosystem

19:30 - 20:00

Networking Speed Date - Let’s Talk Business

20:00 - 20:30

Chin Chin - Official Launch: Toasting and Picture Time

Please download our Full Program including our Here2Start Fest and Official Launch below. 

Tickets Day Program

Student Pass

Day program

- Full access to expert consultancy tables, workshops, and presentations
- Access to the evening program
- Get extra benefits via our sponsors and partners

Startup Pass

Day program

- Full access to over expert consultancy tables, workshops, and presentations
- Access to the evening program
- Get extra benefits via our sponsors and partners

Launch Pass

Evening program

- Join our launch event including great content by key players within the Dutch startup ecosystem, a business speed date and great bites and drinks!
- Get extra benefits via our sponsors and partners

Our Partners

Let’s Get in Touch

Event venue:

Strawinskylaan 4117 4th Floor, 1077 ZX Amsterdam

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