Entrepreneurial Career Days

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Entrepreneurial Career Days

June 1 @ 9:00 am June 3 @ 6:00 pm

The Entrepreneurial Career Days is a 3-day event where students and startups alike get to meet all sides of Rotterdam’s entrepreneurial atmosphere, and experience what the life of an entrepreneur in the city is like. From internship opportunities to innovation challenges and educational workshops, the three-day experience passes by in a breeze. During the course of the event, you will get the chance to meet recruiters and possibly secure your future! Additionally, you will also have the chance to learn and take insights from entrepreneurship’s biggest and brightest stars, so do not miss out and purchase your ticket today!Fo

Day 1: Talent Day (1st June)
Starting off with a blast, our first day is in collaboration with Upstream Festival, and together, we will be hosting the Talent Day Career Fair, where you get to meet over 20 different startups from all around the Netherlands who are based in many different industries! Big names such as HousingAnywhere, SendCloud, Minite, and LeadInfo will be attending the career fair, and will be giving the chance for students to network with them and possibly secure their future internships or positions!

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14.00-18.00 – Talent Day Career Fair in collaboration with Upstream Festival

Day 2: Venturing Day (2nd June)
From the name, we are sure you guessed who our partner for this one will be, it is indeed Venture Café! During the day, students will have the chance to experience a full day at Venture Café and CIC, starting off with a specialty workshop about improving your CV, and then a tour with all the startups and scaleups present at the location, and finally finishing off with the classic Venture Café Thursdays, featuring comedic sessions, big entrepreneurial personalities, and networking opportunities!


10.30 -12.00 – Reimagining your CV: Who Am I? ft. Chetana from CHA4OS Theory
This energetic and hands-on workshop will serve as an entry into exploring different mediums of communicating information, as well as understanding different facets of yourself.

What should a one-page introduction to yourself really have on it to properly represent your identity, resilience, and (linear or non-linear) growth? In this session, you will be allowed to explore this question and more with the help of some activities and exercises that all involve making with your hands! Come take some time out to reflect and craft with us.

This session is open for everyone, and no specific skills are required. To end the session we will each make a little ‘reimagined CV’ booklet of everything we explored that we can then keep with us as a reminder of who we really are, just in case all the networking and CVs make us forget.

12.00-13.00 – Break + Tour of Rotterdam (Upstream Festival Special Edition!)
Would you like to make some connections with the innovation community during your lunch break? In need of some serendipitous connections? Looking for a shot of vitamin D and exercise? We have a great solution!

We are hosting a weekly walk through the vibrant city of Rotterdam. Every week on Thursday at 12pm we discover points of interest in the ecosystem and Rotterdam’s heritage, all whilst personally connecting with others and increasing your step count.

17.00 – 18.00 – The Making of.. Deals! The Investors’ Perspective
Join this session to get the investors’ perspective on deal making!

A diverse mix of investors on stage will share their thoughts on why they invested in a certain company or entrepreneur or why the deal fell through, sometimes even at the last minute…

19.00 – 20.00 – Standup Comedy Night (in Dutch)
The most memorable connections are often accompanied by a laugh… so let’s have a good laugh together and make it an unforgettable evening!

At this session we will have an amazing line-up of talented and upcoming comedians:

  • Melissa Eid
  • Joel Gideon
  • Desta Jong
  • Gilion Slory

With as MC: Daveson Ignatia

Afterwards we will have an Afterparty on our location until 9pm and will then together set-off to the closing party of Upstream Festival at Bird Rotterdam!

Day 3: Network Day (3rd June)
All about broadening your network! Here, we go back to basics and bring you to our main location at the Rotterdam Science Tower, where you will have the chance to learn from experts in the field of entrepreneurship and research, as well as get connected to multiple startups throughout the Netherlands and understand how they work and what obstacles they have had to go through. At the end, we would also like to thank you with a round of drinks completely on us!

11.30 – 13.00 – Self Marketing and Career Development ft. Dheeraj Ramchand
Join us in hearing Dheeraj’s personal journey in how he became a successful website developer and freelancer, and what it is like to experience the highs and lows of being a freelancer in general! You will also have the opportunity to get some advice regarding your career planning and what are the do’s and dont’s of a freelancing journey!

13.00 – 14.00 – Networking Lunch

Ever dreamed about talking to some of the biggest scaleups in the Netherlands and getting to know their view on business and career planning? Well, dream no longer! This session provides you the chance to talk to representatives from Mollie, HelloPrint and ECE about career planning, entrepreneurship, and startups, all while having a healthy and refreshing lunch!

14.00 – 16.00 – Tour of startups and scaleups at ECE

During this tour, you get the chance to get an insider insight into the offices of more than 30 scaleups operating from the Rotterdam Science Tower, and knowing more about their way of work and how they got to where they are today!

16.00 – 18.00 – Closing Drinks

What is better than finishing off the week with some celebratory drinks? Whether you are a student, professional, or partner, you will get the chance to talk to the participants as well as organizers of the Entrepreneurial Career Days and close your week with some refreshing beverages!


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