On May 10, 2017 YES!Delft and Venture Café will connect the top of the Dutch corporates and the most promising tech startups at Techilicious 2017. This is a unique dinner with one goal: “Dine to Deal!”.
The first corporate leaders confirmed their participation at the ‘How To Get There Summit’ in The Hague. Startup Envoy Constan tijn van Oranje granted the CEO’s of Shell, KPN, Port of Rotterdam and TBI the opportunity to close lives deals with the most innovative tech startups in the Netherlands.
During the first edition of Techilicious this year more than 130 deals were closed between 50 CEO’S, CFO’S, CTO’s and 50 innovative startups. “An incredibly valuable event which offers us many commercial opportunities”, guests stated. This happens in the form of concrete business such as leads, pilot projects and funding. “Incubator YES!Delft transforms into a restaurant for one day to close deals”, says Pieter Guldemond, Managing Director at YES!Delft.
It’s an important issue, large corporates agree. ”By interacting with entrepreneurs we force ourselves to think out of the box, which is inspiring”, says Paul Smits, CFO of Port of Rotterdam. “This way we enable ourselves to be more innovative and efficient in introducing a new technology to the market”.
Through Techilicious YES!Delft and Venture Café facilitate a unique matchmaking event to innovate collectively. “This event is a great example of how this collaboration becomes really concrete“, says Constantijn van Oranje of StartupDelta. “To collaborate successfully it is essential that both parties focus on understanding each other, since innovation is stimulated best when you’re both on the same page. If it were up to me, Techilicious would be a monthly event in the Netherlands.”
Startups and corporates can sign up for Techilicious 2017 at www.techilicious.nl