Drop by the Holland Tech Square at CES Las Vegas

Visiting CES in Las Vegas on January 8-12? Don’t forget to drop by the Holland Tech Square at the Sands Hall G, Eureka Park number 51726. Here you can connect with our Dutch innovators, founders and investors, and get inspired during one of the many VIP meet-ups. Check the full program below!


Would you like a tour of the Holland Tech Square and meet specific clusters of startups?

Let us know by sending a mail to ces@handelsroute.nl

Your daily dose of ‘techspiration’
at the Holland Tech Square

Tuesday 8 January

From 11 am until 6 pm


Official opening Holland Tech Square with VIP’s

11 am

Celebrate the official opening of the Holland Tech Square, together with the Netherlands State Secretary of Economic Affairs Mona Keijzer, Special Envoy of StartupDelta Prince Constantijn van Oranje and Mayor of Las Vegas, Carolyn Goodman.


Mona Keijzer (Netherlands State Secretary of Economic Affairs) meets NL startups

11.45 am until 12.45 pm

More info coming soon.


Talk: The Vault with Paul Kallmes, Managing Director of US Accelerator and co-working space

3 pm until 3.10 pm

Join us at the Holland Tech Corner for an inspiring talk by Paul Kallnes about The Vault.The Vault is a leading incubator in San Francisco that differentiates itself significantly from other incubators through a more deliberate and focused approach on growth.


Startup Pitches

3.15 pm until 4 pm

NL founders and entrepreneurs get on stage to pitch why their startup offers the next big disruption. The names of the startups will be announced later.


‘Light up the Strip Orange’ Networking Event by HP & APG

From 7 pm

Networking drinks with the Dutch delegation and invitees. This event is by invitation only.

Wednesday 9 January

From 9 am until 6 pm


Talk: Jenna Seiden – How to approach investors in the US?

3 pm until 3.10 pm

Jenna Seiden is venture advisor for the Dutch venture-building program LUMO Labs. LUMO Labs is an intimate, 2-year venture-building program focused on emerging tech for social impact. During her talk, Senna will share her insights about approaching investors in the US.


Startup Pitches

3.15 pm until 4 pm

NL founders and entrepreneurs get on stage to pitch why their startup offers the next big disruption. The names of the startups will be announced later.

Thursday 10 January

From 9 am until 6 pm


Speeddating with US tech hub experts

10 am until 12 pm

NL startups meet and speeddate tech hub experts from Nevada, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and the Midwest.


Talk: Eelco van Maaren – How to drive sales in the US?

1 pm until 1.10 pm

Eelco van Maaren is head of Global Sales of Meta Co. He previously spearheaded the startup community and SMB in the Netherlands and Enterprise in the US for Salesforce. Eelco gets on stage to share his insights on how to start, grow and fund your venture in the US.


Talk: Luke Kim - Blockchain

3 pm until 3.15 pm

More info coming soon.


Startup Pitches

3.15 pm until 4 pm

NL founders and entrepreneurs get on stage to pitch why their startup offers the next big disruption. The names of the startups will be announced later.

Friday 11 January

From 9 am until 4 pm


Talk: Behrooz Yadegar – A US viewpoint on technology and product validation in the Netherlands

1 pm until 1.15 pm

MediSens conducts trials on a smart diaper for incontinence patients in Dutch nursing facilities. As CEO of a US medical device company, Behrooz will share his viewpoint on technology and product validations in the Netherlands.


Startup Pitches

1.30 pm until 2.30 pm

NL startups meet and speeddate tech hub experts from Nevada, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and the Midwest.

Connect with Team NL

Rutger de Graaf

Advisor at National Point of Entry

Together with his connections within the Dutch startup ecosystem, Rutger works on opening the doors for ambitious startup founders, entrepreneurs and foreign investors.

Willem Drost

Senior Advisor Internationalization StartupDelta

Willem is Corporate & Startup entrepreneur with 30 years of experience in the United States. He is instigator of successful CES startup missions as part of his 'paying it forward' mission to help high potential startups succeed.

Henk Dijkstra

Junior Innovation Advisor at the Consulate General of the Netherlands in San Francisco

Eager to understand how technology will change society, satisfy consumer demands, and solve societal problems.

Wouter Roelofs

Innovation Attache at Consulate General of The Netherlands in San Francisco

Passionate about connecting people and businesses.

George-Fisher Wilson

Online Communications Manager at StartupDelta

Storyteller with a background in gaining international attention for startup success.

Sandra Brandenburg

Founding partner Handelsroute.nl, owner of two media tech companies

Loves to connect forward thinkers, techies, creatives and the open minded to accelerate their global expansion.

Leonie Timmermans

International Startup Lead at StartupDelta

Loves to help connect and grow the Dutch ecosystem beyond the Dutch borders with a specific focus on the US market.

Sietze Vermeulen

Senior Officer Communications & Public Diplomacy at Consulate General of the Netherlands in San Francisco

Passionate about promoting the Netherlands startup ecosystem on the US Westcoast through events, online magazines and social media.

Gerbert Kunst

Consul General of the Netherlands in San Francisco

Loves to connect businesses from the Netherlands and the United States and help Dutch startups with a soft landing in Silicon Valley and the US west coast.

Karin Louzada

Sr. Advisor for Innovation, Technology and Science

Karin facilitates international scientific and R&D collaboration between Dutch academia and industry and their counterparts in the US and Canada. She does this through intensive scouting and technology matchmaking.

Virendya Battja

Innovation Officer

Captivated by disruptive tech and especially inspired by tech that makes a positive impact.

Walter van der Weiden

Senior Economic Advisor

Working hard and helping Dutch startups with a soft landing the US. Playing hard and loving the California life. 

Meet our GES2019 Team

On June 4 and 5 2019, the Netherlands and the United States will co-host the ninth Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in the Hague. The aim of GES is to drive global innovation by bringing the world’s top scale-ups, investors, corporate stakeholders, policymakers and industry experts under one roof. The summit will highlight entrepreneurship and developments in Food & Agriculture, Connectivity, Energy, Health, and Water. Entrepreneurs from across the globe can compete for one of 1200 slots to represent their country at GES.

Contact:

info@ges2019.nl

Meet the Universities

In the Netherlands, universities, government and companies work closely together to further strengthen the Dutch innovation system. At CES 7 presidents of Dutch universities are present. All thirteen Dutch Universities are ranked in the top 200 universities of the world. The universities are also visiting Silicon Valley, where they want to prepare for ambitious new steps regarding technology transfer towards society. At CES the presidents will learn about the newest trends in technology and meet alumni.

At CES you can find

Victor van der Chijs

President of the University of Twente

Louise Fresco

President of Wageningen University & Research

Martin Paul

President of Maastricht University

Carel Stolker

President of Leiden University

Rutger Engels

Rector Magnificus Erasmus University

Peter van Tienderen

Dean Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam

Mirjam van Praag

President of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Pieter van Duisenberg

President of the Association of Universities in the Netherlands

Ivo de Nooijer

Director Tech Transfer Office of Leiden University

Marianne van Steen

Professor of Entrepreneurship in Healthcare, University of Maastricht and General Director of REGMED XB

Herry Nijhuis

Director NWO-TTW

Contact:

w.r.vanderhoek@utwente.nl