Technological developments change the (economic) landscape. Do you have an idea what the economy of tomorrow – the NEXT Economy – will look like? Do you see chances in changes concerning big data, circular economy, mobility or sustainable energy? Are you about to launch a start-up with social impact? If so, Metropolitan Start-up Lab (MSL) is looking for you: the NEXT Entrepreneur!
Starting entrepreneurs with an idea for the Next Economy can battle on the 7th of July at the NEXT Economy needs NEXT Entrepreneur Access Point at Demokwekerij Westland. During this pitch event the audience will consist of potential launching customers, directors of established businesses, on the lookout for innovation in the value chain and eager to hear your ideas. Besides this platform, there are also other prizes for the best pitchers:
- Financial reward of € 3000,-
- One-to-one networking lunch with members of the jury, i.e. Jan Kees de Jager (CFO of KPN), Jannewietske de Vries (director of the Floriade 2022), Leendert Bikker (executive director World Expo Rotterdam 2025), Duke Urbanik (entrepreneur in residence YES!Delft), Laurens Groen (director Milgro) and Theo Duijvensteijn (Vice-major Westland and board member Roadmap Next Economy MRDH).
- Prototype prize; consisting of a temporarily membership at RDM Makerspace.
NEXT Economy needs NEXT Entrepreneur is more than a pitch event. By offering several extra activities and extensive speeddate coaching sessions for the selected ideas, MSL wants to help start-ups and idea-owners to take the next step and support them in their growth. Take this opportunity and submit your idea before the 5th of June: www.metropolitanstartuplab.nl. Enrolling is free of charge.
Metropolitan Start-up Lab (MSL) is a collaboration between Metropoolregio Rotterdam Den Haag and tech incubator YES!Delft. For more information about this competition or the members of the jury see www.metropolitanstart-uplab.nl, www.yesdelft.nl/msl and twitter. #mslnexteconomy