City life: Start up, Fall down

by Stadsleven & TQ

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City life: Start up, Fall down

Startups are an essential part of today's urban culture. A lively startup scene brings international talent to cities and generates lots of new ideas. But then? Does all this innovation really find its way into the culture at large? And let's be honest: the aspirational success stories of the AirBNBs and the Ubers aside, most startups fail, leaving their founders with debts and frustration.

Stadsleven is organising this event in partnership with TQ (founded by The Next Web, in collaboration with Google, ABN AMRO and KPMG), and with a spectacular lineup of speakers such as Prince Constantijn van Oranje of TechLeap and Jennifer Harvey of Google Launchpad, will delve into the glory and the pain of startup life and ask: is this still the best model for innovation? And if not, what's next?

Program

How innovative are the Netherlands, really?

  • Prins Constantijn van Oranje, special envoy of TechLeap
  • Michel Visser on the failure of Konnektid
  • Stefano Cutello on the near-failure of Pastbook.com

 Startup models of the future

  • Jennifer Harvey of Google Launchpad
  • Irene van Duyn of the new innovation district Cumulus Park in Amsterdam Zuidoost

EYE Filmmuseum

  • Niels de Greef on the failure of ParkFlyRent
  • Daan Weddepohl on the near-failure of Peerby (and on his new book ’99 redenen om te stoppen, en toch door te gaan’)

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