Interactive discussion about your business opportunity/challenge

Do you ever feel that you need advice when facing a new opportunity or challenge at your work or in your career? What if you could discuss it with a group of professionals and benefit from their expertise? Now we offer you your own advisory board. Bring your opportunity or challenge along and listen to what fellow business people from different backgrounds have to say about it. In a moderated discussion you can benefit from the collective knowledge and experience of your discussion partners.

17:45-20:30, 29 November 2018
Science Park, Amsterdam

EIT Digital – a knowledge and innovation community of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, driving Europe’s digital transformation – has offered to host the event in their Amsterdam office. EIT Digital Netherlands Director Patrick Essers will welcome participants and talk about life-long learning.

Keynote speaker Ákos R. Wetters, who is a start-up coach and expert on entrepreneurship and innovation, will introduce a number of practical tools and models that can serve as a good starting point for the small-group discussions. 

We will then split into groups of 4-5 people and with the help of a moderator discuss the opportunities and challenges our participants bring along. At the end each group will share key topics and learnings with the broader audience. 

PROGRAMME: 29 November (Thursday)

17:45 Arrival and reception with drinks and bites served by Paprika Csárda
18:00 Welcome by Cisca Ansem, HBN Chair
18:05 Opening speech on life-long learning by Patrick Essers, Director of EIT Digital Netherlands
18:20 Keynote speech on board room models by Ákos R. Wetters, start-up coach and lecturer on Entrepreneurship and Innovation 
18:35 Small-group advisory board discussions on participants’ business opportunities or challenges
19:50 Plenary wrap-up of key topics and learnings
20:00 Networking drinks


For HBN members: free
For non-members: EUR 12.50 at online registration, EUR 15 at the venue

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EIT Co-Location Centre at Centrum voor Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) 
Science Park 123
1098 XG Amsterdam 
The Netherlands
For directions and map, please check this link.