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Get in the Ring the Netherlands

 

LOCATION

The Hague , The Netherlands

 

DATE    

start Nov 17, 2016

end   Nov 17, 2016

2016-11-17 00:00:00 2016-11-17 00:00:00 Europe/Amsterdam Get in the Ring the Netherlands Global events Jurgen Nieuwenhuijsen nieuwenhuijsen@ece.nl


MEET EVERYONE YOU NEED IN 1 DAY?

Meet all the persons - from corporate innovators, to investors, to talent and fans - you need to be successful, in just one day.


Attend the spectacular Get in the Ring Closing Show

Listen to keynote speakers such as Constantijn van Oranje and cast your vote for most the promising startups of the Netherlands! The 6 best startups (selected during the day) will battle on the main stage, show what they’ve got and compete for the attention of potential fans and a ticket to the Global Conference in Singapore.



Startup applications for Get in the Ring have closed

If you want to attend Get in the Ring NL at the How To Get there Summit, you can still get a Startup pass for €175.

About this event

Get in the Ring the Netherlands facilitates the complete program for startups on the How To Get There Summit! The selection event of the biggest Global Startup Competition of the Get in the Ring Foundation takes place on November 17th. 100 startups will be selected to pitch and finally 6 startups may battle in a spectacular award show. You will compete for awards, a place in the Global Final (in New York or Singapore) and the attention of more than 1,500 potential fans!

Next to the competition you can speed date 1-on-1 with more than 60 corporate innovators and investors (Matchups), attend startup bootcamp sessions where you best learn how to pitch or become investible, and get inspired by numerous talks of the biggest scale-up founders.

Who will you meet

Request your seat at Workshops and Matchups below by filling in your motivation. Choose your Matchups carefully because you can only request a maximum of 16 Matchups.

Time until requests close:


SEATING IS CLOSED


Workshops

Get Ready for Europe


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Get Corporate Ready


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Get Your Strategy Ready

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Get Investors Ready


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Matchups

Insurance


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Insurance and investment

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Oil and energy


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Cloud computing


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Leisure, travel and tourism

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Global shipping


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Lithography systems


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Digital services


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Thermosetting synthetics

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Online travel agent


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Dredging and maritime


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Investment management

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Global construction and services

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Beverages


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Good production


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Management consulting

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Chemicals


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Health, nutrition and materials

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Military


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Sustainable energy


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Oil and energy


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Accounting and advisory

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Dairy


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Municipality


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Municipality


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IT and services


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Retail


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Royal Dutch Airline


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Retail


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IT services


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Semiconductors


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Hardware and software

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Real Estate Technology


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NGO


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Law enforcement


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Investment fund of PON Holding

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Maritime


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Accelerator maritime startups

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Logistics and supply chain

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Logistics and supply chain

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Chemicals


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NGO


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Offshore energy industry

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Airport company


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Banking


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Sustainable construction

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Independent research


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Investment fund


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Consumer goods


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Insurance


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Physics R&D tools


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Independent tank storage

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Big Data Analytics


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Why participate
For every participant we have great opportunities:


Millions of fans
Connect with potential fans such as investors, corporates, talent and experts
Global exposure
Get global exposure and contacts through a network in 100+ countries

Pitch Perfect
Participate in an exciting and educating process to perfectionize your pitch and get feedback from experts
Global Conference
Win awards and a ticket to the final at the Global Conference in March 2017 (in New York or Singapore)

How To Get There Summit
Get free tickets for the How To Get There Summit, the innovation event of the Netherlands
IBM
Get selected for IBM Smart Camp Launch in San Francisco if you apply before October

Who you'll meet


Heleen Dura - Van Oord

Founder DQ&A Media Group & Partner Peak Capital


Han de Groot

Investor & Board Member MACROMILL


Constantijn van Oranje

Special envoy StartupDelta


Paul Smits

CFO Port of Rotterdam


Patrick van der Pijl

CEO Business Models Inc.


Martijn Don

Co-owner & Partner Keadyn Ventures


Johan van Mil

Founder & Managing Partner Peak Capital


Kees de Jong

Serial entrepreneur


Gerald Been

CEO & Founder Node1, Ubideo

Partners

ARE YOU READY TO GET IN THE RING?




Achmea

Insurance

Looking for: startups in the Fintech, insurtech, mobility, smart home, internet of things, shared economy sector in the proof-of-technology or proof-of-prototype phase


Partnership possibilities:

to co-develop or offer a network


Aegon Netherlands BV

Insurance and investment

Looking for: startups in the Fintech, Insurtech, Digitalization, Data- and data-analytics, Customer engagement, distribution sector that are in the series A (scaling up) phase or close to market introduction


Partnership possibilities:

partnering and investing


Alliander

Oil and energy

Looking for: startups that are devoted to pushing the energy market further in transition to a renewables and resiliency, no longer dependant upon fossil fuels. Decentralized energy production and distribution, peer-to-peer energy markets, creating and bundling flexibility (via demand response, energy conversion or storage technologies) and bring it to market, new business models for enabling a dramatic increase in electric or sustainable transportation and mobility, concepts for an energy positive (or at least neutral) buildings. Startups can be of all stages


Partnership possibilities:

partner/co-development in early stages, later stages launching customer


Amazon Web Services

Cloud computing

Looking for: startups in cloud computing technology in the proof-of-prototype stage or beyond


Partnership possibilities:

to reduce the risk of cloud usage, for investment help and guidance


APM Terminals

Global shipping

Looking for: startups in the product-market-fit, scaling up or proof of concept phase in the following sectors: Robotics and other technology related to Health and Safety and Security Virtual reality in process environment Costs savings in maintenance processes Communication within organisations Track and Trace of containers Flow management re to information in ports/logistics Bunkering/"vapour free bunkering"


Partnership possibilities:

launching customer or co-developer


ASML

Lithography systems

Looking for: high tech startups in the proof of technology stage or beyond


Partnership possibilities:

partner, fund, co-develop or support


Atos

Digital services

Looking for: retail, store of the future, blockchain, IoT startups in the product-market fit or scaling-up stage


Partnership possibilities:

co-develop, co-create, partner


Boskalis

Dredging and maritime

Looking for: startups that connect to their business (e.g. maritime) mainly in the proof-of-prototype stage and beyond


Partnership possibilities:

different options


BOM Capital

Investment management

Looking for: innovation based startups with a hardware component, no software only startups, in the early stages like seed, ideation or proof-of-concept


Partnership possibilities:

funding or enabling the startup to get funded


Bouygues Construction

Global construction and services

Looking for: startups in the Proof-of-Technology, Proof-of-Prototype, Product-Market Fit or Scaling-up stage with potential applications in the construction, real estate, facility maintenance, energy


Partnership possibilities:

Beta-tester, co-developer, customer, funding (after successful experimentation)


Coca-Cola Enterprise

Beverages

Looking for: science and technology startups (Food, Engineering, Materials, Energy, Manufacturing, Sustainability) in the proof of technology stage


Partnership possibilities:

explore, collaborate


Deloitte

Management consulting

Looking for: startups in the Fintech, TMT, Publishing or Chemical industry sector in the scaling up phase


Partnership possibilities:

connecting you to potential partners


The Dow Chemical Company

Chemicals

Looking for: Materials, Ag, Electronics, Packaging, Water tech, Polymers, cleantech startups and anything related to Dow, in all stages


Partnership possibilities:

several possibilities like funding, JDA, M&A


DSM

Health, nutrition and materials

Looking for: startups in the material science and life science sector (e.g. food ingredients, fermentation and enzyme technology) in at least the proof-of-technology stage


Partnership possibilities:

partnering, co-creation, venture investment and more


Eneco

Sustainable energy

Looking for: startups in the product market fit/scaling up stage that are concerned with the Energy sector, Smart Homes, Smart Buildings, Smart Cities or Smart Mobility


Partnership possibilities:

investments, launching customer or a pilot partner


Enexis

Oil and energy

Looking for: startups in the idea through scaling up stage in the energy sector


Partnership possibilities:

provide a platform to experiment


EY

Accounting and advisory

Looking for: startups in all stages, in all sectors


Partnership possibilities:

partnering, be a launching customer


Friesland Campina

Dairy

Looking for: startups in the food & beverage sector, food packaging technology, food & beverage processing technology or new food ingredient technology that are in the proof-of-prototype or scaling-up phase


Partnership possibilities:

being a launching customer, or co-developing


IBM

Information technology and services

Looking for: tech startups that are scaling up and would benefit from IBM's relationships with large corporations or would like to have free access to IBM's cloud technology (Artificial Intelligence - Watson, Blockchain, Analytics, Infrastructure, Open Source, etc..) or are interested to be visible to global clients and investors


Partnership possibilities: we provide free access to technology (IBM Global Entrepreneur Program), introduce startups to our large clients, provide mentoring and guidance, technical support and help with publicity, year free cloud credits up to 120.000$ and go-to-market support

IKEA

Retail

Looking for: start-ups with ideas on how to update/modernise/improve the IKEA shopping experience (IKEA product development ideas are less relevant)


Partnership possibilities:

to be discussed


KLM

Royal Dutch Airline

Looking for: various startups in the product-market fit stage (e.g. VR/AR/robotics) that match with KLM’s technologies and business models


Partnership possibilities:

various possibilities


KPN

IT services

Looking for: IoT related startups concerned with smarthomes, smart cities ehealth, data & Analytics, security and clouds in the product market fit and scaling up stage


Partnership possibilities:

co-develop, partner, fund, or be a launching customer


NXP Semiconductors

Semiconductors

Looking for: (secure) hardware, electronics, semiconductor (IP) or software startups with a well defined concept until and beyond product launch


Partnership possibilities:

customer, partner or eco-system validator and eventually perhaps even investor


Oracle

Hardware and software

Looking for: IoT or Big Data startups in the scaling up phase


Partnership possibilities:

partnering


OVG Real Estate

Real Estate Technology

Looking for: real estate, construction or service startups in all phases


Partnership possibilities:

Partner, launching customer, co-develop


Nationale Politie

Law enforcement

Looking for: IoT, AI, biotech or sensors startups in the proof-of-prototype phase


Partnership possibilities:

partner with knowledge, possibility of co-develop


Ponooc B.V.

Investment fund of PON Holding

Looking for: energy and mobility startups in any stage between the proof-of-prototype and scale up stage


Partnership possibilities:

various options


Port of Rotterdam

Maritime

Looking for: start-ups that can help us in the fields of digitisation and energy transition


Partnership possibilities:

internal match to POR Authority and externally to businesses in the port. Support through our incubator and accelerator programmes in obtaining licenses, finding workspace, shared facilities, etc.


Port XL

Accelerator maritime startups

Looking for: startups in the following sectors: Maritime - Energy - Chemicals and Refinery - Logistics and Supply Chain / Includes everything from Drones to IT apps that are in the Proof of Prototype or Product-Market fit stage


Partnership possibilities:

support the grow and invite to the PortXL Accelerator, introduction to relevant contacts


PostNL

Logistics and supply chain

Looking for: startups in the subscription and SaaS, Focus on consumer, VR technology or IoT sector in the proof of Technology, proof of Prototype or product market fit stage


Partnership possibilities:

various options


SBM Offshore

Offshore energy industry

Looking for: offshore or marine startups in the product-market phase


Partnership possibilities:

to co-develop

Airport Schiphol

Airport company

Looking for: startups in the E commerce, smart building, travel, real estate or IOT sector, in any stage


Partnership possibilities:

partner, customer or co development


SNS Bank NV

Banking

Looking for: startups the shared value, social entrepreneurship or fintech sector in the everything after the idea stage.


Partnership possibilities:

offers a 6 week program in Q1 of 2017


TBI

Sustainable construction

Looking for: clean tech startups in the proof-of-prototype or product-market-fit stage


Partnership possibilities:

launching customer or co-developer


TNO

Independent research

Looking for: high tech startups in all phases


Partnership possibilities:

consult


Uniiq

Investment fund

Looking for: entrepreneurs based in Zuid Holland, who needs funding for technical- and market validation of their innovative technology. Sector focus is broad. For example but not limited to: life sciences & health, cleantech, safety & security, maritime & delta, chemistry & energy, greenports and food


Partnership possibilities:

funding


Unilever

Consumer goods

Looking for: Technology, consumer goods, sustainability, subscription model, IOT startups in the scaling up stage


Partnership possibilities:

partner, co-develop, launching customer


Univé Verzekeringen

Insurance

Looking for: insurtech and fintech startups in various stages


Partnership possibilities:

partnering or co-development


Vision Dynamics

Physics R&D tools

Looking for: chemical/physics/biomedical startups in healthcare & industry in the proof of technology or prototype stage


Partnership possibilities:

various


Vopak

Independent tank storage

Looking for: port related, oil/gas industry, IoT, maintenance (+inspections), operations, energy consumption startups in the proof of prototype stage Partnership possibilities:

partner and proof of concept

Get Ready for Europe

Workshop host: Katana

In this workshop you will learn everything about scaling up your business to Europe. The workshop is offered by Katana, which is an organization that helps startups in the food and agriculture sector by providing you with growth funding to scale into Europe.

Get Corporate Ready

Workshop host: Erik de Heer and Luuk Eleins, EY


Get Your Strategy Ready

Workshop host: Business Models Inc.

It is important to understand how you add value as a startup. Therefore, we invite startups to a give a visual expression to their strategy. We outline in 30 minutes your business model, we look at what your vision is, what customer pain you solve and what your key learnings are. Result: in-depth strategic discussions, understanding of challenges and opportunities, and a room papered with sticky notes and visuals.


Get Investor Ready

Workshop host: Ton van 't Noordende, Keadyen

Get ready for everything that is involved in getting your deal with an investor! How to do negotiations? How to assess a term sheet? This and all the other stuff that startups deal with in the deal making process with investors is provided in this workshop by Keadyn.


ANWB

Leisure, travel and tourism

Looking for: startups in the mobility, leisure and travel sector at the product-market fit or scaling up stage

Partnership possibilities:

launching partner

Bolidt

Thermosetting synthetics

Looking for: Energy, Data, Design, Safety, Sustainability and Hygiene startups in the Proof of Technology, Prototype or Idea Stage

Partnership possibilities:

to co-create, be a launching customer or a partner

Booking.com

Online travel agent

Looking for: startups in the scale up stage, in sustainable tourism, focused on improving tourist destinations/positively impacting places people travel to. The startups could work across environment, cultural heritage and inclusive growth in tourism.

Partnership possibilities:

fund & accelerate/help scale. We are setting up a fund & accelerator and are now exploring the startups we want to help scale through financial (grant) and non financial support.

Danone

Food production

Looking for: startups with healthy food solutions & sustainable food production that are in the proof-of-technology stage or further

Partnership possibilities:

anything is possible

Oxfam Novib

NGO

Looking for: NGO or Social Enterprise startups in the proof-of-prototype phase

Partnership possibilities:

multiple options

Royal Flora Holland

Logistics and supply chain

Looking for: startups in the idea-stage, proof-of-technology, proof-of-Prototype stage that are related to logistics / logistical solutions

Partnership possibilities:

partner, be launching customer, co-develop

Sabic Ventures

Chemicals

Looking for: startups in the advanced materials, functional polymers and composites, process, resource and energy efficiency, or alternative feedstocks and energy sector that are in the proof-of-technology, proof-of prototype, scaling up, growth phase

Partnership possibilities:

partnering

Jumbo

Retail

Looking for: food or digital innovation startups in all phases

Partnership possibilities:

be a launching customer

Dutch Armed Forces

Military

Looking for: startups in all phases that relate to the armed forces, like: material, nano-technology, kristal technology, 3D printing, operational energy, direct energy weapons, swarming or self operating systems, platooning, drones, big data, cyber ops, performance based contracts/logistics/support, social innovation, space, security, finance and ownership, AR, health, AI recruitment technology

Partnership possibilities:

various possibilities

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Gemeente den Haag

Municipality

Looking for: startups in all phases that can help to create a better world and deliver urban innovations

Partnership possibilities:

several possibilities

Stichting Humanitas

NGO

Looking for: startups in all phases in the elderly healthcare sector

Partnership possibilities:

co-develop, partner, fund, pilots, launching co-creator

Gemeente Rotterdam

Municipality

Looking for: startups in all phases that have solutions for the city and port of Rotterdam, for example smart city solutions or clean tech solutions for the port areas

Partnership possibilities:

be a launching customer

Program

Participating in Get in the Ring is not only about winning the competition. We have a great program:




12:00 - 17:00

COMPETE - Selection pitches

Pitch for a spot on the main stage with an audience of 1,500 potential fans that same evening. Convince the experienced jury why you are the most promising startup of the Netherlands.

CONNECT via MATCHUPS

Participate in one-on-one pre-matched speed dating sessions with investors and business leaders and discover business opportunities together.

GET READY workshops

Join workshops designed for startups during which you get ready for  a killer pitch or learn how to become investible!

SEARCHING FOR THE GROWTH FORMULA

Get insprired by and learn from the biggest scaleup founders, who talk about their  experiences, brilliant failures and tips for success.

18:30 - 20:30

GET IN THE RING CLOSING SHOW

Listen to keynote speakers, such as Constantijn van Oranje, and cast your vote for most the promising startup during the Live Startup Battles!


Searching for the Growth Formula

Get insprired by and learn from the biggest scaleup founders, who talk about their experiences, brilliant failures and tips for success. Listen to founders such as Kees de Jong, Heleen Dura-van Oord, Han de Groot and Steven Schuurman!


Kees de Jong

Serial entrepreneur


Han de Groot

Investor & Board Member MACROMILL


Heleen Dura-van Oord

Founder DQ&A Media Group & Partner Peak Capital


Steven Schuurman

€1 billion valuation in 4 years


Steinar Henskes

75 countries in 4 years


Chris Hall

300 employees in 3 years


Joris Beckers

€20M revenue in 2 years


Vincent Karremans

40.000+ users in 4 years


Rogier van Camp

Finalist EY Entrepreneur of the Year

Application deadline

6 November: Deadline if you want to participate in the Competition and/or Matchups.

6-8 November: Request your 1-on-1 Matchups with participating multinationals. Startups can still apply and request Matchups in this phase.

16 November: if you don't want to take part in the Competition and Matchups, but still want to join: startup bootcamp sessions, attend Talks of scaleup founders such as Han de Groot and Gerald Been, network at the Ecosystem Café, attend the spectacular startup battles, and everything more the How To Get There Summit has to offer.

ARE YOU READY TO GET IN THE RING?




NEED GLOBAL EXPOSURE?

Startup applications for Get in the Ring competition have closed. Attend the spectacular Closing Show of Get in the Ring NL with Live Startup Battles! Startups compete against thousands of startups globally, win awards, get exposure and connect with fans to scale up their business.

Champion jury members


Han de Groot

Investor & Board Member MACROMILL


Heleen Dura-van Oord

Founder DQ&A Media Group & Partner Peak Capital


Steven Schuurman

Co-founder & CEO Elastic

Jury pitching rooms


Herman Kienhuis

Managing Director KPN Ventures


Jorg Kop

Managing Director UtrechtInc., Former co-founder SnappCar


Jan Verkooijen

Partner newVOC


Anique Soetermeer-Gabriels

Corporate & Partner Relations HightechXL


Jan Andriessen

Associate Partner henQ Invest


Johan van Mil

Founder & Managing Partner Peak Capital


Martijn Don

Co-owner & Partner Keadyn Ventures


Marty Leclercq

Investment Manager InnovationQuarter


Jos Dirkse

Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Founder Nieuw Kapitaal

Application deadline

6 November: Deadline if you want to participate in the Competition and/or Matchups.

6-8 November: Request your 1-on-1 Matchups with participating multinationals. Startups can still apply and request Matchups in this phase.

16 November: if you don't want to take part in the Competition and Matchups, but still want to join: startup bootcamp sessions, attend Talks of scaleup founders such as Han de Groot and Gerald Been, network at the Ecosystem Café, attend the spectacular startup battles, and everything more the How To Get There Summit has to offer.

Winners Get in the Ring the Netherlands 2015

In the Lightweight category, Blue Battery-founder Emil Goosen convinced the champions with his alternative renewable energy storage. His batteries are running on water and table salt. He defeated Berry Kriesels of Omnigen, a company that provides DNA analysis for individuals.

The Champions were unable to agree on the Middleweight winner; Both Boudewijn Wisse of Laevo as well as Stefan Spanjer of Kite Robotics convinced two champions, which meant a draw. The back supporting harnesses of Laevo eventually defeated the window cleaning robot from Kite Robotics thanks to the fifth vote of ex-Prime Minister, and partner at EY, Jan Peter Balkenende, who was manifested as fifth Champion.

The Heavyweights battle saw the “dullest startup of the Netherlands” on stage, as founder Jeroen Volk introduced his company Invoice Sharing. Nonetheless, he put down a lively battle with NettCity’s Rob Vasbinder. The invoice service lost to the sustainable machines from NettCity, but managed to score a personal meeting with champion Pieter Zwart, CEO at Coolblue. Winner NettCity changes green waste into energy and other products.


ARE YOU READY TO GET IN THE RING?




Attend the spectacular Get in the Ring Closing Show

Listen to keynote speakers such as Constantijn van Oranje and cast your vote for most the promising startups of the Netherlands! The 6 best startups (selected during the day) will battle on the main stage, show what they’ve got and compete for the attention of potential fans and a ticket to the Global Conference in Singapore.

ARE YOU READY TO GET IN THE RING?




Application process

6 November: Deadline if you want to participate in the Competition and/or Matchups.

6-8 November: Request your 1-on-1 Matchups with participating multinationals. Startups can still apply and request Matchups in this phase.

8 November 23:59: Closing of startup applications and requesting of Matchups. All requested Matchups will be now reviewed by the Matchup hosts. Startups that have not applied until this moment, can still participate in Get Ready Workshops, listen to Talks by scaleup founders, network at the Investors Meetup and attend the Get in the Ring Closing Show: Get an Entrepreneur Pass.

15 November: Startups receive their personal schedule with Matchups and Get Ready workshops and will be notified if selected to pitch in front of the jury (Compete).

17 November 12:00 - 21:00: Get in the Ring at the How To Get There Summit in The Hague!


Requirements Startups
Get in the Ring is cross-industry. We live by the rule that the future is uncertain and innovation comes from areas you can't foresee. Whether you are in robotics, software, agriculture or medtech for us it's all good. We do however have a preference for startups that are aiming to make a positive impact in this world. 

Can you imagine yourself, standing in the ring, battling head-to-head, making fans and do you meet the requirements below? 
Then you're good to go!

  •  Innovative and scalable business idea/model
  •  Launched less than 8 years ago
  •  Pitch fluently in English

  • Attend the spectacular Get in the Ring Closing Show

    Listen to keynote speakers such as Constantijn van Oranje and cast your vote for most the promising startups of the Netherlands! The 6 best startups (selected during the day) will battle on the main stage, show what they’ve got and compete for the attention of potential fans and a ticket to the Global Conference in Singapore.

    ARE YOU READY TO GET IN THE RING?