How To Get There Summit

Innovate Faster Together




The Netherlands , The Netherlands



start Nov 17, 2016

end   Nov 17, 2016

2016-11-17 00:00:00 2016-11-17 00:00:00 Europe/Amsterdam How To Get There Summit Innovate Faster Together The Netherlands Jurgen Nieuwenhuijsen nieuwenhuijsen@ece.nl

Check out the impact that was created at the How To Get There Summit

The How To Get There Summit truly was the innovation event of 2016: 3000 corporate innovators, startups, innovation hubs, students and entrepreneurs gathered to innovate faster together

Check out the after movie below & view the photos here for an impression. Also view the HTGT Impact Report.

Program HTGT Summit 2016

Innovate Faster: 3 areas full of opportunities


For startups and everyone who wants to do serious business with startups. 

    Compete against 350 startups
    Connect 1-on-1 via Matchups
    Get ready workshops
    Investors meetup

Get Startup Pass



Meet everyone from the Dutch innovation ecosystem to innovate faster together in various themed cafes. Drop by in any of the cafes in the Ecosystem Cafe, check their opening hours.

    Searching for Growth Formula
    Port, Energy, Health, Tech Cafe
    Talent Cafe
    Support Cafe

Choose your cafes



Learn from peers about How To innovate faster together. Reserve your seat and join any of the 44 sessions with 99 speakers.

    How to innovate for impact 
    How To embed open innovation
    How To innovate with big data
    How To use blockchain

Reserve your seat

Reasons to join the HTGT Summit

For every participant we have great opportunities:

Join the top of innovative NL
Network with 2500 innovation professionals, experts, founders, students and investors. Meet everyone you need in the Ecosystem Café.
Meet with 350+ startups via Get in the Ring
Corporates, investors and NGOs can connect with startups from all sectors to innovate faster together via one-on-one speed dates.

Learn from innovation experts
Make your own program and choose from 44+ parallel How To sessions where you learn from 99+ peers
Spectacular closing show
Panel with famous scaleup founders and the six most promising startups of NL show what they've got it in startup battles

Searching for the Growth Formula 
Meet scaleup founders and listen to their talks in which they share how they search(ed) for the growth formula.

Do business with 150+ investors
Do business with more than 150 venture partners of VC's, institutional and informal investors with a track record.

Startups get ready!

Get in the Ring the Netherlands facilitates the complete program for startups on the HTGT 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 you'll meet


Innovate Faster Together

The innovation hubs of StartupDelta jointly organise the How To Get There (HTGT) Summit on 17 November 2016. During the HTGT Summit corporates, startups and innovation hubs work together as a ‘single hub’ to innovate faster together.

Participants of the HTGT Summit can in one day see, feel, hear, and sometimes even taste what the innovation ecosystem of the Netherlands has to offer.

All innovation hubs, from Brainport Eindhoven to StartupAmsterdam and from Kennispark Twente to The Hague Impact City, showcase their facilities en share their knowledge and expertise.

Dutch corporates across sectors share their expertise, success stories and brilliant failures. Startups join in the Get in the Ring competition to do business with investors, corporates and fellow entrepreneurs.

Speakers 2016

Constantijn van Oranje

Special Envoy StartupDelta

Paul Smits

CFO Port of Rotterdam

Marco Waas

Director RD&I and Technology AkzoNobel

Prof. Dr. Justin Jansen

Professor Corporate Entrepreneurship RSM Erasmus University

Prof. mr. Bernard Wientjes

Professor Entrepreneurship and Leadership Utrecht University

Patrick van der Pijl

CEO Business Models Inc., Author How to Design a Better Business

Prof. dr. ir. Vareska van de Vrande

Professor Collaborative Innovation and Business Venturing RSM Erasmus University

Prof. dr. Paul Iske

Founder & CEO Institute of Brilliant Failures

Heleen Dura-van Oord

Founder DQ&A Media Group & Partner Peak Capital

Han de Groot

Investor & Board Member MACROMILL

Kees de Jong

Serial entrepreneur

Gerald Been

Founder & CEO, Node1, Ubideo

Marco de Haas

Founder & CEO S-Ray Diagnostics

Prof. Dr. Aard Groen

Professor of Entrepreneurship University of Groningen

Ernst Keyzer

Managing Director TMG Digital

Hans Schönfeld

Chief Innovation Officer Dutch Police

Ray Quintana

General Partner Cottonwood Ventures

Yme Bosma

Head of Corporate Venturing Eneco

Otto van Harmelen

VP & Head of Buying Metro Group

Serena Scholte

Founder StartupBouw

Tom Kliphuis


Kees Eijkel

President Kennispark Twente

Prof. Dr. Erik Stam

Professor Entrepreneurship Utrecht University

Govert Hamers

CEO Vanderlande

Rogier van Beugen

Innovation Director KLM

Erwin Koenraads

Co-Founder Get in the Ring

Corina Kuiper

Board member Corporate Venturing Network

Ilonka Jankovich

Venture Partner Randstad Innovation Fund

Alexandre Janssen

Head of Innovation Deloitte EMEA

Freek Staps

Founder NRC Q

Hein Roelfsema

Chairman Dutch Centers for Entrepreneurship

Manon den Dunnen

Digital Transformator Nationale Politie

Ruben Nieuwenhuis

Director StartupAmsterdam

Mare Straetmans

Director PortXL

Ad van Dongen

Innovation Driver ING

Herman Kienhuis

Director KPN Ventures

Ferdinand Jaspers

Program Director ECE

Martijn Verbeek

Senior Manager Innovation Ahold

Wietze van der Aa

Director Amsterdam Centre for Service Innovation

Roy Thurik

Professor economics & entrepreneurship ESE

Maja Rudinac

Co-founder & CEO Robot Care Systems

Ricardo Krikke

Customer Excellence, Business Innovation & Mobile Strategy

Mike Balm

Director New Business Thales Nederland

Elmer de Boer

Manager Ideation Eneco

Tim de Knegt

Director Rotterdam Fieldlab Additive Manufacturing

Claudia Zuiderwijk

Chairman Board of Directors Chamber of Commerce

Anna Menenti

Policy Advisor Impact City The Hague

Bart van Hattum

Senior Solution Developer/Idea Manager Nuon

Bas Beekman

Director StartupAmsterdam

Brian Bacon

Fellow at S-ray Diagnostics, Founder Oxford Leadership Academy

Evelyn Borgsteijn

Director Corporate Communication VGZ

Ellen Sjoer

Lecturer Sustainable Talent Development The Hague University of Applied Sciences

Fred van Ommen

Co-founder The Innovation Family

Joop Winterink

Director Internal Audit VGZ

Jelle Turkstra

Head of Finance APM Terminals

Gert van Beek

Bestuurssecretaris Vitens

Jan Willem de Vriend

Chef-Dirigent & Artistiek Directeur Orkest Van Het Verre Oosten

Glenn Bijvoets

Senior Innovation Officer Eneco

Leonard Bukenya

Partner Aimforthemoon

Wolter Odding

Executive Board Vitens

Marie José van den Boomgaard

Liaison Manager Startups & Incubators

Marjolein Boer

Innovation Manager Port of Rotterdam

Nils Beers

Manager Partnerships Yes!Delft

Remko de Lange

Director Strategy & Sustainability Vanderlande

Rianne Valkenburg

Value Producer & Co-founder Lighthouse

Thomas Blekman

CEO Effectuation Academy

Roel ter Brugge

Manager Innovation & IT Independer

Willem van der Schoor

Fellow S-ray Diagnostics

Carlita Vis

Senior Knowledge Manager PIANOo

Klaas Molenaar

Lector in Financial Inclusion and New Entrepreneurship

Maarten van Kroonenburg

Co-Founder Blue Whale Ventures

Stephan Botz

Co-Founder Blue Whale Ventures

Joep Brouwers

Adjunct Director Brainport Development

Arjan Rensma

Coporate Venturing DSM

Anoek van Vlaardingen

Coordinator Sports Engineering TU Delft

Broos Bakens

Co-founder EYnovation EY

Liduina Hammer

Fund Manager UNIIQ

Linda Nieuwenhuizen

Business Developer Achmea

Daan Bregman

Coordinator Sports Engineering TU Delft

Paul van der Hoeven

Senior Innovation Manager Eneco

René Steenvoorden

CIO Randstad

Ronald van den Hoff

Co-Founder Seats2meet

Paul Blankhorst

Director Plan B

Onno Sluiter

Deputy head Airforce innovation centre AIR

Albert van Veen

CIO Schiphol

Arne Maas

Speaker Silicon Valley

Prof. Peter Ester

Professor of Human Capital & Entrepreneurship

Leo Brand

CIO Vopak

Robin Keeris

Project Leader Innovation Unicef

Lukas Roffel

CTO Thales Nederland

Moodi Mahmoudi

Co-Founder & CEO Collaborne

Miguel van Bodegom

Dutch Open Hackathon

Prof. Dr. Eric Claassen

CEO Vironovative

Linda van de Burgwal

Researcher & Lecturer VU

Pieter Hartog

Managing Director APM Terminals

Hans Klomp

Specialist Groei & Innovatie ABN AMRO

Chantal Fortes

Senior Manager Mobile Philips

Peter Struik

President Fujifilm

Bas van Dijk

Advisor Strategic Finance Port of Rotterdam

Steven Schuurman

Co-Founder & CEO Elastic

Steinar Henskes

Founder & CEO Bird Control Group

Chris Hall

Founder & CEO Bynder

Joris Beckers

Co-Founder Picnic

Vincent Karremans

Founder & Managing Director Magnet.me

Rogier van Camp

Founder & CEO Leapp

Camiel Notermans

Co-Founder Crowdale.com

Fabian Dudek

Founder Nestpick

Joost van Engen

Founder Healthy Entrepreneurs

Dick Ruimschotel

Founder & CEO CMC

Bob Gravestijn

Business Analyst ABN AMRO

Jeroen Veenenbos

Programme Manager Get Started ECE

Camiel Notermans

Founder Crowdale

Lilian Kulhan

Manager Indirect Tax PWC

Rolf van de Velde

CEO Undagrid

Henk Koster

Senior Advisor Ministry of Defense

Rune Hahn Kristensen

Senior Innovation Manager Maersk Maritime Technology

Judith van Summeren

Marketing Manager Nationale Nederlanden

Hans Buursink

Founder Brickler

Jorg van Heesbeen

Founder Jedlix

Mariken Gaanderse

Social Innovator Fonkeling

Henk Volberda

Professor of strategic management and business policy RSM

Melissa Ablett

General Manager CIC Rotterdam

Minouche Kramer

Startup Officer City of Amsterdam

Giovanni Pazienza

Co-founder and R&D Director VanPaz

Joyce Bliek

Rotterdam Logistics Lab

Patrick Gabriels

Innovation Leader EY

Guus Frericks

Founder HightechXL

Mirella van den Berg

Corporate Procurement Royal Schiphol Group

Brendan Jansen op de Haar

Founder & CEO Kleinhandel

Sem Carree

Co-Founder Kleinhandel

Nisha Bakker

Senior Partnerships Manager & PhD Candidate UNICEF Nederland

Joris van der Steuijt

co-founder Startup Insight & LAB 15

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Lead organizer of the How To Get There (HTGT) Summit is 

Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship
Marconistraat 16
3029 AK Rotterdam
+31 (0)10 302 1331