On December 1st, the second edition of Launchpad Meetups will take place, hosted by Amsterdam’s leading corporates. Corporates like KLM, Oracle, Achmea, KPMG, VIVAT verzekeringen and USGPeople invite startups to pitch solutions on future challenges, creating possibilities for future collaboration.
StartupAmsterdam, TNW and EY
Launchpad Meetups are organised globally by passionate entrepreneurs and leaders on a mission to connect disrupting startups with innovative multinationals. StartupAmsterdam, EY and TNW are the driving force behind the Amsterdam-based Launchpad Meetups. The Meetups are hosted by the participating corporates, and are a unique chance for startups to share their knowledge and skills with the board members and innovation directors of potential launching customers. With the Launchpad Meetups multinationals showcase that they are eager for new technologies, committed to opening their network and that they are part of the startup ecosystem by working together with startups.
Startups application and selection
Startups apply for the Launchpad Meetups, after which the hosting corporates select and match three startups with their profile and predefined challenge. During a typical Meetup, the corporate team will elaborate on the challenge their business faces, after which the startups pitch ideas on innovative solutions. For application and more information on the participating corporates and their challenge go to the Launchpad Meetups website.
Open sourced blueprint
StartupAmsterdam has created an open sourced blueprint that helps organizers put together a Launchpad Meetup that connects disrupting startup technology with corporations in search for new solutions. The mission is to spark new partnerships, the sharing of knowledge and to support the growth of the technology ecosystem.