The Holland Innovation & Startup Network Hosted by Kingdom of the Netherlands

Silicon Valley Event Post CES January, 2017

netherlands-event-3Carrollco Founder & President, Michele Carroll was honored to attend the Holland Innovation & Startup Network Event just after 2017 CES in Silicon Valley. This event was the kick-off for a post-CES Economic Mission led by the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Mr. Hank Kemp; the Consul General of the Netherlands in San Francisco, Mr. Gerbert Kunst; and guest of Honor His Royal Highness Prince Constantijn van Oranje of the Netherlands who serves as Special Envoy for Startups, via StartupDelta. The beautiful event, held at The Glass House in San Jose, CA boasted a succulent menu, state of the art surroundings, and a host of the tech industry’s up-and comers from The Netherlands as well as iconic companies and support businesses from Silicon Valley.

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netherlands-event-2Thirty Dutch Startup companies were invited to participate in The Holland Startup Pavilion, an initiative of Startup Delta, including: Ato-Gear, Axign, BabyWatcher, Beam Labs, Birds.ai, Byflow, Clearflight Solutions, Datumprikker/HQCally, Delft Robotics, Eccentrade, E-Senses, IamProgrez, IpsumEnergy, KEEZEL, KIEN, Leadboxer, OPNT, Ortega, Printr, ReCreate, Robottuner, rSpeak, SciSports, Sendcloud, SenseAnywhere, Tom Kabinet, TradeCast, TROFFEE, TV2Z, uCrowds.
For more, go to: Startup Delta https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1E7B4O1mg4iVlhJbG1XSUVKNVU/view

Participating companies were given exposure to potential capital sources, access to an extensive network of talent within their field, an opportunity to receive product feedback, and information on the latest market trends. Announced during the evenings’ festivities was a first of its kind agreement between the State of California and the Dutch Government creating a $21 million business fund. This agreement will provide funds for electric vehicle technology and smart mobility policy development in California and in the Netherlands; it was truly a monumental evening.

Source: Startup Delta https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3EQ3vnp3ptZOTVwWFVucGxmNVE/view

 

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Pictured, clockwise from top left: Prince Constantijn participates in Q&A, lively conversations at tables; Prince Constantijn van Oranje shares news of major agreement with the state of California, Carrollco Founder & President, Michele Carroll with The Consul General for the Netherlands in San Francisco, Gerbert Kunst and Henriette Van Notten, Director Startup Delta.