Startup Crawl
Jun
14
1:00 PM13:00

Startup Crawl

The Startup Crawl is a tour that goes by the most exciting and fast-growing startups in Amsterdam. For everyone who wants to get an idea of what working in these companies looks like.

Join a group of talented students and together go from startup to startup through Amsterdam to solve the cases that the businesses present!
Who knows, maybe you will be taking in a seat in their office soon!

BRING YOUR A-GAME!
Are you the critical and ambitious student we are looking for? Not
afraid to share your ideas? 
Apply via our website and tell us why you should be in the Startup Crawl:
https://www.asif.ventures/startupcrawlform

The exact program and start-ups will be announced.

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Panel Discussion: Women in Entrepreneurship
May
15
6:30 PM18:30

Panel Discussion: Women in Entrepreneurship

Get your free ticket here!

Currently, in the USA, only 7% of venture capital funding goes to female-owned businesses. Is the situation in The Netherlands any different? If not, what can be done to drive change in the Amsterdam entrepreneurial ecosystem and beyond? Where does the responsibility for change lie, and where will it ultimately come from? 

At this event we will discuss the underlying mechanisms behind the underrepresentation of females in entrepreneurship, and where the potential for change lies. We have invited three prominent guest speakers with different backgrounds who will share their experiences and insights on the subject. Join us on the 15th! 

 

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Board Year Info Meeting #2
Apr
30
6:00 PM18:00

Board Year Info Meeting #2

Register Here:

https://goo.gl/forms/RIUt2tHveyGlibqL2

We would love to meet you! After the overwhelming response on the launch of our recruitment campaign, it's time for a small get-together Interested in the ASIF board year, or would you like to learn more about what the board year entails? Then join us on the 30th of April. We'll have some drinks, tell you all the ins and outs of how the ASIF board works, and you can ask anything you like.

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P!TCH @TQ (4th edition)
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

P!TCH @TQ (4th edition)

P!TCH is the event for students to share start-up businesses - or just listen, connect, and be inspired by others!

Amsterdam Student Investment Fund is hosting the 4th edition of the city's best event for entrepreneurial students, brought to you by Amsterdam &Co.

P!TCH will be back at Amsterdam's popular hub in tech & start-ups: TQ.

As always, 5 students will take the stage to deliver an elevator pitch.
This time, participating entrepreneurs can win a one-on-one session with one of ASIF's experienced investors! 

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Board Year Info Meeting #1
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Board Year Info Meeting #1

We are looking for a new board!

As a board member of ASIF you will have an amazing learning experience and build a powerful network. But what does it take? How does a normal day/week look? What can you expect?

We'll have some drinks, tell you all the ins and outs of how the ASIF board works and you can ask anything you like.

Register Here:
https://goo.gl/forms/yy1lYIeOqnQe2m1v2

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Student Investment and Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion
Apr
19
6:30 PM18:30

Student Investment and Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion

As a young ambitious entrepreneur with a great idea, one of the big challenges while starting up that one faces is attaining funding. Not having any previous credit line or any assets that might be collateral to attaining funding results in the conventional means of funding not being accessible. 

We need to together, find innovative solutions to try limit the challenges that young entrepreneur’s face with already many factors stacked against them with starting out. We have partnered with some of the industries key entities that are currently solving or trying to find solutions to these problems. 

By bringing together investors, entrepreneurs, students and anyone involved within the entrepreneurial world lets find a way to make funding more accessible to those that really need it in order to progress. 

Join us for an evening of brainstorming and debating solutions!

Details:
18.30 - 19.00 Arrival & Drinks
19.00 - 20.30 Panel Discussion & Audience Questions/Comments
20.30 - 22.00 Networking Drinks & Bites

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Masterclass // Crowdfunding
Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

Masterclass // Crowdfunding

In this Masterclass, Crowdfunding is the central theme. With speakers from Symbid & MotoShare we will supply you with interesting information on how Crowdfunding might be able to help kickstart your business. This night is not only for students with their own startup but also for students who have an interest in crowdfunding or ASIF!

MotoShare & Symbid will elaborate on different aspects around crowdfunding and how a good crowdfunding campaign should be designed. At the end, a real life case will be discussed to see how crowdfunding might help this venture! As you know from us, the night is closed off with some networking drinks.

Attendance is free and for students only. If you would like to join the session you just have to sign up via the form in the ticket info, just so we know how many people will be there! Location is to be announced. Only 50 spots available, get your free ticket now! (follow the Eventbrite link)

See you there!

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P!TCH x TQ
Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

P!TCH x TQ

P!TCH is an event for students to share their ideas, products, or businesses - or listen, connect, and be inspired.

Amsterdam Student Investment Fund is hosting its 3rd edition of the city's best event for entrepreneurial students. 

This time, P!TCH will be hosted at Amsterdam's popular hub in tech & start-ups: TQ.

For this third edition, 5 students will take the stage to deliver an elevator pitch.

Do you have the ambition to grow your concept, project, or business? Do you want to be on our deal flow radar, find help from other students, or discuss your challenges?

TAKE THE STAGE! 

Sign up (FREE!) here before January 26. 

Pitches are delivered in English, with 5 minutes reserved for the speaker, and 5 minutes for follow-up questions from the audience. There will be additional room for discussion over drinks afterwards ;-)

The 5 selected pitches will be announced on January 29. Selection is based solely on diverse content, nothing else (those NOT selected will receive preference at next month's edition of P!TCH).

You can also join P!TCH just to listen, be inspired, and share your thoughts with others.

THE PROGRAM

18:00 Walk-In
18:30 Keynote Talk by an inspiring entrepreneur
19:00 Student Pitches
20:00 Free Drinks

ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS?

Ask us anything, get in touch with pitch@asif.ventures or message Amsterdam Student Investment Fund on Facebook!

 

 

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ASIF Information drinks
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

ASIF Information drinks

Have a drink and get informed!

In order to answer all of your possible questions regarding ASIF, what we do, and how you can become part of the different teams and positions, we're hosting an information session with drinks at 18:00 on the 24th of January at Scalehub. To check out the event on Facebook, please click here.

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P!TCH x PHIA
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

P!TCH x PHIA

Is your idea worth €250? 

Got an idea for a business, product or event? Or maybe you already started? Want to receive feedback from an audience of entrepreneurial students? This is the event for you! 

Don't have that great idea yet? This is the event for you too! Listen to others sharing their ideas, ask questions and, most importantly, get inspired.

This edition will be hosted in cooperation with Philips Innovation Awards, who will grand the best pitch €250 as a price!

 

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Masterclass // Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain
Nov
23
6:00 PM18:00

Masterclass // Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain

In this Masterclass, Colin Meuleman will share his knowledge! He started Bitcone.io, a platform he uses to teach people about Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies. So he is the perfect guy to learn from and a passionate speaker! We believe this is technology that might change the way we work so it is important to understand it.

Colin will explain the roots and basic principles of Bitcoin, Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrencies. He will dive into the philosophy and ideology behind this movement and show you how this ‘Internet of Value’ will challenge and disrupt every industry.

Attendance is free, you just have to sign up here!

 

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P!TCH x VoxPop
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

P!TCH x VoxPop

Got an idea for a business, product or event? Or maybe you already started? Want to receive feedback from an audience of entrepreneurial students? This is the event for you! 

Don't have that great idea yet? This is the event for you too! Listen to others sharing their ideas, ask questions and, most importantly, get inspired.

At P!TCH, any student can take the stage. We'll start off with an inspiring keynote talk from a seasoned entrepreneur (TBA), after which the floor is yours.

For those who want to pitch or join the night please go to the Facebook event!

 

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TIKKIE Strategy Night // ABN Amro Traineeship
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

TIKKIE Strategy Night // ABN Amro Traineeship

What to do with 1 million users?

ABN AMRO has an app that solves the hassle of getting your friends to pay you back: Tikkie. Tikkie now has over a million users – that’s 6% of the Dutch population. Any entrepreneur’s intuition would scream: we have to do something with that! But on second thought, determining that ‘something’ is not as easy as it sounds. It’s time to put our learnings into practice and develop a strategy for Tikkie to move forward. We’ll meet Tikkie’s product development team and have some pizza’s at the ABN office at Leidsplein. Then we split up in teams, work on this real-life case, and finally pitch to find out who created the best business plan.

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Johan van Mil & Kyang Yung // ABN Amro traineeship
Oct
26
6:30 PM18:30

Johan van Mil & Kyang Yung // ABN Amro traineeship

Strategy and complex business models in tech startups

Some companies have simple business models: build a product, market it, sell it. Peak Capital focusses on data, SaaS and market place startups, where it’s not always that simple. Johan will teach us on the strategy beyond the surface, from an investor’s point of view.

How to extract key investor insights from startup metrics?

As an investor, utilizing the small bit of data that young companies generate (sales, revenue, costs, growth…) is crucial, but far from trivial. What should we read in the numbers? Kyang has done dozens of deals of various types and sizes around the world, and will share his expertise.

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Jasper Wognum // ABN Amro Traineeship
Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

Jasper Wognum // ABN Amro Traineeship

How to build a startup from scratch?

fundraising from a founder’s perspective

Jasper Wognum is an entrepreneur with a focus on artificial intelligence. He was head of product at Hyves, started the bankrupted Looklive, and is now founder of BrainCreators . He’ll share his story and lessons within tech entrepreneurship and artificial intelligence. And while the other speakers in this program know how to invest money, Jasper can teach us how to actually raise it.

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Ton van 't Noordende // ABN Amro Traineeship
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Ton van 't Noordende // ABN Amro Traineeship

How to assess the entrepreneurs behind the startup?

Any investors will tell you that, above all, they invest in people . You estimate the market of a product, see the potential in technology, analyse financial data – but how do you assess the entrepreneurs themselves? Ton is partner at Keadyn Ventures and founded multiple companies himself. His personal mission is to help 1 million entrepreneurs move forward before 2020. From his experience on both sides of the table, he’ll discuss the important aspects of a startup team.

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Thomer Gil // ABN Amro Traineeship
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Thomer Gil // ABN Amro Traineeship

Software development in a $1 billion startup - And what we can learn from the US

Thomer came to MIT to do his PhD in computer science, but never actually finished as he became one of the first employees at Meraki.

In 2012 this high-tech startup was sold to Cisco for $1.2 billion.

Now he's back in the Netherlands with a mission: transferring the US entrepreneurial spirit back to his home country.

He'll share his story, after which we can discuss anything from the challanges of scaling up software development, to why we should embrace failure to simply get started.

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Ruben Nieuwnhuis // ABN Amro Traineeship
Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

Ruben Nieuwnhuis // ABN Amro Traineeship

The value of a strong startup ecoystem

Ruben Nieuwenhuis - possibly Amsterdam's most energetic man - is a serial entrepeneur who loves tech and innovation.

Normally he builds companies. This time around however, he's building an ecosystem.

Ruben is the director of StartupAmsterdam, a public program that aims to advance and grow the startup environment in our city.

He will explain the value of a strong ecoystem in which funding, talent, inspiration and culture all come together.

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Frank Appeldoorn // ABN Amro Traineeship
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Frank Appeldoorn // ABN Amro Traineeship

How to assess startups before they make money?

Frank Appeldoorn works at the Dutch/Belgian early stage fund Volta Ventures.

This fund invests tickets ranging from €250k and €2M in high-tech, early stage ventures.

This means Frank regularly invests in companies before they really make revenue - but how can you actually judge the performance and value of such a startup?

Frank will teach us his approach on this quintessential venture capital challange.

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