Venture Cafe x Erasmus Enterprise: Talent for Transition

Whether you want to start your own company or prefer to work for an existing organization, the Talent for Transition Event helps to give your circular career a flying start.

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Did you know that the European Union produces more than 2.5 billion tons of waste a year? Needless to say, we are producing waste at a pace much higher than the planet can decompose.

So, what is the way forward? Dive with us into the world of the circular economy and listen to inspiring speakers, go on a tour and discover BlueCity, speeddate with peers or visit the ‘Circular Harvest’ exhibition in the old pool of Tropicana.

Taste, experience and expand your network!

In addition to the program, this event offers a ‘taste of circular’ where you will be surprised by delicious snacks and drinks from the kitchens of circular entrepreneurs. While enjoying tasty products, there are extensive networking opportunities.

For whom?

This event is open for students, entrepreneurs, and anyone else who is interested in the circular economy.


16:00Welcome by Ans Boersma (Manager at Startup Academy), Liesje Goldschmidt (Head of Business Development at Erasmus Enterprise) and Sabine Biesheuvel (Co-founder & Managing Director Bluecity (010))

16:10 – Guest Speaker Morteza Pourakbar – Associate Professor Supply Chain at Rotterdam School of Management

16:30 – Company Case Study Bert van Son = CEO at Mud Jeans

17:00 – Break-out sessions

• Guided Tour BlueCity (Dutch & English)

• Speed dating with circular makers

• Workshops hosted by Jonge Klimaatbeweging

18:00 – Networking drinks – Get a taste of the circular economy

Enjoy alongside the extensive program engaging content at your own pace:

  • Hack your career by Liesje Goldschmidt and Up!Rotterdam
  • Exhibition Circular Harvest
  • Pitch your idea to experts

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