Here2start Fest 2020

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Welcome to H2S Fest 2020! An event dedicated to all international entrepreneurs looking to get their business started in the Netherlands.     

July 1 & 2 from 15:00 - 19:00 CEST                                       


About this Event                                


H2S Fest is dedicated to all international entrepreneurs ready to get their business started in the Netherlands. The second edition of our event will be hosted online with the purpose of inviting entrepreneurs around the globe to come together and access to a program specially designed to meet the needs and challenges of our times. 

Join +30  experts ready to help you to start, grow and expand your business! 

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We will host live simultaneous sessions on July 1 & 2 between 15:00 - 19:00 CEST including live webinars, Q&As, workshops, discussion panels and 1-1 sessions hosted by experts and international entrepreneurs. Enjoy two days of great content designed around four content categories: Make It Happen, Community, Business Landing and  The Future.

1. Make It Happen    

The practical approach to how to start, growth and expand your business. Make It Happens covers everything you'll need to succeed including topics such as start-up visa, business plan creation, how to find new clients on LinkedIn, how to pitch and get funded, legal and tax requirements, and business coaching.

2. Community    

Meet top international Netherlands-based startups and community leaders. Success stories and initiatives led by internationals. Get to know the story of Picnic, Corona Party, FashionPotluck, and Dashmote, and the amazing initiatives of International Creative Women (Eindhoven), Rotterdam Venture Cafe, and business breakfast (Amsterdam, Utrecht, and Rotterdam).

3. Business Landing    

Ready to go international? Get started by conquering the Netherlands and Colombia! Learn how to go international as an SME and explore business landing opportunities in the Netherlands and Colombia showcased as the gateways to enter Europe and Latin America. Experts will share their knowledge and insights on how to go International for SMEs, Dutch and Colombian Startup and Business landscape, and Cases of Success of European and Latin American businesses. 

4. The Future    

Look through our crystal ball and see the future of entrepreneurship. Starting with talks about the future of sustainable movility, an international perspective of education, workspace after covid-19, the reinvention of co-working, and the next of acelarator and ending with the panel discussion Building bridges: the future of international entrepreneurship.


To close the second edition of H2S Fest we will host a online business speed date and an international live party with artists from around the globe!

Meet & Deal: Online Business Speed Dating    

July 2 , 2020  |   19:00 - 20:00 CEST 

Join our business speed date to meet other H2S Fest 2020 attendees and explore how to join forces and take your business to the next level! 

Let's dance: Celebrating Entrepreneurship around the Globe!    

July 2 , 2020  |   20:00 - 23:00 CEST 

Artists from all over the world will perform live acts during three hours including DJ, salsa workshop, typical music from Colombia as host country and more. This event will be organized and hosted via Zoom by CORONAPARTY.


You can join Here2start Fest 2020 by purchasing one of the following ticket types:

1. Start Pass: The HOW TO's on starting your business in the Netherlands, including  business basics for every new entrepreneur and startup

2. Grow Pass:  Actionable knowledge and information on how to grow for existing entrepreneurs and startups

3. Conquer Pass: Internationalization oportunities in Europe and Latin America for businesses ready to cross  borders and conquer the globe!

What's included?

Included in all ticket types (Start, Grow and Conquer Pass):

  • Access to all Make It Happen, Community and the Future webinars, Q&As, workshops, and 1-1 sessions
  • Access to closing party with international artists
  • Access to extra benefits via partners

Exclusive for Grow and Conquer Pass: 

  • Access to Online Business Speed Date 

Exclusive for Conquer Pass: 

  • Access to Business Landing webinars, Q&As, and 1-1 sessions
  • Exclusive invite to a networking event with speakers


Here2Start is an initiative of the Holland Alumni Network NL in collaboration with 7days2go. Our main goal is to promote entrepreneurship for the international community present in the Netherlands in order to serve as a platform to increase and measure the impact of current and future business owners in the context of the Dutch startup ecosystem. 

Please contact us via to get more information about us and our Here2start Fest.



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