Where startups and established companies within the Food & Flower Industry connect
De Startup Afternoon by Topsector Horticulture & Starting Materials and HortiHeroes is a great opportunity to connect the execution power and network of established companies to the agility and new technologies of startups and scale-ups within the Food & Flower industry. We challenge captains of industry, innovation managers and intrapreneurs of established companies to share their knowledge, facilities and network with start-ups and scale-ups to join forces and innovate faster together.
During this afternoon start-ups and scale-ups will present their newest innovations. Successful entrepreneur, investor, startup coach and co-author Esther Gons shares her experiences from both start-up as corporate perspective with many lessons and models from her book The Corporate Startup.
During this event we will also announce the winner of the Topsector Horticulture & Starting Materials Innovation Prize 2019. Topsector H&S challenges startups and scale-ups to develop a technical innovation for greenhouses which increases the food production with the least possible input. The winner will receive a research budget of 25.000 euro and a wildcard ticket to the ‘StartLife Accelerate’ program.
AVAG, the Dutch greenhouse construction and installation sector, is partner of the Startup Afternoon.
13:30 – 14:00 Walk-in & Registration – Opening Innovation Playground
14:00 – 18:00 Meet the Startups Plenary Show
14:00 Opening by host Gerrit Heijkoop
– Welcome by Michiel Roelse | Topsector Horticulture & Starting Materials
– Short Q&A with program directors
– HortiHeroes | Raffi Balder
– YES!Delft | EJ Lugt
– StartLife | Jan Meiling
– Rockstart | Mark Durno
14:30 Keynote Esther Gons – The Coorporate Startup
15:10 Innovation Prize – Pitches
15:45 Break | Innovation Playground | Speeddate floor
16:30 Welcome back by Gerrit Heijkoop
17:05 Announcement Winners by Jury president | Innovation Prize
17:15 – 19:00 Connecting at Drinks with World Horti Center Participants
The official language for this event is English. Startup Afternoon is part of the program Impact2025 of Topsector Horticulture & Starting Materials.