Benelux Venture Forum


The 17th edition of Tech Tour’s Benelux Venture Forum (BVF) will be held on November 21 and 22. This is an event where promising entrepreneurs, active regional and international investors and companies looking for investments and partnerships meet.

Presentations by startups

A panel of experts will give 40 startups the opportunity to present themselves to venture capitalists, corporate investors and business angels. The startups registered for the event are evaluated in terms of their business potential, the merits of their products and technologies, the quality of the project profile, and interest in investments and partnerships. The top ten startups will then qualify to enter the European Venture Contest Finals which will be held on December 11 and 12 in Düsseldorf.

Program - November 21

Brightlands Smart Services Campus (Heerlen)

9:30 a.m. Venture academy

Interactive sessions in which the selected startups are coached on their presentations.

LIOF (Maastricht)

10:00 a.m. Round table meeting

For investors only

Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus (Maastricht)

3:00 p.m. Registration for Benelux Venture Forum

3:30 p.m. Welcome and opening by organizers and hosts

4:00 p.m. Company presentations with Q&A for investors

Session A: smart services

Session D: food and nutrition

Session B: medtech

Session C: materials

5:30 p.m. Depart for evening reception

Rebelle (Maastricht)

6:00 p.m. Evening reception with welcome cocktails

6:30 p.m. Keynote presentation given by HRH Prince Constantijn of Orange-Nassau

7:30 p.m. Networking dinner


Program - November 22

Brightlands Chemelot Campus (Geleen)

7:30 a.m. Bus transfer from hotel to venue

8:00 a.m. Registration and coffee

8:30 a.m. Company presentations with Q&A for investors

Session G: materials

Session E: smart services

Session F: medtech

Session H: materials

10:00 a.m. Coffee break and 1-2-1 meetings

10:45 a.m. Panel discussion

Building successful tech companies: growth entrepreneurs from the Benelux

11:30 a.m. Closing speech by organizers and hosts

12:00 p.m. Light lunch

12:30 p.m. End of Benelux Venture Forum 2017