Dutch EdTech Program in Boston and New York

Dutch EdTech Program
January 29 – 31, 2018 in New York City
January 31 – February 2, 2018 in Boston

Dutch startups, scale-ups, universities, and companies interested in the US Education Technology (EdTech) market in the US: join the Dutch EdTech mission in January and February 2018!

This program is designed to get a Dutch EdTech delegation acquainted with the US EdTech ecosystem. Throughout five intensive days, participants have the opportunity to explore two top-notch ‘EdTech-hubs’; New York and Boston. This mission is organized by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York and the Holland Innovation Network in Boston.

2018 LearnLaunch Conference

The mission coincides with the 2018 LearnLaunch Across Boundaries Conference, which is now in its 6th year. The conference serves as a general mean of unifying the global EdTech community. It will be attended by educators, entrepreneurs, investors, education administrators, education companies, and technology innovators. We will be creating visibility for Dutch EdTech by means of a ‘Holland Pavilion’. This is the place where you will be able to showcase your technology and product, as well as use this space to meet with potential customers and/or collaborators. The LearnLaunch conference is without a doubt an event with tremendous opportunity and therefore a key component of the program. It will take place on February 1st and 2nd, 2018. More information can be found on: http://learnlaunch.org/2018conference/.

Goals of the Mission
Participating in this program provides the perfect opportunity for:

  • Market orientation and potential business development for Dutch start/scale-up companies
  • Exploring collaborations and partnerships between the Dutch ecosystem and organizations in the New York and Boston ecosystems.
  • The mission will strengthen the promotion and branding of Dutch innovative solutions in EdTech.

Program Details
Date:   January 29th – February 2nd, 2018 in New York City and Boston
Costs: +/- €250 per participating organization. A second organization representative will cost €100 with a maximum of 2 attendees per organization.

The Program Includes
Mandatory kickoff event and preparation workshop in the Netherlands (January 2018)
An intensive 5-day program for Dutch SME EdTech businesses to immerse themselves in the US EdTech market (January 29th – February 2nd)
Access to the 2018 LearnLaunch Conference (February 1st and February 2nd)

Who can Apply?
Startups, scale-ups in EdTech from the Netherlands that are actively looking into expansion or business opportunities in New York City or Boston. Furthermore, universities/research institutions and other corporations/organizations interested in exploring collaborations/partnerships with US EdTech partners.

Selection Process and Timeline
!If you are interested in participating please contact us asap at isabel@nost-boston.org!

For more information about the program, please contact:
Julia Knoeff (julia.knoeff@minbuza.nl). Senior Economic Officer, Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York
Isabel Barnhoorn (isabel@nost-boston.org). Innovation Officer, Holland Innovation Network Boston

To apply for this mission, please fill in the application form before the 8th of December.

Please note that in order to participate in the program, attendance to the January 18 program kick-off is mandatory.

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