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This article was published on May 10, 2016

Awesome TNW Tech Week events for your calendar

Awesome TNW Tech Week events for your calendar
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Brian is a Junior Marketer on The Next Web’s Events team. He writes articles and social media posts for our conferences, plus other text-rel Brian is a Junior Marketer on The Next Web’s Events team. He writes articles and social media posts for our conferences, plus other text-related bits and bobs.

Your ticket to TNW Europe is so much more than a simple, all-access pass to one of the world’s favourite tech conferences: it’s also the key to free registration and 50 percent discounts for a week of incredible side events running from May 23 – 27, 2016.

The goal behind Tech Week is to give you the chance to experience as much of the technology, business and entrepreneurship powering our hometown as possible.

You can see a selection of some of Tech Week’s finest events below, or check out all the confirmed events here.

Don’t forget, in order to take advantage of all of Tech Week’s perks, you’ll need a TNW Conference pass. But hurry – tickets are almost sold out so get yours now!


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WeWork Toasts The Next Web – May 26
By: WeWork
WeWork invites you to join and celebrate the start of TNW Conference with gusto. Join them at WeWork Metropool for cocktails, music, dancing and more! Shuttles will depart directly from TNW conference starting at 21:00. SPECIAL MUSICAL PERFORMANCE TBA! #weworkXthenextweb


AWS Summit – May 24
By: Amazon Web Services
Whether you’re new to the cloud or an experienced user, you will learn something new at an AWS Summit. These events, held around the world, are designed to educate new customers about the AWS platform and offer existing customers deep technical content to be more successful with AWS.

Young Creators Summit – May 25
By: Young Creators
Young Creators Summit is a unique and exclusive event for entrepreneurial students and teenagers that are interested in tech and startups. Be inspired by major global tech companies and successful founders and connect with fellow Young Creators!

Crowdfunding Day Europe – May 25
By: Douw&Koren
Crowdfunding Day Europe is Europe’s biggest crowdfunding conference where international visionaries, experts and the best-known crowdfunding platforms share their vision and knowledge of crowdfunding and its future. Explore the possibilities of crowdfunding for your company with more than 900 attendees.
TheNextWomen – May 23
By: TheNextWomen
TheNextWomen Innovation Summit connects 1000+ innovative female founders, business leaders, and investors. In six spaces you will learn from the best speakers, witness the best pitches, and meet industry leaders.

Thoughts on innovation, power and control – May 25
By: The School of Life
Tech entrepreneurs Robert Gaal and Erik de Vreede, and philosopher Lammert Kamphuis, will talk about innovation, power and control in the start-up world. With their combined knowledge they will aim to come to a new perspective on what’s going on in the world of technology.


Q&A TransparencyCamp Europe – May 24
By Open State Foundation
Here’s your chance to ask the Open State Foundation anything about transparency and open data. The Open State Foundation is the leading NGO in the Benelux that addresses the use of open data to stimulate an open government. Do you have a question? Or some knowledge to share? Stop by!

Culture and technology shifts at – May 25
The company’s CTO Matthias Laug will lead you through the developments of MicroServices and culture shifts to get the company more agile. Of course, you’ll be provided with free drinks during the presentation, and free food afterwards, so you can start exploring Amsterdam’s nightlife with a full stomach.

Inside The World’s Smartest Bikes – May 25
Take a sneak peak inside the world’s smartest bike company. Since 2008, VANMOOF has been reinventing the bike for the unique needs of modern cities. Join founder Taco Carlier as he unveils two revolutionary new bikes (hint: if you’ve ever had your bike stolen, you won’t want to miss this!).


Be a Fairphone 2 – May 25
By: Fairphone
Be a Fairphone 2! Be the antenna, touchscreen or a wifi module. Join Fairphone in an exploratory journey in making a living machine: a Fairphone made of humans (like you) that can actually send and receive messages. There’s no better way to learn what goes on inside your mobile phone!

SD-Amsterdam – May 25
By: SD-Amsterdam
It’s time for the whole tech ecosystem to unite under one roof. Meet like-minded people, share success and war stories whilst enjoying some drinks. Proudly organized by your Startup Drinks Amsterdam team.

Failing Forward – May 25
In Europe, there’s a big stigma around failure, whereas in the US it’s a part of moving forward. Failing Forward encourages entrepreneurs and practitioners from all walks of life to share their experience and stories about the bumpy road to success. The event will feature stories, testimonials and a panel discussion around the topic of failure from startup ecosystem builders all over Europe.


Serious Fun Drinks – May 25
By: Mollie & Ticketswap
TicketSwap and Mollie are joining forces at TNW Europe, and that has to be celebrated. Entrepreneurs, techies, product designers, friends and fans of both companies are welcome to drink a toast to the building of great products!

IPAs & APIs – May 25
By: MessageBirdWeTransfer
The unofficial pre-drinks ahead of TNW’s opening party. A stone’s throw from the official bash, MessageBird & WeTransfer are taking over Nacional for nice beer, good food and a great chance to meet interesting people from across the tech, music and art worlds. Celebrate the good life in preparation for TNW Europe!


International VC Party – May 26
In partnership with TNW Tech Week and Startup Europe, this third VEECEE event, is all about creating an international VC network! For VCs, by VCs!

Angry White Men: Trump up the Volume – May 28
By: Boom Chicago
Pep Rosenfeld and Greg Shapiro star in this brand new political comedy about the US Elections. Interest in a presidential election has never been higher. President Donald Trump? Not since President George W. Bush has there been an idea so disturbing to many… yet so great for comedians.

Like what you see? For more info, and to see all events, click here.

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