January 20th, 2021 | Online

A live pitch event matching game-changing startups with global investors.



Are you an ambitious startup with an idea that will change an industry? Get matched with impressive investors to supercharge your network, gain broad exposure, and get funding. This is a curated matchmaking opportunity with investors who have been hand-selected based on their fit with your startup. Don’t miss your chance to pitch your business to an exclusive lineup of investors!

In partnership with Scaleup Porto and Startup Amsterdam, this online matchmaking event will welcome local and global investors looking for their next investment opportunity. Apply now to meet VCs and take your startup to the next level!

Startup application deadline has passed.



Hangout with VCs is an online event incorporating a digital stage and private meeting rooms. You’ll have face-to-face time with exciting, early-stage investors with a European or global focus. You can expect to meet a diverse mix of associates, principals, and partners from leading VCs. Past events have drawn firms including Northzone, Notion, Seedcamp, Amadeus, Highland, and Lakestar.

The event will kick off with an investor panel, then it’s on to the pitches! Each startup will give four pitch rounds consisting of a three-minute pitch and short Q&A period with the investors. Afterwards, investors will select their favorite startups for follow-up meetings. The event will wrap with a Q&A with an investor.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get matched and secure funding!



Join Hangout with VCs and meet promising Amsterdam and Porto-based startups ready to make an impact on the tech scene! Each participating startup will have been chosen for their exciting trajectory and the unique business solution they provide. You’ll be matched with, and pitched to, by the right startups to reach your portfolio goals.

Event program

All times in CEST (GMT+1).


  1. What is StartupAmsterdam?

    Created in 2015, StartupAmsterdam is an action programme run by the City of Amsterdam that brings the public and private sectors together to support startups, scaleups, entrepreneurs, and other players in the local ecosystem. By taking part in dozens of projects and initiatives promoting innovative and sustainable entrepreneurship, it’s helped the Dutch capital become a major player in the global scene.

  2. What is Scaleup Porto?

    ScaleUp Porto is a strategy from Porto that commits the city towards the promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship in the ecosystem, from idea to the scaleup phase. The city is fostering opportunities for tech-based businesses by connecting them to potential customers and investors, promoting knowledge sharing, supporting communities, communicating the ecosystem, and measuring its evolution.

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