Founders Day Amsterdam

May 8, 2019

Get ready

Join founders, tech influencers and our Tech5 winners for an unforgettable day of inspiring activities, networking and fun at a secret location in the Netherlands.

We'll be giving away more of the details in the coming weeks. Please check below for more details and how to get the most out of the day.

Meet the winners of Tech5 2019 joining Founders Day here.


Why should you attend?


Learn from like minded entrepreneurs, investors and tech experts. Share ideas and get inspired by Europe's hottest tech companies.


Meet the people that can help you to take your business to the next level.

Have fun

We'll spend the day at a secret location, where you will take part in an epic tech game.


We are pleased to announce speakers who will be joining Founders Day 2019

Sacha Michaud


Corinne Vigreux

Co-Founder, TomTom
Founder, CODAM Coding College

Mervyn Ten Dam

Creative Director & Founder, ACHTUNG!

Carine de Meyere

Director, TEDxAmsterdamWomen 
Senior Partner, Future Planet Capital 

Ynzo van Zanten

Chief Evangelist, Tony's Chocolonely

Wendelien Hebly

Co-founder, Yoni

Jack Constantine 

Chief Digital Officer, Lush

Jan Hammer

General Partner, Index Ventures

Janneke Niessen

Co-founder, CapitalT; VCVolt; Inspiring Fifty

Laurens Groenendijk

Co-founder, Just-Eat; Treatwell; Hiber

Eva de Mol

Co-Founder, CapitalT

Jessica E. Gioglio

Author, The Power of Visual Storytelling

Andrea Orsag

Co-Founder, MissionC

Patrick de Laive

Co-Founder, TNW

Hans ten Hagen

Head of Sales Europe, Adyen

Let’s play a game

At “The Grand Investment Ball” we’ll bring some of Europe’s brightest business minds together, people who know a thing or two about getting investors on your side. Our host, The Duke of Tech, will oversee proceedings, as you’ll work in teams in real-life game of pitching and investing.

Idea + team + investors = deal!


11:30 Pick up at Piet Heinkade 27
(15 min walk from Amsterdam Central Station)

12:15 Meet and greet...and eat

14:00 Welcome by Adyen & TNW
Hans ten Hagen & Patrick de Laive


14:15 - 14:45 Exit Strategy
Moderator: Eva de Mol
Speakers: Laurens Groenendijk, Jan Hammer, Janneke Niessen

14:50 - 15:20 Brand Building & Story Telling
Moderator: Jessica E. Gioglio
Speakers: Mervyn Ten Dam, Carine de Meyere, Wendelien Hebly

15:20 - 15:30 Break

15:30 - 15:50 Sustainability
Moderator: Andrea Orsag
Speakers: Ynzo van Zanten, Jack Constantine

15:50 - 16:20 International Expansion
Moderator: Hans ten Hagen
Speaker: Sacha Michaud

16:20 - 16:40 European Tech Ecosystem
Speaker: Corinne Vigreux


16:40 Top Secret: A tailor made experience with the Duke of Tech

19:00 Awards Dinner

21:30 Transport to Amsterdam

22:15 Afterparty at QO Hotel

Registrations are now closed

How to prepare

Tech 5 Founders Day


Book your hotel in advance as we foresee hotels being fully booked in that period due to The Next Web Conference. You can find our list of deals at this link.

What’s next

3 weeks before the event we'll release an app that will allow you to enter an exciting networking game with investors. We will announce the app by email - stay tuned.

Important to know

The adventure begins at Amsterdam Central Station. We will depart at 11:30am sharp and be back in Amsterdam around 10pm, so please book your travel accordingly. To see more details please check the agenda.

The Next Web conference


Founders Day is followed by 2 days of The Next Web conference.  If you wish to attend please contact your representative to get your tickets:

Investors - Kriszti Szabo @
Speakers, Tech5 alumni, special guests - Gianluca Bellan @ 

If you have any other questions with regards to the conference itself please check the FAQ or conference page

A joint initiative of two European tech giants

Over the past decade, Adyen has acted as an enabler of growth by helping the most promising scale-ups to grow even faster. TNW believes that technology is making the world a better place, and successful scale-ups deserve a chance to shine: Tech5 offers a place for this community to be in the spotlight.

“This is a unique group of people and companies and by putting them in the spotlight and bringing them together we help drive new business, spark new ideas, new collaborations and new innovations to further develop and grow the European tech scene."

Patrick de Laive, Founder TNW

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