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  • A community-driven festival built to level the playing field for startups and investors.
  • 350 most relevant investors & original thinkers
  • 150 Founders
  • Date: 26 Sept 2018
  • Location: Pampus Island in Amsterdam
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What is Angel Island

The unconference that changes the way entrepreneurs and investors work together occurs for the third year in a row on September 26th, 2018 in Amsterdam.

In 2018, this 100% curated unconference brings together:

  • 250 investors – partner level angels & venture capitalists
  • 150 founders – start-ups, scale-ups, unicorns & zebras
  • 100 original thinkers – ecosystem builders, city leaders, media & more

Breaking the traditional pitching and investor meetings, Angel Island connects the unconnected and brings together the bravest and the most brilliant minds every year to combine the resources that will contribute to a sustainable future.

“Angel Island is a unique experience. Sail, meet, connect, build businesses and have fun with the most remarkable people. Enjoy the best of Amsterdam!”
Constantijn van Oranje

As Ton van ‘t Noordende, CEO of 01 Ventures & founder of Angel Island, puts it: We’re here to break open the informal networks and get that firsthand knowledge sharing going’. We believe it takes an entire ecosystem to bring up the next Spotify’s and Adyen’s of Europe where the size of the network contributing to the success of these companies matters. 2018 is about achieving the biggest impact of the program by uniting most relevant brilliant minds in one place in a unique setting.

A unique format reshaping the European investment scene & providing a safe haven for founders, investors, and community builders alike.

In our first edition, we brought founders face to face with the angel investors that could fund their ventures. In our second year, we brought them the European network of influencers that could grow their scope. This year, we will bring a fully customized experience for the entrepreneurs, and a curated ground for international collaboration amongst the most influential minds.

Ton van ‘t Noordende, CEO of 01 Ventures & founder of Angel Island, explains the updated concept: “This year we’re working towards a framework that will enable the founders on a whole new level, not just funding related. We ask the founders who they would most want to meet and then we will do our best to bring those people to the island.”

We assume that they will name publicly well known individuals such as Tim Cook (Apple), Niklas Zennstrom (Skype), Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook), Neelie Kroes (Non exec. board member Salesforce, Advisory Board Uber), as well as tech industry insiders such as Demis Hassabis (Deepmind), Anne Wojcicki (23andme), and top-level investors; Deep Nishar (Softbank Vision Fund) and Kathryn Haun (Andreessen Horowitz) but we are open to finding anyone.

Why

We want to help the brave and the daring. The ones that have the perseverance, the talent and the ambition to shape the future. Time for a community-driven festival that levels the playing-field for startups and investors.

How

By connecting the unconnected and by information-enabling startup founders and investors alike.

Who

We’re a group of passionate volunteers that want to actually make a difference for the startup ecosystem in Europe. For us, it’s not about the money.

What others are saying
Angel Island combines the best of Amsterdam - boats, DJs, a fortress, crazy creative people - with the coolest international crowd of founders and investors.
Special Envoy at StartupDelta, Prince Constantijn van Oranje
Amsterdam Capital week 2016 appeared to be a week with the same ingredients as the year before, but.. a fresh & awesome event popped up that struck my attention right away.
 
Angel Island was an excellent organized day with the right balance of inspiration, matching & fun. Thanks to Angel Island we got connected to a couple of seriously interested investors for our next funding round.
 
Hopefully, this is going to be an annual event and YES this is what the Amsterdam startup scene needed."
Floris van Hoogenhuyze, Founder at Barqo.

Who is attending?

Xenofon John Kontouris

Xenofon John Kontouris

is a founder at PoWx Foundation

also known as "A huge proponent of cryptocurrencies. Founded Aeroship, a peer-to-peer on board courier service based in NYC, before switching industries and working on ICO marketing in Europe and Asia. Interested in anything related to crypto mining and decentralisation of institutional power."

Andrea Rosen

Andrea Rosen

is an original thinker at CUBE

also known as "Global development strategist based in Berlin. Helping corporates with their innovation strategy and collaborations with the top global industry 4.0 startups. Launched global markets for several startups in Tel Aviv. Advisor to the European Commission."

Raph Crouan

Raph Crouan

is an original thinker at DisruptVenture

also known as " A music & photo lover, tech pro, startup enthusiast, occasional investor & overall connector who likes to help people out with their dreams."

Manuel Koelman

Manuel Koelman

is an original thinker at pirate.global

also known as "Experienced the entrepreneurial rollercoaster first-hand. Actively pushing #PurposefulDisruption and creating #MeaningfulConnections with PIRATE.global. Also invest as an angel investor in the machine intelligence space."

Mike Reiner

Mike Reiner

is a investor at OpenOcean

also known as "Co-founded City AI and World Summit AI. Co-founded & managed the B2B Accelerator Startup Wise Guys. Founded CCC Startups and Startup AddVenture, a global entrepreneurship network reaching thousands of entrepreneurs. "

Fabian Tausch

Fabian Tausch

is an original thinker at Meucci Media

also known as "A 21 year-old podcast host who is interviewing world leaders to scale their knowledge and make it accessible. Running the most successful podcast for young entrepreneurs in Germany."

Mareike Popp

Mareike Popp

is an original thinker at Startup Grind Berlin

also known as "Thrilled about life and an avid traveller, used to live & work in London, Barcelona, Istanbul, Frankfurt and New York. An insatiable appetite for learning about the VC, tech & startup scene in Europe and Asia. "

Nick de Bruijn

Nick de Bruijn

is a founder at Lifely

also known as "Buying and selling pokemon card trough Ebay at the age of 12. While doing so learned how to code websites and forums to monetise them through adds. Traveled to over 60 countries at age 20. For the past 6 years, running a digital concept & business studio."

Mikel Palokaj

Mikel Palokaj

is a founder at AcaBoo

also known as "Used to go through life as an unguided projectile, but over the past few years managed to implement discipline and cut on the impulsive behaviour. Don't like to do things the usual way and enjoy helping people. I love crazy sports."

Ayelet Noff

Ayelet Noff

is an original thinker at Blonde 2.0

also known as "Founder & CEO of award-winning global PR Firm Blonde 2.0. Contributed to the PR of 4 out of the 7 biggest ICOs of 2017. Loves to travel and drink coffee. "

Kristine Kornilova

Kristine Kornilova

is an original thinker at TechChill

also known as "Baltic startup ecosystem builder, influencer and representative. Working as CEO of TechChill, which is non-profit NGO creating opportunities for startups to grow. "

Rishi Patel

Rishi Patel

is a investor at Plus Eight Equity Partners

also known as "Ex-investment banker on Wall Street, executed over $11 billion worth of M&As and financing transactions. Turned VC investing in groundbreaking music technology companies."

Rado Raykov

Rado Raykov

is a founder at Consent IO

also known as "Consulted two prime ministers and both major parties in Bulgaria on intersection of policy & digital. Organized grassroot movements for digital rights. Passionate about tech induced cultural change."

Stephanie Hospital

Stephanie Hospital

is a investor at OneRagtime

also known as "Founder and CEO of OneRagtime. Former Executive VP of Orange Digital. Ski bum and hotel owner in Chamonix."

Quintin Schevernels

Quintin Schevernels

is a investor at Funda

also known as "Angel investor with expertise in marketplaces, SaaS, HRtech and media/marketing. CEO of Funda. On the side father, writer, runner, foodie & surfer."

Kate Twomey

Kate Twomey

is an original thinker at Turner International, Digital Ventures & Innovation

also known as "Driving customer-centric innovation, with the objective of identifying, developing and investing in new digital ventures and emerging media."

Teodor Bjerrang

Teodor Bjerrang

is a investor at SNÖ Ventures

also known as "Growing up with 8bit computers and floppy disks in the 80s, being part of the Internet revolution in Norway in the 90s, now turned VC."

Tanja Kufner

Tanja Kufner

is a investor at MHP – A Porsche Company

also known as "Building various startup, scale-up and investment programs for our 300+ customers."

Toni Lane Casserly

Toni Lane Casserly

is an original thinker at Cultu.re

also known as ""