The Hague Tech

Hubfest 2018

Meet the coolest accelerators, startups, investors and innovation hubs in one place.

Hubfest 2018 is a two-day startup and investor ecosystem festival, taking place on the 20th and 21st of September in The Hague, The Netherlands. Hubfest is the catalyst for startup ecosystem interaction, bringing the coolest accelerators, startups, investors and innovation hubs together in one place. Join for talks, deal-making, music and workshops to prepare your startup in design thinking, growth hacking, intercultural communication skills and sales & marketing.

Building a startup ecosystem is about connecting the communities and working for a common goal. Hubfest is about bringing hubs and accelerators to take over the stage in hub panel program and stir up ideas. How to facilitate startups in The Netherlands and beyond? And how can spaces and tech hubs contribute the ecosystem? Hubs can apply for the program until the 24th of august. Join and get a sneak peek of the future of entrepreneurship.

First names of the program:


Arnoud Knijnenbrug (Partner, Bird & Bird). With more than 14 years of experience, Arnoud advises clients on a wide range of Dutch corporate tax and international tax matters.

Arosha Brouwer (Independent Consultant, KNACK), has spent the majority of her career working for large corporations (driving digitalization and incremental innovation). She is currently investigating disruptive innovation, new business models and what needs to change in the modus operandi of large corporations.

Pieter Jansen (CEO, Cybersprint) is, a renowned ethical hacker who worked as a security manager for large organizations to protect them from shadow IT and phishing attacks. Cybersprint has been awarded for most innovative start-up in the category Risk, Intelligence & Security.

Janneke van den Heuvel (CO founder TryLikes) has developed the TryLikes algorithm which measure the feedback of customers to improve a company’s potential. Awarded for ‘Best Customer Experience Award’, TryLikes is going to the moon with clients as Media Markt, Albert Heijn, Rabobank, Transavia, Heineken Experience en Wereldhaven.

Paul Kallmes bootcamp presenter and co-founder of the Angel Accelerator at the Vault in San Francisco will take startups along a three-hour bootcamp designed to teach start-ups how to be more effective at raising money. The outcome: an increased self-awareness of attributes that attract investors.

Hubfest is initiated by like-minded enthusiasts and the community of The Hague Tech on a mission to facilitate co-creation. The Hague Tech, Dutch Tech Group and The Vault (San Francisco) have teamed up to organise Hubfest 2018.