During Rotterdam Groeit, entrepreneurs help each other to take their next step in growth. Among other things by discussing growth ambitions, opportunities and challenges with each other and with experts.
Rotterdam Groeit is a collaboration between NLGroeit, Up!Rotterdam, the Municipality of Delft and the Municipality of The Hague and will take place on December 10th, in Bluecity on the Maasboulevard in Rotterdam.
No less than 45.3% of the entrepreneurs in Rotterdam do not grow or grow slowly, while these types of companies are very valuable for the new economy. Alderman Kathmann (Economics) is one of the speakers during Rotterdam Groeit: 'Innovative and growing entrepreneurs create jobs and new ways of doing business sustainably. That's why we support these entrepreneurs to grow. Rotterdam helps these entrepreneurs in various ways. One of the ways is to organise Rotterdam Groeit together with NLGroeit'. During the event Rotterdam Groeit, SME entrepreneurs from the province of Zuid-Holland, with a turnover of at least one million per year, will enter into discussions with entrepreneurs who are just a step further, a mentor.
Pleased to meet you
Entrepreneurs with growth potential are introduced to successful entrepreneurs. Chairman of the day Kees de Jong is an entrepreneur, investor, speaker, mentor and writer and regularly speaks about growth. Pieter Zwart of Coolblue and Faizal Siddiqui of CruiseReizen.nl share their entrepreneurial story on stage. In 1999 Pieter Zwart founded Coolblue together with Paul de Jong and Bart Kuijpers. Once a student business, it is now a fast-growing e-commerce company with 11 physical stores in the Netherlands and Belgium. There are more than 3,000 Coolblue'ers working there. The first store was opened in Rotterdam in 2003.
Addicted to the concept
CruiseReizen.nl is the fastest growing travel organization specializing in sea cruises and is located in Rotterdam. In 2010 the two friends Faizal Siddiqui and Sebastiaan Schild started a booking website for all saunas and wellness centres from an attic room. The site grew into the largest booking website in the Netherlands and Belgium. After a ship visit to Papenburg in Germany and a cruise holiday, Faizal became addicted to the cruise concept. Because it was not easy to book a cruise at that time, Faizal and his team built CruiseReizen.nl.
About NL Groeit
NLGroeit is a platform where entrepreneurs help each other to take their next step in growth. We help entrepreneurs to grow with practical tips and concrete actions with which you as an entrepreneur can start working tomorrow. We do this by organising events and by bringing the right people together at the table. The aim is to allow entrepreneurs to grow in order to strengthen the Dutch economy. Rotterdam Groeit takes place from 16.00 to 20.15 hours, in BlueCity on the Maasboulevard in Rotterdam. There is plenty of opportunity to network. Participation is free of charge. You can register via nlgroeit.nl. NlGroeit is an initiative of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, KVK, NLevator and NL2025.