1,5 meter entrepreneurial pitch

The entrepreneurial pitch is an initiative of Rabobank and Economic Board The Hague in collaboration with the Municipality of The Hague (and ImpactCity), WorldStartup, VNO-NCW regio The Hague, MKB The Hague, KHN The Hague, and the Haaglanden Business Parks Foundation.

Due to the easing of the measures, the economy is slowly starting again. With the transition from the intelligent lockdown to the 1.5 meter society, it offers entrepreneurs opportunities for new perspectives. We notice this through the various initiatives that companies are already taking to shape the 1.5 meter society. By organizing this entrepreneurial pitch, we want to inspire each other by stimulating creative and technological plans and offering a stage.

Deadline for participation is Monday 29 June 12:00 noon

Submit your proposal with the subject: 1.5 meter social plan via:
info@economicboardthehague.org and keep to a maximum of 400 words.

Eight contenders may pitch

In the afternoon of Thursday 2 July in 1.5 minutes the eight most innovative ideas pitch digital their idea in front of a panel consisting of:

  • Saskia Bruines (Alderman for Economic Affairs The Hague),
  • Richard van Maurik (Director Business Rabobank Region The Hague)
  • Mathijs Koper (Managing DirectorWorldStartup)
  • Coos Santing (Program manager Impact City)
  • Kim Schofaerts (Chairman SME The Hague)
  • CorinaHolla(President VNO NCW region The Hague)
  • Maarten Hinloopen(Royal Horeca Netherlands The Hague)
  • Robert Medenblik (Stichting Business Parks Haaglanden)
  • Henk Kool (Chairman EconomicBoard The Hague)

Do you do business in The Hague and do you have creative and/or technological plans for doing business in the 1.5 meter society? Join or share with your network!

What plans are we talking about?

  • Creative, out of the box, rapidly scalable, creative and technological ideas with the greatest possible positive economic and social impact
  • Which contribute to a smart, technological and healthy city in The Hague
  • And entrepreneurs may cooperate in this

All entrepreneurs are welcome; from start-ups, SMEs to large companies that have creative and/or technological plans for retail, retail, catering, mobility, offices, ICT, etc. Applications can be submitted individually or in collaboration with other entrepreneurs in The Hague.

The best 1.5 meter society business plans

The participants with the three best plans according to the panel will have access to knowledge and the extensive network of the collaborating organisations. The three selected entrepreneurs can count on support from the organizing partners in the implementation of their plans. In addition the winners receive a distributable incentive prize of 1.5 x € 1000,- or €250,-€500,- or €750,-. All submitted plans will be made publicly visible, with which we encourage ‘corona-proof’ entrepreneurship and want to inspire a larger audience in the region.