16th May, 2018


Roeterseiland Campus




Inspiring Fair & Workshops


Let’s Get Started brings entrepreneurial minded students in contact with organisations that are relevant when starting up a business. Students are provided with hands-on, practical knowledge with regard to the process of starting up their own business. But even if you are not interested in founding a startup this will be an interesting event for you, it gives you the possibility to orient yourself for your future workplace. Would you rather work at a big corporate or start your career at a startup?

Let’s Get Started will deliver all of this through an all-day-long fair, exciting workshops and inspirational speakers. The day ends with a networking drink, which gives you the opportunity to get in direct contact with the participating companies and start-ups in an informal way. This is the perfect opportunity for you to gain more information about how to start a business, to get inspired by compelling stories and to have a fun time with like-minded people. Read more

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Startups and other companies will provide you with hands-on practical information and are happy to answer all your questions about your business ideas. You can either be very specific with your questions, or broadly explore the field of interest. Regardless, we encourage you to proactively approach the companies and develop conversations with the representatives! We strongly advise you to conduct a background research and come prepared as this way you are able to connect your prior experience and get the most out of this event; furthermore it is always advisable to bring your business card and/or your polished CV. Among the companies to be present at the fair you will meet the teams of:
bloomon: bloomon is turning the flower industry on its head. How? By disrupting the traditional supply chain and delivering field-fresh flowers straight from growers to our customers in six countries. High tech versus highly creative, our data-driven e-commerce company went from start-up to scale-up at hypersonic speed. Our quest? To be the first global flower brand in the lifestyle segment. One bouquet at a time.
Testbirds: Testbirds specialises in the testing of apps, websites and connected software. The company developed a broad range of testing solutions, of which crowdtesting has proven to be truly innovative as it allows companies and organisations to directly test their apps and websites with their end users. The Testbirds crowd contains over 250,000 testers in 193 countries, who test on their own devices and in their own environment, just as an actual end user would. This way, crowdtesting helps companies to tremendously optimise the quality and usability of digital products. Sinds its Munich inception in 2011, Testbirds has grown to be the largest European player in crowdtesting, with offices in Amsterdam, London and Stockholm.
EVBox: We power up electric cars, everywhere they go. We build easy-to-use and durable charging solutions for electric cars. So every electric vehicle driver can hit the road fully charged, and a zero emission world becomes a reality. EVBox was founded in 2010 in the Netherlands, currently we have 150 employees, of which 100 are based at the HQ in Amsterdam, the other 50 EVBox'ers are working in one of our remote offices in the US, Germany, UK, Norway, Denmark, France and Belgium. We are an international (currently we have more than 30 different nationalities!) fast growing organisation.
Rabobank: Business Banking at Rabobank. Setting up your own business can be complicated. But a good start-up is half the work. With a Rabobank business account, you can keep your personal and business finances separate. This suits your company's administration or its tax returns. Your account carries your company's name: important for the recognition, reliability and marketing of your business. You can also offer your customers various payment options or think about the risks to insure and maybe about a startup capital. Rabobank can help you to make the right choices. For more information or Linkedin Remco Malessy, Rabobank Business Advisor SME
Jobs & Media Group: Working at Jobs & Media Group means freedom- fun - challenges. But most importantly; great people! Get the chance to run your own market and master your expertise in internal entrepreneurship at a company that fully supports you and your ambitious career path. At Jobs & Media Group we guide people in their search for the most fitting and challenging jobs. By helping others grow, we thrive. Discover the dynamic fields of sales and entrepreneurship at Jobs & Media Group and quickly become a lead in your market. Our motto? Work hard, play hard!
Innovation Exchange Amsterdam: Innovation Exchange Amsterdam (IXA) is the combined knowledge transfer office for HvA, UvA, VU, AMC and VUmc. IXA is the expert interface between researchers and students, and external parties interested in research findings and projects. We support researchers and students in generating impact with and attention for their research, knowledge and spot opportunities deriving from the divers research domains within the Amsterdam based Universities, University for applied Sciences and Academic hospitals. IXA offers several programs, activities and infrastructures such as Amsterdam Venture Studios, the Demonstrator Lab and bootcamps.
VainuVainu is a sales intelligence platform with a database of over 100 million companies, enriched with open data. Vainu helps companies to find the most valuable sales prospects with the use of algorithms and robust machine learning. Currently, over 1700 organizations save time and sell more thanks to Vainu. Our mission is to collect, read and understand all the information ever written about every company in the world, and then make this information comprehensible to everyone.      
After a day of talking to companies, attending workshops and socializing with fellow attendees, you are kindly invited to further extend your network with a refreshing drink! Note that the companies attending the networking drinks are allowed to recruit, so bring your business cards and use this unique opportunity to get one step further towards your dream job.
How to start a successful business and disrupt an industry
All successful new businesses start with a good idea. But a good idea is not enough, you need the right circumstances and the right people to bring the idea to life!
At bloomon, we make art and science come together. We are building a global love brand, spreading happiness everywhere we go. At the same time, we use data and technology to disrupt an entire traditional industry.
During this workshop we will give you insight in the challenges we face every day, and how we tackle them. You will work on a real live case and advise us on the best solution. Maybe your idea will be put into action!
Do you want to experience the adventure of working at a fast growing startup? Do you want to know how to grow a successful business? Sign up for the bloomon workshop!

12:15 - 13:20 at REC A2.07
The Internet has immensely changed entrepreneurship. It might seem easier than ever to do business internationally but there are many things to consider to actually make it into a success. What do you need to think of when it comes to entering foreign markets? How do you know which markets to move into? Should you set up shop abroad in the first place? In this workshop Andrew Maat, Director International Markets at Testbirds, will share his thoughts and experiences on foreign markets and international business.
13:50 - 14:55 at REC B2.04
Want to be part of the future and learn more about accelerating the transition towards a zero emission world? Do you know Tesla but are you not sure how E-mobility actually works? Want to know more about a cool, fast growing, Clean Tech company? Then join the EVBox Workshop!
We will discuss during this workshop why the transition towards E-Mobility is so important, which trends we spot in the market and what the e-mobility future will look like.
Of course we want you guys to be as excited as we are about clean energy so we will ask your input on various topics such as Autonomous Driving, Energy Storage and E-Mobility. In groups you will think about these topics and brainstorm about innovative solutions which you will present to the other groups in the end.

15:25 - 16:30 at REC B2.04
Peaks is a simple and beautifully designed Dutch app that makes it possible for everybody to set aside small amounts of money regularly and automatically invest in a portfolio of sustainable ETFs. In 2017, Peaks was founded with the idea that it should be possible for everyone to feel financially free. Not just for people who follow the stock market or read The Financial Times. No, at Peaks we believe that anyone who has a bank account, some money and a bit of patience can invest. Thanks to the support of Rabobank, Peaks is now a successful growing company! During the workshop, you are asked to think as an IT-consultant for Peaks. After a product introduction/demo, you and your team are given some time to come up with new developments for the product. How can Peaks extend its services? What are possible improvements of the App version?
15:25 - 16:30 at REC B1.01


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There is a limited amount of spaces available for the workshops, with a maximum of 30 per workshop. To avoid no-shows; please only register for the workshops you will actually attend. Additionally, a penalty of €15,- will be charged per workshop for anyone who registers for a workshop but does not attend. You can register or deregister upto untill the registration deadline of 14 May. Note: it is not possible to join both workshops in round 3 at the same time!
A valid IBAN is necessary for your registration to be confirmed maually. This will be used exclusively for a €15,- penalty per workshop in the event of a no-show.


Let’s Get Started is an event organized by the UvA Economics and Business facultyassociation Sefa. The event provides students with hands-on, practical knowledge with regard to the process of starting up their own business or working at a startup or scaleup. Let’s Get Started consists of an all-day fair that brings Entrepreneurial students in contact with organizations that are relevant when you want to be active in the startup ecosystem. This year, six different organizations and institutions from important areas of the start-up process of a venture will participate in the Let’s Get Started fair. At the same time, several inspiring workshops and a guest speakers will provide students with essential entrepreneurial knowledge. The day will end with a networking drink in Crea with free drinks!
No, the event is aimed at students; however, anyone who is genuinely interested in entrepreneurship may join.
Yes of course! The entire event will be held in English!
Yes, the event is completely free of charge! However to participate in a workshop you need to register in advance, this means first come first serve; when the workshop is full we cannot make exceptions. In order to avoid no-shows, a penalty of €15 is charged per workshop you sign-up for but don't attend. To enforce this, you are required to provide your valid IBAN at registration. It is possible to cancel your registration till the 9th of May. Can't make it due to an emergency, contact us through!
Go to homepage menu and click on ‘Subscribe’. Here you can register for Let’s Get Started 2018. You will receive a confirmation of your registration through e-mail. Read this email carefully as it reminds you of deadlines and important terms and conditions.
It is mandatory to register for the workshops as there is a limited amount of places available. We also require you to register for the fair, so that we know how many people will be attending the event. However, you are still welcome to attend in the case that you forgot to register and have time to attend on the day itself.
We advise you to plan your schedule carefully as it is not possible to change your subscription. If any special circumstances occur, please send an email to It is possible to cancel your registration till the 9th of May.
The deadline for registrations is the 9th of May. However, we recommend signing up as fast as possible because there is a limited number of places available for the workshops!
Yes! It will be handy during the networking drinks!
Yes, you can register for multiple activities. However, it is not possible to attend both the Rabobank and EVBox workshops in Round 3!
Please send us an email if you cannot make it to the event to
The dress code is business casual.
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