The Program

During the Rotterdam100 you as a student will experience a series of amazing events. At the Selection Day, 250 top talents will come together and they will pitch in front of the corporates for a spot in the pool of 100 talents, which will participate in the 24 Hour Creation Battle. During the 24 Hour Creation battle, you will get workshops and training, work together with other bright minds and come up with ideas to solve societal issues. At the Grand Final, the remaining teams will fight for the title Rotterdam’s Excellent. 

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The Rotterdam100 takes you on a unique journey through the entrepreneurial, business and scientific life.

Selection Day

250 Talents will attend the Selection Day and:

Receive pitch training by a soon revealed renowned speaker

Pitch in front of business leaders of leading companies

Network with startups, corporates, and the municipality

Eventually, 100 participants will be chosen as the Rotterdam100

About the day…
During the pitch training, participants receive tips& tricks on how to pitch, set goals and inspire people. 

You have the opportunity to network with other various startups and successful businesses! 

Renowned companies such as CGI, ABN AMRO, Humanitas, Port of Rotterdam, Unilever and more are present

Date |  Will soon be revealed!
Location | Will soon be revealed!


24 Hour Creation Battle

Each team will:

Receive in-depth workshops on their case

Create a solution for their business case in 24 hours

Meet CEOs and top advisors from the most innovative companies
Such as former Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende and KPN CFO Jan Kees de Jager

About this battle…
In this battle, the Rotterdam100 will work in multidisciplinary teams and create solutions such as apps, products and business concepts for our challenging business cases.

During 24 boosting hours, our professionals will give the Rotterdam100 workshops in idea generation, value proposition and business modeling! They will use all their new skills and knowledge during their casework time.

Of course, we make sure everyone will be powered up the whole day by having all kind of fun activities, workshops and motivational speakers during the entire day and night.

At the end of these 24 hours, in the teams present their solutions in a spectacular way to the case owners, i.e. our partner companies. The judges will select the final four teams for the Grand Final!

Date | Will soon be revealed!
Location | Rotterdam Science Tower


Grand Final

About the final…

During this event the final four teams pitch to win:

The title ‘Rotterdam’s Most Excellent’

The amazing opportunity of actually implementing the winning solution with one of the renowned companies, with the support of THRIVE as well!

A personal recommendation letter from Mayor Aboutaleb as Rotterdam’s Most Excellent 2018!

Mysterious prize 

The final contains a real-life Pitch-Battle event in which the remaining teams pitch their develop solutions in front of a prominent jury.

An exciting 24 Creation Battle full with inspiring speakers, pitch battles and the created Impact will end with crowning the winner of the Rotterdam100 2019! A great end to a program full of networking and inspiration!

Date | Will soon be revealed!
Location | Will soon be revealed!