NextGen


Tech student?
Discover all Amsterdam has to offer and go on the tech trip of a lifetime

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands 4-6 October 2017

#NextGenAMS


SO... WHAT IS NEXT GEN?

Next Gen is a young talent track that takes place during eWeek 2017 - a week-long marketing & tech festival. 
We all know that big and well-known tech events are educational, inspiring and a lot of fun, but... 
they can be quite pricey for young talent. 

We want to change that.

We invite you, tech students from all over Europe, to come to Amsterdam for 3 days, attend eWeek, learn from accomplished speakers, meet Amsterdam's buzzing tech scene and connect with your brightest, most tech-savvy peers that we like to call... the Next Gen.
Get it? :)

The coolest part? A selection of tech companies, based in Amsterdam, will open their doors to you and share insights on some of their most fascinating projects. So if you're curious about the inner workings of Bol.com, Mollie Payments or IBM Watson, don't wait up and apply!


but first..

AM I ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?

Next Gen is meant for local and international students in tech-related studies
What do we mean by "tech-related"? 

Everything from Computer Sciences, AI and Machine Learning to Digital Design and Mathematics. 
Ideally, you are in the last 2 years of your studies or have graduated in the past 12 months.

To take part in Next Gen, you have to apply and go through a selection procedure. If you’re selected, you get a unique chance to meet senior software engineers and designers, connect with fellow tech students, expand your network and make the first steps towards your career in the tech sector! All that for€35!
PROGRAM

Next Gen starts on Wednesday morning 10:00, October 4th, and ends on Friday afternoon 18:00, October 6th. Applicants receive an elaborate program and time schedule by email.
 
Wednesday, OCT4: tour through Amsterdam!
The day starts off by a warm welcome to you in Amsterdam's town hall. We will visit Makerversity, B.Amsterdam, StartupBootcamp, IBM Watson, Bitcoin Wednesday and a whole bunch of startups, as well as hearing all about the latest developments in VR/AR (from VRBase) and AI.

Thursday, OCT5: all about inspirational talks
We will meet in a special Next Gen venue and welcome eDay speakers, CTO's from tech companies and academics. 

Among the many speakers, you will hear:


In the evening there is plenty of time to unwind with your peers at the eNight party.

Friday, OCT6: a real look under the hood of Amsterdam's tech giants
You will be matched to 2 tech companies and spend the morning and the afternoon at its headquarters, getting insights into the newest developments in the industry. For example, Bol.com, Hollands biggest e-commerce company, Mollie Payments, the rising star in electronic payments, and IBM Watson. More will be revealed...
eWEEK
eWeek is a week-long festival with a range of conferences, workshops, walk-ins, dinners, networking events, meet-ups, and parties that are organised throughout Amsterdam for online business, media, marketing and technology sectors. 
Find this year's program by clicking here.


STAY
We know Amsterdam hotels aren't cheap. 
We are looking into several possibilities to arrange your stay, especially if you're not from the Netherlands. 
In the meantime, check out this page for stay recommendations.

Special offer for students who are based in Amsterdam: become a "BUDDY"! 
Offer accommodation to a fellow tech student outside of NL and get a FREE ticket!

Worth noting...
While your stay can be arranged by the BUDDY system, 
the travel expenses to and in Amsterdam are on you ;)

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