Next Level Conference DBH

Event date: July 05, 201712:00u
End date: July 05, 2017

The largest, most active and diverse Blockchain ecosystem in the world will gather for the Next Level conference of the Dutch Blockchain Hackathon on 5 July, including a BBQ at Brightlands Smart Services Campus from 12.00 - 17.00 hours.

The highlights

1. Six (pairs of) DBH17-pioneers will share their true impact stories and their next steps in the Impact Sessions. They will share their stories, the pivots in their journeys, their learnings, their near future uncertainties and... they will ask you for help, ideas, whatever they might need to make the next steps.

2. The premiere of the DBH17 mini-documentary (and yes it is a documentary!). Here’s the trailer:

3. We picked our learnings of DBH17 and will share our vision for the future. Afterwards we’ll invite you to help us choose the building blocks of the second season of the Dutch Blockchain hackathon, which will kick-off at StartupFest Europe in de Ridderzaal on September 28, to reach the next level of epicness during the Next Level Sessions.

4. A must-have BBQ.

The Programme

12.00 Walk-in with lunch
13.00 Kick-off with moderator Roelof Hemmen, presenter BNR News Radio, Peter Verkoulen, CEO Brightlands Smart Services Campus and Tim Rutgers, co-founder at Bloqhouse
13.30 Impact sessions - startup, corporate, government
15.00 Recap & official premiere of the DBH17 after movie
15.15 Break
15.45 Towards DBH18, Rutger van Zuidam, founder of DutchChain, organizer of the Dutch Blockchain Hackathon
16.00 Next level sessions - startup, corporate, government
16.40 Recap & closing remarks
17.00 BBQ!

The Pioneers

Mayor: Anne Wil Lucas, Programme Manager Talent, Knowledge & Skill Startup Delta
Timeslot 1: Ron Dijkstra, CEO Loyal Garden, team Street Music Chain
Timeslot 2: Kaushik Khakhar, CTO TOBLOCKCHAIN, blockchain powerhouse, winner Energy track

Mayor: Herve Francois, Trading and Blockchain Initiative Lead ING
Timeslot 1: Joep Beukers, director of Innovation APG, track sponsor, Hidde Terpoorten, blockchain lead APG, track sponsor & Team NestEgg, winners Future of Pensions track
Timeslot 2: Erich Schnoeckel, Manager Accountancy Program Ecosystems & APP centre,, strategic partner

Mayor: Erik Jonker, Coordinating Advisor at Bureau Digicommissaris
Timeslot 1: André de Kok, System Architect RvIG, track sponsor
Timeslot 2: Ben Schuttenbeld, Innovation Manager Dutch Chamber of Commerce, track sponsor & Steven Gort, Datawhisperer ICTU, track sponsor

Join us for the Next Level Conference

  • On Wednesday the 5th of July at Brightlands Smart Services Campus (Smedestraat 2, 6411 CR Heerlen) from 12.00 to 17.00+
  • Register here
  • We manually vet each registration as seats are limited, so sign up a.s.a.p. to secure your spot. Keep in mind that your participation will not be official until your registration is vetted by us.
  • For more details on the programme, see

Looking forward to welcoming you!

More about Dutch Blockchain Hackathon 2017
The Dutch Blockchain Hackathon is an open innovation accelerator for start- and scale-ups, corporates and governments, free for participants:

  • An open ecosystem of 1500+ international community members, 47 public & private partners & sponsors;
  • Three overbooked pre-hackathon ecosystem meetups at ING Bank HQ Amsterdam, HQ Delft and Deloitte HQ Rotterdam;
  • The hackathon held last February, opened by HRH Prince Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau;
  • 55 teams and 450 participants from over ten countries, € 50.000 of cash stimulus rewards;
  • 55 prototypes built in 3 days within 5 tracks (Identity, Reinventing Government, Energy Transition, Future of Pensions, International Trade & Entrepreneurship);
  • Afterwards, ten initiatives accelerated with launching customers;
The mission of this ecosystem: “Co-creating the next operating system for our society”.

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Join us!

On 5 July at Brightlands Smart Services Campus (Smedestraat 2, 6411 CR Heerlen) from 12.00 to 17.00 for the Next Level Conference DBH, including a BBQ.

Register now

Please note that all registrations will be vetted and only after a confirmation your spot is definitive. After confirmation by DBH, you will receive the programme. Seats are limited, so register asap to secure your spot!