What we're about

The original Hackers and Founders started in California. We are the Amsterdam chapter and we have close ties to Hackers and Founders in Silicon Valley..

Hackers and Founders is for everyone who is interested in startups in the Netherlands. Our community consists of designers, engineers, founders, product owners, business developers, investors.. everyone who is interested in startups and tech. We have many different types of startups within the community from early stage bootstrapped to seed funded, A-round invested etc as well as startups within larger companies (Intrapreneurs).

Several years ago we started a Slack for the Hackers & Founders co-working building. We have very recently opened up the Slack to the whole of the Hackers & Founders community. If you want to join the Hackers & Founders conversations in Slack (#jobs etc) you can sign up here (http://rebrand.ly/HF_AMS) immediately.

Would you like to speak at one of our meetups? Let us know here (https://hackersandfounders.typeform.com/to/WHkM3V). Follow on Twitter (https://twitter.com/feargal) for updates about the meetups.

We have a beautiful co-working building on the Herengracht that we organise so that members of our community can share a workspace with like minded individuals & companies. There are details on our web site here (http://hackersandfounders.nl/). Let us know if you want to rent a desk or an office, you can apply here (http://bit.ly/hfamsterdam).

Upcoming events (5+)

Hackers & Founders (Amsterdam, NL) Meetup

Cafe De Doffer

Commercialisation of space is stymied by traditional business processes that are stuck in the stone age. Satsearch is working on solving this by building a B2B marketplace. Kartik Kumar, co-founder of satsearch, will share some experiences of their journey to date. #spacetech Did you know that 90% of top achievers has high emotional intelligence? And there is good news! Emotional Intelligence is trainable. Mindfulness is a great tool to sharpen the emotional intelligence skills that are key for future -proof success. You thought mindfulness is a Buddhist monk practice? Well, then you probably didn't know that people like Steve Jobs, Jeff Weiner and recently also Bill Gates use mindfulness as a way to stay calm and focused and to interact in a more thoughtful way with their ever changing environment. In this talk Jef and Carlien Cavens from oneUp will discuss the fundamentals of mindfulness, the scientific evidence as well as Search Inside Yourself, the more famous mindfulness program in the world, developed by Google. Doors open at 7pm & drinks until the first speaker at approx 7.30pm. If you arrive during the talk please enter through the street door at the front of the bar and not via the side door from the main bar. Follow on Twitter for irregular updates on the meetup. (https://twitter.com/feargal) Several years ago we started a Slack for the Hackers & Founders community. If you want to join the Hackers & Founders conversations in Slack (#jobs etc) you can sign up here (http://www.hackersandfounders.org/) immediately.

Hackers & Founders (Amsterdam, NL) Meetup

Cafe De Doffer

Details of speakers and beers coming soon. Doors open at 7pm & drinks until the first speaker at approx 7.30pm. If you arrive during the talk please enter through the street door at the front of the bar and not via the side door from the main bar. Follow on Twitter for irregular updates on the meetup. (https://twitter.com/feargal) Several years ago we started a Slack for the Hackers & Founders community. If you want to join the Hackers & Founders conversations in Slack (#jobs etc) you can sign up here (http://www.hackersandfounders.org/) immediately.

Hackers & Founders (Amsterdam, NL) Meetup

Cafe De Doffer

Adriaan Rijkens from Warp Industries will give a talk on how his startup has developed & grown since he presented it at the meetup two years ago, as it was at a very early stage at that point. #VR Details of speakers and beers coming soon. Doors open at 7pm & drinks until the first speaker at approx 7.30pm. If you arrive during the talk please enter through the street door at the front of the bar and not via the side door from the main bar. Follow on Twitter for irregular updates on the meetup. (https://twitter.com/feargal) Several years ago we started a Slack for the Hackers & Founders community. If you want to join the Hackers & Founders conversations in Slack (#jobs etc) you can sign up here (http://www.hackersandfounders.org/) immediately.

Hackers & Founders (Amsterdam, NL) Meetup

Cafe De Doffer

Details of speakers and beers coming soon. Doors open at 7pm & drinks until the first speaker at approx 7.30pm. If you arrive during the talk please enter through the street door at the front of the bar and not via the side door from the main bar. Follow on Twitter for irregular updates on the meetup. (https://twitter.com/feargal) Several years ago we started a Slack for the Hackers & Founders community. If you want to join the Hackers & Founders conversations in Slack (#jobs etc) you can sign up here (http://www.hackersandfounders.org/) immediately.

Past events (107)

Hackers & Founders (Amsterdam, NL) Meetup

Cafe De Doffer

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