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  1. How did TEDxBinnenhof | Ideas from Europe inspire your mission and/or event?

The Netherlands, together with The District-Egypt, do organize on the 7th of April:

Renewable Energy – Ideas from Egypt

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TEDx Binnenhof – Ideas from Europe

We hope to inspire and encourage young entrepreneurs from Egypt to have confidence in their ideas, initiatives and formats by hosting this event. 6 young entrepreneurs from Egypt will get the floor to present their Renewable Energy ideas or initiatives to an audience of Egyptian and Dutch entrepreneurs, government officials, Investment Institutes and NGO’s. Kees van der Leun from Ecofys, a Dutch leading company in renewable energy, will reflect on the presented ideas and will elaborate on the challenges to go from start-up to a player with global reach. To get some of the atmosphere of TEDxBinnenhof we will show the introductions from the 31st of March on the 7th of April.

  1. What will your event look like? 

10.00-10.30       Registration – coffee and tea

10.30-10.35       Welcome

10.35-10.40       Openingsspeech (video) – Martijn van Dam, Minister of Agriculture

10.40-10.45       TEDxBinnenhof in retrospect (video)

10.45-10.55       Ideas from the Netherlands – Setting the Scene

10.55-11.25       Ideas from Egypt – 6 pitches

11.25-11.50       Q&A’s

11.50-12.00       Reflections by Kees van der Leun – CCO & Managing director at Ecofys

12.00-13.00       Network reception

  1. Who will be invited to your event? 

The members of the EDBC, the Egyptian Dutch Business Club, Egyptian entrepreneurs from The District, government officials, Investment Institutes and NGO’s

  1. What do you hope to achieve by organizing this event?

We hope to inspire and encourage young entrepreneurs from Egypt to have confidence in their ideas, initiatives and formats by hosting this event. We strengthen our network with new and existing contacts in the field of Renewable Energy in Egypt and we to put the Netherlands on the map as creative partner in this field.


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