Artificial Intelligence


May 23, 2018, in 's-Hertogenbosch


About Rockstart AI summit

As part of Europe’s first AI acceleration program, Rockstart is organizing a summit within the domain of AI. We’re bringing together some of the best AI startups and corporate partners in the Netherlands to talk about industry disruption, challenges, and collaboration.

The audience of entrepreneurs, corporate innovators, and AI influencers will gather in Den Bosch to share knowledge, discuss the most important questions, connect, and build meaningful relationships.

At the summit, we want to showcase how fast emerging technologies are changing the world. The Rockstart AI startups and corporate partners will tell their stories and showcase partnerships, while the AI ecosystem shapers will take the stage to talk about the future of artificial intelligence applied to our private lives as well the way we do business.

Who will attend

  • DEEPTECH INFLUENCERS will take the stage to discuss the most important issues we're facing as a society regarding AI
  • INNOVATION SPECIALISTS will share their challenges and talk about applying artificial intelligence to conventional business tasks
  • AI STARTUPS from Rockstart and beyond will gather to tell their stories and create new meaningful connections in the industry


13:00 – 13:30 Coffee and registration

13:30 – 13:45 Rockstart AI (Rune Theill, CEO Rockstart / Vladimir Nedovic (Entrepreneur-in-residence Rockstart AI, founder Flavourspace)

13:45 – 14:45 Introduction to AI + hands-on demo (Maarten Stol, Principal Scientist Braincreators)

14:45 – 15:30 Rockstart AI Startup Pitches (Airsquire, Cambridge Humanae, OptOSS, Birds.ai, nFold, Aziobot, Peazy, GeoSpark)

15:30 – 16:00 Break / Drinks

16:00 – 16:15 Surprise speaker!

16:15 – 16:25 Corporate AI case: DHL (Nicole Rem, Ops Systems Project Manager DHL Express Netherlands)

16:25 – 16:35 Corporate AI case: VodafoneZiggo (Wilco Dekker, manager Technology Strategy VodafoneZiggo)

16:35 – 17:00 Panel discussion corporate-startup collaboration, with:

17:00 – 17:10 Rockstart Challenge (Marjel Quekel, Accelerator Director Rockstart)

17:10 – 17:40 What’s next for AI? (Jörgen Sandig, previously Qualcomm and Scyfer)

17:45 – 18:30 Drinks & networking

Speaker Profiles


About Rockstart

Rockstart is the organizer of the Rockstart AI Summit 2018.

One of Europe’s first multi-vertical startup accelerators, Rockstart was founded in Amsterdam in 2011 with a goal to provide startups with access to market, capital, community, and expertise.

Since its inception, Rockstart has invested in 138 startups and has supported them in their journey to raising more than €54 million and hiring over 660 people.


Congress 1931 's-Hertogenbosch
Oude Engelenseweg
's Hertogenbosch
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