Propellor | Kickstart


Rotterdam, Tue Jan 31. - Wed Feb 1. 2017


an ideation workshop of the Propellor Film Tech Hub
hosted by International Film Festival Rotterdam IFFR
in collaboration with Venture Café Rotterdam and CIC


Details about the 10 business ideas
developed during Propellor | Kickstart
coming soon


Why Propellor | Kickstart?


The global, multi-billion $ market for film production, distribution and experience is almost untouched by peak technology (AI, block chain and big data) and new forms of social interaction (sharing economy, co-creation, and crowd sourcing). There are huge market potentials in the film industry waiting to be unleashed! With this workshop you can kickstart an idea that will change the way films are made, distributed and experienced!


What is it?


A one-day ideation workshop for interdisciplinary participants to jointly work on ideas that can propel the film industry into the future.

We focus on a hands-on development of your own ideas, solutions for a specific problem or need you have identified.

Propellor | Kickstart also has a few ideas for you to work on, so come with or without an idea if you would like to be part of this collaborative event!

You will work in a small team on developing concrete ideas applying

>> the business model canvas

>> the value proposition canvas

>> best practices of pitching

>> testing and validation


Who should attend?


Students, rookies or seasoned professionals, from within or outside the film industry:


Why should I join?


>> Apply successful startup tools to the development of your idea

>> Meet like-minded doers, creatives & thinkers. Form a great team

>> Get feedback from experts and validation from potential users

>> Tap into Propellor’s international network in film & tech

>> Pitch in front of the IFFR community during the Cinemart closing

>> Get an IFFR goodie bag, IFFR screening and great hospitality

>> Keep full ownership of your idea and the outcome of the come




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Lija Groenewoud van Vliet
Creative Director & Co-Founder In4Art

Elsbeth Geukers

Program Manager at YES!Delft

Pieter Guldemond

Managing Director at YES!Delft




Mentors with backgrounds in film and startup/tech and a wide range of skills and expertise will assist you and share their knowledge:

Floor Schmeitz —Manager Corporate Communications Océ; Venlo
Katja Berkhout — Managing Director Venture Cafe; Rotterdam
Duke Urbanik — Serial Entrepreneur & Strategy Coach; Tilburg NL
Valeria Jamonte — Digital initiatives Tempesta Film; Rome
Hengameh Panahi — Founder Celluloid Dreams; Paris
Job Nijs — Co Founder The Venture Generator; Rotterdam
Sten Saluveer — Founder Storytek Creative Accelerator / Special Projects BNFF; Tallinn
Marieke Jonker — Head of Content Vue Netherlands; Amsterdam
Christiaan Mooiweer — Chief Strategy Officer Nerdalize; Delft
Matteo Solaro — European Commission, Creative Europe - MEDIA
Head of Sector EACEA – TV Programming, Audience, Innovative approaches; Brussels
Bobby Allen —VP of Content Mubi; London
Jeroen Jager — NOON creation; Utrecht




Since this is a collaborative, co-creative event, the ideas pitched at the end will most likely be very different from what they were at the beginning. The end result will reflect an entire team's creative effort and each team working on an idea will decide together how they treat the topic of ownership. If you are concerned about this, or have questions, please get in touch with us.

But remember: "To me, ideas are worth nothing unless executed. They are just a multiplier. Execution is worth millions." -- Steve Jobs





The Propellor | Kickstart Rotterdam is brought to you
in collaboration with our trailblazing partners: