Eindhoven, 21st September 2018

HighTech Connect China

The bridge between Chinese investment and the Dutch high-tech ecosystem.

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About Hightech connect china

Capital Meets High-Tech

HighTech Connect China, an investment event focused on introducing over 30 Chinese investors to the Dutch HighTech Ecosystem, including keynote content, round table discussion, scale-up pitches and pre-screened matching making moments, aiming to build a platform to generate cross border ‘Smart Money’ investment from China to the Dutch high-tech ecosystem. HighTech Connect China was initiated by Muanc and HighTech XL with a group of official and strategic partners. HighTech Connect China is scheduled for the Friday prior to both the Amsterdam Capital Week and the Chinese Business Week.



Chinese - Netherlands Investment Summit


Scale-ups interested in China markets and Production Pitching


Chinese and Dutch Investors Networking


Government and Innovation Movers Interacting


High-Powered Matching Making Moments with Investors & Scale-ups







Welcome address by Prince Constantij


Welcome address by Guosheng Zhang, Counselor of Commerce Chinese Embassy


Investing in Innovation – Rinske van Heiningen, Innovation Director Akzo Nobel


Investing in The Netherlands: Experience from The Field – Steven Cai, CEO Huawei NL


Networking Lunch


Round Table Panel

Dennis Tan (CEO Dashmote), Chaoqun Zhu (Chinese Investor Dashmote, Partner G&M Capital)

Nicole Steins (Corporate Finance WVDB) & Michiel Rijsdijk (Partner Arnold+Siedsma)


20 Scale-up Pitch in 5 breakout rooms


Closing & Network Borrel

*to be confirmed



Prins Constantijn

Prins Constantijn van Oranje leads StartupDelta, the accelerator for the startup ecosystem in The Netherlands and advises companies and the European Commission on their digital innovation strategies.


Guosheng Zhang

Guosheng Zhang is the Economic andCommercial Counsellor of the People’s Republic of China in the Kingdom of TheNetherlands.


John Jorritsma

John Jorritsma is the mayor of Eindhoven and chairman of Brainport Development with a focus on high-tech industry. John Jorritsma has also held a number of advisory posts for innovation hubs and incubators.


Steven Cai

Steven Cai is the CEO of Huawei NL. He leads the team for the further growth of the activities of Huawei which is committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.

Dennis Tan
Dennis Tan is the Co-Founder and CEO of Dashmote. He is an entrepreneur and has been involved in creation of over 25 companies and founded renowned entrepreneurship institutes over the past 10 years.
Chaoqun Zhu
Chaoqun Zhu is the founding partner of G&M Venture Capital Suzhou China focuses on early & medium staged tech startup investment. He is also a veteran in enabling global start-ups to absorb better growth nutrition.
Michiel Rijsdijk
Michiel Rijsdijk is the head of litigation department and partner of Arnold+Siedsma. Michiel's core practice is patent and trademark law spanning all fields of technology, advising on IP licensing and strategy, for both national and multinational companies.

Nicole Steins
Nicole Steins is a Senior Manager Corporate Finance at WVDB, a multidisciplinary audit and advisory company with many years of experience in advising entrepreneurs and companies on mergers and acquisitions.
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High Tech Campus 1b, The Strip,
5656 AE Eindhoven,
The Netherlands.

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