Port of Rotterdam Comes to Houston | PortXL - World Port Accelerator Introduction


PortXL and the CEO of the Port of Rotterdam at the HTC

Houston Technology Center is opening our facilities to PortXL and the CEO of Rotterdam to discuss expansion opportunities, provide access to resources and market their programs.



  • 4:30pm – 5:00pm – Informal gathering with drinks
  • 5:00pm -- 5:15pm – Welcome & Introduction by HTC
  • 5:15pm – 6:00pm – Keynote speaker Mr. Allard Castelein – CEO Port of Rotterdam
  • 6:00pm – 6:15pm – Presentation PortXL – Mare Straetmans – Managing director
  • 6:15pm – 6:45pm – Open discussion

Port of Rotterdam Delegation includes:

  • Mare Straetmans – Managing Director PortXL
  • Allard Castelein –CEO Port of Rotterdam
  • Jaap van Dalen – Director Port of Rotterdam
  • Roland van Assche – Director Port of Rotterdam                                                  
  • Mark Noordhoek Hegt – Director Digital Innovation Vopak
  • Mark Lamb – Director Business Development Boskalis
  • Sjaak de Pagter – Ernst & Young


About PORTXL & Port of Rotterdam

Port of Rotterdam is ranked the best port in the world according to World Economic Forum. Its extensive network, logistics, industry and other facilities connect businesses to the worlds' markets.

mentorship-driven innovation program to accelerate startups from all over the world, focusing on port-related industries. Our 3-month program starts March 2016 and provides:


  • Access to more than 50 top port companies e.g. Van Oord, Vopak, Damen, E ON, Heineken and Boskalis.
  • 150 mentors with industry expertise, entrepreneurial experience and other experts
  • €15.000,- pizza money per team
  • A network with seed funds e.g. Innovation Quarter, First Dutch Port Fund
  • And more ... like office space & facilities, access to finance, personal development AND professional advice


More information please visit  www.portxl.org



Tue, Jan. 26, 2016
4:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. US/Central


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