Thirty five budding starters participated in the first WBII / WTC Starters Seminar in November. Speakers included Armin Alta of VitamineA who gave valuable insights on networking Dutch style. Brigitte Spiegeler, Spiegeler Attorneys at Law shared her knowledge on legal issues for starters and Sinead Hewson of TpEBO and WBII member gave a reality check on starting a business in the Netherlands.
The seminar took place in WTC Den Haag where Axel Lemmens and his team showcased the WTC Business Center which gives flexible working space to its members. WBII volunteers made the event a success sharing their own experiences and knowledge with attendees. Plans are in place to run the seminar again in the spring so that Starters can get the information they need easily and (where possible) become WBII members. Thanks to everyone from WBII involved for making the event an outstanding success.
The event was tweeted live by the Hague Online for us and #StartersNL went up in rankings. Special thanks to Charlotte Meindersma (Charlotte’s Law & Fine Prints) for the wonderful photographs she took of the event, shown below.

We will be looking for support and sponsorship moving forward. If you would like to be involved, volunteer, tweet and actively promote the Starters Seminar, let us know. We’ll issue an update soon on next steps and you’ll be glad to know that we already have registrations for the next event!