SAVE THE DATE: AUGUST 25
8:30 AM PT | 11.30 AM ET | 5.30 PM CET
Collective kick-off with speaker session
9-11.30 AM PT | 12-2.30 PM ET | 6-8.30 PM CET
One-on-one networking (up to 12 meetings of 12 minutes), scheduled and customized by each participant
Registrations will open in July!
How it works
The Ripple is a one-of-a-kind initiative to put your online networking into hyperdrive and to build meaningful, reverberating relationships. After three wildly successful editions, The Ripple has become the gold standard for online networking.
If LinkedIn, Zoom and Calendly had a baby they would call it - Conversation Starter (learn more here). It works like magic: Its cutting-edge recommendation engine screens the requests and offers of all attendees, finds the most relevant ones for each user, and seamlessly schedules 12-minute video calls on their integrated web tool.
We're calling all startup/scale-up founders, entrepreneurs, experts, investors, expats / professionals, business enablers, and corporate
leaders looking to fast track transatlantic innovation and collaboration to register for The Ripple.
After your registration, you will receive a link to Conversation Starter where you can create your profile. You will be asked to highlight your expertise (#offer), share your requests (#ask) for collaboration, as well as flag topics that you would like to connect on.
In the days leading up to the event, you can browse profiles and send invitations for 12-minute video calls on the Conversation Starter portal. The tool is equipped with a recommendation engine and smart scheduling features. Meeting invites can be sent or accepted with a simple click!
The day of the event you'll join us on the Conversation Starter Platform for 1) the collective kick-off speaker session, and 2) the 1-on-1 networking with your new contacts. Please note that you have to schedule your meetings up front (see step three)!
The fourth edition of The Ripple kicked off with a collective welcome and inspirational speaker session by Willem Jonker on the topic of ‘Capitalizing on networks and innovative ecosystems’. He covered questions like: How can effective networks and ecosystems help bridge (geographic and virtual) borders? And, how can innovative minds on both sides of the Atlantic benefit from enhanced collaboration and interaction?
Willem Jonker - CEO EIT DIGITAL
Prof. Dr. Willem Jonker (1962) is the Chief Executive Officer of EIT Digital. Willem has a broad background in ICT, both in industry as well as in academia. He studied mathematics and computer science at Groningen University, worked at Delft University of Technology, received his PhD from the University of Utrecht, and is a part-time full professor in computer science at Twente University.
Willem Jonker's industrial experience covers telecommunications (KPN), IT (European Computer industry Research Centre, Munich) and consumer electronics (Philips). He held several positions as researcher, international project leader, department head, sector head, and account manager. In 2006 he was appointed Vice President Philips Research. Prof. Dr. Jonker has served European ICT research in various ways amongst others as project leader, reviewer, and advisor.
Sponsors | The Ripple 4.0
KBC New York assists European companies with their US banking needs, and supports North American businesses pursuing opportunities in Belgium and across Central and Eastern Europe.
Marquis Advisory Group is a global growth strategy firm specialized in US market entry for foreign tech companies, offering a range of services with the intent to help businesses grow on a global scale.
Offit Kurman is one of the fastest-growing full-service law firms in the USA. For over 30 years, they’ve represented privately held companies and families of wealth throughout their business life cycles.
Seafrigo is a logistics company specialized in foodstuff. From freight forwarding to customs brokerage, and from warehousing to domestic transportation and even food processing.
The power of this initiative lies in the fact that it is organized by a collective of chambers of commerce, business associations, & accelerators across the USA and Europe. Together we invite our communities and members (numbering an audience of over 150,000 professionals) to connect online with the ultimate goal of forging personal, professional, and economic opportunities. Here's an overview of all of the partner organizations:
Become a Sponsor?
The Ripple presents a powerful opportunity for sponsors to position themselves as leaders and contributors to the transatlantic business community. For more information, reach out to .
Get in touch
Reach out with questions on partnership, sponsorship or individual participation!