META.IS CREATES MULTI-SENSORY EXPERIENCES THAT IGNITE THE HUMAN SPIRIT WITH STORY, TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN. Our global network of Experience Directors inspire changes in human behavior by combining intelligent ideas, beautiful artistry, spirited music, interactive technology, trending fashion, engaging virtual reality, and unforgettable spectacles. We specialize in the Art of Being There.
MediaMonks is the biggest creative digital production company on the planet. It specializes in working for and with advertising agencies to craft amazing digital work for global brands. You can find them anywhere on the Web as well as in Amsterdam, London, Stockholm, New York, LA, Singapore and Dubai. The agency is founded in 2001, working with more than 600 monks, won 97 cannes Lions and is the first Dutch agency in the FWA hall of Fame.
Hi, we’re edenspiekermann. We create digital products, brands and service experiences with attitude. We create simple solutions for a complex world, to bring people and brands together. We are thinkers, designers, developers, illustrators, copywriters, makers and, above all, communicators.
The Dutch diplomatic network in the United States represents Dutch citizens and interests in America. The network consists of the Netherlands Embassy in Washington, D.C.; the Consulates General in Chicago, Miami, New York and San Francisco; and several Honorary Consulates in the United States.
Angry Bytes is a digital agency founded in 2000. It provides content management, publishing and production platforms for websites, second screens and other web based applications. With live linear television in decline and an increasing demand of consumers to make content shareable and interactive, the demand arises for new different kinds of experiences on TV. Consumers want more personalized television, across more platforms. Approaching television from the consumer, makes way for new applications such as Play Now!, currently used by almost all Dutch broadcaster to enhance their TV format and transform viewers into contestants, voters and contributions of television shows. Play Now!, is a ready to use platform to build, configure, manage and run your multi screen application, while using the latest in real time technology and massive multiplayer dynamics. Play Now! can be played by all NDW visitors providing a fun interactive way for guests in the NDW house to participate by voting and contributing to the game.
A city of distinctive character, Rotterdam is energetic and constantly changing. Rotterdam and its inhabitants never shy away from experimentation. In fact, they would rather seek it out. Rotterdam has many faces. It is the city of the royal rowing team and has been the city of the Royal Netherlands Navy since 1665. Rotterdam is the city of dancer Timor Steffens and freestyle football player Soufiane Touzani. Of driving into the Maas in a bus and zipping down the Euromast along a zipline. Of creating and doing business, of enterprise ranging from large multinationals to individuals launching start-ups. The high-energy character of the city is an important part of Rotterdam’s image. Like the Nieuwe Maas, a waterway that represents a powerful symbol for the city’s constant motion. Rotterdam is a city where the Make it Happen mentality can be seen and felt. Involving people and organisations that make a clear choice for Rotterdam and add their own take on that Rotterdam mentality and ‘can do’ spirit. Whether you live here, are just visiting, or are running your own business, sector or cluster.
The NBSO (Netherlands Business Support Office) is a trading post from Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO) and is part of the economic network of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the United States. The NBSO offers practical support and information to companies who are doing or who wants to do business in Texas.
Paylogic is the fastest growing ticketing company in Europe with a realized growth of 2600% in 5 years. Over 20 million tickets have been sold by events in over 20 countries to visitors from over 150 countries. Paylogic’s mission statement: “To redesign the world of ticketing with creative and reliable ticketing solutions which empower the event organizer in their relation with their visitors.”
The story of our brand, a story of love... When we started Moooi in 2001, we promised each other to become a legendary brand. No one can create a legendary brand by doing me-too products or branding, for that reason we have developed our own fresh approach to product and style. Exclusive, daring, playful, exquisite and based on the belief that design is a question of love. We don't tell designers what to do, we listen to what designers want to make, try to realise their dreams. Eclectic and always on the edge of commercial reality and cultural interest. To trigger, to create conversation pieces which make your environment more special. To create an extra ‘O’ in terms of value and beauty!
Samasource was born out of the belief that talent is equally distributed, but opportunity is not. We help unlock opportunity for low-income people by sourcing data projects from some of the world's largest companies. Our industry-leading services help our clients achieve their business goals, while radically altering the life trajectory of our workers, who earn a living wage and lift themselves out of poverty.
Next Nature Network explores the relationship between technology and nature with speculative projects like the Nano Supermarket and the In Vitro Meat Cookbook. They also developed the famous hoax with Rayfish, the personalized sneakers made from genuine stingray leather. To help us understand our world, NNN built an immersive experience that allows you to travel through different environments where we might live in someday. They created four scenarios (Garden of Eden, Modernist Dream, Techno Favela, Hypernatural Resort) that each present an alternative view of future worlds.
New Dutch Wave is a new international movement to celebrate top notch Dutch creativity and entrepreneurship at SXSW17. Designed to inspire, connect and generate new business, New Dutch Wave is the place where Dutch entrepreneurs, creatives, start-ups, artists, as well as the Dutch government and our biggest cities will present themselves to a new and relevant international audience. Join the New Dutch Wave and we will show you why Holland is the place to be for creative and technological solutions.
Ever since it was founded in 1880, VU Amsterdam has been known for its distinctive approach to knowledge. VU is an open organization, strongly linked to people and society. What matters is not just the acquisition of a greater depth of knowledge, but also a wider one. Academic research and education at VU is characterized by a high level of ambition, and encourages free and open communications and ideas. VU stands for universal university values such as academic freedom and independence, which is reflected in our name (‘VU’ is the Dutch abbreviation for ‘free university’): free from the church, state and any commercial interest. The basic philosophy of VU is expressed in three core values: responsible, open, personally engaged.
Wanderbrief is a platform where freelancers trade their creative services for experience at the most amazing companies abroad. Since 78% of millennials value experience over money, you get the best of both worlds; you work with the most driven talent for half the price of a local freelancer. Among their clients are Vodafone, Heineken, Amnesty International and Ricoh. Within 8 months after their start Wanderbrief has grown into a community of 6000+ creatives from 77 countries and established partnerships with agencies, brands and NGOs like Adobe, Vodafone, RICOH and Amnesty International. In June 2016 Wanderbrief was selected for the prestigious R/GA Lions Innovation Start-Up Academy and the company recently became runner-up for ‘Best Work Experience Provider’ at the World Youth Travel Awards 2016 In February 2016 Mark co-founded Wanderbrief, a global community that connects companies with international talent trading their creative skills for experience abroad. Wanderbrief helps to solve business challenges through collaborative creativity while fostering global citizenship and cultural exchange.
I love to work on the edges of communication and innovation to create human-centered experiences, products, and services that provoke thoughts and smiles. With talented friends and great companies, I try to bridge the gap between physical and digital, data and emotions, industry and nature.
ABOSS offers the possibility to reduce and professionalize the so-called back-office activities for artists and booking agencies in such a way that everyone involved can focus on their core task: artists on creating, managers on their artists career development and growth and booking agents on getting the artist at the right place at the right time.
Beer in a Box is an online subscription service that sells craftbeer based on the specific taste of the customer. They make it extremely easy to discover the latest and greatest beers based on your taste. Their leading principle is: data will make the world of beer a lot more interesting for all parties (brewers, fans and distributors) and ultimately a lot easier to discover the latest and greatest flavours. The team consists of three specialists in Marketing, Customer Service, IT, Sales and Business Development.
ThingsCon is Europe’s leading conference about the future of hardware, connected devices and Internet of Things. It is also a global community of like-minded practitioners around Internet of Things (IoT) and new hardware. ThingsCon fosters the creation of a human-centric & responsible IoT.