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What we do

A Superconnection can accelerate your business

Superconnectors is an event where startups can find the right solution to their most critical ask with the help of a Superconnector. This could be an introduction to someone in a specific market, to the right investor, to someone with unique knowledge or someone with exceptional access to talent.

Founders pitch their most critical ask to a group of Superconnectors. The Superconnectors then compete for the best connection to solve their ask! The startups will decide who can help in the best way.

Our partners

Our partners

OUR mission

We engineer breakthroughs

Every startup is looking for their breakthrough. But this doesn’t come from business-as-usual. It comes from life-changing opportunities which are tied to someone. Think of the teacher that introduced you to your first client, the co-founder that took a bet on you, or the random person that becomes your investor. At Superconnectors, we engineer breakthroughs.

Networking on steroids

Expand your network in an exciting setting during the Superconnectors event.

Meet the right people

Meet a large international community of entrepreneurs, investors, and experts in scaling and innovation.

Grow your startup

Superconnectors help startups grow into their next phase.

Follow up

After the event, our Superconnectors and team make sure that the follow-ups happen.

Our impact

National and
international reach

We have created a strong national network within the Netherlands, resulting in events taking place in the most important Dutch cities throughout the year.

Superconnectors is also part of international events like South by Southwest (SXSW), Slush, Websummit, and other tech and networking events worldwide.

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About us

How it happened

The event was a result of a collaboration between UP!Rotterdam, 42Workspace, Varias, Innovation Quarter, and Tech Advocates and it's the first of its kind in the Netherlands.

Superconnectors has been organized in 2021 and 2022 as part of the Upstream festival in Rotterdam. Since 2022, Varias and Misterawesome have joined forces to turn Superconnectors into a global concept that can match the likes of TED, Fuckup nights, and Pecha Kucha.


We make it work!

Alex Broekman

Program director

Elisa Otañez

Product owner

Jan Hein Hoogstad

Founder and Chief Vision

Naod Berhe


Stein Fortuin



Check the success story of 
our participants

"The energy was fun. It was not your typical start-up event. The tension was not related to the founders but more the competition between the Superconnectors. It was really light-hearted, fun and laughed a lot. Enjoyed it!"

Robin Laird
CEO, Founder Health Curious

‘‘Networking on steroids! Our promise to founders is ‘Make the network work for you’. And that’s exactly what Superconnectors delivered. Superconnectors was one of the best events we had during Upstream 2021.’’

Lars Crama
Private Lead at Up!Rotterdam and Chief Changemaker at Upstream Festival.

"The fact that you brought a group of experienced people with a huge network together provided SO much value. The format makes it great to get the most out of it from the startup's perspective. It is like instead of one rocketship, you get the potential of 10 rocket ships glued together, to get you to the moon!"

Guus van Heijningen
Founder PEAX data

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I sign up?

You can sign up for our events by getting in touch through our website form or send an email to:

What are the costs for sponsorship

We have different packages for regional and national sponsorship. We offer a wide range of opportunities to connect with startups and Superconnectors from all over the Netherlands. Please get in touch with our program director Alex Broekman to learn more about the Superconnectors pricing. Just send an email to:

What are the costs for Startups?

The participation in the event is free for startups. If you also want to attend the dinner, which is directly after the event you have to cover your own dinner expenses (approx. €65)

Which cities are participating?

There are 10 participating Dutch cities in total. The cities at the Superconnectors event are:
- Groningen
- Amsterdam
- Utrecht
- Den Haag
- Rotterdam
- Vlissingen
- Almere
- Eindhoven
- Wageningen
- Maastricht