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METSTRADE and Yachting Ventures to host start-up pavilion

Following a successful debut last year, METSTRADE will host its second Start-Up Pavilion in November, in collaboration with Yachting Ventures. Last year’s event featured 15 start-ups showcasing their products and technologies, garnering attention from industry experts and attendees.

The METSTRADE Start-Up Pavilion offers a platform for emerging companies to showcase ideas, including propulsion systems, apps, platforms and sustainability solutions. Positive feedback from last year’s participants highlighted valuable connections, media exposure and business opportunities gained from their involvement

Building on last year’s success

METSTRADE is poised to support and showcase the ingenuity of Start-ups in the leisure marine industry once again. This year, the Start-Up Pavilion will accommodate 15 start-ups and again feature two terraces. Curated by Yachting Ventures, the selected start-ups will not only showcase their innovations but also engage in thought-provoking panel discussions and the return of the exciting and popular pitching competition.

The pitching competition, taking place on the last day of METSTRADE, will involve 4-5 start-ups showcasing their products and solutions to a panel of investors and industry leaders. The event will be judged by national and international investors, who are experts in the sector and are actively seeking investment opportunities in this space.

Last year, Yachting Ventures brought along a full line-up of start-ups with a focus on digitalisation and sustainability, each showcasing products and services ranging from SaaS platforms to Solar Panels. Gabbi Richardson, Founder of Yachting Ventures expresses delight in the return of the Innovation Corner, stating:

“The inaugural METSTRADE Start-Up Pavilion in 2023 was wildly successful and we are eagerly anticipating our return to the show this year. The organisers of METSTRADE see the importance of supporting emerging new businesses and the Start-Up Pavilion, alongside adjacent events including panel discussions and a pitching competition, raises the profile of start-ups and gives them the platform they need to kick start their journey.”

Aside from METSTRADE, The Netherlands is a renowned startup hub due to its central European location, supportive government policies, and a strong culture of innovation and collaboration. These factors make it an attractive destination for start-ups looking to thrive and grow. This presents an invaluable opportunity for new companies to forge connections with potential customers, partners, and investors alike. METSTRADE 2024 will run from 19-21 November at the RAI Convention Centre in Amsterdam.

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Caption: METSTRADE and Yachting Ventures will host a start-up pavilion at this years METS trade show