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GEC Capital Scaling Up Event

Hosted by Thomas Mensink & Anna Dyachenko
Past Event
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About Event

On Friday 3 November, we will organize an event about scaling up tech companies.

We personally invited 75 people from the tech ecosystem including our GEC Capital portfolio founders, other cool founders, angel investors, VCs, and connectors in the ecosystem. We aim for a diverse group of people. Roughly 50% will be founder and 50% investor.

Scaling organizations, culture & tech

Wendy van Ierschot, founder VIE People, angel investor and author of the book Scale-Ups & Downs will deliver keynote about growing pains for scale-up companies.

In addition we will have some portfolio founders that will share insights about their scaling journey and areas of expertise.

Networking drinks & dinner

After the networking drinks, we booked a nice restaurant closeby that can accommodate us (if you cannot/won't attend dinner, please let us know!)


The exact program and timelines are subject to changes, but this is what we have in mind so far:

  • 15.30h Walk-in + registration

  • 15.45h Welcome by Pim Adams (a.s.r. Doenpensioen) & Thomas Mensink (Golden Egg Check)

  • 16.00h Fireside chat: scaling across borders

    • Jalal Bouhdada (Applied Risk)

    • Gemma Bloemen (Creandum)

  • 16.25h Keynote Wendy van Ierschot: the art and pain of scaling up

  • 17.10h Networking break

  • 17.35h Fireside chat: scaling tech

    • Sohrab Hosseini (Orquesta)

    • Seun Owolabi (Propel)

  • 18.00-18.40h Networking drinks

  • 19.00h-21.30h dinner at Meneer Vink


We are grateful to the partners that make this event possible:

  • a.s.r. DoenPensioen - Flexible pension solution for scale-ups

  • re:cap - Alternative debt funding & benchmarking for SaaS & Software

  • Emerging Giants KPMG Netherlands - Provides scale-ups with hands-on support when it comes to Tax, Finance, Operations & Risk

  • bunch - The one-stop shop to set up & manage investment vehicles for founders, investors and funds

We will introduce them to you during the event.


The event will be hosted by a.s.r., Archimedeslaan 10 Utrecht, Netherlands. Dinner will be at Meneer Vink (at 10 min walking distance from a.s.r.).

If you would like to share a ride with another founder or investor that will come by car, we make use of Slinger’s app. Slinger is a Dutch shared mobility startup. You can easily offer rides or ride along via the widget on our website!