Make the network work for you

May 23 - may 25. 2023
40+ events | 2000+ attendees | Rotterdam

Meet the frontrunners of the next economy

In 2023 the Rotterdam Metropolitan area will again transform into the place where startups, scale-ups, investors, bold corporates, policymakers and students come together to make a positive impact in the world.

Upstream provides access to capital, new markets and talent for entrepreneurs who want to scale their business.

This is where you meet, learn and connect through a plethora of events, carefully curated and focusing on individual topics with a common goal: enabling innovations that will drive the transition to the next economy. An economy that is digital, carbon neutral, circular and inclusive. Driven by you. The change-makers.

The main events of the Upstream Festival take place at Bird Rotterdam. A three-day programme, each with its own focus.

During the Upstream Festival, co-creators organise compelling events spread all over the city of Rotterdam.

Join as a co-creator.

Upstream 2022 - The Aftermovie