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Coming forth out of the infamous Master preaches given by chair(wo)men and commissionaires, De Nieuwe Poort Rotterdam and Venture Café Rotterdam now team up to to bring you a 20-minute Millennial Preach: a preach by a millennial for the current generation of entrepreneurs and professionals. Expect an inspirational story about life, work and our society in English - accompanied by an intro and outro of live piano music and a pinch of poetry by De Nieuwe Poort.



This week's Millennial preacher: Jonas Martens

Jonas R.J. Martens. You may know him from R'damse Nieuwe, Better Future Factory, Ceci n'est pas une Holding, Advisory Board Albeda College, Dutch Makers Revolution or BlueCity Lab.He once graduated as an engineer at TU Delft, on cooling solar energy for developing countries - his first company. But, now, in Rotterdam, he is a connector and change maker. He is co-founder of Better Future Factory, a design agency which focuses on the innovative processing of plastic waste into ink for 3D printers, for example.

As chairman of R'damse Nieuwe - where he and a team of 10 prominent Rotterdammers form a proactive think tank - he is committed to the future of Rotterdam and to collaborate with local companies, including the municipality of Rotterdam, to make things happen. By doing this, they influence long-term strategies, city and area development, culture, education, food and the vision of the city as a whole. R'damse Nieuwe, as a driving force for "Heads of Family" - where about 30 innovation hubs from Rotterdam come together - has also developed an interactive start-up map of Rotterdam.

With his credo 'making love to the system' Jonas wants to make Rotterdam the city of the future in the metropolitan region of Europe. Martens includes his work in large-scale urban strategy and change, and is now, among other things, involved in the development of the Delta Plan of Rotterdam - where many different parties are looking for urban solutions for the predicted increasing rainwater fall. Martens' work has been published in various books and media and has won several prizes. Since April 2018 he may even count himself one of the 50 Future Makers of the Netherlands - as announced by our very own Prince Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau.



It's bound to be an inspiring preach! As usual, entrance is free. After the preach you are more than welcome to have a conversation with other visitors, join other sessions and/or network during the weekly Venture Café Thursday gathering.

The Millennial Preach is a collaboration between De Nieuwe Poort and Venture Café. Every last Thursday of the month from 17:00-17:30u.

We'd love to see you Thursday at 17:00!

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