May 9th, Amsterdam. The 14th edition of the TNW conference was inaugurated in Amsterdam at the NDSM, a creative hub for artists and entrepreneurs. Founded and hosted annually in Amsterdam, The Next Web Conference is one of the leading events for online businesses and forward thinkers looking to discover the latest innovations in the online world. Participants have the opportunity to hear internationally renowned speakers, meet the hottest startups, learn about best business practices and help predict, discuss and invent the future. Also, took place the Chivas Venture Global Final, every year, this global competition gives $1 million in no-strings funding to social entrepreneurs who blend profit with purpose.
The judging panel included Zoe Saldana actress and entrepreneur at BESE, Alexandre Ricard chairman and CEO at Pernod Ricard, Cemal Ezel founder and winner of Chivas Venture 2018, Sonal Shah founding Executive Director at Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation.