Starting as an expat entrepreneur

What will you learn during this evening?
Would you like to set to work as an expat entrepreneur? During this evening, you will find out who you need to approach to get your project up and running on Dutch soil. You will gain a picture of the various funds and government agencies which you will have to deal with as a foreign entrepreneur in the Netherlands. And you will find out where you can get help if you’re not sure what to do anymore. This will provide you with a solid foundation for your future endeavours.
(This workshop took place on Monday, January 15, 2024.)

About Felix Welsink
Felix Welsink feels at home where questions of artistic content, funding and the system converge. That is due to his background in theatre studies and (behavioural) economics. Felix is currently working as a policy officer at the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, a.o on the creation of the Nationaal Slavernijmuseum (National Slavery Museum) and is on the board of the Jonge Harten (Young Hearts) theatre festival and the Makersfonds. He was previously business leader for startup entrepreneurs in the performing arts. In 2020, he received the Anne Faber Stipendium: a scholarship for talented business leaders and creative producers in the performing arts.

The programme

This workshop is conducted in English

18:30-19:00: A Warm Welcome | Meet your fellow students, expand your network.
19:00-21:30: Tips & Tricks | The instructor will tell you everything you need to know as a starter.
21:30-22:00:Networking | The bar is open. Chat with your fellow students or ask your questions to the instructor.

  • This workshop is free for current AHK students and alumni* (graduated after 2020).

*If you are an AHK alumnus who graduated before 2020 or an external visitor, you are also very welcome! You can purchase a ticket for €12,50 here.
(PLEASE NOTE: You will be redirected to the Academy of Theatre and Dance's ticketing platform. That's correct! You can order your ticket there).