Thank you Rotterdam for the love!

Rookie Republic hosted an extra Pop-Up event on May 12th in Rotterdam, The Netherlands at BIRD Rotterdam. This is the amazing city where it all started in 2009. We co-hosted the event with KATSHOEK, who are famous for accommodating businesses that strengthen and inspire each other.


Date: May 12, 2015

Location: BIRD Rotterdam, Raampoortstraat 26, 3032 AH Rotterdam
Time: 6-7.45 PM, and drinks until 10 PM
Transportation: metro D (Stadhuis), tram 8 en 25 (Schiekade), tram 4 (Noordsingel) or bus 38 (Pompenburg).

6.00 pm Mingling
6.45 pm Welcome by Arleen van Londen, Rookie Republic
6.55 pm Interview with Philip Powel, BIRD
7.05 pm Interview with Michon van der Salm, Basement PD & Katshoek
7.15 pm Interview with Diederik Hoffland & Roos Greiner, XYZ Branding Agency
7.25 pm Interview with Sebastiaan van Bokkel, Bobby’s Dry Gin
7.35 pm Mingling

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Michon van der Salm is Founder of Basement project development




Photo Phil


Philip Powel, proud owner of BIRD Rotterdam.





Sebastiaan van Bokkel is Founder of Bobby’s Dry Gin.



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Diederik & Roos are founders of XYZ Branding Agency



To refresh your memory: Rookie Republic hosts free pop-up events to bolster entrepreneurial ideas. We partner up with the best of the best entrepreneurs. Don’t miss these one-time-only-events to meet inspiring people and develop your amazing business idea!

Rookie Pop-Ups:
• celebrate entrepreneurship
• provide opportunities to make valuable connections
• inspire participants to believe in themselves
• motivate ambitious entrepreneurs to pursue their ideas