Meet unique people 1:1

Afterhours is a monthly online networking event for entrepreneurs and decision makers from Belgium and The Netherlands.

🚀 1500 participants made 4200 connections in 2022

Coming back in early 2023.
Be the first to hear about new Afterhours events:

Get new insights and unique connections at online networking events

Hier willen we het hebben over de impact die een Afterhours event zal hebben. Het is een unieke opportuniteit: geen enkel ander event biedt aan wat wij kunnen - easy access tot netwerken met industry leaders én terwijl nieuwe inzichten gatheren door de expert conversations. En hoe het werkt, op basis van CS - niet zomaar een Zoom call oid.

Easily discover relevant participants

Thanks to the  Conversation Starter recommendation engine, filter and search functions.

Efficient 1:1 video callS of 12-minutes

Video call meetings happen right inside Conversation Starter. You don't have to download  anything.

A rare Gathering of experts

High-profile industry leaders enjoy Afterhours because online networking events require no travel time.

1500+ participants, including:

Nessim Higson
Nessim Higson
WeTransfer
Natalie Wills
Natalie Wills
Zalando
Ann Peters
Ann Peters
Institute Tropical Medicine
Jonas Malisse
Jonas Malisse
Too Good To Go
Daan Weddepohl
Daan Weddepohl
Peerby
Jurgen Ingels
Jurgen Ingels
SmartFin
Afterhours online networking events are organised by Conversation Starter with the
 support of the Belgian and Dutch innovation ecosystems:
Brightlands
ACE
Peak Capital
Startupbootcamp
POM West-Vlaanderen
Startup Amsterdam
Hogeschool van Amsterdam
UC Leuven Limburg
KU Leuven
DutchBasecamp
UGent
in4care
Verso
Women in AI
HighTechXL
RocketX
Sociale InnovatieFabriek
The Beacon
BelCham
UHasselt
imec.istart
Flanders Make
UAntwerp
Bioville
Corda campus
Conversation starter
Hangar K
Rubicon
Greenville center of cleantech
Incubathor
Antwerp powered by creatives
Birdhouse
Freelancers in Belgium
Startups Scaleups
Sirris
Start it KBC
Howest
Entrepreneurship in Antwerpen
BlueHealth Innovation Center
Area42
Scaleup Vlaanderen
LSU
Cmine crib
Agoria
Droneport
Netwerk ondernemen
Brightlands
ACE
Peak Capital
Startupbootcamp
POM West-Vlaanderen
Startup Amsterdam
Hogeschool van Amsterdam
UC Leuven Limburg
KU Leuven
DutchBasecamp
UGent
in4care
Verso
Women in AI
HighTechXL
RocketX
Sociale InnovatieFabriek
The Beacon
BelCham
UHasselt
imec.istart
Flanders Make
UAntwerp
Bioville
Corda campus
Conversation starter
Hangar K
Rubicon
Greenville center of cleantech
Incubathor
Antwerp powered by creatives
Birdhouse
Freelancers in Belgium
Startups Scaleups
Sirris
Start it KBC
Howest
Entrepreneurship in Antwerpen
BlueHealth Innovation Center
Area42
Scaleup Vlaanderen
LSU
Cmine crib
Agoria
Droneport
Netwerk ondernemen

Event Program

Afterhours combines online networking with lightning talks.
1: 1 NETWORKING

Meet decision makers in 1:1 videocalls

The powerful Conversation Starter platform screens participants and finds the most relevant ones for you to invite for 1:1 meetings.
Meet decision makers of your industry and meet decision makers of a complementary industry.
Discover events

Previous events featured debates with

Thomas Smolders
Hartstikke
Thomas Smolders
Hartstikke
TALKS

watch lightning talks of industry leaders

Enjoy a virtual front row seat industry leaders discuss the opportunities and challenges they are facing. Invite them for a 1:1 meeting later during the event.
Discover events

Previous events featured debates with

Thomas Smolders
Hartstikke
Thomas Smolders
Hartstikke

Completely free

Hier willen we het hebben over de impact die een Afterhours event zal hebben. Het is een unieke opportuniteit.

Curated Groups

Hier willen we het hebben over de impact die een Afterhours event zal hebben. Het is een unieke opportuniteit.

Smooth experience

Hier willen we het hebben over de impact die een Afterhours event zal hebben. Het is een unieke opportuniteit.

Upcoming events

In 2023, a brand new series of Afterhours will be announced!
Be among the first to get event invites:

Organise your own online networking events

Afterhours is powered by Conversation Starter, the web application that carefully combines 1:1 meetings, breakout rooms, live video and ticketing.

Conversation Starter is used to host all kinds of online events: from business communities to job fairs and conferences.

The Conversation Starter team is looking forward help you organise your own event:
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Get 10% off your first event before December 31

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Countries served

120.000+

Meetings planned

95.2%

Average engagement