Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Entrepreneurship College - The SDG Edition

SDG 14: Life below Water


Every second Thursday of the month, we organize lectures around the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Our guest speakers are academic experts and entrepreneurs working in the field of the SDGs. They discuss root causes, challenges, relevant theories and important stakeholders. But above all, we go into the role of innovation and entrepreneurship, if we want to reach the goals by 2030. So join us, go back to school and immerse yourself in knowledge for sustainability!

SDG 14: Life below water

"We know more about the moon, than we know about oceans". Since oceans and seas cover 70 % of our planet, and they are of vital importance for food, energy and water, don't you want to know more about it? What is plastic soup and why is it such a big problem? What is needed for healthy oceans? Our academic guest speaker Erik van Sebille, oceanographer, climate scientist and winner of the Outstanding Young Scientist Award, will answer such questions and share his knowlegde on SDG 14: Life Below Water.


Our second guest speaker believes the ocean holds the key to our most pressing problems: climate change, food security and pollution. And if we good take care of the ocean, she will provide for us. Zairah Khan, founder of social enterprise BlueO2, kickstarts financially self-sustaining ocean based solutions that put planet and people first. She will take you along in her work and experiences as social entrepreneur at this Entrepreneurship College! 


17.15 – 17.30 Entrance in De Tropen
17.30 – 19.00 Lecture and Q&A (doors close at 17.30 sharp)
19.00 – 20.00 Networking drinks to exchange ideas and enjoy #happyhour

Tickets + route

After registration, the lectures are freely accessible. You can access De Tropen by two entrances: at Mauritskade 64 and through the terrace at the Oosterpark. Reserve your spot via Eventbrite.

Map of the two entrances of De Tropen.

Entrepreneurship College

Entrepreneurship College - The SDG Edition is powered by KIT Royal Tropical InstituteHvA - Hogeschool van AmsterdamDe Tropen café & restaurant and the SDG House. The SDG House is a place where innovators share knowledge and work together, offering office space to 50+ entrepreneurs, organisations and NGO's that work on achieving the SDGs.

Gepubliceerd door  Ondernemerschap 12 februari 2019