Prince Constantijn and Stephan Lowery closed the markets at GES

His Royal Highness Prince Constantijn, Special Envoy of StartupDelta and Stephen Lowery, managing director of Silicon Valley Bank, closed the Euronext Amsterdam markets on June 4 by sounding the gong at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). With this closing ceremony, they joined together to underline the importance of entrepreneurship around the world.

The closing ceremony took place during the International Networking Financials event at GES 2019, which was organized by Brainport Network and Brainport Development. The purpose of this networking event was to connect Dutch investors with specific regional knowledge of the market with international investors.

Investors with valuable knowledge of their sector or region shared this knowledge in order to explore opportunities to collaborate and build long term relationships. Prince Constantijn and Stephen Lowery were invited to take part in the gong ceremony by Maurice van Tilburg, CEO of Euronext Amsterdam. Euronext is the first pan-European exchange, spanning Belgium, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal and the UK.

Silicon Valley Bank

Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) is a US based high-tech commercial bank. The bank has helped fund more than 30,000 start-ups. SVB focuses on lending to technology companies, providing multiple services to venture capital, revenue-based financing and private equity firms that invest in technology and biotechnology. 

Prince Constantijn

His Royal Highness Prince Constantijn is the driving force behind international startup and investor communities in the Netherlands, Europe and the rest of the world. Through StartupDelta, he helps over 5,500 startups in the Netherlands on a daily basis and represents more than 10 innovation hubs.

Global Entrepreneurship Summit

GES 2019 brings together 2,000 world leaders in innovation, entrepreneurship, investment, science and policy. The focus is on 1,200 selected unique entrepreneurs who have developed or are developing promising innovative products and services. They are active in the food, water, health, energy and connectivity sectors and combine doing business with providing solutions to global societal challenges.