The Folks Magazine and Dude magazine launch Folks & Dudes
The Folks Magazine and Dude, Dutch Designers Magazine are joining forces to launch Folks & Dudes: an event designed to help young creatives to grow and connect. The talk will be held on November 10, on the topic: ‘HOW TO PITCH YOUR SUSTAINABLE IDEA’. The speaker, David Snellenberg, co-founder of Dawn.
Creativity and entrepreneurship
Folks & Dudes is an initiative by Dorien Franken (founder of The Folks Magazine) and Freek Kroesbergen (Editor-in-Chief of Dude, the BNO’s magazine). Folks & Dudes will focus primarily on helping young creatives to learn from more established entrepreneurs. The idea came about following a discussion between the two magazines, during which it emerged that creativity and entrepreneurship were what drove them both. In bringing together their skills, knowledge and experience, not to mention their shared passion, Folks & Dudes promises to be a breath of fresh air in Amsterdam’s crowded talk event market.
Earlier this year, The Folks Magazine held two sold-out events at the private members’ club A’DAM&Co., in the A’DAM TOWER. In light of the successive occurrence of the demand for tickets far outstripping the club’s capacity, Franken, Hans Brouwer and the A’DAM&Co. team agreed that it would be wise to hold future events elsewhere. The partnership with A’DAM&Co. remains otherwise unaffected, which means club members are still eligible for free tickets to The Folks events.
Folks & Dudes matches the venue to the topic in order to enhance the overall experience. The new, circular-philosophy-based QO Amsterdam will be the venue for this edition.
Folks & Dudes kicks off with the talk, ‘How To Pitch Your Sustainable Idea.’ Three young, sustainability-oriented designers are invited on stage to pitch their idea, product or service to David Snellenberg, who will review each idea and offer immediate feedback.
Snellenberg, voted ‘best in the business’ (by Adformatie) and whose agency’s (Dawn) clients are predominantly sustainable concerns, will select the three candidates based on the originality and potential longevity of their idea, and how well they’ve thought through its development.
Date: Saturday, November 10, 10.30 am – 12.30 pm
Location: QO Amsterdam
Tickets: €15 which includes coffee, tea and a small snack.
Tickets are non-refundable.