Visit Appsterdam at the App Ecosystem tent

Meet the city’s App Makers and open data community. Share your ideas and dreams, get expert advice and be part of this exciting new economy.

Appsterdam returns to PICNIC – with a closer look at the now bigger and better App Makers ecosystem in orbit around the historic Dutch capital. Together with our partners in business and education, Appsterdam will create a three-ring circus of education, commerce, and app-making fun. And a circus it will be.

We invite guests and PICNIC attendees to meet the city's App Makers and enjoy our talks, App Lab, workshops, pitch contest and lounge space. And how about meeting our partners, a biking or walking tour through the city or a drink afterwards? The App Ecosystem Tent has it all.

PICNIC Festival 2012

PICNIC is a leading European platform for innovation and creativity. We function as an incubator and accelerator for game changing ideas, concepts, products and services. Through our activities, we address the mega trends of our time and explore how to creatively apply technology in order to meet business, social and environmental challenges.


Our goal is to bring app makers together, and our mission is to support their interests worldwide. We established Amsterdam as the capital of Appsterdam - the world capital of apps - to establish a centre of gravity for our industry, to provide a place where all app makers can gather, and to create a framework for people to give back and support the community.

EYE Film Institute

EYE Film Institute Netherlands, the Dutch centre for film culture and heritage, is dedicated to developing a vigorous film culture in the Netherlands. Through its activities and services, EYE aims to foster a viable film industry in the Netherlands and to promote Dutch film at home and abroad.

Monday, Sep. 17th 2012 at 9am to Tuesday, Sep. 18th 2012 at 7pm

EYE Film Institute, IJpromenade 1, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Monday the 17th and Tuesday the 18th of September

10:00 - 11:00 Guru Sessions

11:00 - 12:00 Talks

12:00 - 13:00 Student-Business Speed-Dating

13:00 - 14:00 Talks

14:00 - 17:00 Waag Society Workshop

14:30 - 15:00 Talks

15:30 - 16:00 Talks

17:00 - 17:30 Talks

18:00 - 19:00 Meeten en Drinken

Our partners

• Big Nerd Ranch

• Softlayer

• City of Amsterdam Economic Affairs


• Universiteit van Amsterdam/CIRCA

• Hogeschool van Amsterdam

• Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

• Virtueel Platform

• Waag Society

• MacBike

• 7Scenes