Connectors for changeR'damse Nieuwe
is the community for young, entrepreneurial, forward-thinking Rotterdammers. As part of Rotterdam Partners, R'damse Nieuwe strives for ongoing improvement in the city of Rotterdam. The connectors of R'damse Nieuwe form the Young Economic Board of Rotterdam. We all come from different backgrounds as entrepreneurs. In this role we connect young Rotterdam to the executive board of the municipality, the members of Rotterdam Partners and each other. Also, we consult both the municipality and Rotterdam Partners on matters concerning the city. On top of that we are continuously lobbying and networking for relevant partnerships and policy-changes.
Since 2016 Siobhan Burger holds the cultural chair at R'damse Nieuwe. Within this role she is responsible for culture and keeping close ties to the cultural field in Rotterdam in the broadest sense. Also she is a member of the IABx 2017, International Advisory Board, this edition with a focus on Culture, that takes place in April 2017.
Organization and events
During her time as connector for R'damse Nieuwe, Siobhan was initiator and organizer for the following events:
Crowd Force Rotterdam
Speeddates - connecting young and established entrepreneurs one-on-one
Fuck Up Nights
Heads of Family: monthly events for a diverse group of entrepreneurs, hubs and networks in the city
Het Verhaal van de Stad