ACE Collective ‘Blind Date Dinner’ Connects Bold People Doing Brave Things in Amsterdam

As featured on LBB.

On Feb 1st, 20 creative entrepreneurs were invited on a blind date with the call to action to leave their ‘game face’ at home and come prepared to share their trials and triumphs to inspire others in the creative community along.

The curated dinner was part of the Amsterdam Creative Entrepreneurs (ACE) Collective, a side-hustle of us, The Humblebrag, and an initiative supported by the team at creative meeting space Your Space.

What began as a curation of creative professionals in 2017 over ‘pot luck’ dinners has turned into a community of 300 + creative entrepreneurs and more than 10 dinners and one full-day learning event.

The goal? To bring together bold people doing brave things to create an intimate, peer-peer learning environment for creative entrepreneurs.

The first event 2019 took the form of a ‘blind date’ dinner and has already led to a collaboration between two strangers.

Following our events, we always send an anonymous survey and received the following:

“AWESOME dinner, GREAT people, just overall epic-ness. I’m now setting up a new project atm after being inspired by ACE and my first dinner buddy :)”

Why ACE?

“Being an entrepreneur is both exhilarating and terrifying; and traditional networking sucks,” says The Humblebrag Founder Lucy von Sturmer.

Melissa and Natalie Fiorenza, two sisters from Sydney, who began Your Space in 2018 and reached out to Lucy last year to collaborate add:

“We absolutely love being involved in ACE Collective! It brings us so much joy to provide this gutsy community of kindred spirits with a warm and inviting space.”

The next ACE event will be held early Spring and take a twist; focusing on a storytelling night with the theme of transformation. If you’re a brave and bold soul and like to get involved, sign up on facebook group or join the a mailing list.

Photos: Alina Krasieva