Founded: February 2013
City Director: Michael Koenka
Moderators: Charlotte Koenka, Michael Koenka
Organizers: Charlotte Koenka
Want to join the team? Email today!

Location: Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy
 Sessions occur from 7:00PM – 10:00PM.
Please plan to arrive by 6:45PM to be on the safe side.


About the Amsterdam House

Amsterdam, though small in scale, is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world with over 175 nationalities living together. We will marry this spirit of diversity nicely with the mission of House of Genius to bring a global perspective and world-class talent to developing businesses.

Apply today to join the mix for an evening of disruptive thinking!


The Amsterdam Team

Michael Koenka
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Michael Koenka is a social business and media strategist for startups, brands and advertising agencies looking to clearly and sustainably communicate with their audiences. Originally from Montréal, Michael has lived in Amsterdam for more than 4 years, and loves being a part of the vibrant startup communities across the capital.

Passionate about good people, great ideas (and amazing food) Michael is one quirky geek on a quest to blend human behaviour with technology in exciting new ways. Whether teaching, coaching, mentoring startups, or planning global cross-media marketing strategies, Michael’s work seeks to create a world where communications is useful, and meaningful for everyone.

A fanatic of human, social and business psychology, he graduated with a Masters in International and Developmental Affairs from NPSIA/SPPA at Carleton Univeristy in Ottawa, Canada. Always hungry, and forever curious to meet new people, be sure to reach out to him any time.


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Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy
Oostelijke Handelskade 34,
1019 BN Amsterdam
+31 20 561 3636

Session Dates

Sessions will be held in 2015 by invitation only for those who are nominated, or apply. Anyone can apply to join the community and be invited to participate in upcoming sessions.