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Queen Máxima Visited Amsterdam UMC

Queen Máxima paid a working visit to Amsterdam University Medical Center (Amsterdam UMC) – Dutch: Universitair Medische Centra – on October 31, 2019. The visit focuses on neuroscience and mental health care.

At the new Amsterdam UMC Imaging Center, clinical care, research and development and preparation of medicines come together in one building.

During the tour Queen Máxima visited the Translational Brain Laboratory, where she watched demonstrations of brain research.

The Queen wore two piece pants sets in burgundy from Natan.

Queen Máxima at the Launch of Borski Fund

In the afternoon, Queen Máxima as member of the Dutch Committee for Entrepreneurship and special advocate of the UN Secretary-General for Inclusive Financing for Development (UNSGSA) attended the launch of the Borski Fund at Museum Van Loon in Amsterdam

The Borski Fund is a new investment fund focuses on strengthening financing opportunities for women entrepreneurs with growth ambitions and its named in honor of Johanna Borski.

The Borski Fund is an initiative of Laura Rooseboom, General Manager of StartGreen Capital and Simone Brummelhuis, founder of The Next Women, a network of female investors and entrepreneurs.

Borski Fund – Success has no gender

“Did you know that only 5% of all Venture Capital investments are made to mixed teams of men and women. Only 1% is invested in teams with only women and 94% (!) Of the Venture Capital investments ends up with teams with only men. At the same time, research shows that various teams are more innovative and perform better.

We believe in diversity, gender equality and fair opportunities. We invest in women entrepreneurs because we want to build good companies with them, because their talent needs to be better used, because we are their natural partner, because we have the network that is important to them. Because it is important that innovation is encouraged by female entrepreneurs”.

Borski Fund

Queen Maxima at the Award Ceremony of Prix de Rome 2019

For her third event of the day, Queen Maxima attended the award ceremony of the Prix de Rome 2019 at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

The award was announced and presented by Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Ingrid van Engelshoven. This year awarded is Rory Pilgrim.

The Prix de Rome is the oldest prize in the Netherlands for visual artists under 40 years of age. The winner receives 40,000 euros and a working period at the American Academy in Rome.

Queen Maxima wore a lace midi dress by Claes Iversen.

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