DIG THE DUTCH aims to inspire and ignite collaboration within the Dutch-LA Business Community by showcasing creative & innovative Dutch entrepreneurship and bringing together people of all walks of life.

DIG THE DUTCH goes live on April 29th during the Dutch King’s Day celebration in Long Beach, and will continue with a series of stimulating  events to create new opportunities to grow and help your business succeed.



DIG THE DUTCH is a phenomenon that sparked from the NAF BIZ SoCal and aims to offer inspiring networking events organized by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. Founded by three Dutch entrepreneurial enthusiasts who live and work in SoCal.
Based in Los Angeles, NAF-Biz SoCal is an independent platform for the exchange of international business management information, experiences, and creative ideas among the Dutch professional community in the greater Los Angeles area and U.S. professionals who do business with the Netherlands.
DIG THE DUTCH is where Dutch and American entrepreneurs, creatives, start-ups, artists, as well as governmental agencies present themselves to a relevant international audience.
On the 29th of April, a new series of events under the name DIG THE DUTCH will be presented at the annual Dutch King’s Day.  Be sure to come visit our booth to learn about upcoming events and get connected!

The meet and greets for entrepreneurs, creatives, start-ups, and artists.

DIG THE DUTCH features innovative product demos, smart solutions, interactive panel discussions, top performances & emerging artists. “Collaboration is the next competition”


Eleanne van Vliet

Chief Voice of Reason

With a passion for keeping the planet and our bodies protected from toxic chemicals, Eleanne is on a mission to help save the environment and our health one little air pollution particle at a time.  Raised between Holland and the US, Eleanne is a nomadic chameleon who feels at home as much in rural Ghana conducting research with the local communities, as in a board room brainstorming fundraising initiatives for the two non-profit organizations she serves.  She’s got heart and loves connecting people to make the world a better and happier place.  Eleanne digs travel, photography, sailing, hiking, and the ocean.

Eleanne van Vliet, DrPH, MPH.


Jeff Keasberry

Chief Mover & Shaker

Ex-consultant in supply chain management turned serial networker and passionate event producer with a talent for entertaining taste buds. Jeff hails from Amsterdam and lives his dream in LA where he established several social & business groups and authored 3 top-rated Indo Dutch cookbooks. Leader of two non-profit organizations. When not being the creative crowd-pleaser in the field, he is most likely whipping up a meal in his homelab faster than you can say: “gezellig hè?!”  He digs painting, the outdoors, Bossa Nova, and a spoonful of sambal on everything.

Christiaan van Nispen

Chief Start-up Whisperer

Smooth operator by name but start-up whisperer by profession.  In all the communities Chris lives, he leaves a trail of innovative, creative and exclusively themed events, with one thing in common: connecting and inspiring people. In his professional life, Chris started as a banker in New York and a decade and a half later, he profiled himself as a sustainable bee, having set-up various businesses in the tech and energy sectors. He digs his family, cryptocurrencies (Yes, really, but somebody had to…), movies and loves his red wine shaken not stirred off-course.



Hello LA, Dig the Dutch!

Welcome to our new platform ‘for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs’ in LA. We celebrate, recognize and appreciate Dutch innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. Hundreds of brand new startups spring to life through bootcamps, hundreds of universities strengthen connections that help them commercialize …


DIG THE DUTCH NOW by adding your name and company email.

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