Starterscafé | Setting a fair rate

Tuesday 15 November 2022, 19:00 - 22:00 hrs.
AHK Culture Club
Kattenburgerstraat 5
1018 JA Amsterdam

Learn smart and effective ways to run your business at the AHK Start-Up Café. Get the basics sorted so you can focus on what you really want to be doing: being creative! 

First grab a drink and get to know the current and former students from a wide range of fields. After that, your inspiring trainer will teach you all the ins and outs of running a business. If you want to join us, go to 

What you’ll get from this session
What is your work worth? Difficult to figure out, isn’t it? No worries, because this evening you’ll learn how to set a fair hourly rate. You’ll also learn how to stand firm in negotiations and how to raise your own value. 

About Jimmy-Pierre de Graaf 
This evening’s expert is Jimmy-Pierre de Graaf, a creative producer, business director and musician who also advises on internationalisation in the performing arts sector. After studying Production and Stage Management at the AHK, he worked for various cultural organisations at production, management and business level. His main focus is on the innovation, implementation and sustainability of international working practices and ambitions. Jimmy-Pierre is also the artistic coordinator for the Amsterdam music theatre and opera company Silbersee. 

Interested in more? Check out our other workshops from THEME TAG B – Making a good start: ‘Salary, payroll service or invoice’, ‘Getting a grip on your taxes’, ‘Taking control of your accounts’, ‘How to frame a good contract’ and ‘Risks faced by freelancers’. 

Evening program 

A warm welcome 
Meet fellow students and grow your network.  

Tips & tricks  
The teacher will tell you everything you need to know when starting up, opening the doors to a new world. We provide the pen and paper, so you can note down all the tips and tricks.  

Get to work 
Roll up your sleeves, because we’re going put what you’ve learned into practice right away. Sometimes the teacher will ask you to work with a specific case study, but usually you’ll be applying it to your own situation.  

Chill and chat 
The bar is open! You’re welcome to stay and connect with fellow students or put questions to your teacher.  

Who it’s for
The Starterscafé is aimed at current and former AHK students.


  • Free for current students and recent graduates (from 2019 onwards).  
  • € 12.50 for AHK alumni who graduated before 2019.  
  • € 15.00 for non-AHK participants.  

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