- Landing a corporate as lead user
- The city as launching customer: Startup in Residence
- Explore other markets with our international startup bootcamps
- Join an accelerator or incubator
- Startup City Alliance Europe
Find a corporate as launching customer
Your next launching customer, lead user or early adopter could be one of Amsterdam’s powerful corporates in our Corporate Partner Network. StartupAmsterdam helps corporates and startups connect to mutually benefit from each other’s prowess. View the profiles of corporates that are ready to work with you or participate in a Launchpad Meetup. During a Launchpad Meetup, startups are invited to corporate headquarters to pitch their solution to a challenge faced by the corporate. Launchpad Meetups have proven to spark new collaborations and synergies. Successful editions have taken place, with hundreds of startups meeting KLM, Philips, USG People, Accenture, TomTom, ABN AMRO, Deloitte and others. View all Launchpad Meetups and challenges you can sign up for here.
The city as launching customer with Startup in Residence
Could the City of Amsterdam be your launching customer? Startup in Residence is an innovative collaboration between the City of Amsterdam and startups. The programme invites Dutch and international startups to devise innovative solutions to Amsterdam’s social issues. Startup in Residence is a governmental incubator that lets you benefit from access to decision makers, the city’s network, business advice from experienced mentors and exclusive workshops on how to work with local government. Go to the Startup in Residence website to find out more.
International startup bootcamps
Are you an international startup that is curious about your opportunities in Amsterdam? Or are you an Amsterdam-based startup ready for international expansion? StartupAmsterdam organises startup bootcamps to explore new markets. StartupAmsterdam organises the bootcamps with partner startup organisations in tech hubs around the world to enable the exchange of knowledge and opportunity. The bootcamps are designed to help young, growing companies take their first step across borders. Participating startups are helped with market introduction and are offered advice on legal and cultural differencesand marketing. Keep an eye on our social channels and sign up for our newsletter to find out when the next bootcamp will be.
Accelerators and incubators in Amsterdam
Amsterdam has a wealth of accelerators and incubators. One of many benefits of joining an accelerator programme is the access it provides to launching customers. Through the networks of accelerators, such as Rockstart and Startupbootcamp, your business can connect to potential customers around the globe. Specialised incubators such as Let it Grow (green innovation), Prodock (Port of Amsterdam) and Startup in Residence (City of Amsterdam) give you access to highly concentrated networks. View our page with all accelerators in Amsterdam or check the Startup Map. You can also check out our StartupAmsterdam YouTube channel for an accelerator & incubator playlist, featuring videos on Startupbootcamp, Rockstart, Impact Hub, B.Amsterdam and more.
SCALE, the Startup City Alliance Europe, is a network of connected European startup organisations to make the European cities’ launching customer base and startup ecosystem accessible to startups across Europe. On the open platform, startup teams can find information on a city’s startup ecosystem: relevant contact details, funding opportunities, investment networks, accelerators, mentor networks and exchange programmes. If you want to delve deeper into the Amsterdam startup scene, read our rough guide on how to connect to the community.