The academy that kicks off on November 2nd targets students and those recently graduated. After careful selection, twenty-four applicants will take part in the three month, full-time programme, for free. The lead organizer of the programme is 'growth hacking agency' Growth Tribe, that has partnered with the University of Amsterdam for this unconventional academy. Other partners for the programme are Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship (ACE), Facebook, Dutch VC firm Peak Capital and Dutch startup Catawiki.
The importance of talent
In addition to the educational workshops, participants will work on existing growth hacking projects with Amsterdam startups such as The Cloakroom, Usabilla and BloomOn. The City of Amsterdam realizes the importance of attracting and nurturing first-class talent for its thriving startup ecosystem. The municipality of Amsterdam therefore supports the program via StartupAmsterdam, which aims to position Amsterdam as one of the startup capitals of Europe. Students and recent graduates can apply for the Growth Tribe Academy until October 23rd on www.growthtribeacademy.com.
Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship
Erik Boer, director of the Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship is excited about the growth hacking Academy: “It enables us to educate students for jobs that are always in demand. We will use learnings from the first classes to make the program a permanent part of the curriculum offered, for instance as a minor. The international arrangement of the program will also enable us to attract growth hacking talent from abroad to the Netherlands.”