In top three startup hubs of Europe

An article published on US News’ website talks about Amsterdam’s position as a startup hub and its pioneering role in the sharing economy. In the article, Deputy Mayor Kajsa Ollongren discusses Amsterdam’s ambition to become one of the top three startup hubs in Europe, explaining that the city offers the perfect ecosystem to both startups and established organisations that continuously innovate.  


Ideal test bed

The Amsterdam Area is a perfect test bed for companies that want to scale up to the rest of the world. The domestic market here is relatively small, forcing many companies to take an international approach from the start. Luckily, the rest of the world is never far away thanks to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. From here, direct flights take you to more than 300 destinations worldwide and many of Europe’s main business destinations are reachable in two hours or less.