Case studies on Amsterdam startups

Two of the IXA's 10 planned case studies have been completed so far and feature Amsterdam-based startups Metrica Sports and Optics11. The case studies are designed to be used as teaching resources at any education level but mainly for Bachelor- and Master-level entrepreneurship courses at universities – as well as in executive education. They consist of a written text and an introductory video that can both be used free of charge. After registration, teachers can get access to teaching notes and a discussion forum to learn how the cases can be used in class.

Sharing the knowledge at launch event

The two completed cases were presented at the launch event on 17 January. Attendees from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the University of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences gave feedback on how the studies can be used in their entrepreneurship teaching programmes and suggested topics to be covered in the remaining eight case studies. Participants also received information on how they can develop their own case study.

IXAnext programme: Talent for innovation

In collaboration with various Amsterdam-based education institutions and research centres, and with the support of the City of Amsterdam, the IXAnext: Talent for Innovation programme is focusing on promoting and developing entrepreneurship and innovation to stimulate economic activity and entrepreneurship in education and research. They aim to accomplish this through their Innovation Labs, by increasing support given to startups and spin-offs at the incubation stage. Additionally, they aim to improve entrepreneurship education in Amsterdam by developing additional initiatives, such as case studies and an appointed pool of mentors.

Read more about the IXAnext programme.