Startup Amsterdam

Created in 2015, StartupAmsterdam is an action programme run by the City of Amsterdam that brings the public and private sectors together to support the startups, scale-ups, entrepreneurs and other players in the local ecosystem. By taking part in dozens of projects and initiatives promoting innovative and sustainable entrepreneurship, it’s helped the Dutch capital become a major player in the global scene.

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Explore Amsterdam’s startup and scaleup ecosystem

Amsterdam is a hyper-connected hub for emerging tech and innovation. With exciting events, opportunity-packed job boards, renowned academies and a host of incubators and co-working spaces, the ecosystem is pulsing. Get to know the key players, catch up on the latest news and insights and discover ways to network, learn and grow.

Latest news

  • Amsterdam on the map of leading startup cities

    SCALE has produced a new interactive map of the European startup ecosystem which highlights Amsterdam as a major player. 

  • New report ranks Europe's best cities for scale-ups

    European ScaleUp Monitor 2020 ranks Amsterdam as a top-10 scale-up city and offers insights, best-practices and advice for entrepreneurs looking to grow their scale-ups in Europe. 

  • Top tech events for 2021

    Amsterdam has a whole rainbow of tech events relevant to startups coming up in 2021. While the balance between on- and offline activities is yet to be determined, these events still promise to deliver the goods.

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