Amsterdam is a hyper-connected hub for entrepreneurs, emerging tech and innovation. To realise its full potential, the City of Amsterdam offers StartupAmsterdam. This action programme aims to strengthen and showcase Amsterdam’s ever-evolving startup ecosystem. By leveraging assets that are already in place, it ensures innovative and sustainable entrepreneurship can flourish.
A dozen startups have been chosen for investment by Antler Netherlands, a global startup accelerator and early-stage VC committed to diversity and removing gender and background-related barriers to success.
As one of the world’s most environmentally harmful sectors, the fashion industry has a long way to go to become sustainable. In Amsterdam, the needed innovations are being pushed forward by several initiatives and organisations in a movement spearheaded by Fashion for Good. From making a difference with small changes to looking at the big picture and radically transforming it, there are many ways to shake up the industry.
World AI Week is launching on 7 October, bringing thousands of attendees to Amsterdam for networking, classes, talks and other events. Before it all kicks off, I amsterdam caught up with some of the people shaping the city’s AI scene to hear their thoughts on the industry’s present and future.