StartupAmsterdam's initiatives

StartupAmsterdam supports a wealth of initiatives that aim to improve Amsterdam's already-stellar startup scene. From startup networking events and international bootcamps to coding lessons for young people, it's safe to say that Amsterdam has no shortage of startup initiatives.

Initiatives that we kickstarted

Amsterdam Capital Week

Startups need capital to support their growth. For most founders, bootstrapping a company until its IPO is something they can only dream of. To boost ...
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International bootcamps

To support the international growth of startups, StartupAmsterdam continually builds strategic relations with tech clusters around the world. One way ...
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B. Startup School Amsterdam (BSSA)

Every stage of a startup requires specific expertise and skills, so startup teams are always looking out for top talent. An important aim of StartupAm...
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Coding for Amsterdam

One of StartupAmsterdam’s goals is to make a variety of startup and tech talent available to support the growth of startups, scale-ups and tech ...
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Corporate Network

StartupAmsterdam brought over 80 corporates and multinationals together to initiate the Corporate Network – a well-connected community of innovation m...
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Launchpad Meetups

Startups and corporates are often thought to be in opposition: many claim that startups disrupt the status quo of business and corporates attempt to r...
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In 2016, StartupAmsterdam launched the Startup City Alliance Europe (SCALE) and, in 2017, the network went global to become SCALE.CITIES. The alliance...
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Startup in Residence

An important action point of the StartupAmsterdam programme is to connect startups with the local government. Inspired by San Francisco's Entrepreneur...
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The StartupCity book

This comprehensive manual, written by StartupAmsterdam’s public and private leads, explains how local governments can develop their own startup cities...
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Initiatives that we supported/enabled