Startup in Residence is an innovative collaboration between the City of Amsterdam and startups. The programme invites Dutch and international startups to devise innovative solutions to social issues. After two succesful programmes in 2015 and 2016, the City has decided to run the programme again in 2017. The third Startup in Residence Programme runs from December 2017 until June 2018, with a final event in the beginning of June.
The Programme offers startups an intensive training programme, as well as the support of professional coaches or mentors. The startups will also be provided with working space and have access to the municipality’s network.
If solutions prove successful, the City will invest in them as an investor or launching customer and thereby significantly kick-start the startup’s career. The City seeks to work with (starting) businesses in a transparent manner to translate good ideas into solutions to social challenges.