The In Residence Open Events programme is now open for applications! Check out the challenges via  

Applications will be accepted from 15 January until 29 February 2024

In Residence Open Events programma

Hey you ,Entrepreneur! You can register for the In Residence program Open Events! Do you have the solution to one of the Challenges? Are you working on an innovative product, concept or application, and would you like to test it during an open event? The City of Amsterdam as a potential launching customer?

Want to participate? You can register from January 15 to February 29, 2024!

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Startup in Residence Toolkit

Do you want to explore new ways of working? Set up and run a SIR programme? Or develop and/or expand an existing SIR programme?

This toolkit is a step-by-step guide to set-up and run a SIR programme. It is a workbook with “how-to’s” per step, worksheets and insights from previous programmes and contains a library with useful
attachments. Use this toolkit to run a SIR programme from beginning to end. Or, pick the elements
you want to use in your SIR programme, skipping those less relevant to you. It’s a clickable pdf, so do
jump around.

You can find the manual here, for Dutch click here.

Startup in Residence Impact Report

It has been four years since the Startup in Residence programme started in 2015. Over the years we have had more than thirty innovative startups in our programmes.

We have managed to grow and build a great Startup in Residence family.

You can now read our Impact Report. It will give you a good overview of the impact Startup in Residence has made the last few years.

The report is available to read in English and in Dutch.

For the English Report click here.

For the Dutch Rapport click here.


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Startup in Residence

The Startup in Residence programme connects startups and scale-ups with key social challenges in Amsterdam. Founded in Amsterdam in 2015, the programme invites both Dutch and international entrepreneurs to tackle these challenges in collaboration with the local government. Their innovative solutions impact the City as well as its citizens.

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.

The City of Amsterdam can significantly benefit a startup’s or scale-up’s prospects, by investing and/or becoming a launching customer or partner. We bring together a network of committed entrepreneurs, mentors, civil servants and partners which benefits both the City of Amsterdam and you. Come join one of our programmes!

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An initiative of StartupAmsterdam & CTO

Startup in Residence is an initiative of StartupAmsterdam and the Chief Technology Office (CTO) of the City of Amsterdam, modelled on a similar programme in San Francisco.

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