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!

Sustainability programme

In this fifth edition, Startup in Residence invites sustainable entrepreneurs to collaborate with the local government towards solving 18 sustainable city challenges. The sustainability challenges cover a variety of topics including waste recycling, new energy sources, sustainable sports city, climate-proof city, etc. Add to that, we as a municipality, would like to become more innovative and sustainable. Find the complete list of challenges here.

Apply for our programme now! We’re looking forward to receiving your applications from February 5th until March 24th  2019!

Information meet-up 27 February 2019

To give startups a better understanding of the sustainability challenges, depending on the interest, the City will organise one information meeting. This meeting will take place on 27 February 2019 from 4-5.30pm (CET) at the Voormalige Stadstimmertuin 4 (Congreszaal) in Amsterdam.

If you wish to attend the information meetup, please sign up here. All questions asked at the info meetup will be stripped of all personal information and the answers will be published on our website (FAQ page). Note that all applicants have to receive the same information.

Startups are asked to communicate their interest in attending the information meeting before 21 February 2019. The City will confirm the information meeting on 22 February 2019 on this website. On that occasion, the City will also specify the procedure of the meeting and the agenda. The information meeting is optional and will take place only if there is sufficient interest.

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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