Plugging into the Global Hive: StartupCity Summit

Photo: Startupfest – 25 may 2018, Janus van den Eijnden

TNW’s sprawling sun-drenched Next Web tech conference in Amsterdam felt like a California music jam, a bustling festival-styled European tech smorgasbord, bringing stars like Wired Co-Founder Kevin Kelly, Station F Director Roxanne Varza, and dozens of startups, digital innovators and thought leaders together on two spectacular days last week. But inside a historic gasworks stone building within Westerpark, another kind of international summit gathered around dozens of tables. Not startups or entrepreneurs. But forward-thinking vice mayors, government representatives, and incubator leaders. The men and women in town for the StartupCity Summit, hoping to draw some of the thousands of millennial techies across the square back to their cities to build a thriving global ecosystem.

For the full article by Jonathan Littman and Susanna Camp, please go to: Smartup.life

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