Amsterdam

“The variety of work that you can find here is just massive. Cultural boundaries really expand to infinity.”

Cristina Carstea, Optiver

“Amsterdam has always been home to liberalism, enterprise, tolerance and diversity.”

Femke Halsema, Mayor of Amsterdam

“The sense of community is really incredible. The systems and the processes in place make living easy.”

Bronwyn Wainwright, Effectory
Ecosystem Highlights
  • 3868 startups & scaleups

  • 1660 tech companies

  • 78K jobs at tech companies

  • 858 corporates

  • 1249 investors

  • 37 universities

  • 20 homegrown unicorns

  • +50 coworking spaces

  • +41 accelerators and incubators

  • +20 startup & coding academies

  • +250 data science courses and 200 AI researchers

Throughout the entire city of Amsterdam, one is dazzled with the charm and uniqueness of restaurants, cafes, museums and every other attraction. But the city’s business ecosystem is also a true magnet for social impact and innovation. 

In fact, from an entrepreneurship and tech point of view, Amsterdam is a center point and a test bed; a launchpad and a talent pool. Today’s growing ecosystem of startups, incubators, investors, corporates and universities embodies the resilience and pioneering nature the city is known for. Amsterdam is where business meets purpose. Whether you’re an international business founder who’s interested in making the move to the Dutch capital or a local entrepreneur, a good overview of the startup ecosystem can only benefit your endeavors. The Amsterdam Startup Map, powered by StartupAmsterdam in partnership with Dealroom, is your go-to source of information overview of all the important players in the Startup ecosystem of Amsterdam.

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CONTACT

Kriya Mehta

International Relations Lead
Land & Start
SETTLING IN THE CITY
STARTING YOUR BUSINESS
Access to capital
Advice about Capital Major VC’s in the country
Angels
  • In Amsterdam, you can find about both individual and networks of Angels. All information you need to know about these private investors is condensed here.
Access to talent

Get tips on how to find skilled students, geeks, marketers and engineers for your startup team and discover where to hire. 

Since 2019, more than 600 startups have joined Amsterdam’s tech scene. You can get to know them on the following Dealroom’s list.

Get to know the hottest markets in the ecosystem. They’re listed below.

Education

In what comes to education, Amsterdam counts with a long tradition of excellence. On this list, you can find a big number of universities and colleges, as well as many different courses in a wide range of areas.

Tech Ecosystem

Fresh Tech

Since 2019, more than 600 startups have joined Amsterdam’s tech scene. You can get to know them on the following Dealrooms list.

 

 

Hot startups & scaleups
New companies

Markets

Get to know the hottest markets in the ecosystem. They’re listed below.

 

power

Energy

Diversity and Inclusion

Amsterdam’s startup scene is becoming more diverse, with different communities mainly bringing the gender gap down. Discover these inclusivity-focused tech communities and reach the ones that can best support your business and your goals (the Equals and TOMAS  programs also deserve a check, by showcasing and celebrating inclusion and diversity in the workforce).

Amsterdam in the Media

Stay up to date with the biggest news concerning Amsterdam’s tech and startup ecosystem with these following sources:

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CITY

Amsterdam has it all: a long and rich cultural heritage and history, diversity, inclusion and a great quality of life. In this cultural capital, with world-class museums or theatres, you find a world of wonders, opportunities and a happy work/life balance. Read here why you will enjoy the city so much

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ACTIVITIES & CASE STUDIES
Note it down: Amsterdam is “the place to be” for tech startups. Proof of this is Project: A. It’s the program that facilitates the biggest tech talents, while also – and more importantly – showing the collaborative nature of the ecosystem. But there’s more. Another great example of the city’s potential is in the Capital Week – five days dedicated to “creating as much interaction between startups and investors”. All in all, Amsterdam is the ground where businesses have all the seeds to grow and thrive. And, more than that, it’s the perfect place for you to enjoy life.

 

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