The City of Amsterdam, our TOMAS initiative and Amsterdam-based tech academies join forces to organise a speed-dating hiring event for fast growing companies that are looking to hire diverse talents.

During this event companies will connect with 50 software & data engineers that have recently graduated or are about to graduate from one of the top academies of Bit academy, Codam, Le Wagon, SALT, or Techgrounds. All together these academies have (re)trained more than 2000 individuals who have entered the IT job market as junior professionals.

For the very first time academies unite to enhance the visibility and employability of their students & alumni. This creates a unique chance for companies to learn about the competitive advantages and unique propositions of each academy that could potentially become a regular source for their talent pipelines.


Collectively we aim to create greater opportunities and recognition for ambitious individuals working towards a career in tech, regardless of their ethnic, socioeconomic, or educational backgrounds. We believe that collaborations between non-traditional educational institutions and companies could not only deliver immediate results, but also close the talent and diversity gaps in the long-run.


  • Walk-in
  • Opening remarks TOMAS
  • Pitches Academies
  • Pitches Companies
  • Break
  • Free Style Round 1
  • Speed-dating  Round 2
  • Speed-dating  Round 3
  • Speed-dating  Round 4
  • Closing words
  • Networking at Kanteen25

This event requires commitment, preparation and the right fit. Companies must:

  • Have open vacancies for internship, traineeship and/or full-time roles (immediate or within 3 months)
  • Allocate at least 1 recruiter to be present during pitching & speed dating rounds (technical knowledge is a must)
  • Located in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.

* Participation is free of charge. Some academies may charge a recruitment fee per candidate in case of a match! For more information contact the organiser

More information

TOMAS is the online platform and offline community that focus on strengthening and leveraging from the local talent development (initiatives) in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Region. Powered by the Municipality of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Economic Board.

Discover more about our initiative TOMAS.

Where and when?

Board event

Contact us

  • Björn Schouten | Amsterdam Economic Board

    Björn Schouten

    Community Manager


  • Rolinka Kok | Amsterdam Economic Board

    Rolinka Kok

    Event Manager

    Amsterdam Economic Board




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