Startup in Residence Amsterdam is going regional

For the first time nine municipalities join forces to connect startups, scale-ups, innovative SMB’s and social enterprises with key social and urban challenges in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. This regional program is a collaboration across the following municipalities: Haarlem, Haar-lemmermeer, Velsen, Diemen, Lelystad, Almere, Purmerend, Zaanstad and Amsterdam.

Together they defined 7 challenges. These range from  ‘how do we decrease loneliness’ to ‘how do we counter building subsidence’. The complete list of challenges is available at

Come and join our programme, applications open from August 14 until October 14 2018 23:59!

Startup in Residence Programme

The  programme  invites  both  Dutch and  international  entrepreneurs  to  social and urban  challenges  in  collaboration  with  the  local  government. Their  innovative  solutions  impact  the  region as  well  as  its  citizens. The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area can significantly benefit the prospects of a startup, scale-up,  innovative SMB or social enterprise ,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 Amsterdam Metropolitan Area and you.

More Info

There will be an information meeting on 20th September for all startups and scale ups that are interested. Here, they will have the opportunity to ask questions about the challenges, the incubator programme and the (registration) process.

For more information please visit the website or send us an e-mail. (

16 August 2018

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