Testimonials

Normally I’m only in contact with startups, so it’s great to speak to colleagues from other corporates on how they handle things around artificial intelligence and such. I walk away from this event today with some new collaborations in the making.

Marije Ferweda
Developer Ecosystem & Startups Leader, IBM

I initiated multiple new collaborations today. Big compliments to the City of Amsterdam for doing such a good job at bringing people together.

Jan Willem Klerkx
CCO, Scyfer

Amsterdam is the Centre point of the European Tech and Startup Scene. With brands like KLM, Netflix and UBER, Amsterdam-based scale-ups have potentially phenomenal stepping stones to a global market.

Kajsa Ollongren
Deputy Mayor, City of Amsterdam

The win for us is that we learn from the startups’ ideas and pace. Thanks StartupAmsterdam Corporate Network for connecting us all!

Menno van Leeuwen
Innovation Director, ABN AMRO

Corporates lack the rebelism startups and scale-ups have in abundance. By collaborating, we learn in a two-way street. That’s fantastic!

Simone Schoutens
Project Manager, Professional Rebels

I often receive specific questions from corporate innovation departments. Turns out same challenges arise across different industries. Let’s collaborate in our peer-2-peer learning network!

Anja Wesbuer
Head of Corporate Connections, StartupAmsterdam

StartupAmsterdam is always looking for new ways to collaborate and to add value for corporates, startups, and society at large. This openness differentiates them from other initiatives. We share the same mindset: we have to do this together, to innovate and improve as a whole ecosystem.

Mike Schavemaker
Innovation Manager, Philips