We believe corporates and multinationals play an essential part in Amsterdam’s tech and startup ecosystem. By unifying innovation agendas, diversifying our company cultures with influences from the startup mentality, and most of all, learning from each other’s achievements and failures, we can stay in sync with the vastness of the innovation curve.
To facilitate this collaborative dream, we launched the StartupAmsterdam Corporate Network.
The network will strengthen corporate involvement in the tech and startup ecosystem in various ways:
Make a valuable Corporate-Startup connection
Create strategic partnership opportunities in the ecosystem
Enable a peer-2-peer connection for innovation managers and startup liaisons
organize a bi-annual events for all stakeholders
During Corporate Network event # 4 on 8 March 2018 it was announced that the Corporate Network is entering a new phase. Nina Tellegen, director of the Amsterdam Economic Board, and Ruben Nieuwenhuis of StartupAmsterdam announced that the Corporate Network will be integrated within the structure of the Amsterdam Economic Board as of April 9th 2018. Per Januari 1st 2019 corporates will need to be a member of the Network Council of the Amsterdam Economic Board to maintain access to the services provided by the Corporate Network.
The Corporate network was initiated by StartupAmsterdam in 2016. StartupAmsterdam helps the tech and startup ecosystem by showcasing, utilising and improving the benefits, strengths and assets already present in Amsterdam. The hands-on team works together with various stakeholders in the startup community to validate and implement innovation and sustainable growh. Together with the startup ecosystem, StartupAmsterdam show that Amsterdam is the European centre point of the startup- and tech scene.