Are you (working at) a startup with a social conscience? Then listen up, as the City of Amsterdam’s Startup in Residence Program is looking for startups with creative solutions for current social issues. The City Council is inviting proactive startups to come up with innovative solutions to help them solve these issues. After testing the selected options on viability, the City of Amsterdam will invest in those startups that offer the most successful solutions.
Waterways, Walkways, Waste, Weekends and Wildcards
On the Startup in Residence-website the City of Amsterdam has listed 14 pressing social issues. Among the topics listed are questions such as how to regulate traffic flows on the city’s busy waterways, or how to ensure tourists getting off at the new Noord Zuidlijn Metro stations will use the designated routes to get to the Museum Quarter area. Other issues are how to encourage waste separation and how to make the messy Rembrandtplein area safer during weekends when the freaks come out. Any startup with a brilliant idea which relates to an issue that is not on the list can still apply: This year there is also a Wildcard category where startups can submit their own solutions.