Sustainability is a hot topic. Creating a sustainable world requires innovation, out-of-the-box thinking, clever entrepreneurship and some good old hard work. For startups that operate in this field, Amsterdam is rolling out the red carpet. For the first time their Startup in Residence Amsterdam programme is focused solely on sustainability. It offers startups a unique chance to fully develop and test their product in one of the most forward-thinking cities that is eager to turn green. Registration for startups is now open.
Take the challenge or pitch your own
This is the fifth edition of the Startup in Residence accelerator programme from the City of Amsterdam. This time it is all about sustainability. There’s eighteen set challenges around social issues for startups to sink their teeth in and they are all about making Amsterdam a greener and better place. The challenges range from finding an innovative purpose for parking places to helping Amsterdam households to go zero-waste or getting the entire city to go gas-free. But the municipality also challenges startups to reuse sewer waste or bring urine back into the circular economy. There is even a wildcard, offering a spot to a startup with a sustainable idea that doesn’t fit one of the challenges. As long as startups are working towards a greener future, the City of Amsterdam will help them to hit the ground running.