Every so often it becomes clear again that women are at a disadvantage when it comes to founding or running a business. Despite Amsterdam being known for its tolerance and inclusiveness, the startup ecosystem is primarily dominated by men. The City of Amsterdam is now actively investing in promoting women in the world of startups and scaleups. These are examples to follow.
Amsterdam supports RISE – Female Hub
With the announcement of its financial support for the RISE – Female hub Amsterdam, the City of Amsterdam aims for a more level playing field for men and women in the startup ecosystem. With the city’s investment of €750k in the programme, RISE is able to unite twenty Amsterdam organisations to create a three-year program for ambitious women at different stages of their career.