Among the top tech ecosystems in Europe, the city of Amsterdam sits comfortably at the third spot. This reflects an increased interest in the city from non-local companies, which is good for the economy. However, as the ecosystem gets crowded, local establishments are sometimes pushed to the backseat due to fierce competition. Local businesses are the backbone of any economy, and therefore need to be supported. This is exactly what the startup Local Heroes strives to achieve; it has now raised an investment of over €1M.
The startup offers an e-commerce platform for local entrepreneurs and businesses. This helps create an online presence for local establishments, in order to help them compete with big online companies.