TQ, a tech hub founded by The Next Web, was officially opened by Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Tuesday. TQ is home to a curated community of fast growing startups, and is currently accepting applications for resident startups for the remaining office spaces. The goal: to help teach startups reach exponential growth by providing talent, resources and training.
Right in the city centre, the state-of-the-art building will give a home to a hundred innovative startups. Inside TQ the carefully selected technology startups hold offices on three resident-only floors. The space is complemented by public spaces for working, meeting and socializing, such collaboration spaces, innovation labs, a web development school and a public cafe. A thousand daily visitors are expected.
Talent in tech
TQ wants to strengthen the technology community within Amsterdam, but also in the rest of The Netherlands and on an international level. “The talent in the tech industry in Amsterdam is recognized worldwide and the ecosystem has the potential to build what could be the next big tech company in the coming decade,” says TQ’s Managing Director Robert Gaal. “TQ’s focus is on exponential growth, which should be the standard for any company in The Netherlands or anywhere in the world, so that anyone can gain access to technology that can change their lives for the better.”
Google has been closely involved from the very origin of the idea to its opening today. By partnering with Google for Entrepreneurs, TQ becomes part of the Google for Entrepreneurs Network, which includes over 40 tech hubs and tech campuses throughout the world, giving access to a powerful global network. Other partners include ABN AMRO Bank, Booking.com and KPMG.
For more information abouts tours and application, visit tq.co