The sixth edition of Startup in Residence accelerator programme is back for aspiring entrepreneurs. The government’s startup programme is a six-month venture wherein participating startups receive training, mentorship and resources to test out their ideas directly in the city of Amsterdam. This year’s themes are Sustainability and Mobility, and the deadline to apply for the campaign is August 11, 2020. Those interested can sign up for the programme here.
Further, here’s what you need to know about the programme.
Tackle sustainability and mobility issues!
Like every year, the Startup in Residence accelerator programme has announced the key theme for this year’s participants. The programme is aimed at enticing the best startups, scaleups, innovative SMEs, and social entrepreneurs with creative and innovative solutions for the city’s mobility and sustainability issues. Under the two grander themes, solutions are sought for wide-ranging topics such as ’emission-free recreational boats’ and ‘circular renovation’ to ‘inclusive mobility’ and ‘local food logistics’.
Additionally, a “wild card challenge” is also applicable on both themes. With the challenge, an entrepreneur can apply when they have good ideas and solutions but they don’t fit into any above-described issues. One deadline to sign up for the programme is August 11, 2020.
Opportunities await the winners
The selected startups will get the opportunity to test their product and/or services in Amsterdam. They will also have professional mentors and potential clients guiding them. At the end of the programme, it is the municipality’s intention to become the launching customer of a successful startup or to enter some into some form of cooperation. Additionally, the aim of all Startup in Residence programmes is for the municipality to make public tenders more accessible to smaller parties such as start-ups, scale-ups, and social entrepreneurs.
You can sign up for the programme here.
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