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StartupCity Summit

24. máj. 2018 @ 9:00 am - 25. máj. 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Startupcity Summit


On May 25th, StartupAmsterdam and TNW will host the second annual StartupCity Summit: a place to share insights and discuss the current and future role of local governments in creating flourishing tech ecosystems.

This year, 300 city officials and local ecosystem builders from 150 different cities will join us to share best practices. Through roundtable sessions and peer-to-peer learning, you will develop strategies that will strengthen your city’s ecosystem.

Last year, the first edition of the StartupCity Summit brought together 80 representatives of 45 international cities. Participating cities included Hong Kong, Taipei, Paris, Oslo, St Louis, Barcelona, Vilnius, Hyderabad and Cairo. Connections were made, policies and ideas exchanged and collaboration networks were set up.


Topics of the day will include:

Developing your own Action Program | Government as a launching customer | Female Entrepreneurship | Crypto Cities | Globally Connect Your Ecosystem | Activating Corporates for your Ecosystem | Attracting and Upskilling Talent | Growing 2nd Tier City Ecosystems | Establishing Inclusive Growth

This year we’re inviting public officials and private stakeholders with the following profiles: (Deputy) Mayors, City Officials Regional Economic Development, Civil servants responsible for Startup or Scale up policies, talent attraction or digital innovation, CEOs of StartupCity Programs, Smart City Officers, Directors Local Investment Agencies, Leadership of Leading Incubators, Accelerators or Science parks.

Registration will close once capacity is reached. Please register by clicking here and secure your attendance now! This event is invite only. However if you believe you are within our target audience, reach out via this link.



Dominik Schiener, Co-founder, IOTA

Chris Heivly, Entrepreneur in Residence, Techstars

Pär Hedberg, Founder & CEO, STING

Isidro Laso, Head of Startups, European Commission

Ruben Nieuwenhuis, Director, StartupAmsterdam



24th May
09:00 – 19:00 TNW Conference
19:00 – 23:00 Optional Kick-off event: Informal networking & boat tour

25th May
09:00 – 12:30 TNW Conference
12:30 – 12:40 Opening keynote
12:40 – 13:00 Keynote speaker
13:00 – 13:15 Introduction StartupCity
13:15 – 14:15 Peer Learning Session 1
14:15 – 14:30 Keynote speaker
14:30 – 15:30 Peer Learning Session 2
15:45 – 16:10 Deputy Mayor Panel
16:10 – 16:30 Pitches from Startups
16:30 – 16:50 Panel Q&A
16:50 – 17:00 Closing
17:00 – 20:00 Networking & drinks

Peer Learning Session Topics:

1. Developing a StartupCity action program for your city
2. The city as a launching customer for startups
3. Activate corporates for your startup & tech ecosystem
4. How to get your ecosystem globally connected
5. Support start- and scale-ups scaling internationally
6. Attract, re- and upscale talent
7. Establish Inclusive Growth
8. How to activate more startups in your local ecosystem
9. Push Female entrepreneurship in your StartupCity
10. Growing an ecosystem in 2nd tier StartupCity
11. Crypto cities: The effect of Blockchain on cities



24. máj. 2018 @ 9:00 am
25. máj. 2018 @ 8:00 pm


Startup Europe

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Amsterdam, Holandsko