Amsterdam's Startup Scene is Not So Different Than Seattle's
My second stop in Europe was Amsterdam, arguably the third-largest tech startup hub in Europe after London and Berlin. The Netherlands has a long history of entrepreneurship and the country was once the world’s center of international trade.
The majority of startup entrepreneurs in Amsterdam are not Dutch; they come from all around the world. That said, the Dutch government strives to grow tech startups. In addition to an entrepreneur visa, tax incentives for investors, and R&D tax credits, the country recently launched Startup Delta, an initiative to “bring government bodies, knowledge institutes, startups, financiers and businesses together with startup hubs” led by Neelie Kroes, known for leading the European Commission’s charges against Microsoft and Google for monopolistic practices.
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Julie Pham, a Spring 2015 Marshall Memorial Fellow, heads community engagement and marketing for Washington Technology Industry Association.
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