50 cities, 100 city representatives

sharing insights on startup cities

In collaboration with Deputy-Mayor Kajsa Ollongren, StartupAmsterdam and TNW are proud to present the entirely new and specially curated StartupCity Summit on May 19: an initiative to connect startup cities to their international counterparts to share insights and discuss the current and future role of local governments in rapid developing startup eco-systems. 

The aim of the summit is to exchange best practices, get inspired, make connections and collaborate with each other on the most pressing issues that developing startup eco-systems face. Bringing together 100 leading civil servants from all around the world -so called startup city representatives- is of paramount importance to meet the demands of startups and scale-ups, which are mainly focused on local eco-systems, facilities and expansion from city to city.

Cities already attending include: Paris, Stockholm, Dubai, Hong Kong, Brussels, Oslo, Rome and Kiev.

What to expect?


May 19
09:00 - 12:30 Access to TNW Conference
12:30 - 14:30 Part 1 | Roundtables in Zuiveringshal West
15:00 - 17:00 Part 2 l Keynotes in Westerliefde

Roundtable Session Topics:
1: Connecting corporates to the startup ecosystem
2: The city as a launching customer for startups
3: Unleashing venture capital
4: Startup city marketing
5: Attracting, creating and upscaling tech talent
6: International collaboration between Startup Cities
7: Local policy on strengthening startup ecosystems
8: The role of the city government in public private partnerships

2016 aftermovie

A new age of tech events has begun

TNW Conference 2017 is set to be 50% bigger and 100% better. We look forward to seeing you there.