A record number of new businesses opened in the Netherlands last year. A total of 207 thousand companies started operating in 2019. That is 23 thousand more than opened in 2018, which was also a record year, according to figures Statistics Netherlands published on Friday.
Iran produces some of the world’s most highly skilled migrants, Bloomberg reporting that many victims in the Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 tragedy were doctors, engineers and Ph.D. students on their way to top Canadian institutions. For those graduates pursuing careers in scientific research and tech in Iran, the infrastructure used by their overseas peers is simply inaccessible – meaning they have to do much more with much less.
The early-stage venture capital and start-up generator Antler showcased the 11 tech companies created in its first Dutch program last Wednesday, having launched 12 Australian companies at an event in Sydney just days before. Over the next four years Antler aims to generate 150 Dutch companies from its Amsterdam hub – an ambitious target for an organisation that is only a year-and-a-half old.
Dutch investors seeking to expand their business activities in other jurisdictions can find suitable investment conditions in specific countries. Since the Netherlands is a member state of the European Union, the country’s entrepreneurs can benefit from the advantages offered by other EU member states especially when considering the lack of trade barriers and a means for working cross-border with administrative efficiency.
On Wednesday 13 refugee entrepreneurs that completed Refugees Forward's incubator program pitched the plans for their startups in Amsterdam. Entrepreneur Mohammed won both first prize and the public vote with his plan to implement solar irrigation systems in his home country Sudan. Mohammed walks away with one thousand euros to invest in his business and one year of free corporate support, the startup incubator said in a press release.
Giving work permits to the foreign partners of people who found startups in the Netherlands is one of a package of measures the Dutch government announced to promote the startup and scale-up eco system in the country. Over the next four years, an extra 65 million euros will be invested in the Dutch startup and scale-up policy, State Secretary Mona Keijzer of Economic Affairs and Climate announced.
Amsterdam is the best tech city to work in in Europe, according to a study into Europe's tech scene by Hubspot, a leading CRM and customer experience platform. Compared to other leading startup cities Berlin, Dublin and London, Amsterdam has the highest average net salary, the fastest mobile internet speeds and the highest standard of living, the study found.
The technology sector in Amsterdam accounts for around 60 thousand jobs - 11 percent of the total number of jobs in the Dutch capital, according to a study by business analysis company Dealroom on behalf of municipal organization StartupAmsterdam, Het Parool reports.
Many banks and financial institutions moving to Europe after the Brexit, are shunning Amsterdam due to the Netherlands' cap on bonuses. While the rest of the European Union capped bonuses at 100 percent of the fixed salary, the Netherlands' cap is 20 percent of the fixed salary. The banks fear losing talent to the competition, being forced to pay irresponsibly high salaries to keep employees and do not feel welcome in the Netherlands, Financieele Dagblad reports after talking to a number of companies assisting banks in their move to the EU mainland.
If drinking beer all day and getting paid for it is your idea of a dream job, it's time to send your resume to Amsterdam startup Beerwulf. The yet-to-be established Heineken owned Beerwulf.com is going to be an online platform for beer lovers, and the site is looking for a beer journalist, AT5 reports.
The ideal candidate would be someone who would not mind to spend week after week in the world of beer. Working hours are flexible. The beer journalist will have to go to pubs, supermarkets, breweries and festivals to try beer and write about it.
Transport company Trandev launched a new taxi service Abel in Amsterdam on Tuesday. Abel is intended to be competition for taxi startup Uber and claims to be half as cheap, because customers can share the taxi with other passengers heading in the same direction
According to WeTransfer, its new music service is not a competitor to Spotify or any other music streaming service.
Amsterdam based startup company Connecterra has won the Web Summit 2015 startup competition PITCH with their so-called "Fitbit for cows", Startup Juncture announced on Friday.
Ride sharing platform BlaBlaCar has become one of the best funded startups in Europe with a 200 million dollar investment from Insight Venture Partners. The website has received more than 300 million in investments and is currently worth around 1.4 billion dollars