The Netherlands is seeing a significant increase in the number of startup companies hitting their scale-up phase, according to researchers at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Last year 331 startups grew into fast-growing companie, compared to 98 in 2014. The Netherlands now counts 3,200 such companies, a five percent increase compared to last year, BNR reports.
The United Kingdom's imminent departure from the European Union could result in more foreign investments in Dutch startups, Prince Constantijn said to BNR. "The Netherlands is an attractive fallback", he said. Constantijn took over as head of StartupDelta this summer.
Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health is allocating 20 million euros over the next four years to be invested into the promotion of e-health initiatives, she announced at E-Health Week in Amsterdam on Tuesday.
Prince Constantijn will be the Netherlands new special ambassador for startups, Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs announced on Tuesday. He is taking over from Neelie Kroes on July 1st, when Kroes starts work at Uber
Foreign investments in the Dutch economy topped €3.2 billion last year, a record amount of money according to the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA).
The agency, an operational unit of the ministries of Economic Affairs and Foreign Affairs, released its annual report today that states that in total 187 new investment projects were achieved including headquarters, manufacturing facilities, and data centers. These investments will lead to 6,304 extra jobs.
StartupAmsterdam, a new initiative to ensure the city's place as a top European start-up city, was announced by the city this week. The City of Amsterdam, training institutions, and the trade & industry sector are working together to increase opportunities for success for the city's quickly booming start-up companies, the city revealed in an announcement on Friday.