Amsterdam, Netherlands

2015 challenge

Amsterdam, Netherlands is the third largest European city in terms of investments in start-ups. The city seeks to accelerate this industry's growth by addressing the barriers facing entrepreneurs looking to start and grow businesses. Mayor Eberhard van der Laan asked IBM to help develop a comprehensive support system that will leverage open data, offer space, provide technical assistance and mentoring, and attract funding for startups, ultimately supporting the development of entrepreneurial services that meet the needs of all Amsterdammers.