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Softlanding Amsterdam

Your Gateway to the European Ecosystem

Your Next Opportunity
Softlanding Amsterdam

Your Next Opportunity

Softlanding Amsterdam is your chance to bring your startup to one of the top tech-hubs in the world. After 16 years of TNW leading the Dutch tech community, we have built a network of change-makers and brought them together to position Amsterdam as a global leader in tech.

TNW has helped startups relocate to Asia, the Middle East, and across Europe. We combine this experience with our thriving local community at home to offer startups the chance to join the most exciting tech city in the world and join our community of events, media, spaces, and fellow founders to make it your home through our no-equity programs.

About us
The Next Web

About us

Established in 2006, The Next Web is a global super-connector for startups, scale-ups, corporations, governments and investors, by Multiplying their journeys through media, innovation programs, co-working spaces, and events.

Thus, TNW, the leader of Dutch tech, is a perfect community to make your home. Hosts of the TNW Conference with 10K+ attendees, 40+ annual innovation programs with Fortune 500 companies, thousands of investors at our fingertips, and a global powerhouse media brand. TNW is the perfect platform to enable the envisioned growth of your scaleup.

Expansion Program
two ways to join us

Expansion Program

TNW’s Softlanding Expansion Program offers entrepreneurs the chance to scale their business to Amsterdam. With expert guidance, a thriving network, and a team that has helped startups scale across the world; the No-Equity Softlanding Expansion Amsterdam is your ticket to startup growth.

Over 12 weeks, we'll facilitate your long-term entry into the Dutch market.

Expedition Program
two ways to join us

Expedition Program

TNW's Expedition Softlanding program is aimed at entrepreneurs who would like to explore the Amsterdam ecosystem. Get a spot at TNW workspace, tour the city and the key tech hubs that make it thrive, meet TNW's network of corporates and investors, sit down one-on-one with expert relocation mentors, and meet the TNW startup community to find like-minded peers and people who've walked this journey before.

The Expedition Softlanding program provides startups with a 1-week journey of the city to help your decision whether to scale to Amsterdam.

Why The Netherlands
Innovation Identity

Why The Netherlands

The Dutch have never been afraid to question the status quo. An inclusive, collaborative mindset makes entrepreneurship a natural part of the Dutch DNA. A pro-business climate, international workforce and superior infrastructure make the Netherlands a leading business destination.

  • Expand to the #1 startup ecosystem of EU stated by StartupGenome 2022
  • Join a liberal, high tech culture of over 180 nationalities and the top English proficiency of talent in Europe
  • Make it your (EU) HQ just like tech frontrunners Uber, Tesla, Netflix, Booking and Adyen
  • Experience an amazing work-life balance; the 5th happiest country in the world, Number 3 on the digital city index for Europe, and 12th globally on quality of life

Ready for change?

Deadline: October 21, 2022