Thema: Start up, fall down

PastBook and its rollercoaster ride

  The idea for PastBook was born when Stefano Cutello was sitting on the couch with his dad, looking through old photo albums. “I wondered: will I ever be able to have that same experience with my children, now that…

Startup Amsterdam on the urban startup ecosystem

Startup Amsterdam is the city department that stimulates the ‘urban ecosystem’ of startups. Why, and how? Director Bas Beekman is speaking in the live talkshow Stadsleven: ‘Start up, Fall down’ on Nov. 26th at Pakhuis De Zwijger. “Unlike cities like…

Cumulus Park: what comes after the startup hub

Cumulus Park is a new innovation district initiated by the bank ING, in Zuidoost, the southeastern area of Amsterdam, in collaboration with the city and with two educational institutions, a vocational college and the Amsterdam of Applied Sciences. It has…

Peerby : 99 redenen om toch niet te stoppen

In 2012 Daan Weddepohl and three others founded Peerby, a website and an app where people can borrow and rent stuff, like tools. It was a great success – until it wasn’t. (And now it is again). Daan is speaking…

The next urban startup hotspots

Which cities are in pole position to be(come) the next urban startup hotspots? The World Economic Forum published a new overview that holds some interesting surprises – and disappointments. More about startups and their importance for urban life in the…

ParkFlyRent: post-mortem van een startup

Just over four years ago, ParkFlyRent opened. At the end of last year, it closed down. What went wrong? Founder Niels de Greef wrote this ‘post-mortem’ of his own startup and will be speaking in Stadsleven : ‘Start up, Fall…

Is the love affair over?

The love affair between millennials and startups seems to have cooled. The number of founders under 30 has dropped to the lowest level in a quarter-century. The magazine The Atlantic looked into how this happened, and we’ll be talking about…

Where are the women in tech?

Cities love startups: they bring in new ideas, talent, bright young people from other countries and investors’ money. But…. where are the women? Even in the Netherlands, which sees itself as progressive, women are a tiny minority in the tech…

Video: Start up, fall down

Behind all the romantic hype there is a dark side to the startup scene. Some exit als billionaires, others lose all their money – and their job, and their dreams. Is this winner-take-all model really futureproof? Find out in talkshow…

Stadsleven 26 Nov: Start up, Fall down

Startups are an essential part of today’s urban culture. A lively startup scene brings international talent to cities and generates lots of new ideas and money. But then? Does all this innovation really find its way into the culture at…