Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, today announced a new partnership with Arcadis, the leading design and consultancy for natural and built assets, to bring the Arcadis City of 2030 Accelerator, Powered by Techstars program to Amsterdam, furthering Techstars expansion of accelerators around the world.
Techstars has long had a presence in Amsterdam through the Techstars Startup Weekend and Techstars Startup Digest programs, dating back to 2010. Techstars also has a strong presence in the Netherlands as a whole, thanks to Techstars accelerator alumni companies, mentors, 36 Techstars Startup Weekends and 3,741 Techstars Startup Program attendees.
Startup companies selected for the Techstars Mentorship-driven Accelerator Program will bring pioneering technologies that will revolutionize the construction and engineering industries, including how people move around cities and the associated infrastructure need. Techstars and Arcadis will support the companies in program by providing content and a team of mentors who bring subject-matter expertise, business connections and industry insights on innovative solutions that will help these companies do more faster.
The smart city industry is ripe for disruption. McKinsey research projects the smart city industry to be a $400 billion market by the end of this decade with more than 600 cities worldwide. These connected cities are expected to generate 60 percent of the world’s GDP by 2025.
Applications open in July 2018 and the program will kick off in February 2019. If you’re interested in applying, please check out the application tool kit.