A total of 85 tech companies, investors, knowledge institutions and accelerators have written an open letter to the Netherlands today. The letter is advertised today in AD and FD.
In the letter, the signatories, including Taco Carlier (VanMoof) Jitske Groen (Takeaway), Corinne Vigreux (Codam), Pieter Duisenberg (VSNU), Alexander Ribbink (Keen Venture Partners) and Constantijn van Oranje (Techleap.nl), celebrate the election. from the Netherlands to the top three best startup countries in Europe last week in the international Genome ranking, and they underline the important role they can and want to play in helping Dutch people emerge from the crisis more strongly.
“Just as technology helped keep our country running during the corona crisis, we can now accelerate our country's recovery. Startups provide 3x more job growth than other companies. We can provide the innovation needed to make us less dependent on foreign products. We work on the products that the Netherlands can be proud of - today and tomorrow. The fact that the Netherlands has created a climate in which start-ups and scale-ups can flourish is an enormous boost. Taking a few extra steps gives us even more opportunities to build businesses that help solve global problems and create new jobs. So that in 10 years the Netherlands will still have companies to be proud of and that will keep our country strong when it is most needed, 'the signatories write.
Technology of start-ups and scale-ups played an important role in helping the economy and society continue to rotate during the corona crisis. Tech allowed the Dutch to work from home, attend education, have groceries delivered and produce medical devices quickly when needed.
Techleap.nl, MT member Myrthe Hooijman, is the initiator of the letter: “With this positive appeal, the tech sector wants to show that it wants to do everything it can to make the Netherlands emerge stronger, more sustainable and more innovative from the crisis. Tech now plays a crucial role in our lives, in our economy and society. Corona proved that. Now we need to move on as a country and give tech companies and the ecosystem the space to produce, attract and retain the best companies, talents, technology and investors. ”
The letter is through this link to watch.
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