Over the past five months, I’ve worked in the Amsterdam tech scene, frantically tracking the latest tech news and interviewing passionate startup founders for Index. During my stint in this city of canals, I learned a lot about the different tech scenes throughout Europe and what makes them tick. It’s clear that there are a few key ingredients to spurring on a growing tech ecosystem; elements like sane government policies, educational systems that support entrepreneurship and technical skills at various levels, and a handful of influencers vying for the scene. Moreover for those situated outside the United States or the…

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