Amsterdam shares its brain capital 

Sharing economy in Dutch capital goes beyond cars and power tools

Amsterdam - Amsterdam was named ‘the first European sharing city’ in February 2015 and it is truly living up to its title. The people of this multicultural and vibrant city are going beyond sharing cars and power tools and are now sharing their brainpower as well. Over 1.500 ‘Amsterdammers’ are offering to share their knowledge and skills with their neighbours thus making Amsterdam a true knowledge sharing pioneer.

Research by ShareNL shows that an impressive 52% of the ‘Amsterdammers’ are open to learning new skills or knowledge from their neighbours. Amsterdam based start-up Konnektid enables people to share their knowledge and turn their neighbourhood into their own free university. 

Amsterdammers are now meeting up to teach each other a wide variety of skills. From playing guitar to how to start a business or using popular software such as Photoshop and WordPress.  And the most requested skill in Amsterdam? Speaking Spanish. 

“Amsterdam is full of skilled people with a wealth of knowledge. We now offer people an easy way to tap into that knowledge, find a local tutor and turn their neighbourhood into their own university„ Michel Visser, CEO & Founder of Konnektid
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About Konnektid

Konnektid is opgericht in 2013 met als doel kennisdeling tussen mensen te bevorderen. Konnektid is een community waar kennis gedeeld kan worden met iedereen, zowel met een naaste buur als met een professioneel docent. De filosofie hierachter is dat dit niet alleen goed is voor de eigen ontwikkeling, maar dat het ook bijdraagt aan het beter leren kennen van de eigen buurt. Konnektid gelooft dat ieder mens vaardigheden bezit die de moeite waard zijn om te delen met een ander.

Op dit moment zijn er meer dan 15.000 mensen in 25 landen die hun kennis delen via Konnektid.

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