Stichting Appsterdam is a non-profit meta-organization that provides common ground for all App Makers, regardless of platform, occupation, or business model, in Amsterdam and beyond. An App Maker is a person or organization who contributes to the creation of apps, be they engineers, designers, businessmen, lawyers, or marketeers. An app is a piece of software that transforms its hardware to provide a complete productized experience. Appsterdam is the world’s most advanced infrastructure for App Makers, by App Makers. Our goal is to bring App Makers together, and our mission is to support the interests of App Makers worldwide. We have built Appsterdam, the world capital of apps, to establish a center of gravity to our industry, and to provide a place in the world where all App Makers can gather. The intent is to build a structured ecosystem of cooperating App Makers with Amsterdam as its center. We help App Makers understand and practice community values, such as craftsmanship, quality, diversity, cooperation, and professionalism. email@example.com
September 8, 2016: the Appsterdam Foundation acquired the ANBI status per December 6, 2012. Due to an error, the Dutch Tax Office never (completely) registered this in their records. This came forward only early september 2016. Thereforw our ANBI registration could not be found at in the ANBI search tool (since Sep 8, 2016, you can). A consequence the tax office did not inform about changing regulations, e.g. the transparency rules. We currently are updating this ANBI section with the required information. We expect to have this completed by the end of October 2016. If you have any inquiries in the meantime, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. (edited 29 jan 2017.)
Appsterdam acquired the ANBI-status. An ‘ANBI’ is a Dutch non-profit public welfare organization. Because of this status Appsterdam has to comply with the associated ANBI regulation, which includes transparency . In this section you can find the required information:
Full name of the organization: Stichting Appsterdam (Appsterdam Foundation)
RSIN (Legal Entities and Partnerships Information Number, tax number): 850954678
Physical address: Groenburgwal 4-1 1011HV Amsterdam The Netherlands
The purpose of Appsterdam is described in the misson statement above as well as in the statutes of the foundation, which you can find in the download section below.
The policy of Appsterdam is described in the policy plan(s) that you can find in the download section below.
Board: Mike Lee, chair; Judy Chen, secretary; Martinus Meiborg, treasurer; Klaas Speller; Tom van Arman.
Remuneration policies: Appsterdam board members, including the roles of chair, secretary and treasurer, do not receive a remuneration for their work as board member. As specific Appsterdam events may need dedicated production time during normal business hours, Appsterdam may for example hire producers, project managers, or promotors for such events. Board members may be engaged for such roles.
When producing events, people are only hired and production costs are only made when covered by funding or sponsors; in other words, Appsterdam event attendees don’t pay for production costs, nor for making profit of events.
Appsterdam may charge for an event for two reasons: (1) to cover per capita costs (for example third-party entry fees and catering) and (2) to assure that RSVPs will turn up, for example if Appsterdam volunteers have put much efforts in such an event or if substantial community funds are invested in an event based on the amount of RSVPs. In the latter case, the event fee (minus possible per capita costs) are reimbursed then the participant shows up.