Mission Statement

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. info@appsterdam.rs

ANBI

Appsterdam acquired the ANBI-status. An ‘ANBI’ is a Dutch non-profit public welfare organization. You can find Appsterdam in the ANBI search tool.  Appsterdam has to comply with the associated ANBI regulation, which includes transparency. In this section you can find the required information.  If you have any inquiries with respect to the ANBI status, please write to finance@appsterdam.rs.

  • 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 if 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) is reimbursed if the participant shows up.

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