Team HOPE opens Amsterdam NYSE Euronext Stock Exchange

On the second day of the Global Entrepreneurship Week 2010, Zina Dickhoff, project manager at HOPE Entrepreneurship, opened the stock exchange in Amsterdam. HOPE Entrepreneurship is the national host of the Global Entrepreneurship Week 2010. HOPE is the expert centre on entrepreneurship of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Technical University Delft and the Leiden University.

The Global Entrepreneurship Week Netherlands is an initiative to inspire young people to embrace innovation, imagination and creativity. This week is a worldwide movement of entrepreneurial people, with millions unleashing their enterprising talents and turning their ideas into reality. More than 150 events are organized in the Netherlands around entrepreneurship during this week. Please check the website for more information.

Not only is the opening of the stock exchange in Wall Street a world famous event, it is also a tradition in Amsterdam. The Amsterdam Stock Exchange is the oldest stock exchange in the world. It was founded in 1602 when the VOC was the first company in the world to bring stocks to the market. From Amsterdam the stock exchange spread over the world. In 2000 the Amsterdam Stock Exchange became part of Euronext, and in 2007 the biggest Stock Exchange in the world was created when Euronext and the New York Stock Exchange merged into NYSE Euronext.