Zoetermeer

Netherlands

Discover the Zoetermeer Startup Ecosystem

The region houses 7 Innovation Hubs within a 35-mile radius
Unique incubator and accelerator programs for companies in all phases and in different industries
Easy access to talent in the region: 3 top 100 research universities; 5 universities of applied sciences
A large number of corporates in the region are cooperating with startups
The strongest sectors are Horticulture, Agri & Food, Water, Life sciences & Health, Chemistry, High tech, Energy, Logistics, Creative Industries
Excellent market for testing: it’s a testbed for innovation and the Dutch are early adopters & internet savvy. Fast internet connection and 90% of population speaks English!
Startup visa & work permits, Competitive tax climate and 30% tax free allowance on gross salaries make life easier for an entrepreneurs
Quality of life: the Dutch are the #5 happiest people on Earth and have a large expat community; 500,000+ international inhabitants, 75,000 registered expats

Open Calls

Mission for Ecosystem Builders #2

DATE: 17-19 October 2018
DEADLINE: 17 September 2018
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Mission for Startups and Scaleups #2

DATE: 15-19 October 2018
DEADLINE: 17 September 2018
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Mission for Ecosystem Builders

DATE: 11-13 April 2018
DEADLINE: 20 March 2018
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Mission for Startups and Scaleups

DATE: 9 – 13 April 2018
DEADLINE: 20 March 2018
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POWERED BY Crosspring Labs

Meet the team

Koen van der Burg

Maurice Beckand Verwee

Rodrigo Olmedo

Is your startup/scaleup looking to expand in Europe? The Netherlands has Europe’s largest startup ecosystem, the #1 port in Europe and a competitive fiscal climate. The thriving entrepreneurial climate makes the Netherlands the ideal place to start or expand your business. Many hotspots are located in West Holland, a region with easy access to the Port of Rotterdam, Rotterdam The Hague Airport and Schiphol Airport. Join our creative and innovative community and enjoy our exceptional quality of life.

Well developed access to capital

Dutch ecosystem has a large number of funding mechanisms for all stages. It guarantees startups stable access to finance in through different stages of growth.