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
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.
Maurice Beckand Verwee
Koen van der Burg
|Discovery Mission for Ecosystem Builders||11-13 April 2018||20 March 2018||Applications closed|
|Soft-Landing Stay for Startups and Scaleups||9 – 13 April 2018||20 March 2018||Applications closed|