The Dutch start-up & venture ecosystem

The Dutch start-up & venture ecosystem is driven by purpose and based on a collaborative mindset. Will you join us to accelerate the change?

Drivers of innovation

Start-ups and scale-ups have the potential to reinvent the world. At the forefront of global transitions in energy, food, logistics, retail and mobility, they address some of today’s biggest challenges. Many players from the Dutch start-up & venture ecosystem find themselves at the centre of these transitions. As drivers of innovation and agents of change, these young visionary teams create solutions and technology with a global impact. 

Setting up shop in NL

The Netherlands Point of Entry (NPE) is the first stop for international entrepreneurs looking to set up or scale up in the Netherlands. We connect you to authorized facilitators and offer personalized guidance throughout the transition process. As an operational unit of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, the NPE rolls out the orange carpet to ensure that you can hit the ground running upon arrival.

Accelerating across borders

Ready to expand across borders? The Netherlands has a network of Startup Liaison Officers (SLO's) who provide free services to Dutch based startups and scale-ups with international ambitions. They support businesses by sharing valuable and useful information about business opportunities and challenges in their region and help create connections with the right people, businesses and organisations.

For Dutch startups and scale-ups

Are you a startup or scale-up entrepreneur in the Netherlands? The Netherlands Enterprise Agency offers special funding, a strong national and international network, and advice specifically for innovative startups with upscaling potential.