Partners for NL at Slush

The Dutch mission to Slush is a combined effort by a large number of players, from knowledge institutes to incubators and government-backed institutions. Together, they represent a large part of the Dutch startup and scale-up ecosystem, and back-up the participants through their support and network.


The Dutch mission, with all its participants, side-events, match-making and support, would not be possible without the involvement of:

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Finland


The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands' main task is the promotion of Dutch-Finnish trade collaboration, with a focus on circular economy, the green transition and digitalization. The Embassy in Helsinki follows and interprets economic development in Finland, identifies collaboration opportunities and assists in making the right connections.



Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) is a government agency -part of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. It helps entrepreneurs and organisations to invest, develop and expand their businesses and projects, both in the Netherlands and abroad. Amongst their services is the facilitation of trade missions and participation in international expo's.



The 4TU.Federation, the alliance of the four universities of technology in the Netherlands, aims to boost and pool technical expertise. They plan to educate and deliver sufficient excellent engineers and technological designers, to deliver internationally-renowned and societally-relevant research, and to stimulate cooperation between research institutes, industry and public organisations. 

Founded in Friesland


Founded in Friesland aims to support local entrepreneurial talent, startups and scaleups from Friesland from start to growth. With high-quality startup programmes, providing knowledge, inspiration and connections with the right partners. 

Founded in Groningen


Founded in Groningen is connecting, supporting and promoting startups, companies and initiatives in the innovation ecosystem of Groningen. So they can innovate with more impact and grow even faster.

Up Rotterdam


Rotterdam is a hotbed for innovative entrepreneurs that contribute to a sustainable, circular, inclusive and digital city in the new economy. Up!Rotterdam supports these entrepreneurs in scaling up their businesses, by providing them with better access to capital, talent, and new markets and by shaping a community that enhances peer learning.

Created in 2015, StartupAmsterdam is an action program run by the City of Amsterdam that brings the public and private sectors together to support the startups, scale-ups, entrepreneurs and other players in the local ecosystem. By taking part in dozens of projects and initiatives promoting innovative and sustainable entrepreneurship, it's helped the Dutch capital become a major player in the global scene.

Amsterdam Trade & Innovate connects entrepreneurs and innovations from the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area with business opportunities in foreign markets to help solve urban and social challenges worldwide. It is part of the Economic Affairs department at the City of Amsterdam and belongs to a network of government organizations that promote growth in the most important economic regions of the Netherlands.

Entrepreneurship is the driver of innovation – from sustainable food sources to a healthy future, climate-neutral energy, and developing promising key technologies. The Brabant Development Agency (BOM) ensures that startups playing a role in these fields receive the right support and funding to get off to a flying start and grow into scaleups, and that companies that aspire to go global can actually do so. Every year BOM works with dozens of companies to create this impact. BOM is an executive body of the Province of Brabant and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy.

The ROM Utrecht Region supports regional innovative companies with investments, internationalisation and innovation. Our focus areas are Life Science and Health and New Digital Society. We connect ambitious, innovative entrepreneurs with knowledge, financing and access points to other markets. In the Netherlands and abroad.