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. 

Centre for Entrepreneurship


Centre for Entrepreneurship aims to be a visible touch point for student entrepreneurs of Windesheim University. Available for questions related to business plans, marketing, communication and finance.  



Wageningen University & Research's  mission is “to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life”. Under the banner Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen University and the specialised research institutes of the Wageningen Research Foundation have joined forces in contributing to finding solutions to important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment. With its roughly 30 branches, 7,200 employees (6,400 fte) and 13,200 students and over 150.000 participants to WUR’s Life Long Learning, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. 

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 and digital city in the new economy. Up!Rotterdam supports these entrepreneurs in scaling up their business, by providing them with better access to capital, talent and new markets.