One of the requirements for obtaining a residence permit is working together with a business mentor: a facilitator.
This cooperation must be officially established in a (signed) agreement between the start-up entrepreneur and the facilitator. The facilitator must have experience in guiding innovative start-ups.
The facilitator provides the entrepreneur with a tailor-made package of support dependent on the specific needs of the start-up. The facilitator can, for example, offer help with operational management, marketing, research and investment acquisition for setting up an innovative business.
Any organisation meeting the conditions may qualify. The facilitator must be trusted and financially sound. On no account can the facilitator be in receivership or bankrupt and may not have negative equity.
The facilitator may not be related to the start-up entrepreneur (up to three times removed; child, parent, grandparent, uncle/aunt).
In connection with the 'Application for the purpose of residence "Start-up" working on a self-employed basis (foreign national)', the following facilitators have been recognized. Please note, this list is not definite. Other organisations than those mentioned below may qualify, as long as they meet the requirements:
- Rockstart Enterprises B.V. - KvK: 50832700, since 10-05-2016
- SBC E&M Commerce 1416 B.V. - KvK: 60488700, since 18-05-201
- SBC Smart City 1517 B.V., KvK: 60488735, since 07-09-2016
- Yes!Delft B.V. - KvK: 27379977, since 26-10-2015
- Stichting Ondernemersklankbord - KvK: 41151774, since 18-07-2016
- High Tech Campus Eindhoven Site Management B.V. - KvK: 17236433, since 25-07-2016
- Akebia Interim Management/TEC Europe B.V. - KvK: 27333185/60512032, since 11-08-2016
- MC4E (Universiteit Maastricht), KvK:50169181, since 09-09-2016
- Stichting PortXL. KvK: 64441423, since 10-10-2016
- CIC NL Operations B.V./Stichting Venture Café Nederland, KvK 64577902/63726009, since 14-10-2016
- 15KM B.V., KvK: 61901342, since 25-10-2016
- Unexpected Records, KvK: 34152290, since 5-1-2017
- Erasmus Center for Entrepreneurship, KvK: 24469423, since 16-1-2017
- WorldStartupFactory, KvK: 63623455, since 16-1-2017
- Inqubator Leeuwarden (in Dutch), since 10-2-2017