One of the conditions of the start-up residence permit is that you work together with a business mentor: a facilitator. The start-up entrepreneur and the facilitator must establish their partnership in a (signed) agreement.
The facilitator provides the start-up entrepreneur with a tailor-made package of support depending on the specific needs of the start-up entrepreneur. The facilitator may, for example, help with operational management. They may also help with marketing, research and investing acquisition for setting up an innovative business.
- The facilitator must have experience in guiding innovative start-ups.
- The facilitator must be financially stable.
- The facilitator may not, in any case, be in receivership or bankrupt and must have no negative equity.
- The facilitator may not have a majority interest in the start-up company.
- The facilitator may not be a family member up to the third degree. This means they cannot be a child, parent, grandparent or aunt/uncle of the start-up entrepreneur.