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International startups in the Netherlands

Are you a startup in the Netherlands and do you wish to grow your business plans towards an international level? Netherlands Enterprise Agency offers coaching programmes and personal advice. Do you need personal advice? Get in contact with our experts.

Funding your startup

Whether you want to finance the start of your business or taking your existing products and services abroad, we offer different funding options for your business plans. For example tax credits for research and development and SIB vouchers for SMEs taking part in trade missions or fairs to stimulate export. Find out more about open programmes and your best options in our subsidy guide. 

Expand your network

Do you want to bring your startup towards an international level? We offer a worldwide network with more than 150 embassies, consulates and trade offices (NBSOs) abroad. Also in the Netherlands, we have created strong partnerships. For example with incubators, startup officers and other facilitators in the Netherlands. Check which network matches your current search question.

  • Residence permit for foreign startups

    Ambitious entrepreneurs can apply for a temporary residence permit in the Netherlands. This residence permit scheme for startups allows the application one full...

  • Doing business abroad

    Find business research tools, advice on growth markets, SIB vouchers, missions & events, international networks and personal coaching.

  • Proof of concept funding

    Startups and SMEs can use a loan from the Proof-of-concept funding scheme to examine whether your idea is potentially feasible in the market.