FastLane for High-potential Startups and Scale-ups
FastLane is an exclusive programme in which the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) selects a group of high-potential startups and scale-ups on its own initiative. This promising group of entrepreneurs will have a permanent contact person (a manager) within RVO. This manager will give intensive help to each startup or scale-up, helping it to find the right support at the right time.
Innovative and groundbreaking startups and scale-ups have their hands full when they are growing. It is a hectic phase in which they have to make constant changes on many levels. Often they are under extreme time pressure. This sometimes makes it difficult and time-consuming to find all the types of support offered by RVO straight away and implement them at the right moment.
The FastLane manager has a team with an extensive network both inside and outside RVO. They thus quickly bring together all types of support that meet the specific needs of each startup or scale-up. Think of support with:
- subsidies and financing;
- laws and regulations;
- skills development;
- protecting intellectual property;
- Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
FastLane takes the pressure off startups and scale-ups, allowing them to focus primarily on their core business and growth.
Selection by RVO
RVO itself selects promising participants through a wide variety of channels and sources (peer organisations, award selections, etc.). Startups and scale-ups cannot apply for the programme.
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