Startup and Scale-up Support

Last checked on:
7 February 2023
Published on:
11 April 2022

Are you a startup or scale-up entrepreneur in the Netherlands? The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) offers special funding, a national and international network, and personal advice for innovative startups with upscaling potential.

If your company is not based in the Netherlands yet, please find more information via Business.gov.nlNetherlands Point of Entry (information on residence permits and facilitators), or Welcome to NL (information on administrative matters related to living in the Netherlands).

We offer different kinds of support

  • Find information on subsidies and schemes, such as proof-of-concept funding
  • Join relevant networks in the Netherlands
  • Get personal advice from startup experts
  • Get informed about intellectual property rights.
  • Get access to relevant international networks
  • Get support in exploring new international markets
  • Let worldwide scale-up experts advise you.
  • Find out which funding is available to you.
  • Find out about intellectual property and why you should include it in your international business plan.
  • Read how other startups and scale-ups have benefitted from our support
  • Get inspired by their stories about their innovative products and experiences.

The Netherlands is known for its startup ecosystem.

  • Find out how different programmes and partners support this ecosystem.
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