Connecting Dutch Tech

With a founder-centric approach we connect and empower start-ups and scale-ups to grow and sustain a productive tech community.

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Our vision

Techleap.nl’s vision is a well-connected and self-empowering Tech Ecosystem.  We take on the mission of being a ‘catalyst’ 
to contribute to this future.
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BOLD Community

A curated community of top founders & CxOs in the Netherlands helping each other to grow.

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DLiT Community

A world-class network of like-minded peers on a mission to create a more diverse and inclusive tech ecosystem.

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DEI in Tech Summit

We're excited to announce the very first tech event focused entirely on DEI as a business enabler, taking place on 23 November 2023 • 09.30 - 17.30 at Spant! in Bussum. A day for everyone in and around Dutch tech to move beyond the ‘why’ and zoom in on the ‘how’, aiming to equip you with the tools you need to bring DEI to life in your organisation.

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We help founders connect, learn & grow, through:

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Programmes

Rise & Pole Position
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    The Scale Lab Podcast

    Hosts Constantijn van Oranje and Joe Wilson discuss the opportunities and hurdles of scaling a tech startup in the Netherlands.
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      Blog

      Startup stories, learnings and insights.
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        Reports

        Insights and data on the latest startup trends.
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          01 / 09
          • Welcome to Hadewych and Maarten to the leadership team!

            Maarten Cleeren has been named as the new Managing Director and Hadewych Corstens as Commercial Director. 

          • Find the right co-founder to build your startup!

            Meet Your Co-Founder XL is a live national matchmaking event to find a promising tech startup to join or to find a co-founder that can strengthen your tech company. Our next event will take place on September 25 in Eindhoven. 

          • Curious about how Dutch tech entrepreneurs make global impact?

            Tech is indispensable in our lives. Without tech, no green economy, solar panels or windmills. No heart monitor in the hospital. No access to healthcare, clean drinking water and healthy food. Dutch tech entrepreneurs are resourceful and hold the solutions for a better future. We need them. It's time to choose. Find incredible Dutch tech stories via the link below.

          • Read report State of Dutch Tech 2023

            Dutch tech potential thrives through 7 pivotal areas: revamping strategic tech policies, fostering deeptech, augmenting capital, nurturing and enticing talent, expanding the foundation, propelling regional growth, and forging communal ties.

          • Thinking Bigger: How ambitious is the Dutch entrepreneur?

            Is the culture of ‘just act normal, that is crazy enough as it is’ limiting Dutch entrepreneurs? Are groups of entrepreneurs similar in age, education, and gender missing opportunities? Can entrepreneurial experience circumvent this cultural barrier? We've partnered up with Utrecht University School of Economics to explore the largest global dataset on entrepreneurship, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, to answer these questions as part of this report.

          • The Scale Lab podcast

            The Scale Lab is a Techleap.nl podcast on how to scale up your startup beyond the Netherlands. Hosted by Constantijn van Oranje and Joe Wilson, this podcast series gathers remarkable Dutch entrepreneurs who were able to create breakthrough startups to deconstruct their scaling journeys. 

          • Check our vacancies and make an impact on the startup ecosystem

            Our team is dedicated to make the Netherlands “a unicorn nation”. We help the next generation of tech leaders with unique programmes and resources to provide founders of tech companies access to technology, talent, capital and markets. 

          • Market Expansion Report: Energy Edition

            Find out how scaleups and startups can expand abroad while further flattening the climate curve. 

          • Gender Diversity in the Netherlands Report

            This report addresses gender diversity in the Dutch startup landscape. We analysed over 1,500 startups and VCs using data from our partner Dealroomshows to further conclude how great the need for a more diverse startup ecosystem is.