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We are the network for the Dutch startup ecosystem

Technology may be the key to the future, but it's the people behind it that unlock its true potential. We're a team dedicated to breaking down the barriers for startup success in the Netherlands.


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  • Artificial Intelligence Startups & Scaleups in the Netherlands 2021

    Artificial Intelligence Startups & Scaleups in the Netherlands 2021

    This report provides research insights into the level of AI adoption within the tech ecosystem in the Netherlands and contains a selection of hurdles AI companies face in the Health sector.

  • State of the Software Developer Nation 2021

    State of the Software Developer Nation 2021

    This report provides valuable insights into the career wishes and development of Dutch software developers. We hope it may serve both those responsible for hiring the developers, as well as the developers themselves in their potential search for a new startup job.

  • Action plan 2021
    Techleap Action plan 2021

    Read our Action plan 2021 to understand better what is doing on a daily basis. Our ultimate goal is to accelerate drivers and remove the barriers to entrepreneurial success. But how we do it and with who? Download now the Action plan 2021 to get the answers.

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  • The Scale Lab podcast

    The Scale Lab is a 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. 

  • Key takeaways of the 2021 Summit

    In this article, we've compiled a summary of key highlights per summit session, featuring key speakers' quotes and an overview of core takeaways.

  • Go Global

    GoGlobal has been created for all ambitious entrepreneurs that want to expand their business abroad and become a serious player in the international business markets. This website is your one and only ultimate guide on global expansion with valuable data and interactive maps, regional insights, video tips from fellow Dutch entrepreneurs, checklist and must-knows. And much more!

  • Let's #KickstartNL, read our election manifesto

    Signed by over 200+ investors, startups and ecosystem builders, understand our collaborative vision for the future of the Dutch Startup Ecosystem and the policy changes we see having an impact!

  • 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 programs to give founders of tech companies access to technology, talent, capital and markets.