Welcome to BOLD - a curated community of 400+ Dutch scaleup founders & CxOs that accelerate innovation together.
Why a community?
There is a clear lack of connectedness in the Dutch tech ecosystem which is preventing founders from scaling their tech and business at speed. That’s why we kick-started BOLD.
What to expect?
BOLD is a safe space where top founders can connect with 400+ peers, openly share challenges, and find solutions together. Get access to exclusive members-only events to learn from most-successful (former) founders. BOLD is a free curated community - no cost or equity to join.
Who is BOLD for?
BOLD is aimed at tech-heavy scale founders with over 3mio in revenue and who have a genuine desire to learn from their peers, and to give back. It's curated to ensure the right fit.
We connect the community through content that addresses their key challenges. There is an ongoing series of programmes and events, hosted exclusively with and for the BOLD community. With Corinne Vigreux, Frank Slootman, Gillian Tans and Robert Vis in the ranks, BOLD members are in the company of (tech) greatness.
BOLD programmes and events
Meet the whole BOLD community twice a year at inspiring in-person events with top-level speakers. Plus: global trips for founders expanding abroad
Priority access to Techleap’s flagship programme Rise, which tackles key challenges when scaling a company
An exclusive newsletter for members, providing key insights, knowledge and inspiration
International meetup and trips giving founders the opportunity to connect with peers and discuss expansion challenges and gain regional market insights.
A look back at our BOLD Community Kick-off event
Watch this 2-min aftermovie to feel the BOLD atmosphere
What is Techleap.nl’s role?
Techleap.nl is the ‘catalyst’ in kick-starting BOLD. Things we do to help build this community, we:
- Curate and bring the founders together;
- Build common spaces for them to connect;
- Organise events and bring in experts;
- Build a knowledge base and provide valuable insights to members
Everyone in the community is there to share and learn
Nothing shared in BOLD is repeated outside the programmes and sessions (without explicit permission)
Give Back is THE core value of our community. We strongly believe that those who selflessly give back, and help level up our tech ecosystem are the real changemakers and deserve to be widely acknowledged and celebrated.
Some of the hard and soft criteria to join BOLD
● HQ Netherlands
● Product-market fit
● One of the two: 3M+ in funding raised or in ARR
● Revenue growth 50%+ YoY
● Clear path towards internationalising
● 20+ FTE
● Diverse leadership
● Founder mentality: growth mindset, ambition, give back. No assholes.
● Data, cloud, soft- or hardware tech central to value creation
● Positioning with technology as clear differentiation
● Building a product that scales rather than selling services
● Employing significant (>30%) technical talent
Soft criteria - companies who are:
● Looking to expand their headcount in the next 12 months
● Looking to raise significant capital to expand their operations
● Scaling beyond NL
● Yearly experiencing significant growth in revenues
If you are part of BOLD, you don’t have to pay any participation fees. We seek no equity, therefore there are no costs involved for you to join the community.
If you have any questions or recommendations for us in relation to BOLD, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you've been invited to join BOLD, you’ll be receiving a digest of all the upcoming activities via our community newsletter. So keep an eye on your inbox to never miss an update.
Some of the companies who joined BOLD recently
The Next Closet
Meet the team
Head of Programmes and Services
Head of Community
Domain Leader Talent
Batch Manager Rise programme
Project Manager - Capital