BOLD: Why we are launching a founder-led community for Dutch scaleups
Techleap.nl is currently building a community of the top tech founders and CXOs of the Netherlands with the aim to create a well-connected and self-empowering ecosystem. Why? Find out in our latest blog post.
A community that pushes and challenges you to learn, grow and be your best self.
#2 Safe space
A safe space to discuss your challenges openly and candidly, and find solutions together. What you share in BOLD, stays in BOLD, and always stays confidential.
#3 Insights & Connections
A place to connect with your peers. A place to personally meet, and learn from, world-class thinkers, builders, and leaders in tech. People like Reid Hoffman and Corinne Vigreux have committed to giving their time to help you.
In-depth, practical, 2.5-hour sessions on key topics such as fundraising and recruitment, led by experts. Intimate: available for 10-15 founders and CxOs per session (first-come, first-serve).
‘Art of Scaling’ story sessions with top founders who’ve done it successfully. Be inspired by great success (and failure) stories. Ask them anything. Open to the whole BOLD.
Curated one-on-ones with (inter)national entrepreneurs. Get advice or feedback from world-class players (via regularly bookable 20min calls).
- #Global & #Rise
#Global & #Rise
Get priority access to our #Global internationalisation programme as well our scaling #Rise programme. For more information on #Global & #Rise, visit our website.
#Meet the whole BOLD community twice a year at inspiring in-person events. Top-level speakers and engineered serendipity.
Hard & soft criteria
● 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:
○ no asshole, growth mindset, ambition, give back
● 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
We add value to the 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.
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As we are currently in the very early stages of shaping BOLD, we decided to keep the applications for joining the community invite-only for now. That said, once we transition into a recruitment phase, we will open up the application process on our website and announce it on our social media channels. If you’d like to be informed firsthand when the applications open, please subscribe to our newsletter.
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