In short

Being an entrepreneur is a tough ride! With the Rise programme, we want to bring you the right connections and the actionable insights you need to take your company to the next level. Join Rise and build with us the strongest founders community in the Netherlands.


Any questions about Rise? Book a call with our Batch Manager!

Are you an ambitious scaleup operating out of the Netherlands? Accelerate your growth with Rise, join our Batch #8! Book a 15-minute call with our Batch Manager - Peter-Jan Kok to see what Rise can do for your company. 

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Who is Rise for?

This time we select scaleups with a solution based on scalable technology. For Batch 6 we are looking for companies across all industries.

Rise adds most value to companies who are: 

  • looking to expand their headcount in next 12 months 
  • looking to raise significant capital to expand their operations 
  • scaling beyond NL
  • yearly experiencing significant growth in revenues
Are you ready to Rise?

The Criteria

  • Currently raising or preparing to raise €10M+ (series A+)
  • Clear understanding of product/market fit 
  • Revenue-focused, generating over €3M
  • 20+ FTE
  • Min. 50% yoy growth in either employees or revenues 
Are you ready to Rise?

Rise Batch #8 Schedule

See the key dates for our upcoming batch!


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    Also, we believe in the power of diversity and inclusion, and therefore encourage applications from founding teams with a wide array of backgrounds.

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  • We do not seek equity. There is no cost involved for the scaleups, besides travel expenses and/or accommodation.

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  • Final selection will be made by an independent selection committee. After the submission deadline, our scouting team will be in touch and ask you to submit a personal video of up to 2 minutes to brief the jury for Selection Day. Selection is based on the overall value proposition, traction, potential to scale, team and program fit. After approval, you get an invitation for Selection Day where you'll meet the jury for a Q&A style conversation. Also, we believe in the power of diversity and inclusion, and therefore encourage applications from founding teams with a wide array of backgrounds.

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  • Techleap.nl Rise Programme adds the most value for companies who: 

    > Significantly need to increase their team.
    > Want to expand their markets and rapidly grow internationally.
    > Need to attract serious growth capital.
    > Want to map their scaling journey. 
    > Aim to be a global force in their industry.

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  • Yes, and in the 4 programmes we run per year we alternate between open calls and theme calls. In a theme call we select companies from specific industries that have an impact in solving a certain problem such as climate change or covid-19. You can view an example of our Flattening the climate curve theme impact via the link below.

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