Rise Programme

In short

We provide scaleups based in the Netherlands with all the tools and knowledge to recruit, retain, and develop the best talent to grow and scale internationally.

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Who is Rise for?

To join Rise, you must fit the following:

  • Currently raising or preparing to raise €10M+ with their next round (likely to have been funded 3-5M€ previously)
  • Or revenue-focused and generating annual revenues of over €3M
  • 20+ FTE
  • Min. 100% year on year growth
  • A clear understanding of product and market fit
Are you ready to Rise?
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Apply to join Rise Batch #4

Applications for Rise Batch #4 are now open! You have until March 24th to apply to the Rise programme. 
We will follow up with an interview for shortlisted companies who meet the selection criteria. Ten companies will then be selected to join the programme.

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FAQ's

  • Fill in the form via the button below and we will get in touch with you. 

    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.

    Keep calm, join Rise.

What does it look like?

Kick-off dinner

Once you are selected to join Rise, we kick-off the programme with a networking event. A great opportunity to meet your peers and entrepreneurs who've joined the programme before you. 

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Tailor-made sessions

Network, get inspired and gather actionable insights around Talent, Capital and Internationalisation via exclusive sessions with our scale icons and experts. 

Connection Day

We curate an audience of top-tier contacts from the investor and corporate world to listen to your pitch and enable the right connections in days instead of months.