Rise Programme

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.

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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?

FAQs

  • 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.

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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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