TNW’s soft-landing expansion program offers entrepreneurs the chance to scale their business to Amsterdam. With expert guidance, a thriving network, and a team that has helped startups scale across the world; Softlanding Expansion Amsterdam is your ticket to startup growth.
With 12 weeks of support covering logistics, networking, integration mentorship, and events, receive the perfect landing for your scale-up into the hottest tech ecosystem on the continent. Next to this support, there’s the option to receive a 1-year startup visa to give yourself the perfect platform to establish in the country.
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About the Dutch Startup Visa
Since January 1st, 2015, the Dutch government welcomes ambitious entrepreneurs outside of the EU to easily start a business in The Netherlands through a fast-track program: the Dutch Startup Visa. This visa grants entrepreneurs a one-year period to build or expand an innovative company in The Netherlands.
One of the requirements for this fast-track program is that the startup works with an approved startup visa facilitator. The role of the facilitator is to introduce the entrepreneur to the Dutch/European market and provide support and guidance throughout the duration of the startup visa.
The TNW Expansion Program provides founders of (tech) startups and scale-ups outside of the EU with a one-year visa and a dedicated soft-landing program. This includes, but is not limited to: access to our vibrant and curated TNW startup- and tech community, expertise, events, spaces and tools needed to successfully build or grow your company in the Netherlands, the European market and beyond.
TNW works with a network of trusted industry experts and soft-landing service providers who can help you with everything you need. Think of (one-on-one) mentoring, introductions to relevant local partners/industry experts and an opportunity to tap into the Dutch startup- and tech ecosystem.
Unlike most other softlanding programs, facilitators, and VCs, we only charge a one-off price for our programs; thus, we don't take equity! That means you don't have to grant us any ownership or equity of your business when moving to Amsterdam, but instead, we ask for a straight fee.
With the expansion program, there are two different prices depending on whether you'll need a startup visa or not:
By signing up for any of the two expansion programs above, you'll receive a plethora of perks and benefits, including:
The Dutch have never been afraid to question the status quo. An inclusive, collaborative mindset makes entrepreneurship a natural part of the Dutch DNA. A pro-business climate, international workforce and superior infrastructure make the Netherlands a leading business destination.