Entrepreneurship in the Netherlands
For thousands of years, the Dutch haven’t been afraid to question the status quo. An inclusive, collaborative mindset makes innovation and entrepreneurship a natural part of the Dutch DNA. A pro-business climate, international workforce and superior infrastructure make the Netherlands one of the best places to do business.
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.
About the TNW Startup Visa Program
The TNW Startup Visa Program provides founders of (tech) startups and scale-ups outside of the EU with a one-year visa and 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.
Tech startups and scale-ups with a scalable (IP-based) innovative business model and global expansion ambitions, wanting to accelerate and grow their business within the European market via the Netherlands and beyond. Our program is industry-agnostic.
Got what it takes?
We'd love to hear from you! Please apply and we'll get back to you to schedule and intake.
For me it was a no brainer to work with TNW for the Startup Visa Program. You get an amazing startup community on your side and fantastic office and meeting spaces.