Startup Box

The Startup Box consists of six public sector support programmes specifically tailored to meet the needs of your start-up in each stage of your growth.

The figure below leads you to the most appropriate instrument for your start-up.

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Startup Box

Are you developing innovative plans or activities?

Do you need funding for these goals?

Do you have other plans you need funding for?

Could you use financial government support?

Could you use financial government support?

How long has your company been in business?

Are you a citizen of the EU?

Are you a citizen of the EU?

What type of funding do you prefer?

What type of funding do you prefer?

What type of funding do you prefer?

Please contact the Chamber of Commerce Start-up information desk
+31 (0)88-585 2222 the Chamber of Commerce Start-up information desk

You need a
Start-up Visa first.

The Start-up Visa allows ambitious entrepreneurs from outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland to stay and to work as an entrepreneur for a maximum of one year in the Netherlands.

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POC funding is the best option for you.

The Proof-of-Concept funding (POC funding) scheme ables you to raise favorable credit from the government to study market feasibility.

More about POC funding POC funding

Innovation Credit is the best option for you.

The Innovation Credit scheme ables you to raise favorable credit from the government for innovative projects.

More about Innovation Credit Innovation Credit

BMKB is the best option for you.

The government's BMKB (SME Credit Guarantee scheme) enables you to raise more credit from banks than would otherwise be possible given your collateral.

More about BMKB BMKB (SME Credit Guarantee scheme)

WBSO is the best option for you.

With the WBSO (R&D tax allowance scheme), you can lower wage costs for R&D and other R&D costs and expenditures, such as prototypes or research equipment.

More about WBSO WBSO

Seed Capital is the best option for you.

With the Seed Capital scheme, the Ministry of Economic Affairs stimulates private seed funds to invest in innovative startups.

More about Seed Capital Seed Capital
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