Looking for an awesome tech community to expand your ideas, business, and opportunities? Do you want to conquer the European market? We have an exciting opportunity for you! We invite you to soft land at The Hague Tech, a tech community right at the heart of the Netherlands.

Soft landing in The Hague for international tech startups

How does it work? 

The Soft Landing program is meant for international tech startups and scale-ups. The program offers participating companies a taste of the Dutch market, to validate the product-market fit and to meet with potential customers and partners. The program is open from September 1st 2018 to July 1st 2019 and applications are already open! If you want to use The Hague Tech as a springboard to kickstart your European business, then please apply by filling out the intake-form on this page.

The program is open for startups and scale-ups in all phases, is tailor-made and free of charge.  You have the opportunity to take part in this program for at least 1 week. Travel and accomodation costs will be at your own expense.

In case you want to make use of the Dutch Startup Visa, please check the box in your application. We are happy to inform you about it and support you in the application process.

What to expect? 

Please note that this is only an example. The content of the program varies per applicant, depending on your company’s specifc needs and the duration of your stay.

Day 1 – Arrival at the Airport, travel to The Hague
Day 2 – Kick-off with the hosting organizations. Discussing what you are hoping to achieve, your expectations and how we can best help you achieve these. Also, in this first week, we will definately go out for dinner, explore The Hague by night, and make sure you are embedded in the community from day 1 (or 2).
Day 3,4,5 – Matchmaking, pre-arranged matchmaking meetings. This could be with potential customers, partners or investors. Your specific program will be tailor-made and adjusted to your specific needs.
Day 6- 14 – Use The Hague Tech as your home- base to test your product-market fit, explore opportunities and conduct business development activities.
Day 15 – Fly back home with a good sense of the Dutch market. Or decide to stay a bit longer. In fact: if the market is right for you, you can stay as long as you want.

Organized by

The Hague Tech

Fill the gaps, join the community! If you’re on a mission to change the world, the worst thing to do is to keep this to yourself. To find the ingredients for success, you need to share your ideas with the right crowd at the right place and time. The future of technology is a matter of effort and focus. It is about bridging the gaps between ideas and reality. Between talent and opportunity. The Hague Tech fills the gaps by connecting genius ideas with people who know how to build ground-breaking products and services and those who can bring innovation to the masses. Join The Hague Tech and be a part of this!

InnovationQuarter

InnovationQuarter (IQ) facilitates (international) collaboration between innovative entrepreneurs, knowledge institutes and government. InnovationQuarter’s mission is to strengthen the regional economy in West Holland by supporting and stimulating the innovation potential of this unique delta region. In close co-operation with all large corporations, educational and research institutions – like the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, the Delft University of Technology and Leiden University – and government organisations, InnovationQuarter supports technological developments with social impact, encourages entrepreneurship and invests in fast-growing companies.

World Startup Factory

World Startup Factory helps founders to accelerate their business with an intensive 30 days of bootcamp, followed by five months of customized support to increase success in their market. We offer a personal approach at The Hague Tech with a focus on customer development and strategic partnerships. Founders turn to us if they want to accelerate their impact with solutions for a better world. Specifically for this Soft Landing program, we also offer startups one-on-one meetings to find out whether they are ready for our program and a quickscan to see how you would fit into the Dutch startup ecosystem.

The Hague Business Agency

The Hague Business Agency (THBA) is a government funded organization specialized in economic development, investment promotion and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in The Hague. We are very well equipped to provide you with all the information you need to make important, strategic steps. We offer market insights, serve as a liaison with possible partners and we are your guide. All in all, THBA is your non-profit one stop shop for everything you come across. Free of charge!

Application procedure

The Soft Landing program is a tailor-made program, of which the content will vary per applicant. The first step is to fill out the intake-form on this page. After that, we will set up a call, to get a better understanding of your company and what you are hoping to achieve. Based on this, you will be submitted to the program, and we can start working together to make this a success.

Want to learn more?

Don't hesitate to contact Stef!

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  • Stef Prinsen
  • Account Manager High Tech & Smart Industry