IMEC gives entrepreneurs in The Hague a flying start on the international market
Are you an ambitious entrepreneur from The Hague who dreams of success abroad? The Hague Business Agency and InnovationQuarter offer SMEs from the Hague region a business boot camp for a flying start on the international market: IMEC (International Market Entry Coaching). Give your business a boost and start doing business in Germany, the United Kingdom, Denmark or Belgium. You can register for the 2022 program until 1 February. Do you have questions about IMEC? Contact Elisa or come to the information session on 14 or 21 January.
IMEC: 9 months international business boot camp
If your SME from the Hague region is ready for a significant step across the border, we will be happy to help you make it a success.
The IMEC program will prepare you for business success abroad in nine months. You’ll follow joint workshops and receive personal guidance from experts from The Hague Business Agency, InnovationQuarter and the knowledge partners of your country of choice.
We do everything we can to make your cross-border activities a success. That is why our experts are ready with personal advice to guide you through every step of the journey. Regulations, market research, financing and insurance: everything is covered. We also introduce you to relevant networks. And are you looking for business partners such as resellers, distributors or joint ventures? We are happy to provide you with our wide network and get you connected with the right people. Are you attending?
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The IMEC program
In nine months, the IMEC program offers you information and guidance in several important areas:
- Developing your unique country strategy with experts
- Market analysis
- Marketing strategy
- Legal and tax advice
- Contacts with sales representatives and importers
- Contacts with marketing and PR agencies
What do we expect from you?
We are happy to invest in you to ensure that your company succeeds abroad. We do ask for something in return. Participation in IMEC is free, but it takes time. You spend about two to three half-days per month on the various program components. In addition, we invite you to be present at the collective parts. To inspire other entrepreneurs in The Hague, we ask you to share your experiences through interviews or give short presentations.
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About The Hague Business Agency and InnovationQuarter
The Hague Business Agency and InnovationQuarter are carrying out the SME deal ‘international entrepreneurship for and by entrepreneurs’ on behalf of the municipality of The Hague and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate (EZK). IMEC is part of that process.
Internationally active entrepreneurs are often more innovative and spend more money on R&D. Due to the larger sales market, they are also less dependent on local market developments, have greater resilience and are more competitive. These are all important reasons to support entrepreneurs from the Hague region who have ambitions across the border.
The knowledge and international networks that we can offer entrepreneurs within the IMEC program thus contribute to both the local and international profile and the strengthening of SMEs from the Hague region.