The IMEC programme

IMEC gives entrepreneurs from The Hague a head start on the international market

Are you an ambitious entrepreneur from The Hague region and do you dream of international success? Then take advantage of the unique opportunity to boost your business with IMEC (International Market Entry Coaching), a business bootcamp offered by InnovationQuarter and The Hague Business Agency. 

With IMEC you will start doing business in a target market of your choice: Germany, The United Kingdom or Denmark/Sweden. Do you have a proven business case, are you successful on the Dutch market and ready for the next step? 

Register until March 19 for the 2023 IMEC programme and start your international adventure in April. Send an e-mail with your contact details to Elisa and she will reach out to you asap.   

IMEC: 9 months international business bootcamp 

Is your SME or scale-up ready for a serious step across the border? We can help you succeed. Within nine months, the IMEC programme prepares you for business success in another country. You follow joint workshops and receive personal guidance from (country) experts: experts from InnovationQuarter, The Hague Business Agency and the knowledge partners of the country you want to expand to. This year we offer the IMEC programme for entrepreneurs who want to grow on the German, British or Danish/Swedish market. Of the three available programmes, the two markets with the most applications will go ahead. So, choose your preferred market and enrol now! 

Personal support 

At IMEC, we are fully committed to your international success. Our experts are ready to support you with personal advice every step of the way.  

The programme starts with an intake interview in which you and a country expert determine your goals. Next, the expert will guide you with coaching and tailored support while you thoroughly research the target market and make initial contacts with potential customers or business partners. You will be assigned an export consultant who will guide and advise you for nine months. 

In addition, you will attend workshops with other ambitious entrepreneurs where you will focus on cultural differences, marketing & sales and legal aspects. In this way you will increase your knowledge and skills and be able to be successful abroad independently. With IMEC you will work in nine months in a focused way towards a strategic market entry and you will have access to a large local and international network. 

We successfully helped these entrepreneurs access international markets!