Frequently Asked Questions

We are a non-profit organisation led by volunteers with the goal of making Eindhoven and its region more startup friendly, connectings its stakeholders and working together with them to grow together.

If you have doubts about who is who or where to go, check our map or drop us a line, we will see who can be the best one for you.

We work with different organisation like DeWert, Marks Wachters Notarissen, RVO, Kamer van Koophandel, Brainport Development, Gemeente Eindhoven, Shapeways, StudyPortals, Utomik, and much more. If you want to give us a hand, just drop us a line.

Our budget is very small, we just ask for what we need, it is mainly funded by our partners on project based.

You can check the About page and look at our team.

By connecting them and helping them figure out their next step in the ecosystem.

No problem! Contact Brainport Development and they will try to help you out. You can email Next Move manager Piet van der Wielen (

Since January 2015 The Netherlands has a Startup Visa. For that application you need a certified facilitator. We have several ones in the region that could help you to get set in. Contact Victoria Martinez (

We have several softlanding programs. Contact Victoria Martinez (

“A startup is an organization formed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model.” – Steve Blank

You can check more information about the definition on Steve Blank blog or here.

“Scale-ups are enterprises with average annualised growth in employees (or in turnover) greater than 20 per cent a year over a three-year period, and with 10 or more employees at the beginning of the observation period.” – Sherry Coutu

You can read more about scale ups here.

  • Brainport is the economical development agency of the region.
  • Brainport is an imaginary region around 21 municipalities that support it, together with government, business and education.
  • It is also a feeling to belong to a prestigious and known smart region with an important high tech component and incredible R&D developments that create one of the pillar of the Dutch economy.

Industry, history and network concentrates here. The local and regional development together with the strong motivation from the City of Eindhoven (Gemeente Eindhoven) and its international connections with Brainport friend cities around the world make it a special place where to grow rapidly as a young startup.

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