We know the facilitators that can help you out

These experts in their field will help you to make your startup visa year a success.

Just a brief selection of facilitators we know

A facilitator is a business mentor that provides you, the entrepreneur, with support. tailor-made package of support depending on the specific needs of the startup entrepreneur. Our Facilitators are specialised in Digital, Energy, Water, Life Sciences and High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM).

Groningen Seaports

Energy, Circular Plastics, Water

Do you operate in Offshore Energy or circular economy? Is your company a startup or scale-up? Join the Groningen Seaports community and share our office space, knowledge and network!

Campus Groningen

Health, HighTech, Agrifood, HTSM, Digital

Driver of innovation with a well-connected ecosystem in health digital, agrifood and more, Affiliated to the Academic Medical Center Groningen. Campus Groningen can help you with access to lab facilities, finding the right investor, accelerators and more! 


HTSM, Deeptech, Health, UAV's

A great accelerator program in Enschede. This facilitator is linked to the University of Twente. NovelT is the place for innovative startups in the east. The facilitator can help you with mentoring, an incubation program, network and everything else to make your startup a success. 

VentureLab North

Digital, Energy, Health

A high-quality accelerator program linked to the University of Groningen. VentureLab North offers a cohesive one year business development program. You will get weekly training sessions, a program based on your needs, an international network and regular networking events. 

Incubator Leeuwarden

Digital, Impact innovation, ICT

A facilitator in Leeuwarden specialized in financing, universities, test  locations and business mentoring. This facilitator is your first entrepreneurship partner in Friesland. Incubator Leeuwarden can help early-stage startups with a modest product-market fit.   


Water, Agrifood, Energy

Water is an enabling technology and very much linked to other sectors such as agrifood, energy and food- & chemical industry. WaterCampus is the leading water technology facilitator in the North. This facilitator can help startups in all phases of development. From the moment before they even register their company until the internationalization phase.     

Innovation Cluster Drachten

Digital, HTSM, Energy

Innovation Cluster Drachten emphasizes on Technostarters in digital & high tech systems domain. It’s the perfect facilitator for tech startups that need facilities to test their robotics innovation. This hub for smart factories works on the future of metal 3D printing, remote sensoring and big data, robotics, visual intelligence and renewable propulsion  



A facilitator in Groningen specialized in gaming. They offer an incubator program.

Oost NL

Agrifood, Life sciences, HTSM

Oost NL uses the expertise of 160 colleagues in the field of business development, capital and internationalization to provide guidance. The facilitator can help startups who strengthen the regional economy by improving the world. The development agency gives startups access to an extensive network en provides a tailor made program. 

Start your launch now

Are you ready to start your launch? Let’s do the check:
– You have an awesome and innovative startup: check! 
– You know the ins and outs of the startup visa: check!
You are ready to sign up for your startup visa in the Northeastern Netherlands.

Show us your ambitions and we will evaluate if your startup ticks all the other boxes.
Go big or go home!

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