Is the startup programme fulltime?
No, the programme will take about 12 hours per week.
Can the solution also be implemented in other municipalities?
Certainly. Scalability is one of the assessment criteria. The programme will help you to connect to other municipalities.
Can we get paid for the development of the product?
This is not the intention of the programme. However, if it’s beneficial for the development of the solution the municipality can decide to help te startup develop the product/solution.
Does all communication during the programme have to be in English, bilingual, or Dutch?
All of these options are possible. It depends on the participating startups.
Is it possible to work at a distance for a part of the programme?
The programme will take about 12 hours per week. Presence on these days is obligatory. For the other days working at a distance is possible.
Is Startup in Residence a subsidy program?
No, it is not.
What is the preferred language for the application and the presentation?
The application and presentation can be both in Dutch or English.
Can the participating municipalities decide to purchase sooner?For example, after 2 months?
Yes, that is possible.
Is having a business plan/model optional or required?
There has to be a business model. This does not have to be the definitive version because further development of the business plan/ business model is part of the Startup in Residence Programme.
Does this programme help with seed capital to sustain running the products in upcoming time period?
The main objective of this programme is not to help startups get seed capital.
If it’s beneficial for the development of the solution the municipality can decide to help te startup develop the product/solution.
Can the proposal be an offshoot of an existing business, where the offshoot will become a separate startup?
Yes, this is possible, provided that you meet the requirements for startups as explained on the website.