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Where the Provincie and startups meet

Startup in Residence is an innovative collaboration between startups and scaleups and the provincie Zuid-Holland. The programme invites both Dutch and international entrepreneurs to tackle 10 regional challenges in collaboration with the province. Our second edition will run from May 2019 until October 2019.

The programme offers startups a training programme and guidance from professional coaches. The startups will also enjoy full access to the province’s network and be provided with working space in our office in the Hague. If the solutions prove successful, the province can act as a launching customer. Learn more about our 2019 challenges!

A region of innovators

Zuid-Holland offers an appealing location for innovation and startups. It is a compact area containing no fewer than 52 municipalities, 3 universities, and a strong business community. In this region, the province is uniquely equipped to work with startups to find effective solutions through collaboration. In our 2018 programme, we worked with 8 startups. You can read about their experiences here.

The challenges in our second programme cover topics like infrastructure, circular economy, climate adaptation, and much more. Find the complete list of challenges here. Applications are open from February 5th until April 1st!