NL Startup Competition

Join the first NL Startup Competition

Participate in the very first NL Startup Competition and pitch your startup for prize money, a valuable network and knowledge.

The first NL Startup Competition is here

Do you have a startup focused on social impact, the energy transition, digital progress or solutions for the circular economy? Then participate in the very first NL Startup Competition and pitch your startup for prize money, a valuable network and knowledge. In addition, you can also win an entry ticket to Entrepreneurship World Cup in America! And, winners of all four categories will secure a hotlap around Circuit Zandvoort in one of Porsche’s cutting-edge electric cars.

The first NL Startup Competition is organized by Upstream, MT/Sprout, Golden Egg Check and Erasmus Enterprise, in collaboration with the Port of Rotterdam, the Municipality of Rotterdam, V.O. Patents & Trademarks, Rabobank and Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Timeline

Mark your calendar!

Pre-registration deadline

Announcement of the finalists

NL Startup Competition Pre-event – Workshop “How to Pitch”

NL Startup Competition Pre-event – Speed date & Get to know the teams

NL Startup Competition – Finale

Celebrate success with

Prize Money!
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By participating in the first NL Startup Competition, you can also win an entry ticket to Entrepreneurship World Cup in America!

Winners of all four categories will secure the ultimate prize — a hotlap around Circuit Zandvoort on the 30th of May in one of Porsche's cutting-edge electric cars. Get ready to experience innovation and performance, driven by dreams!

Opportunities

Discover the exclusive benefits of participating in the NL Startup Competition.

PR Reach

Boost your startup’s visibility and credibility through strategic media coverage and promotional campaigns.

Networking

Connect with industry professionals and entrepreneurs, opening doors to collaborations and partnerships.

Access to potential investors

Pitch your venture to investors seeking promising opportunities for funding and support.

Exposure and recognition

Increase visibility within the entrepreneurial ecosystem, boosting credibility and unlocking new opportunities.

Mentorship

Gain valuable guidance and support from experienced mentors to accelerate your startup’s growth and success.

Exclusive rewards

Access resources and services tailored to help startups overcome challenges and achieve their goals along with €10.000 prize!

Explore the Categories

Explore the diverse opportunities awaiting entrepreneurs in the NL Startup Competition.

1. Social

Drive positive change and tackle pressing societal issues head-on and get a chance to win €10.000 prize.

 

2. Digital

Transform industries with cutting-edge tech solutions that streamline processes and improve experiences and get a chance to win €10.000 prize.

 

3. Energy Transition

Lead the charge towards a sustainable future with innovative energy solutions and get a chance to win €10.000 prize.

 

4. Circular

Promote environmental health by rethinking how we use and reuse resources and get a chance to win €10.000 prize.

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