Funds $15K per team
Takes 8% equity
Markets Architecture & Construction Smart Cities
Invests in Europe North America South America Asia Africa 5 more
Making cities more resilient to the infrastructure, connectedness, and population’s health challenges posed by the 21st century requires plentiful innovation. Being one of the most densely populated countries in the world, here in the Netherlands we understand the need for solutions that can improve logistics and functionality, as well as find new ways to enhance human interaction.

Together with The City of The Hague, we are looking for startups who can make the leap in smart city development – from inefficient transportation and energy supply, air pollution or shortages of water to thriving megapolises full of greenery. We think about the places where governments, businesses, artists and thinkers can make the most out of living together.

Cities program will provide selected startups with valuable (expert) knowledge, market validation, access networks of potential clients, partners and investors, and essential growth capital. We are looking for dedicated teams who strive to make...
Making cities more resilient to the infrastructure, connectedness, and population’s health challenges posed by the 21st century requires plentiful innovation. Being one of the most densely populated countries in the world, here in the Netherlands we understand the need for solutions that can improve logistics and functionality, as well as find new ways to enhance human interaction.

Together with The City of The Hague, we are looking for startups who can make the leap in smart city development – from inefficient transportation and energy supply, air pollution or shortages of water to thriving megapolises full of greenery. We think about the places where governments, businesses, artists and thinkers can make the most out of living together.

Cities program will provide selected startups with valuable (expert) knowledge, market validation, access networks of potential clients, partners and investors, and essential growth capital. We are looking for dedicated teams who strive to make cities better to launch them in our lively innovation ecosystem.

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Our main drive is to accelerate growth of ventures who focus on future solutions with positive impact. Increased innovation in sectors aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals is key to economic growth. These goals are already reshaping global markets and capital flows, bringing impact businesses to the spotlight and making them stand out in the competition.

The program has 5 verticals:
#Health & Ageing
#Security
#Smart Cities
#Future Mobility
#Healthy & Circular Buildings

We are interested in teams that try to improve the likes of health, sustainable environments, road safety, traffic management, circular economy, energy efficiency, occupancy mapping, digital security, critical infrastructure, well being, care systems (especially elderly) and e-health solutions.

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You can apply anytime between 30 May and 15 September 2017. However, it’s important to note that the applications are on a rollout basis: the sooner you apply – the sooner you can get to know the result and start with us.

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World Startup Factory sets up a lively environment where startups can gain industry-specific insights, connect to both local and international hubs, validate their ideas with potential customers and strengthen their business cases day by day. Are you looking to stimulate global growth by leading sustainable development? Check out our program and apply now!
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Aditya Putta World Startup Factory
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Claudiu Ghiuzan Portfolio Manager - World Startup Factory
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Daniel Steginga Dutch Coast / World Startup Factory
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GJ (Gerrit Jan) van 't Veen Entrepreneur with extensive experience in technology and business development.

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