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Realize and valorize your innovative business idea!

Start with your business idea

Do you have an innovative idea and do you want to get started? We open up our resources for you to validate, develop and grow your startup idea. Get inspiration, mentoring and coaching via our experts and experienced business developers. Since we are a non-profit, you won’t have any costs or equity loss. We are the most entrepreneurial university ecosystem in the Netherlands and facilitate innovation and startups for more than 35 years. What are you waiting for? Join the START Bootcamp to get the basic insights of building an idea into a business in just one day. Or apply for the START Program, that is consisting of a validation sprint for dedicated student entrepreneurs in different sessions over two months. So, are you ready to START?

START Bootcamp

Do you have a business idea or just want to get the taste of entrepreneurship? Within one day you get the basic insights of building an innovative idea into a business and start your own startup. To help and inspire you to become an entrepreneur and build innovative business, we share knowledge, resources and tools that were used to build already over 2000 startups/spin-offs.

Due to all the precautions that are taken for the Corona virus, we’ve decided to postpone all the START bootcamps.

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START Program

Do you already have an innovative business idea and eager to start? Apply for the START Program. The START Program is a validation sprint for your innovative business idea in four sessions over two months. With a value of more than €7.000 in tools, expertise & coaching we only allow 10 teams to join per cohort (month). Once approved, you get access to our experts and coaches that challenge you to validate and achieve rapid progress in incubation phase!


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Contact our Junior Business Developers

Julian Sotscheck
Jacco Reuling
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Julian Sotscheck
Junior Business Developer
Julian Sotscheck

Being part of the JBD team, you can of course always reach out to me with any entrepreneurship question. I am especially passionate about well designed and user focused ideas that challenge the status quo. I want to motivate, challenge and support you to realise your ambitious visions, or set even higher goals!

Jacco Reuling
Junior business developer
Jacco Reuling

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