Online portal for bridging loans for startups and scaleups is now open
As of the 29th of April 2020 companies can apply for a special bridging loan, the so-called Corona-Oververbruggingslening (COL), via an online portal built by Techleap.nl, the ROMs and Invest-NL. This bridging loan program was announced by the government earlier this month to the amount of EUR 100 million for all non-bank funded companies: startups, scaleups and innovative SMEs by the government. The COL was developed by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, in close cooperation with Techleap.nl, the ROMs and Invest-NL. This scheme is executed by the Regional Development Agencies (ROMs) at the request of the government. Check it here.