The leading accelerator for tech startups
We believe in you.
So we invest in you.
The world’s #1 business accelerator and the most entrepreneurial university of the Netherlands have joined forces. Imec.istart.nl offers tech startups pre-seed funding (between 100.000 and up to 250.000 euro per startup,) and tailored support to succeed and grow globally.
We support and partner with the most ambitious pre-seed startups – often as their first investor. Imec.istart.nl launched in 2021, but the program can count on many years of experience of both the imec.istart acceleration program in Belgium, and the business support of university incubator Novel-T.
imec.istart.nl for you
THE IMEC.ISTART PROGRAM IS RECOGNISED AS THE WORLDS #1 UNIVERSITY-LINKED BUSINESS ACCELERATOR
We are thrilled to announce UBI Global has named imec.istart the winner in the category ‘World Top Business Accelerator – Linked to University’. The ranking is based on the UBI Global World Benchmark Study, the world’s largest screening of (university) incubators and accelerators. In the past three editions (in 2015, 2017, and 2019), imec.istart was already in the top 5.
Of course, the entire imec.istart.nl team is committed to remain the tip of the spear of university-linked business accelerators!
REACH YOUR NEXT MILESTONES
Our program helps you to reach essential milestones to build a successful business.
Reach a fully functioning solution
Align your product to your target customers and refine your market and strategy roadmap.
Acquire the necessary skills and know how to scale your business and overcome the inevitable growing pains.
Define your perfect funding mix and convince our investor network with your polished pitch.
THESE ENTREPRENEURS PRECEDED YOU
Two leading forces joining as founders of imec.istart.nl.
Proud to have these strong fund and program partners.