Why are startups important for both India and the Netherlands?
Startups, being the driving force for innovation, can provide solutions for societal challenges on several levels. Their path-breaking, disruptive innovation are important for sustainable and inclusive economic growth, both in India and in the Netherlands. India, with its booming economy and fast-growing IT-sector, houses numerous innovators and entrepreneurs who are ready to explore Europe. The Netherlands – with its international business climate and English-speaking community – is an interesting gateway for Indian startups to enter the European market. Also vice versa, India – and its huge market of 1,3 billion – provides Dutch innovators and entrepreneurs multiple opportunities. Their expertise and technologies in fields like agriculture, cyber or waste management can support India in its growth in a sustainable matter. In sum, stimulating Indian and Dutch start-ups to interact, co-create and find joint solutions to sustainable challenges play a key role in achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).
For who is StartUpLink interesting?
StartUpLink is interesting for all entrepreneurs, innovators or other game changers from either India or the Netherlands that seek to do business in each other’s countries. Also if you are an investor, accelerator, incubator or other key player in the startup scene, StartUpLink will help you to get the first impressions and useful sites to navigate your way through the Indian or Dutch ecosystem.
What can I use it for?
StartUpLink serves as a first entry-point for Indian and Dutch startups that want to explore the market in either India or the Netherlands. You can:
Find information on either the Indian or Dutch ecosystems
Find sites to validate your idea for the Indian or Dutch market
Get linked with potential partners to get connected to or to help you scale up to the Indian or Dutch market.
Read more on supporting instruments (such as funds or public-private partnerships) that the Government of India or the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands can offer you.
Learn more about the process of startup visa
Check out upcoming events that are relevant (both in India and the Netherlands).
Who do I approach for more tailor-made information?
Ready to launch into the Indian or Dutch market, but some specific questions? The Netherlands embassy in New Delhi (India) as well as the Indian embassy in the Hague (The Netherlands) can assist you for more tailor-made information. They can connect you to the right partners – such as StartupIndia or StartupDelta – or other points of entry.