FAQ


Who can apply to participate in the Startup Bootcamp?
How are companies selected to participate?
Is there time in the program to schedule private business meetings?
Will the Consulate assist participating companies in setting up one-on-one meetings with potential business partners and investors?
Are there opportunities to meet other participants before the Startup Bootcamp?
What does it cost to participate in the Startup Bootcamp?
What is the selection process?

Who can apply to participate in the Startup Bootcamp?

Startup companies based in the Netherlands who have been in business less than 5 years can apply to participate in the Startup Bootcamp. Review our Eligibility and Requirements page for more information.

How are companies selected to participate?

Submissions are reviewed by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in San Francisco and screened to be sure that companies meet the criteria for participating. Final selections are made by a panel of Silicon Valley industry experts, including experienced executives of technology companies, entrepreneurs and venture capital investors.

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Is there time in the program to schedule private business meetings?

The Startup Bootcamp is an intensive 4-day program. The schedule does not allow time for private meetings. It is advisable to extend your stay to accommodate any additional meetings you would like to schedule during your stay.

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Will the Consulate General of The Netherlands assist participating companies in setting up one-on-one meetings with potential business partners and investors?

Setting up one-on-one meetings for participating companies is not the main focus of the Startup Bootcamp. However, there will be plenty of networking opportunities throughout the week. If there are specific companies you would like to meet, please let us know and we will be more than happy to invite them to events taking place during the Startup Bootcamp. In addition to participating in the Startup Bootcamp, you can also make use of the business partner scan services, whereby the Consulate General of The Netherlands assists companies to find potential customers and partners.

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Are there opportunities to meet other participants before the Startup Bootcamp?

Yes. A kickoff event will be held in the Netherlands prior to the Startup Bootcamp. This is an opportunity to meet and network with your fellow Startup Bootcampers, hear and learn from the experiences of previous years’ participants, and get an initial introduction to the Silicon Valley ecosystem.

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What does it cost to participate in the Startup Bootcamp?

You are responsible for your own airfare, hotel, meals and local transportation costs while in San Francisco.  All other costs will be covered by the Consulate General of The Netherlands in San Francisco. In order to help keep your costs down, we will negotiate special deals with centrally-located hotels in the city. Details will be provided prior to the Startup Bootcamp. Third party costs are your own responsibility.

Covered by the Consulate General

– All program-related costs
– Coaching and pitch training during Bootcamp
– Kickoff event in the Netherlands
– Transportation for Day 3 Silicon Valley road trip
– 3 lunches

Covered by participant

– Airfare
– Additional individual pitch coaching if desired
– Hotel
– Local transportation (not including Day 3 road trip)
– Meals (other than 3 lunches)

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How do I stay involved after the Startup Bootcamp?

Startup Bootcamp participants are offered lifetime membership in the Holland in the Valley network. As members, companies should be willing to share their knowledge and experience with other start-ups in the Netherlands.

If you are interested in setting up or moving your business to Silicon Valley after the Startup Bootcamp, the Netherlands Business Support Office is here to help you. Please contact us for more information.

 



       
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