STARTUP & GROWTH PROGRAMMES
START, GROW, ACCELERATE - 3 PROGRAMMES TO GET YOU GOING.
Starting and growing a company is a tough process and we believe that you can increase your chances of success with the support of top entrepreneurs.
We empower entrepreneurs to start, grow, and accelerate by leveraging the knowledge and network of the Erasmus University.
3 startup programmes to go from idea to over €1M turnover per year. In every programme you will get:
- A peer group with entrepreneurs facing the same challenges
- Weekly/Monthly coaching by seasoned entrepreneurs
- 1-1 expertise sessions
- Free flex-working options at the Startup Campus
- Access to the ECE-Network and events
See below which programme applies to you. Need more information? Click on the information button or come one of the information sessions. See the agenda for further details.
What are the selection criteria?
Applicants and the ideas will be judged on the following criteria:
How many participants will be accepted?
We have a maximum of applicants who will be accepted in our programmes:
The Get Started-programme has a maximum of 10-15 participants.
The Get Business-programme has a maximum of 8 participants.
What does the selection process look like?
1. It starts with your application via this page (dealine: 24 February).
2. We will review your business idea and let you know if we're inviting you for a meeting with the selectioncomittee on one of the selectiondays (26/27 February). We will inform you on the specific date, time and location.
3. As preparation for the meeting we will ask you to send us a pitchdeck or businessplan.
4. At the meeting we will ask you to pitch your idea/company to the selectioncomittee.
5. After the selectiondays we will let you know if you're accepted in the programme.
When are the selectiondays?
The selectiondays are on Wednesday 26 & Thursday 27 February.
Should you be invited, we will provide you with additional information concerning the exact time and what will be expected of you.
Only for students?
The programmes are open for everybody. Participants have to apply before the 24th of February.
Who are the coaches of the Get Started-programme?
The coaches of the Get Started-programme are:
Keith Wallace (LinkedIn)
Wallace is experienced in setting up a company on two continents and pre-seed capital, financing and coaching. He is one of the founders of 'De Investeerdersclub - Hollands most informal investors club'.
Simone Brummelhuis (LinkedIn)
Brummelhuis is founder and CEO of The Next Women and involved as adviser on board level with Xs4all, Astia (was VP Europe) and IENS.nl (was MD), the 1%club and The Erasmus University Centre for Entrepreneurship. She is a frequent adviser to startups on starting and growing the business and to established companies on their diversity programmes.
Are there participation costs?
Yes. The participation costs of the programmes are:
Get Started programme: 250,-
Get Business-programme: 1750,-
AcceleratorNL: 1375,- per year
If you're renting one of the offices we have available (link), the participation costs of the programme you're participating in will be lower. For more information, don't hesitate to contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org).
When is Get Business starting?
The coaching and expert sessions of the Get Business program will take place on the first Tuesday of every month. Additionally, there will be a series of extra sessions between the start of the programme in March and the 6th of May.
When is Get Started beginning?
Below you can find the tentative planning of the complete Get Started programme:
Selection days: 26 & 27 February (full day)
Kick-off: March 4
Trainingsession 1: March 12 (16:00 - 20:00)
Trainingsession 2: March 26 (16:00 - 20:00)
Trainingsession 3: April 2 (16:00 - 20:00)
Trainingsession 4: April 16 (16:00 - 20:00)
Trainingsession 5: April 23 (16:00 - 20:00)
Trainingsession 6: May 7 (16:00 - 20:00)
Trainingsession 7: May 14 (16:00 - 20:00)
Trainingsession 8: May 21 (16:00 - 20:00)
Pitching Night: June 3 (T.B.A.)
All meetings take place on the Startup Campus.
Investing in your future. This project is partly financed by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union