FROM IDEA OR RESEARCH

TO STARTUP

TO A STRONG TEAM, THE BEST CUSTOMERS, AND YOUR FIRST ROUND OF FUNDING

MEET UTRECHTINC

Do you have a scalable idea or a tech startup and do you want to discover what steps in startup entrepreneurship you can take in our incubator? Join us during Meet UtrechtInc or get in touch.

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Meet UtrechtInc

Do you want to discover what steps in startup entrepreneurship you can take in our incubator? Join us during Meet UtrechtInc or get in touch.

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Entrepreneurs and researchers

UtrechtInc has supported over 200 startups in validation and growth. If you have a scalable idea or if you're already running a tech startup, we'll help you to the next stage.

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Corporates

Want to stay up to date on the latest developments? Do you want to innovate like a startup? Or do you want to build a strong relationship with entrepreneurs from the regio?

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We offer you

Matchmaking

We connect you, among other things, with potential co-founders, investors, interns and partners.

No Shares!

We do not request shares. You remain the owner!

Education Partners

We'll happily introduce you to our connections at Utrecht University, UMC Utrecht and Utrecht University of Applied Sciences.

Startup Knowledge

We know the startup techniques and have a rich experience with disruptive startups.

Financing

You get access to the Rabo Pre-seed Fund and our own network of investors.

Workplaces

Need an office? We have the facilities and great coffee!

Validation for students

Spend 5 months, part-time, to find out if startup entrepreneurship fits you. You are supported by UtrechtInc through group sessions and 1 on 1 coaching.

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Acceleration programs

Validation for researchers

Validation for researchers

Spend 10 months, part-time, looking for market validation. You are supported by entrepreneurs and experts in entrepreneurship, business development, and product development.

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Validation for tech startups

Validation for tech startups

Don't overthink your idea, but discover in 3 months, fulltime, if there is a market need for your solution. Find, with the support of experienced entrepreneurs, your first customer, discover your mvp, and build your founding team.

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Accelerator program

Are you ready to turn your business into a fastgrowing startup? In the next 5 months, you will grow your company from 1 to 10 customers or from 1.000 to 100.000 users and towards your first or next round of funding.

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FAQ

1. Why should we participate in the validation program?

If you are ready to find out if there is a market question for your solution. If you don't want to walk around with your idea for 3 years, but want to go for it, today, then the validation program is a big step forward. In 10 years, we have organized multiple programs and with that built an extensive network of mentors and experts, with which market validation can be accomplished within several months. Next to that, we are based in Utrecht and the heart of the Netherlands.

2. Why should we participate in the accelerator?

Wen your team is geared up to turn your company into a fastgrowing startup, the UtrechtInc accelerator is a big step forward. We have a 10 years of experience running startup programs, during which we also built an extensive network of mentors and experts. We are also based in Utrecht and therefore in the heart of the Netherlands.

3. I am the only founder. Can I apply?

For our validation program, we are looking for entrepreneurs who want to validate their solution, which is also possible as a solo founder. We do believe in the strength of a team, so during the program we support your search for a co-founder.

For our accelerator, we are looking for startups with a team and customers. The program, let alone the stage you are in right now, needs a strong team, which is why this is a critical point for our selection process. You and your co-founders need to have complementary skills and a positive atmosphere to make your startup a huge success.

4. We already have a team? Should we still apply for the validation program?

The program is mainly focused on validation of your solution, so even if you already have a team, it is highly relevant to participate. With more co-founders you can validate even faster.

5. How much funding do we receive from UtrechtInc?

Startups and entrepreneurs do not get funding from UtrechtInc. You do get to pitch during Demo Day for the Rabo Pre-seed Fund for a loan up to €68.000.

6. What kind of startups are you looking for?

We are looking for startups with a scalable idea. This always includes technology and in 99% software as well. This is because we support companies who are looking for ways to change the world rapidly and globally. For the validation program: if you are not a developer yourself, but you can build an MVP with existing tools, you are also welcome and during the program we will support your search for a tech co-founder.

7. What variables influence your decision who gets to participate and who doesn't?

We are here for teams with at least 1 researcher, student, or alumnus affiliated with the UU, HU or UMC U. Next to that, we believe in the strength of a great team. It is important that you run a creative team with motivation and potential. We also take a look at how innovative your idea is. Your idea doesn't have to be completely new, but your implementation needs to be unique.

For the validation program: you don't have any customers yet, maybe a potential launching customer, and you are looking for ways to change the world.

For the accelerator: you have a team, your first customer(s), and a working product, plus you are looking for ways to go from 1 to 10 customers or from 1.000 to 100.000 users. Plus, with our program, you will be guided towards your first or next round of funding.

8. Where will the program take place?

UtrechtInc's programs take place in Utrecht, in the heart of the country. Known for its canals, happy citizens, and thousands of students. After the introduction you will spend halve a day at UtrechtInc, so that you can work from wherever you want for the rest of the week.

10. I have other questions!?

For more questions, contact us and we're happy to help.