About our program

imec.istart powered by Novel-T offers tech startups pre-seed funding (between 50.000 and up to 250.000 euro per startup) and tailored support to succeed and grow globally. Based in Gelderland and Overijssel and powered by imec and Novel-T, we support and partner with the most ambitious pre-seed startups – often as their first investor. imec.istart.nl just recently launched, but the program can count on many years of experience of both the imec.istart acceleration program and the business support of Novel-T. Imec.istart.nl is supported by our fund partners imec, VDL Group, University of Twente, Oost NL, Cronos Group and Simac and our networkpartners Pfizer, PontesNL, Demcon, Comate and OnePlanet. 

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Reaching your
next milestones

Our program helps you to reach important milestones such as getting your startup and product ready for the market, growth and investors.


Product-ready

Reach a fully functioning solution

Market-ready

Align your product to your target customers and refine your market and strategy roadmap. 

Growth-ready

Acquire the necessary skills and knowhow to scale your business and plow through the inevitable growing pains.

Investor-ready

Define your perfect funding mix and convince our investor network with your polished pitch.

 

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imec.istart and Novel-T launched the imec.istart.nl program during  CES Unveiled
in the RAI on Thursday 14 October. 

ARE WE LOOKING FOR YOU?

We welcome startups who have a

  Tech product

  Working proof of concept

  Complementary founding team

HOW CAN IMEC.ISTART.NL GROW YOUR TECH STARTUP?

Want to have a better impression how imec.istart.nl can give your tech startup the best chances at success? Rewatch this info session webinar (of the imec.istart program in Belgium) where we guide you through our program and explain the selection and application procedure.

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When can you join our program?

Every year we launch 2 competitive calls with
deadlines on the following dates

Closed: Autumn call

October 4th - November 15th - 23:59pm

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Spring call

April 1st - May 1st - 23:59PM

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Our selection process

Once you've submitted your application,
the selection process goes like this.

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Founding partners

LEADING INCUBATORS ARE JOINING FORCES AS FOUNDERS OF IMEC.ISTART.NL

Our fund partners

Proud to have these strong
fund partners

Our network partners

Meet our network partners

Our personal imec.istart coach knew exactly what we needed and connected us to the right experts and workshops at the right time. Wouter-Remmerie-Airshaper (1) Wouter Remmerie Airshaper
imec.istart was the tipping point for our startup, once we got accepted into the program, we took off. Jeroen-Spitaels_mealhero Jeroen Spitaels Mealhero
Thanks to imec.istart, we have taken major steps towards being a mature international tech company. Also as founders, it was great to share this experience with other tech startups that have faced or are facing the same challenges. Vincent-Franken-Adshot Vincent Franken Adshot
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*Imec.istart is ranked as #1
university-linked business
accelerator in europe

For more information, please contact John van de Laar.

Spring call

We will keep you updated about the spring call. How can we reach you?

Rewatch info session webinar

May we have some information first? You will get a link to the webinar after the click.

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