the #1 accelerator to make global impact with your tech startup

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,Verhaert, Somerset Capital Partners and Simac and our networkpartners Pfizer, PontesNL, Holst Center and OnePlanet. 

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Reaching your
next milestones

Our program helps you to reach essential milestones to build a successful business.


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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Our selection process

This is how the process looks like, after you finished your application. 

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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.

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

When can you join our program?

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

Now open: Spring call

May 1st - jun 1st 11:59 PM

APPLY NOW

Autumn call

Oct 1st - nov 1st 11:59pm

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Founding partners

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Our fund partners

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fund partners

Our program partners

Meet our program partners

For more information about partnerships and the imec.istart.nl fund, please contact the program manager of imec.istart.nl  John van de Laar.

Spring call

Apply now for Spring Call! Please follow this link.

Autumn Call

Receive more information

Leave your contact details to download the program brochure of imec.istart powered by Novel-T!

Rewatch info session webinar

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