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

imec.istart.nl, powered by imec and Novel-T, offers tech startups pre-seed funding (between 100.000 and up to 250.000 euro per startup) and tailored support to succeed and grow globally. 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 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; by our funding partners Pfizer, PontesNL, Holst Center, Nexperia Demcon 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 know how 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 for our calls looks like, after you finished your application. 

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

Get a better impression of imec.istart.nl and our accelerator program. Venture Accelerator Managers Lea Milovich and Tim de Kraker tell you everything you need to know. Rewatch this online info session and find out how imec.istart.nl can give your tech startup the best chances at success.

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 CLOSED: AUTUMN CALL 2022

APPLY NOW

Spring Call 2023

APRIL 1ST, 2023

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Founding partners

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

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!

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