Accelerating the startup ecosystem of the Netherlands


Our Vision

We believe in the added value of strengthening, connecting and growing the thriving startup ecosystem of the Netherlands. We see the Netherlands as the best possible place for starting, growing and internationalizing business, and as a gateway to the rest of Europe.

Our Mission

With our unique connection to all layers of government, corporations and the main innovation hubs, we aim to merge the Dutch startup ecosystem into one single connected hub. We break down barriers and improve access to talent, capital, networks, knowledge and markets.

Plan of Action

The core team, innovation hubs, and partners each take the lead on specific actions. This way, change happens right where it is needed; for the ecosystem, with the ecosystem. Additionally, we actively support initiatives of other stakeholders to be more effective in expanding and strengthening the ecosystem.

Learn more about our actions, goals and KPIs

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A small core team led by Special Envoy Constantijn van Oranje works from our office in creative workspace B. Amsterdam, right in the heart of the startup scene.

Anne-Wil Lucas

Program manager Talent, Knowledge and Skills

Constantijn van Oranje

Special Envoy

Henriette van Notten

International Agenda and Government

Mijke Vriens

National Network and Markets

Arnaud van der Vecht

Portal coordinator / advisor 

Maxime Bakker

Operations manager

Willemijn Waterbolk

Portal / Growth Hacker

Diana Kool


Willem Drost

CES director

Eduard Bos

CES project coördinator

Dennis de Beurs

ICT Support

Innovation Hubs & Partners

StartupDelta is an independent public-private partnership. Together with the main innovation hubs in the Netherlands, the team works with the ministries of Economic Affairs and Education Culture and Science, the startup community, and other partners.

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