Thinking Bigger: How ambitious is the Dutch entrepreneur?

Is the Dutch culture of ‘just act normal, that is crazy enough as it is' limiting us? The Netherlands has become one of the best startup ecosystems in the world, but few startups transform into scaleups and unicorns. In partnership with Utrecht University, we have explored the largest global dataset on entrepreneurship, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, to answer the following questions:

  • What is the Dutch entrepreneurship paradox?
  • Are groups of people similar in age, education, and gender missing opportunities?
  • Can entrepreneurial experience circumvent this cultural barrier?