In short

We provide scaleups based in the Netherlands with programmes, knowledge, and insights so they can take their business to new international markets.

Accelerate the growth of scaleups through in-depth soft-landing programs, conferences, networks and matchmaking activities

Support faster international growth for Dutch scaleups by making knowledge, tools, data insights and experiences on internationalisation more accessible

Enable improved ecosystem conditions for the Dutch market to facilitate fast growth

See our initatives


Compass programme

Compass is our new global expansion programme for Dutch scale-ups looking to go international in 2021. It provides access to experts, supports strategic planning, and delivers the market intelligence businesses need to expand in less time, with less risk and less cost.


Go Global

GoGlobal has been created for all ambitious entrepreneurs who want to expand their business abroad and become a serious player in the international arena. This website is your one and only ultimate guide on global expansion with valuable data and interactive maps, regional insights, video tips from fellow Dutch entrepreneurs, checklist and must-knows. 

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Scaleup Global Tour

Once a year we host the Scaleup Global Tour bringing together international experts to share their stories and learnings when entering new strategic markets like the US, UK, Germany and more.


Y-Combinator Application Support

Startups helped by the US accelerator Y Combinator are more successful. That’s why we want to increase – in collaboration with Dutch Y Combinator alumni – the applications and acceptances for the most promising startups in the Netherlands. Once you get selected, we can connect you to relevant people to succeed in your application.

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Market Entry Programmes

The Market Entry Programmes focus on helping scaleups strategize their expansion to a certain region through access to insights and network. The tailor-made and highly selective program is focusing on aspects like go-to-market strategy, customer acquisition, product-market fit and choosing a region.

Learn from our resources

  • The Startup Employment Report 2020

    The Startup Employment Report 2020

    The second edition of our report on Dutch startup jobs in partnership with and CBRE finds that startups are the number one job growth engine in the Netherlands. 

  • The Startup Employment Report 2019

    The Startup Employment Report 2019

    Our 2019 startup employment report, focusing on the economic impact of startups in the Netherlands.

  • Action Plan 2020
    Techleap Action Plan 2020

    An outline of our plans for 2020 including key overviews, analysis of the ecosystem, and end goals for 2023.


  • We provide structural support through our programs and initiatives, therefore we don’t take unsolicited inquiries. To stay up-to-date on our latest programs sign up for our newsletter.

  • Check out (Launching Dec. 2020)

  • Yes, go to (Launching Dec. 2020) and check out the regional page for events in the following regions: US, UK, Germany, France, Singapore.

  • We don’t have people from Techleap abroad. There is, however, a startup liaison network and embassy network from the Dutch Government that can help you with your questions for specific regions.