Who is Rise for?

Rise adds most value to companies who:

  • Are currently raising or preparing to raise €10M+ (series A+)
  • Have 20+ FTE 
  • Have a Min. 50% yoy growth in either employees or revenues
  • Are scaling beyond NL
  • Have a clear understanding of product/market fit 
  • Are revenue-focused, generating over €3M

What will you get from Rise?

Our programme connects you with experts who can provide valuable guidance and insights to help you make informed decisions and avoid potential pitfalls - and more:

Knowledge Sharing sessions:
Connect with other tech entrepreneurs who are facing similar scaling challenges. Learn from the best in the game and gain valuable insights on sourcing talent, raising capital, going international, go-to-market strategies, product and operations.


What will you get from Rise?

Get exposure through various channels and our extensive network. We'll help you get the word out and put your business on the map.

Meet with top-notch people:
You will meet great mentors, scale leaders, investors, government, and industry experts. They will be available for you during the sessions of the programme to answer all your burning questions and help you make meaningful connections.


Are you ready to Rise?

In a trusted environment, share and discuss your growth challenges during tailor-made sessions with experienced entrepreneurs and scaling experts. From product-market fit to management structures topics: we’ll make sure to unravel precious insights, together!


  • Applications are currently closed, book a call with our Rise scout if you have questions about the upcoming batch.

    Also, we believe in the power of diversity and inclusion, and therefore encourage applications from founding teams with a wide array of backgrounds.

  • We do not seek equity. There is no cost involved for the scaleups, besides travel expenses and/or accommodation.

  • Final selection will be made by an independent selection committee. After the submission deadline, our scouting team will be in touch and ask you to submit a personal video of up to 2 minutes to brief the jury for Selection Day. Selection is based on the overall value proposition, traction, potential to scale, team and program fit. After approval, you get an invitation for Selection Day where you'll meet the jury for a Q&A style conversation. Also, we believe in the power of diversity and inclusion, and therefore encourage applications from founding teams with a wide array of backgrounds.

  • Techleap.nl Rise Programme adds the most value for companies who: 

    > Significantly need to increase their team.
    > Want to expand their markets and rapidly grow internationally.
    > Need to attract serious growth capital.
    > Want to map their scaling journey. 
    > Aim to be a global force in their industry.

  • Yes, and in the 4 programmes we run per year we alternate between open calls and theme calls. In a theme call we select companies from specific industries that have an impact in solving a certain problem such as climate change or covid-19. You can view an example of our Flattening the climate curve theme impact via the link below.

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