Startup opportunities

Explore various opportunities for co-creation with our partners or apply for the tailor-made support provided by WorldStartup.
Ongoing
KJ Lab Challenge - Say goodbye to your old bicycle
Do you have any idea on how to dispose of or reuse/recycle old bicycles in a more circular and sustainable manner? Take part in the KJ Lab challenge as part of the ‘Take a Brake’ platform at underground bicycle storage at The Hague Central Station.
April 2021
DFCD - Scalable Climate Solutions Challenge
The Dutch Fund for Climate and Development (DFCD) is looking for scalable climate solutions in Uganda, Kenya and Bangladesh.
April 30 2021
Innovation Airport & Drone Hub
Let’s start a new era of sustainable aviation. Together with the Rotterdam The Hague Innovation Airport (RHIA), we invite international ventures to co-create innovative solutions for the future of aviation and drones developments at the Airport Technology Lab in The Netherlands.
Ongoing
Inviting parties seeking finance for bankable nature solutions
WorldStartup Collective in partnership with Venture IQ has been chosen by the WWF to help source impactful bankable nature solutions for the €160M Dutch Fund for Climate Development.
July 1 2021
Agri-Food Innovation Landscape
Have you considered joining a community of purpose-driven companies aiming to bring sustainable innovations to the traditional agri-food industry? Great, the time has come!
July 5 2021
RANGAKU NOW Tokyo Expo
WorldStartup is looking for market-pressing challenges and the most promising social urban innovations in The Netherlands and Japan. Honouring the centuries-old partnership between the Netherlands and Japan, we are eager to build bridges for facilitating 'Rangaku' ('Dutch Learning') and explore new ways to collaborate internationally during the Tokyo Expo in July 2021. An event to bring startups and corporations from Japan and The Netherlands together to work on urban innovations that matter.
June 13 2021
Event Commute Experience Hackathon at the 5G Smart Railway Lab
Are you eager to try out 5G in real life? Put your brainpower to work and join a team to make event navigation a breeze when visiting a foreign colourful and tourist-packed city such as Barcelona.
July 10 2021
Growing Green Cities Lab
Do you want to take part in creating sustainable solutions in one of the fastest-growing cities of Ukraine? We have two challenges related to Water management and Development of cycling infrastructure as a part of creating a greener future for the city of Rivne.
Ongoing
Automating operations in agriculture
Smart solutions to automate operations in agriculture for sustainable and circular food production systems

Join our community of purpose-driven founders

For startups
WorldStartup Capital
Fund your venture with the help of WorldStartup Capital experts

Our main drive is to accelerate the growth of ventures who focus on future solutions with a positive impact. We recognise that founders juggle a lot of priorities and usually rely on some basic online research and networking events to find your first few investors.

We have an entrepreneurial approach in supporting your company for funding.  We work with a basic fee and a success fee.
For startups
WorldStartup Altitude
Support programme to accelerate purpose-driven entrepreneurship worldwide

Our main drive is to accelerate the growth of ventures who focus on future solutions with a positive impact. The UN Sustainable Development Goals are already reshaping global markets and capital flows, and are the key to economic growth. WorldStartup invites teams to step forward and join our ecosystem to increase the chance of running a successful business with a real impact on a better world.
For scale-ups
Hands-on executive support programme for scale-up founders
Are you a scale-up looking for sustainable global growth? The Frank & the Backs programme provides scale-ups with seasoned executives/specialists in their line of business and supports them to reach KPI-based targets and sustainable growth.
Community
Let’s start a long-lasting relationship
Share your story with our community, monitor your progress, get a grasp of your market, and apply to our current and future opportunities with this single form
For startups & scale-ups
Softlanding & Startup Visa
Programme for non-EU purpose-driven ventures aiming to softland in The Netherlands