Next Valley

Program for purpose-driven ventures aiming to scale-up and multiply their impact


Next Valley targets purpose-driven ventures that want to elevate their businesses and act globally. By offering twelve months of tailored support and mentorship, Next Valley prepares startups to get ready for the Dutch and other European markets. This is facilitated by validating the product-market fit and meeting with potential customers and partners. The program helps you build bridges within the Dutch startup ecosystem. For international companies, help with obtaining a startup visa could also be provided.

From creating multiple unicorns per year to leading in emerging deep tech technologies, The Netherlands is the home for startup success. It flourishes through its healthy business climate, established financial industry, high ranking academic institutions and superior infrastructure.


Next Valley aims to bring your startup or scaleup as close as possible to your desired market. This is made possible by constant check-ups with one of the WorldStartup support managers, dedicated mentorship, expert office hours, online academies & individual training, monitored progress and last but not least, peer-to-peer support within our network of founders.

For international companies: Our program lasts for 12 months from the moment of a positive response from IND about your Startup Visa which usually takes about 6-8 weeks for IND to make the decision.

What's in it for you?

Selection criteria

Slide deck 1st EventQ&A →Slide deck 2nd Event →

Selection timeline

Step 1: apply, no deadline

Step 2: if you meet our criteria, we plan an intake meeting within 3 weeks after your application

Step 3: signing 12 months agreement (see draft) with the facilitator and Power of Attorney

Step 4*: *for international startups: application for startup visa, when approved, move to the next step

Step 5:     start the program with the Day One session

Your commitment

This is a non-equity paid program which implies::

  • one time fee for the visa support (if needed) of € 500;
  • access to one of the hubs from The Hague - Rotterdam area (price & conditions may vary);
  • a monthly fee of €400,- for 12 month for which your startup will get:
  • mentoring, training, intensive networking;
  • progress support and office hours;
  • access to the community and network of WorldStartup.

This relationship contains no investment from WorldStartup.

How to apply?

Apply via F6S. If you want to check if your venture meets the criteria for Next Valley program, you can send your info deck directly to Sergey Gridin, venture sourcing lead, via

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