Amsterdam, Dec. 8, 2023 - Techleap, the non-profit organization focused on accelerating the growth of Dutch startups and scaleups, today launched Techleap for Scaleups. This successor to the BOLD community aims to bring together founders and CEOs of scaleups in the Dutch tech ecosystem. This allows them to collectively perform better and grow more in today's business climate. In addition, Techleap opens nominations for the LET Award 2024.
Techleap for Scaleups was launched during the year-end celebration under the watchful eye of 200 founders. Clear participation criteria are attached to the community to ensure quality and that like-minded people can grow with each other. The community consists of tech companies that are making major economic and social impact and have the potential to grow into the next Dutch "unicorn.
Participating scaleup founders get access to growth programs for different stages, community events, experts and exclusive content. In addition, the propagation of a common voice for the Dutch tech ecosystem is encouraged. Currently, 500 scaleup founders are active within Techleap for Scaleups. Scaleup founders and CEOs of tech companies can apply via scaleups.techleap.nl.
LET Award nominations open for recognition of Dutch tech entrepreneurship
Along with the launch of the new community, Techleap opens nominations for the second edition of the LET (Leading Entrepreneurs in Tech) Awards. This award for top entrepreneurs will be presented on April 18, 2024 and symbolizes innovation, growth and leadership in the Dutch tech ecosystem. Tech entrepreneurs can be nominated through the Techleap platform.
Last year, Matthijs Welle, founder and CEO of Mews, won the award. This year Welle takes a seat on the jury along with Corinne Vigreux (Co-Founder and CMO TomTom, founder Codam), Laurens Groenendijk (founder Just Eat, Treatwell, partner Dutch Founder Fund) and Job van der Voort (founder and CEO Remote).
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Techleap is a non-profit organization partially subsidized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate. Techleap aims to help Dutch tech startups and scaleups grow faster and better. Together with the government and other stakeholders, the organization promotes the climate for technology companies to scale up faster by gathering and sharing knowledge, by improving conditions in the areas of valorization, funding, talent and market access, and by strengthening an inclusive community of tech entrepreneurs. In this way, the Netherlands can better respond to major societal transitions, securing jobs and earning power for the future.