Give your business a boost with Startup in Residence

“The Startup in Residence program offers you the opportunity to collaborate with the government and test your ideas in the city.”

Make impact by co-creating solutions with the municipality!

Startup in Residence The Hague is the incubator of the municipality where starting entrepreneurs are asked to co-create solutions for challenges in the city.

Are you a starting entrepreneur with innovative ideas for solutions to urban and social issues in The Hague? Give your startup a kick-start and join the municipality of The Hague in this challenge. Keep an eye on the website as new challenges will be launched in April!

And what happens if your solution gets chosen? The best ideas, selected by a jury, are eligible for an investment in money, training, a work space and access to the municipality’s network to help your company grow.

The challenges of 2018 were:

  • A way to reduce food waste at organized lunches;
  • New products from parts of old, discarded computers and other electronic devices;
  • An innovative and easy solution for paid parking;
  • New ways to ensure that local entrepreneurs retain their customers at road closures;
  • A smart system that monitors and manages heat pump installations;
  • A system to accurately measure visitor numbers at free events in the city;
  • Innovative smart combinations of people and technology solutions so people with physical or mental limitations can get back to work;
  • An uber-like solution for transportation options for residents with disabilities;
  • A digital and secure way to send voting documents making sure that citizens living abroad will receive their voting documents at all times;
  • Make alternative ways of social return more a reactive to entrepreneurs

Wanted: innovative ideas

Do you have a good, innovative idea for a startup but do you need an extra push? Do you want to start a business but do you still lack the financial means and knowledge? Can you use expert training and expert guidance? Does your company need good publicity and a strong network?

Sign up for the fourth edition of Startup in Residence!


“Since my startup has direct social impact, a program set up by the municipality, such as Startup in Residence, is an ideal platform for me.”

– The Next Green Thing, founder Sharat Sreekantan

“I believe the most valuable part of the Startup in Residence The Hague program is the vast amount of knowledge, experience and network connections that will be made available.”

– Driven to Impact, founder Dennis Roopram

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