Erasmus Enterprise is newest partner of Holland in the Valley and ScaleNL - United States

Erasmus Enterprise is newest partner of Holland in the Valley and ScaleNL

News item | 04-10-2023 | 18:51

Erasmus Enterprise, the entrepreneurial community of Erasmus University Rotterdam, joins Holland in the Valley as its 9th corporate partner.

Erasmus Enterprise CEO signs agreement
Erasmus Enterprise CEO Ernst Hoestra signs the agreement while Consul General Dirk Janssen looks on. 

Holland in the Valley supports Dutch entrepreneurs doing business in Silicon Valley. In addition, Erasmus Enterprise also partners with ScaleNL, the accelerator for Dutch startups that want to scale into the US. CEO Ernst Hoestra of Erasmus Enterprise signed the partnership today
at the Consulate General of the Netherlands in San Francisco. Together with tech incubator Yes!Delft, Erasmus Enterprise will provide Dutch startups and scale-ups with mentoring, advise and knowhow on growing their company.

CEO Ernst Hoestra: “To be successful, our entrepreneurs need to have a clear growth mindset, and access to a supportive ecosystem. With Holland in the Valley we can tap into the world’s most innovative and entrepreneurial ecosystem. Our aim is to Help innovative founders solve the major challenges that global society faces. As Erasmus Enterprise and YES!Delft we foster entrepreneurship and enable transitional venture development to help create sustainable and societal impact.”

Consul General Dirk Janssen: “I am proud that Erasmus Enterprise is becoming one of Holland in the Valley’s partners. Rotterdam and Delft are important breeding grounds for entrepreneurial talent. This partnership is a next step in strengthening the connection between the Dutch and Silicon Valley startup ecosystems. The stronger that connection, the better it is for the Dutch economy. I’m looking forward to a strong and mutually beneficial partnership.”

Group photo after the signing
Erasmus Enterprise is the entrepreneurial community located at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) campus. By combining the best regional expertise on incubation and acceleration we will enable students, graduates, academics, employees, regional professionals and alumni to access and engage in entrepreneurial ventures (startups). Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship (ECE), Erasmus Business & Research Support (ERBS), tech incubator YES!Delft and UNIIQ are part of our vibrant community.

The Holland in the Valley network, a collaboration of Dutch businesses, research institutions and government, supports startups and scale-ups from the Netherlands for a soft landing in the US, by facilitating collaborations between the Bay Area and the Dutch ecosystem.

The ScaleNL Accelerator, a partnership between Dutch and American entrepreneurs and the Dutch consulates in the Unites States, provides a 12-week accelerator program for selected Dutch startups that want to grow in the US.