About the Dutch Startup Visa
Since January 1st, 2015, the Dutch government welcomes ambitious entrepreneurs outside of the EU to easily start a business in The Netherlands through the Dutch Startup Visa. This visa grants entrepreneurs a one-year period to build or expand an innovative company in The Netherlands.
One of the requirements for this scheme is that the startup works with an approved startup visa facilitator. The role of the facilitator is to introduce the entrepreneur to the Dutch/European market and provide support and guidance throughout the duration of the startup visa. This can be done by providing introductions, invitations to relevant (networking) events and offering mentoring sessions on business development in the Netherlands/Europe.
About B. Building Business // B. Amsterdam
With its 40,00 square meters and three buildings, B. Amsterdam is the biggest startup ecosystem in Europe. B. is a creative workspace for innovation, education and growth. We build bridges between startups, creatives and corporates – bringing them together, setting up ways to connect with, learn from and grow with each other.
B. Building Business focuses on providing real estate and soft-landing (business) services (legal, tax, HR/recruitment, finance/investment) for early-stage and growth-stage companies with global growth ambitions.
In addition, B. is a founding member of the Startup City Alliance Europe (SCALE). This is a network of 20+ European cities aiming to establish a transparent European startup ecosystem in order to help startups to scale to the various European markets. SCALE brings together European city governments, universities, corporates and startups.
We provide our members with office spaces, event spaces and meeting units, you name it. We also have 2 lounges, a gym, a cinema, a lot of parking spots and a rooftop restaurant overlooking Amsterdam.
// Intended results
We believe in building an enabling environment for innovators and everyone around them to thrive. By becoming part of the B. community, you get access to the right work spaces, toolset, knowledge and social environment to accelerate and grow your business on a global scale.