Startup Visa Program

Startup Visa Program

Dockwize, your innovation hub! 

This could be your next step in entering the Dutch innovative ecosystem. At Dockwize, we are always looking to welcome new talent to our vibrant community.  

Facilitator Startup Visa 

The government issues a one-year residence permit for foreign startups. One of the conditions is that you work together with an experienced business facilitator. Dockwize is a recognized RVO facilitator. The cooperation between the startup and the facilitator must be laid down in a signed agreement. 

For whom 

  • Ambitious foreign entrepreneurs! 

  • With an innovative idea.

  • Who wants to start or grow their business in the Netherlands.

  • With solutions in transitions, such as water, energy, food, biobased/circular economy, and social impact. 

  • Preferably with a regional impact (Zeeland). 

What we offer 

Our Startup Visa program includes support during the startup visa application process, business support by a tailor-made program, and access to our Dockwize community including a flex-workspace in the inspiring innovation hub in Flushing. We don’t support in housing.   

Selection Process  

  1. To join the Dockwize startup visa program you need to submit a pitch deck
    The pitch deck includes information about your startup idea, team, ambition, business model, and stage of development.
  2. 1st online meeting: company introduction.
    Only applies for positively assessed application. 
  3. Online feedback interview
    Receive online 1-1 feedback on your business idea.  
  4. Sign facilitation contract 
  5. Submit visa application and receive your visa 
  6. Apply for a Dockwize Coaching program based on an intake interview.
    The tailor-made program excist of at least 3 coaching programs at € 975,- each, based on the current stage of process you are in; validation or acceleration. You can start the Dockwize coaching program at any time. 

Overview costs and conditions 

The RVO provides the final assessment for startups to obtain their visa from the IND. Please check the RVO and IND website for more information about the startup visa and residence permit. Once you arrive in the Netherlands you must register at the Chamber of Commerce and open a Dutch bank account.  


We ask a non-refundable payment of € 250,- for the online interview including comprehensive feedback of your business idea. The first online meeting is free of charge. If your company gets selected and receive a visa, we ask € 2.975,- for a tailor made program. The tailor made program excists of at least 3 self-composed programs, based on your company needs. ​​​Depending on the choice of program, we ask for upfront payment to participate in a program. All costs are excluding VAT. 

Dockwize Coaching Programs

Your Program

Every entrepreneur is unique! That is why you can now compile your own program with 'Your program' from Dockwize. It contains everything you need: from the first step to the market to the continued development of your company.

Startdate: start when it suits you!

Submit your pitch deck!

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The Startup Visa program is your next step in entering the Dutch innovative ecosystem.

  • Depending on the selected program


Imro Wong


Arne Hulstein



Jeroen van Oijen

Business Coach

Cindy Cats