In a letter to the Prime Minister, the Dutch Startup Association urges them to do much more for the Dutch innovation climate, the startup ecosystem and the Dutch startups. Startups are still categorically excluded from the NOW scheme and a loan scheme amounting to eur 100 million has become available through Economic Affairs and today another eur 100 million through Invest-NL. In our surrounding countries, also smaller economies and few innovative countries, relatively much larger funds are available. In January, at the presentation of Techleap.nl, Prime Minister Rutte said that he wants the Netherlands to be Europe’s number one starting country.

Download the letter that dSa has just sent to the Prime Minister here (in Dutch).