Funding your business
Chemport Europe wants to help businesses to grow. Different agencies are involved in this by facilitating the funding of “high-potential” companies in the Northern Netherlands.
There are many ways to finance your business by means of share capital or subordinated loans. This funding is provided to both startups and well-established companies that want to grow.
Investors who support your vision
The objective of Investeringsfonds Groningen (IFG) is to participate in investment funds that put all or part of their capital in SMEs in the province of Groningen. Based on this Fund-in-Fund principle, two types of return are sought: financial return and social return.Go to the website
The business environment surrounding the University of Groningen and University Medical Centre Groningen has seen an increase in the number of startups and initiatives for startups. Carduso Capital mainly invests in technology companies that originate from the main areas of interest of this university: Life Sciences, Energy and Sustainable Society.Go to the website
NOM (the Investment and Development Company for the Northern Netherlands) wants to invest in companies that are likely to grow and prosper in the Northern Netherlands. It is not a bank, but a supplementary risk-bearer. NOM generally is financially involved for only a limited period of time (4-6 years). The goal is not to make a quick profit, but to take an active part based on an approach specific to your company.Go to the website >
Business Generator assists in transferring knowledge generated at University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG) and the University of Groningen (RUG) to companies and society at large, by initiating collaborations and licensing opportunities. The process of transferring knowledge involves multiple steps and Business Generator can assist in each of them, for example the screening of ideas, obtaining intellectual property protection, identifying partners or customers, and negotiating agreements. Business Generator also supports starting entrepreneurs and companies with, for example, strategy development, business planning, organisational structuring and financial evaluations.Go to the website
This fund gives companies the opportunity to make their innovations become a reality. The process from idea to commercial product is not easy in today’s world. The innovation fund helps by financing in the form of equity participation. Collaboration is central here, because to qualify for financing from the innovation fund, at least two SMEs must be involved. There also has to be a public or private coinvestor.Go to the website