About Founded in Holland

About Founded in Holland

In Holland, not only the tulips are flowering. Since the beginning of the 21st century, the Netherlands has shown a flourishing startup scene. We host a workforce that is comprised of highly qualified multinationals and multilinguals. 90 percent of the Dutch population speaks English, or at least they think they do. With innovators like Philips, Heineken and Unilever in our heritage, the Dutch belong to the most innovative people of the world. Want proof? We’ve invented the concept of an atlas, wireless internet through Wi-Fi and of course, the stroopwafel. Sweet, right?

The surge of successful entrepreneurial endeavors in the Netherlands has propelled us to the forefront of digital startups in Europe. The region has become one of Europe's hottest startup hubs. Therefore, we feel that it’s time to celebrate. Not to brag, but because we believe that everybody should be proud of these gems of boldness.

As founders of Ideation Kings, we think that having Dutch roots is one of the best assets a company can have. That’s why we’ve introduced a crisp and typically Dutch figurative, the tulip. Innovation is in our genes and we’re indeed famous for successfully productizing tulips. Besides, a little bulb that’s growing into a beautiful flower is the perfect metaphor for a startup.

Inspired by Made in NYC, we’ve composed a list of truly innovative Dutch startups. What do all these companies have in common?

  1. They were founded in Holland in the 21st century
  2. They have the ambition to transform their industry
  3. The founders have never clubbed a baby seal

We've a partnership with DutchStartupDatabase to enrich startup information. And we are part of the worldwide Founded X community, where we work together with many local partners. Read more about our global intiative in one of our recent blog posts.

Unfortunately we won’t accept new applications for the list. But you can still download the press kit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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