HighTechXL Plaza is an incubation space where approximately 20 startups can run their office, at affordable rent. But it’s not just a location: An important part of our mission is creating a network of residential startups, mentors, and relevant partners and suppliers. We organize weekly activities and stimulating meetups so that participants in the network can help each other into the scale-up phase of startup life.
HighTechXL Plaza is located on the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, in building 12. Click here to download a visitors map of the campus.
The answer is yes and no. There is no organized incubation program in place, but the Plaza is an incubation space, with workshops and master classes provided via the HighTechXL Academy.
Startups in any stage of development, from ideation to scale-up phase, are invited to apply.
Yes. HighTechXL Plaza now offers permanent on-site, independent, affordable financial advice to help you in preparing for important Series A and B funding rounds.
500K *Average of the startups that raised funding.
We offer support that includes but is not limited to: Business model, market research, patents, branding and media, client and investor deals, CE marking, supply chain management, finance, and coaching on storytelling and how to pitch to investors.
We like to keep the relationship going. After the program ends, startups are invited to move into the HighTechXL Plaza in building 12 on the High Tech Campus. From there we can continue to offer support in the scale-up phase.
We do not own any research facilities ourselves, but we partner with various facilities in the city and region.
Unfortunately, we require at least three full-time members to be physically present for the program. Why? Because dedication to success is a two-way street: If we put our time and effort into accelerating your startup, we want you to be prepared to work with us full-time to build something great.
All we ask in return is 2%-8% equity, depending on your case. All contracts are simple, transparent, and available for all to see.
Of course! You can discuss the exact details or questions about your funding in a phone or Skype conversation with us.
Your startup company should have at least a prototype ready in order to apply.
We are focused on truly innovative technology, hence the High Tech in our name. Any outstanding solution combining hardware and highly elaborate embedded software is a perfect fit for our program. Given our strong partnerships with companies such as ASML, Philips, and NXP, HighTechXL is interested in the following areas: Robotics, Automotive, Sensors, 3D-printing, Advanced Materials, Energy Storage, Cleantech, Agritech, Semiconductors, and Medical Devices.
Yes! Skyping is nice, but long-distance communication doesn’t get you the same results as actually being here.