What does it mean to be a co-founder of a deep-tech venture? What do we think you need to be a good addition to any team and take ownership of a venture?
We are continuously on the look-out for entrepreneurial talent, potential co-founders – CEOs, CTOs and CBOs – who want to become deep-tech entrepreneurs. We have several opportunities throughout the year to join our venture building journey.
The first step to becoming a co-founder is to so we can determine if startup life is for you. We then invite you to an interview so we get to know each other a bit better.
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We invite co-founders to attend a Tech Briefing to learn more about the technologies which are most interesting to you.
If becoming a co-founder is indeed the next step, we invite you to meet the other potential co-founders in meet-and-greet sessions.
After choosing a technology that matches your interest and skills, potential cofounders will team up in an initial group to work on the business case validation. The startup board includes experts from the industry, mentors and corporate talents.
Together with experts and mentors, the potential co-founders will use their brainpower to generate creative and bright ideas around the technology they chose and work on the business case validation. They answer the questions: Where does this technology add value? What is the impact on the market?
Teams meet in person at HighTechXL and begin the deep-tech venture program and take the tech to market!
The nine-month deep-tech venture building program is divided into three phases of three months, each phase structured with deliverables based on technology application research, product development, market research, team development and everything a business needs to grow.
Workshops led by seasoned venture builders and industry experts and tailored to deep-tech startups.
Access to our pool of mentors with 300+ industry experts, entrepreneurs and partners.
Weekly team one-on-one sessions with the HighTechXL team to closely monitor business progress and team development.
HighTechXL personnel act as program leaders, offering support, insight on deliverables to help drive progress.
Master your pitch with storytelling and stage presence training.
A team of brand architects: designer, copywriter, and video producer.
We provide legal, financial and supply chain support to help you build your business from the ground up.
We offer investment support and advice with access to a network of regional, national and international investors.
Venture teams have the opportunity to pitch their business propositions during Gate Moments, XL Day (demo day), high tech conference and at private investor events.
Venture teams get free office space during the nine-month program at High Tech Campus.
Startups run on coffee so we made sure your elixir of life never runs out.
Seasoned content creators help teams craft their messages for all marketing channels: website, pitch decks, investor decks and social media channels.
HighTechXL has created successful companies with global impact from the Netherlands to China, where we also have operations.
In five years, HighTechXL startups and scale-ups have created more than 2,000 jobs and raised more than 80 million euros.
HighTechXL companies are not just surviving, but 17 are in our "star" portfolio with 10x projected returns.
Sometimes the stars align to create a stellar startup, one based on top tech combined with top talent addressing a global challenge in a ready market. Incooling hit the floor running, sealing a promising partnership with a global tech giant. And it all started in Eindhoven.
Working with HTXL has shown me that the life of a startup is actually a lot of fun! It is great to see and feel the enthusiasm and drive to make things happen. On top of that getting the right support and tools to create your own company, wow!It actually is realising my dream with their help!