CO-FOUNDERS

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?

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BECOME A CO-FOUNDER

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.

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HOW DOES IT WORK?

CO-FOUNDER SCOUTING
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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Tech Briefing
We invite co-founders to attend a Tech Briefing to learn more about the technologies which interest you. Tech Briefings are typically held on the same day, giving co-founders the opportunity to attend more than one session before joining a team.

MEET-AND-GREET SESSIONS
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.

FASTRACKATHON
During the FasTrackathon, co-founder teams join entrepreneurs, technical experts and mentors and use their brainpower to generate creative and bright ideas around each technology. They consider the question: Where can this technology really add value or solve problems? 

October 12, 2022
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PREP WEEK & FINAL SELECTION DAY
Teams continue to work on their business propositions during Prep Week. On Final Selection Day, teams will pitch their deep-tech startup ideas, and our team of experts invites them to start the nine-month venture building program.

Program start
Teams meet in person at HighTechXL and begin the deep-tech venture program and take the tech to market!

Accelerator

Program Features

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.

Weekly workshops

Workshops led by seasoned venture builders and industry experts and tailored to deep-tech startups.

Mentoring

Access to our pool of mentors with 300+ industry experts, entrepreneurs and partners.

One on one sessions

Weekly team one-on-one sessions with the HighTechXL team to closely monitor business progress and team development.

DEDICATED SUPPORT

HighTechXL personnel act as program leaders, offering support, insight on deliverables to help drive progress.

PITCH TRAINING

Master your pitch with storytelling and stage presence training.

DESIGN & VIDEO PRODUCTION

A team of brand architects: designer, copywriter, and video producer.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT

We provide legal, financial and supply chain support to help you build your business from the ground up.

STRUCTURED ACCESS TO FUNDING

We offer investment support and advice with access to a network of regional, national and international investors.

pitch moments

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.

FREE OFFICE SPACE

Venture teams get free office space during the nine-month program at High Tech Campus.

UnlimIted coffe

Startups run on coffee so we made sure your elixir of life never runs out.

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Seasoned content creators help teams craft their messages for all marketing channels: website, pitch decks, investor decks and social media channels.

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Our alumni

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.

high tech Startups
deep tech ventures

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.

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our stars

success stories

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DENNIS VEELING

IMAGIN MOTION
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!

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