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We’re deep-tech venture builders. We mobilize the Eindhoven region’s unique skills and networks by combining deep tech with entrepreneurship.

It starts with you.

HighTechXL is a venture-building accelerator that builds teams of entrepreneurs and tech talents around the most advanced technology in the world … technology from CERN, TNO, Philips and other global innovators. 

As teams mature in our program, we connect them with the investors and mentors they’ll need to emerge as viable businesses. HighTechXL also works with multinationals in Europe and China, helping them become faster, leaner and more competitive.


Learn the necessary skills to drive innovation such as resilience, resourcefulness and leadership.


Work in an agile and lean way that embraces failure but ultimately leads to success.


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Teams entering the venture building program consist of dedicated co-founders with a strong interest in deep tech and entrepreneurship. Next to co-founders, the startup teams are always in need of (temporary) team members who are willing to contribute on a specific topic or domain. We value diversity in background, thinking and gender. Our startup teams have team members from all over the world. Considering becoming a co-founder or team member?

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Every now and then, things happen in life that make you reflect on the next step in your career. Perhaps you’ve worked in a corporation for years but always wondered what it’s like to be your own boss. Or you recently moved to the Netherlands and are in the process of orientation in the Dutch labor market. We help you figure out whether or not being an entrepreneur in a deep-tech environment is for you. In the process, you can attend our workshops, develop your skills and expand your network in theEindhoven ecosystem.

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Startups are always in need of experienced professionals who offer support, open up their networks or give insight and input on a specific market or industry. Some of our mentors support on a specific help request for several startups; others contribute on a more regular basis and free up four hours a day each week to work with a dedicated startup. Mentoring is about giving back and growing your network.



We are a group of diverse individuals that, together, make everything happen. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset, are driven by innovation and want to see venture-building from the inside-out, check out our careers page.

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our programs


At HighTechXL, you can become an entrepreneur and join a deep-tech venture. Our program gives you access to advanced technology and cutting-edge IP, the opportunity to work with driven co-founders, and access to a vast network of industry leaders and seasoned entrepreneurs.

talent program

The Corporate Talent Program places corporates on deep-tech venture teams, where they are involved from day one in the startup world.


It’s never too early to learn how to become an entrepreneur! We’re looking for master’s students in the last year of their physics, engineering, business, innovation or  materials science program to join our Internship Program.


Introducing the HighTechXL Graduate Program, a young entrepreneur development program at HighTechXL. Your tech journey starts here.

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