The BeNeLux Catalyst is a 4-week, no-equity collaborative accelerator program in New York City for startups from Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg working together to kick start their international growth.
Are you a founder from Belgium, The Netherlands or Luxemburg, looking to set clear international goals for your business and grow your business abroad? The BeNeLux Catalyst will cater to your specific needs and will give you the tools and resources to find success in the US.
Immerse in a collaborative environment of experts, mentors & fellow founders
Obtain an individualized business blueprint to guide international growth
Validate expansion plans + business assumptions with the right information & resources
Accelerate understanding of the American business landscape
Gain access to a network of successful entrepreneurs, investors and prospective clients
Transform mindset, ambition, and attitude
4 Week PLAn
NEW YORK CITY
#2 Tech Ecosystem in the World
47 American Fortune 500 Companies
200+ Venture Capital Firms
YOUR HOME IN THE BIG APPLE
The BeNeLux Catalyst is hosted at BelCham Atelier:
New York’s premier international co-working space
1,200 square meters, in the heart of Midtown
Access to every major subway line and many American corporates
Community of European - American startups and founders
Event space with over 100 networking events a year
200+ EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN STARTUPS HAVE LAUNCHED THEIR US ACTIVITIES FROM BELCHAM ATELIER
tHIS PROGRAM IS A first-of-its-kind COLLABORATive effort BETWEEN partners from Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg
2019 applications closed
WHO SHOULD JOIN US?
The call is open to startups operating in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg
Each startup can select a maximum of two founders or executives
The Program Partners from each country will select the final participating startups
STARTUP SELECTION CRITERIA
Must have a demonstrated, scalable model
Must be able to spend at least 80% of their time in NYC during the program
Must have achieved traction and revenues in their home market
Must have a devoted and talented team
Application Open: July 31, 2019 | Please follow link below and be prepared to answer several questions about your company and upload your deck.
Information Webinar: August 27, 2019 (9AM ET; 15h CET) | Join to hear more about the program and the opportunities the Catalyst program offers.
Application Deadline: September 13, 2019
Program Cost: Interested companies will be put in touch with their respective national Program Partner for more information. All Program Partners guarantee financial support.
Admission Decision: September 18, 2019
Kick Off Program: October 28, 2019 | The Catalyst Program will run from October 28 to November, 2019. The daily schedule will capitalize on the 6-hour time difference between the BeNeLux and NYC, making sure that the participants can use the different time zones to their advantage and continue managing business as usual.