What is pole position?
Pole Position is an initiative for ambitious deeptech entrepreneurs who want to make an impact. In a safe, active environment startup founders of early-stage deeptech ventures discuss their growth challenges during tailor-made sessions led by experienced entrepreneurs & key stakeholders.
The next round of Pole Position, with a focus on deeptech ventures in Health, will open on July 6, 2022.
Being a deeptech entrepreneur can be challenging. Developing your complex technology, while already accessing the market, raising money ahead of traction and growing your business at the same time, require a high level of ambition, focus, and endurance. With Pole Position we will give you insights, help you to bring the right focus, link you to like-minded peers and experienced entrepreneurs and push you in the direction of pole position.
Who is the programme for?
We select deeptech companies that are aiming to get product-market fit and are speeding up towards a series A funding. Their newly developed technology must have proof of concept and thorough market validation.
Your company should
- Fit the theme of the batch
- Have a dedicated founders team
- Have a scientific, technological basis
- Have a TRL 4+
- Have found your problem-solution fit
- Have found your beachhead market
- Have initial funding (grants/ seed/ pre-series A)
What participants say about Pole Position
Meet the team
Lech Bakhuizen van den Brink
Peter Maarten Westerhout