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.


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.

Currently, we’re looking for the next 10 deeptech ventures with a focus on Agri & Food to join the initiative. The application deadline is April 8, 2022.

Deadline aanmelden volgende batch

Deadline aanmelden volgende batch

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.

Planning – the main phases

What does the programme offer?



In preparation of the programme you will have to be selected by the committee, after which you will have an intake call with the Pole Position team.

Phase I


This first part of the programme focuses on the individual track, getting insights by 1 on 1 sessions with experts, assessments and all about visioning a great business. This will be done during the kick-off days.

Phase II


Four group sessions together with the other peers to learn from each other and get the focus you need. Topics like Market Access, Team and Leadership, Business models and funding will be discussed.

Phase III


All the knowledge, shared learning and insights will have to be put into practice. Through some individual coaching tracks and a final ecosystem day.