UtrechtInc makes an impact
At the end of 2015 UtrechtInc was named the 11th best university incubator in the world (UBI). Today Utrecht’s incubator shares even more of her results. Since it’s start in 2009, 138 startups have been supported. In 2015 these startups cumulatively recorded €52 million in turnover and created 740 jobs.
UtrechtInc believes that entrepreneurship is essential to form knowledge and ideas into innovations that contribute to a healthy society. UtrechtInc director Jorg Kop: "We support those innovative entrepreneurs in making an impact. And we do it well: 68% of the 138 startups are still active in 2015."
More results in 2015
In 2015 UtrechtInc counted 34 startups in house, and 60 companies (graduates) that have successfully flown the nest. Next to facilities and a valuable network, entrepreneurs can also turn to UtrechtInc for growth capital. These companies raised in the six years since 2009 a total of €194 million in investment capital. The Rabo Pre-seed Fund has disbursed over € 2,9 million in loans to more than 81 startups.
UtrechtInc is the incubator for Utrecht University, UMC Utrecht and Hogeschool Utrecht that supports researchers, alumni and entrepreneurs to successfully start their companies. Within the fast-paced startup program entrepreneurs build a scalable business model and a working product, win paying customers and find the founding team. Next to content-based acceleration programs, UtrechtInc also offers financing, office space, coaching and a startup community.
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Results source: An survey of startups and graduates of UtrechtInc.
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Business incubator UtrechtInc accelerates the growth of early stage (IT) startups during their first years of existence. We have created an ecosystem for startups to build innovative products, develop teams, attract funding and grow a successful business. Since 2009 we have supported and guided over 200 startups in Utrecht.