Startup Entry

As the Netherlands’ second most important economy, flexibility and ongoing innovation in the Food & Flower industry is a ‘must’. To achieve this we need pioneers, with innovations providing solutions to the world's greatest challenges. From inside and outside the industry. From the Netherlands but also beyond. Because the sector of the future runs on data, AI and robots, but also revolves around circular systems and smart use of natural raw materials and energy. 

“The exposure we enjoyed in our first years via HortiHeroes for validation and finding the right entries into the network are invaluable. It helps in terms of finding potential (pilot) partners and customers. As for growth, together with World Horti Center, Topsector T&U and various trade fairs, it provides a great platform geared towards a national and international network.”

Bram Tijmons, co-founder Pats Drones

HortiHeroes combines new technologies and revenue models from start-ups and scale-ups with established businesses. This synergy gives both start-ups and established businesses what they need: for businesses this is access to the latest innovations, speed and versatility. For start-ups this is access to knowledge, experience, networking opportunities, funding and (test) facilities.

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"HortiHeroes is the perfect partner specifically for those innovators trying to break into this world leading industry. Real introductions to real growers, leading to real (pilot) projects for real impact."

Willem Kesteloo, CEO & Co-founder FOTONIQ

Aftermovie Hortiheroes startup dinner 2024

We moeten blijven zoeken naar samenwerking en verbinding om deze mooie sector toekomstbestendig te maken. Ieder jaar organiseren wij het Startup Dinner in World Horti Center. Dit exclusieve evenement geeft startups, scale-ups, investeerders en ondernemers de unieke kans om te netwerken en krachten te bundelen om innovatie te superchargen. Door middel van een matchmakingproces krijgen alle gasten de kans om elkaar te leren kennen, ervaringen te delen en samenwerking te stimuleren.

Proef de sfeer in de aftermovie en bekijk hier de foto’s van de afgelopen editie!

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Practical information

Vragen? Onze Community & Startup Lead Fabienne beantwoordt ze graag per mail of met een telefoontje.