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World Startup Factory

WorldStartup is a global entrepreneurship platform.
World Startup Factory
Leadership team

Jan Verkooijen (Founder)

Aditya Putta (Head of Capital)

Daniël Steginga (Managing Director)

Alexia Skrypnyk (Sourcing Capital)

Headquarters
Hague, the Netherlands
Year stablished
2014
Address
Wilhelmina van Pruisenweg 35, 2595 AN The Hague Soza, The Netherlands
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Summary

WorldStartup is a global entrepreneurship platform on a mission to accelerate the global transition to more sustainable and equitable societies by supporting purpose-driven innovators create long-standing impactful ventures.


History

Since its inception in 2015, it has become one of the most active venture support organisations in the Netherlands. Starting off as the first accelerator in The Hague and as a pioneer in focusing on the SDGs, which allowed us to become part of the B Corp community in 2019, WorldStartup has moved from acceleration programs to a more ambitious approach.


Goals and Purpose

According to the company, their main goal and mission is: “At WorldStartup we believe an inclusive and regenerative global economy is the way forward for a sustainable future. That is why we create communities, offer support programmes and unlock resources for changemakers to grow their business and foster a positive impact on society and nature. Our goal is to create opportunities for positive growth in every corner of the world by promoting the power of collaboration and the beauty of equality.”


Impact

Through their Hackathons, Altitude, Next Valley, Funding Support, Frank & the Backs and Outside inc. among others, these are some of the numbers they have achieved:

  • More than 75 impact-driven ventures in their portfolio
  • 67% of them coming from an international background
  • 84% of those supported still being active
  • Over 4.5 mln euros of capital investment raised after our support programs
  • Over 3500 startups in database
  • Over 450 startups have been supported through their and/or partners programs

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World Startup Factory
Leadership team

Jan Verkooijen (Founder)

Aditya Putta (Head of Capital)

Daniël Steginga (Managing Director)

Alexia Skrypnyk (Sourcing Capital)

Headquarters
Hague, the Netherlands
Year stablished
2014
Address
Wilhelmina van Pruisenweg 35, 2595 AN The Hague Soza, The Netherlands
Social Media