The country’s startup ecosystem has grown by leaps and bounds in only a few years to become an attractive investment hub for many startups and innovative companies looking to expand their business to Europe.
2019 Cisco’s Digital Readiness Index has ranked Luxembourg as the world’s most attractive environment for startups, best positioned for its agility and ability to foster innovation.
Thanks to its central location in Europe and its multicultural population, Luxembourg can be leveraged by startups as an ideal test market to develop concepts and explore new products/services.
The country’s well-known commercial and political neutrality helps to facilitate first-class international business relationships and facilitates access to global partners to grow.
Tom Michels, CEO of Salonkee
Jean-Philippe Hugo, Founder of Wizata
Genna Elvin, Founder of Tadaweb
Institutional startup support
Incubators, accelerators and innovation hubs
Catapult: Inclusion Africa
Catapult targets fintech startups focusing on financial inclusion in Africa. It aims at building bridges between Africa and Europe and highlights relevant initiatives in line with the goals of Luxembourg’s financial centre.
Fit 4 Start
Luxembourg’s leading startup acceleration programme. Offers 16 weeks of intensive coaching, up to €150,000 pre-seed capital, free access to co-working space and valuable networking opportunities in Luxembourg.
World’s largest pre-seed startup accelerator. Has helped over 4,000 startups raise over $900M in funding, get in touch with seed-accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, and more.
Startup School is a virtual acceleration programme aimed at giving Luxembourg startups the opportunity to discover the Silicon Valley tech and start-up ecosystem in order for them to grow their business network in the US.
A non-profit organisation that offers practical support and activities to include more women and men in the digital field as well as the contribution to build a more diverse workforce and a wider ICT talent pipeline for Luxembourg.