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Startup programmes

Luxembourg is committed to helping entrepreneurs reach their full potential and promising startups get off to a flying start. Discover the wide range of programmes and support measures available.

 

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    Get support along the road to success

    The Luxembourg startup ecosystem includes a mix of public and private players that are working alongside entrepreneurs to help them during their startup journey. Initiatives cover a wide variety of fields, from hands-on advice on the practical aspects of creating a company provided by the House of Entrepreneurship to the coaching and seed funding offered by acceleration programme Fit 4 Start and assistance with reaching international markets through Catapult or Gener8tor.

    Many of Luxembourg’s incubators do not only offer premises to startups but also support programmes and advice.

    R&D and innovation support

    As part of its efforts to strengthen the competitiveness of the Luxembourg economy, the government offers several types of R&D and innovation support measures. Support is available, for instance, for research and development projects or programmes and for process and organisational innovation in services. Growing startups that manage to raise private capital can also apply for aid for young innovative enterprises.

    Do you have questions? Are you looking for guidance to the most relevant partners? Contact us today!

    BeNeLux Catalyst

    Benelux Catalyst
    The BeNeLux Catalyst is a 3-week, no-equity virtual accelerator program for high-growth tech startups working together to kick start their international growth.

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    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.

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    Catapult: Kickstarter 
    Catapult: Kickstarter is a Fintech acceleration programme for early stage startups. The programme is aimed at helping early stage, innovative, Fintech entrepreneurs to develop their business models.

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    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. 

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    Founder Institute
    The world’s largest pre-seed startup accelerator. It helped over 4,000 startups raise over $900M in funding, get in touch with seed-accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, transition from employee to entrepreneur...

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    Gener8tor
    The US programme gener8tor focuses in particular on industry 4.0, fintech/insurtech and health technologies. Each year 5 startups from Luxembourg have the opportunity to participate in a 3-week digital programme to start making business contacts and evaluate opportunities in the American market. 

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    Nadifin
    Fintech acceleration programme focusing exclusively on cutting edge fintech startups using AI/ML, Big Data Analytics, Blockchain and other “deeptech” tools to create seamless solutions and businesses for the European financial services market. 

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    Nyuko
    Aims at supporting entrepreneurs from idea phase through to business launch.

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    Startup School
    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.

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    Wide 
    A non-profit organisation that offers practical support and activities aimed at including more women and men in the digital field. It also contributes to building a more diverse workforce and a wider ICT talent pipeline for Luxembourg.

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    Do you have any questions about Luxembourg’s startup ecosystem? 

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