- Your Startup Journey
- Why Luxembourg
- Startup community
Scaling up implies increasing overall revenue, finding additional funding, developing new partnerships, focusing on market and business development and so much more!
Being located in Luxembourg means being international from day 1. While some startups prefer first to concentrate on the local market, the Luxembourg setting encourages you to have a European perspective and plan for growth across the EU market from the very beginning. Grow from the heart of Europe!
With almost 75% of the workforce composed of foreign nationals (either Luxembourg residents or cross-border workers), you will constantly work with team members, colleagues in other companies and advisors in the startup ecosystem of different nationalities. Many of them have extensive experience of working in international markets and can help you find your way in when you need the right contacts, language skills and cultural fit. You can also easily recruit native speakers of the languages that are most important for your business.
Luxembourg’s pro-business climate has also given birth to companies with a global footprint and attracted international groups which have set up international or European HQs as well as R&D and innovation centres here. We can give you personal introductions to key people that might become your future partners for your international growth.
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Startups with a high potential to succeed can benefit from various programmes and support measures that help them in their development. Check out the coaching and seed funding offered by accelerator programme Fit 4 Start, the Tomorrow Street innovation centre that targets late-stage startups in their scaling phase or the Ministry of the Economy’s Young Innovative Enterprise support scheme, among others.
Satispay, Samuele Pinta
Odysseus, Jordan Vannitsen
The national ecosystem – the Ministry of the Economy, Luxinnovation, LIST and many others – has also been incredibly supportive. Without their support, our successful development simply would not have happened.
CEO of Molecular Plasma Group
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.