You will need money to achieve your entrepreneurial ambitions. The Green Entrepreneurship Centre (GEC) provides students who want to launch a start-up with insights, and, if necessary, with assistance in finding financing options.
It is obvious that you will go to a bank with your plans. But there are also other, more creative options. Sometimes these are related to the region where you live and the incentive schemes in this region.
Via the Orion Start-up Academy in the province of Gelderland, you will have the option of receiving an entrepreneur’s voucher worth €2,500. You will receive it when your business plan and pitch are credible.
- Start-up loans
Start-up loans are available for young entrepreneurs in the Gelderland region. These are intended to finance innovative, scalable activities in the development, test and market launch phase. Loans of €10,000, 25,000 and 50,000 are available at a variable market rate. They will have to be repaid after one year – spread over two to three years. You can contact the GEC for more information.
Crowdfunding is the (online) raising of funds among small financiers. Crowdfunding is not ‘easy money’: it requires a conscious choice, good preparation and full commitment. There are various forms of crowdfunding, including donation-based crowdfunding or shares. The GEC will be able to assist you with this.
Qredits is a non-profit organisation. Qredits offers attractive, low-threshold microcredit for (prospective) student entrepreneurs with a maximum of €50,000. You can find more information on the website of Qredits. The GEC can act as an intermediary for you.
As a starting entrepreneur, you will be able to use a number of interesting start-up benefits. This will give you a fiscal advantage. Visit the website of the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration to find more information about this.