Accelerators and Business Plan Competitions

In my third post on social entrepreneurship in a developed country, I mentioned that there is already an extensive infrastructure in place to support general entrepreneurship in The Netherlands.  This is not too surprising given that The Netherlands was ranked as the most entrepreneurial country in Europe in 2011 according to The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor [...]

Startups for startups

An interesting phenomenon and testimony to the growth of the entrepreneurial sector in the Netherlands is an increasing number of Dutch startups that are creating services for other startups.  These include fundraising, valuation and social measurement services introduced below. Symbid – A crowdfunding platform An alternative way for startups to gain investments from the traditional [...]

Enviu and Village Capital

Starting World Changing Companies Village Capital has two local partners in the Netherlands: Enviu and Kirkman Company.  I have been in the Netherlands for one week and working at Enviu’s office in Rotterdam.  Enviu starts world changing companies aimed to solve social and ecological issues under three core areas:  business development, building impact-driven communities and [...]
Sites DOT MIISThe Middlebury Institute site network.