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Startup Visa

Expanding your business in the Netherlands with a Startup Visa

Are you a cybersecurity founder looking to expand your business in the Netherlands, requiring a residence permit and becoming part of an exciting cyber security cluster?

This is where HSD Campus comes in. As official facilitator, HSD Campus can help you obtain a 1-year startup visa, which enables you to develop your innovative business in the greater Rotterdam – The Hague area in the Netherlands.

What is a Startup Visa?

Startup visas are issued by the Dutch government to foreign startups entrepreneurs who wish to grow and develop their business in the Netherlands, lowering the threshold to stay in country and stimulating innovation. In order to obtain a visa and residence permit, startups are required to sign a facilitators agreement with an established facilitator in the Netherlands. HSD Campus is the newest facilitator in The Hague – Rotterdam region specially focused on the cyber security industry.

Startup Visa requirements

  • Work with a reliable facilitator
  • Have an innovative product or service relevant to the Netherlands
  • Have a detailed plan to turn the idea into a business
  • Register the company with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce
  • Have sufficient financial resources to live in the Netherlands

What is in it for you?

  • A 1-year startup visa to reside in the Netherlands.
  • A monthly check-in meeting with a representative from InnovationQuarter, HSD Campus or TIIN Capital.
  • Become part of the HSD Campus and (cyber) security community.

What it means to be part of the community

  • A broad network

    A broad network

    meet like-minded entrepreneurs, government representatives, students and professionals in the cybersecurity cluster

  • A broad network

    Knowledge hub

    HSD facilitates discussions and knowledge exchange about issues related to cybersecurity, national and urban security, critical infrastructure protection and forensics

  • A broad network

    Community events

    a series of events are hosted by HSD Campus, including bi-weekly lunches, network opportunities, seminars etc.

  • A broad network

    Fantastic location

    the HSD Campus is situated near a highway, train station and has a direct connection to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (26 minutes)

  • A broad network

    Office space

    (Flex) Office Space and HSD Campus facilities: located in The Hague city


  • Visa application costs
  • A monthly fee for access to the HSD Campus and check-ins
  • Common costs for setting up business in the Netherlands (notary, accountant etc.)

HSD Campus Ecosystem

HSD Campus is the Dutch security cluster, where over 275 companies, governmental organizations and knowledge institutions have been working together since 2013 to make a difference in securing our digitalizing society. Together, they share knowledge and collaborate on innovative security solutions, which can be scaled within the Netherlands and internationally. HSD Campus 'thinks, dares and acts'. By providing access to knowledge, innovation, market, finance, and talent, HSD Campus takes care of the preconditions for a successful security cluster. Nowadays, HSD Campus also has a renewed focus on cyber security and resilience, smart secure societies and data and AI/Intel. HSD Campus does this with the common goal of strengthening the Dutch economy, increasing employment rates, and making the Netherlands more digitally resilient.

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If you are interested in obtaining a Startup Visa and joining the HSD Community,
please contact Nabile Benali at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


HSD Campus
Wilhelmina van Pruisenweg 104
2595 AN The Hague
The Netherlands

T: +31 (0)70-2045180
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