Dutch Student Investment Fund background 1
Dutch Student Investment Fund background 1

We provide funding for innovative student startups

If you are a student of the University of Twente or Saxion and plan on building your company in Overijssel, Dutch Student Investment Fund is your launching pad.

Dutch Student Investment Fund background 1
Dutch Student Investment Fund background 1

Investment fund for students, by students!

Dutch Student Investment Fund (DSIF) is a venture capital fund managed by students from the University of Twente and Saxion University of Applied Sciences. It was established in 2016 as the first student-run European venture capital fund. DSIF invests up to 10.000 into innovative start-ups created by bachelor and master students, PhDs and recent graduates. The fund aims to help young student entrepreneurs to turn their great ideas into real start-ups.

While DSIF is structured as a venture capital fund, its primary goal is not to make the biggest return on investment but rather to support student entrepreneurs as much as possible. DSIF believes that young entrepreneurs should have access to all the means necessary to turn their great ideas into real start-ups that could potentially benefit society.


We are on the mission to contribute to the growth and success of student entrepreneurs through active collaboration, access to an extensive network, and monetary support, while building a mutual learning relationship.


Our vision is to become the first contact for student entrepreneurs and a vital part of promoting student-led startups in the Twente region.

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We are more than just an investment fund!



Next to financing, we offer young entrepreneurs guidance & appropriate feedback which can help to move start-up ideas to the next level. Professional advice helps any young entrepreneur to make a sensible decision about reaching their business goal. We want to share our knowledge and experience to help students avoid unnecessary mistakes on their journey to a successful startup.



We support our portfolio start-ups in every step on their way to success by sharing our knowledge, experience, and advice from top-notch professionals from our network. We want to help the start-ups as much as possible and support them after the investment is done, too. We stay actively involved with the start-ups to monitor progress and offer support with the legal side of the business.



The DSIF members participate in all kinds of networking events where we get access to a large professional network. Currently, the network of our partners consists of numerous companies and organizations (Novel-T, Hive01, Saxion Centre for Entrepreneurship, UT Challenge, Golden Egg Check, Incubase) that can help student entrepreneurs. We are in an ideal position to connect student entrepreneurs to companies and organizations.



DSIF invests in startups created by bachelor, master, PhD students or recent graduates from the University of Twente or Saxion University of Applied Sciences. We invest from €5.000 to €50.000 in startups from various fields that could benefit society.

Dutch Student Investment Fund One-pager

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Explain your idea in one pager and send it over to us, we love ideas.

Dutch Student Investment Fund Business plan

Send your business plan

When we like what we see we will ask you for a business plan.

Dutch Student Investment Fund Pitch

Pitch your

When that is solid we will invite you to pitch to our board.

Dutch Student Investment Fund Deal

Make a

When the pitch is successful we will start the due-diligence process and make a deal!

Portfolio of our investment fund

Dutch Student Investment FUnd x LoCoMoGo

LoCoMoGo is the toy train that teaches children coding through play. We believe every child should have the opportunity to learn coding, but above all, that a child should have fun.

Clairify - logo transparent

Clairify’s smart sensors that detect indoor air quality (IAQ) and thermal comfort in offices, schools, and public buildings. The advanced data analysis provides asset and facility managers insights to help improve people’s well-being, productivity and prevent illness. The start-up is on the mission to improve buildings’ climate and comfort with its innovative technology.

LoopTas develops innovative reusable shopping bags to tackle one of the world’s most serious problems: plastic waste. By giving out rewards to consumers after every reuse, LoopTas makes it easy and affordable for consumers to follow a more sustainable lifestyle. 

Our next investment can be in your own innovative startup. Whether you just have an idea and need some help shaping it, or you’ve been working for a while on your startup and you have a team. Drop us a line!


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