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Read more about all the elements involved in our investment procedure and learn how to write a business plan & one-pager!
(Co)founders must be active students or PhD of Saxion University of Applied Sciences or the University of Twente, or have graduated maximum 1 year ago. Start-ups must be founded and be predominantly operational in the province of Overijssel.
We are industry agnostic, meaning we do not focus on just one industry. Anyone is welcome! From IT to agriculture, from entertainment to the communication industry. If your idea has potential and can help and improve society in any way, do not hesitate for a moment and share it with us!
A start-up passes through multiple phases of development and we support them in pre-seed and seed stages as well.
If you have just an idea and you need funding to bring it to life we can offer starting capital for materials and software.
If you have already found a launching customer or a company willing to engage with you in a pilot we can support that too.
When you have a validated idea and it’s ready to scale up we will support you in doing so, with both capital and providing you our extensive network.
Explain your idea in one pager and send it over to us. A one-pager is essentially a written pitch for a start-up. It shows in one look what product or service the business proposes and allows us to collect all information we need to start evaluating your idea.
When we like what we see we will ask you for a business plan. The plan describes the business strategy in detail. This is the core document by which the potential of a startup and further collaboration with DSIF will be assessed.
When your business plan is solid, we invite your team to pitch the idea. The entire DSIF board is given the opportunity to interact with the startup and raise any final points where there are uncertainties and any other questions.
The duration of the pitch is approximately 10-15 minutes, after which the DSIF board has the opportunity to ask questions (20-30 minutes).
After the pitch, your start-up potential is being reviewed among board members. If the decision is to proceed then the terms of the agreement are discussed with you, thorough due diligence is conducted, and the actual investment is done.
Currently, DSIF invests €5.000-50.000 by means of convertible loans. This means that the invested amount starts off as a loan that needs to be paid back in full plus interest.