World Startup Factory


World Startup Factory (WSF) offers acceleration programs to startups with impact driven solutions and convincing business models. WSF aims to create value for all involved stakeholders by the accelerated growth of the selected startups.

We believe impact driven startups are of increasing importance to develop successful solutions for societal and environmental challenges. Therefore, we accelerate the growth of startups who are passionate about solving these challenges. We do this by providing access to funding, mentorship, an extensive international network and expert support.

To fulfill this goal, we partner up with investors and corporates. On one hand, group of informal investors connected to the program provide seed funding for the startups in the program, in exchange for equity. On the other hand, partners provide funding and support for the execution of the program.

Our team

We are here to
help you accelerate

At World Startup Factory we love entrepreneurship and the creation of new thriving business. We have a passion for helping startups and creating new business with impact. Our team comprises of seasoned entrepreneurs, investors who are supported by enthusiastic professionals and outliers.

  • Aditya Putta
    Aditya Putta Program Management & Scouting
    + 31 6 26 56 10 44
  • Anastasiia Koreneva
    Anastasiia Koreneva Marketing & Communication
    +31 6 17 38 42 31
  • Daniël Steginga
    Daniël Steginga IoT Expert in Residence
  • Egbert Ottevanger
    Egbert Ottevanger Business Development Lead
    +31 6 53 21 99 65
  • Gerrit Jan van ‘t Veen
    Gerrit Jan van ‘t Veen Selection Lead
    +31 6 34 73 62 22
  • Mathijs Koper
    Mathijs Koper Co-creation & Partnership
    +31 6 33 93 70 26
  • Roel Bouwknegt
    Roel Bouwknegt Program Management & Scouting
  • Vivian Reichgelt
    Vivian Reichgelt Business Development Intern
  • Berry Tanis
    Berry Tanis Non-executive Director
  • Herman de Boer
    Herman de Boer Non-executive Director
  • Jan Verkooijen
    Jan Verkooijen Investment Lead
  • Bart Weijermars
    Bart Weijermars Advisory Board
  • Carolijn Hawinkels
    Carolijn Hawinkels Advisory Board
  • Max Remerie
    Max Remerie Advisory Board
  • Hans Biesheuvel
    Hans Biesheuvel Supervisory Board

The Hague


The Netherlands is renowned as the gateway to Europe and one of the most connected societies in the world. We are embedded in a strong and inclusive regional corporate ecosystem.

We introduce an international launching customer community, a thriving group of technology partners and provide access to capital (also for later stages). Alongside, we also offer great facilities and advantages of establishing your company in The Netherlands.

The Hague, the international city of Peace and Justice, is home to The Hague Security Delta (HSD), Europe’s largest safety and security cluster. Key players involved in security are the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI), CSI The Hague, Fox IT, Wurldtech and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).

The region also hosts dozens of non-governmental organizations that invest in impact ventures and is the homebase of leading knowledge institutes like TNO, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University, Leiden University and TU Delft. To top it off, The Hague is on arm’s length from business hotbeds like London, Berlin and Amsterdam.


Creating shared value