Will you take the sustainability of our metropoles to the next level?

Growing populations in cities worldwide demand a huge amount of resources and create intense polluting in and around city limits. Millions of people have major concerns about plastic waste in our oceans, unbound air pollution, high CO2 emissions, waste of construction materials and many other challenges.

We need new materials, new logistics, better natural resources for energy, zero emission mobility, circular food systems and much more innovations to change the curves.

After a series of accelerators in the smart cities, smart buildings, mobility and food arenas we decided it’s time to step up on our impact goals and launch the Sustainable Cities Accelerator together with our community of partners.

We invite the startups who are working on pieces of this puzzle to step forward. You can join our accelerator to increase the chance of running a successful business with a real impact for a better world. We are looking for startups in various areas like mobility, food, energy, housing and water management.

Program Timeline

Bootcamp (Nov 19 to Dec 14)

In a 30 days period starting on the 19th of November, Startups get personalized trainings from our experts in business planning, financial forecasting, customers development and communications. Moreover startups participate in networking events and master classes, where they get valuable insights on specific topics and meet other players in Dutch startup ecosystem.

Some of the master classes are open for public. Block your agenda and see you at the following Afterworks:

27 Nov (17:00-18:30) | Afterwork | Register Here
Building a Sales Funnel in the Netherlands by Jeroen Boevé, interviewed by Gerrit Jan, World Startup Factory at The Hague Tech

03 Dec (17:00-18:30) | Afterwork | Register Here
Grants & subsidies by Ugoo at Apollo 14

07 Dec (17:00-18:30) | Afterwork | Register Here
Intellectual property by EP&C and Boekx advocaten at The Hague Tech

12 Dec (17:00-18:30) | WSF Afterwork | Register Here
Done by our Startups at The Hague Tech

Validation Phase (Jan 7 to Mar 15)

This phase is a 2.5 months period when startups validate their solutions being in their local market and/or in the Netherlands. They get personal assistance from their acceleration managers and our community of dedicated mentors.

New Business Summit is an essential element of the validation process. This event is a realization of our belief that in order to solve pressing societal problems most effectively, businesses today need to stem from an alignment of efforts amongst entrepreneurs, corporates, investors, SMEs, research institutions and governments.

Acceleration Phase (Mar 18 to May 31)

The last phase is the Acceleration phase. This is a 2.5 months period when startups get connected to their potential clients, partners and investors based on the results of the validation phase. During the entire program, startups are supported by a personal acceleration manager and mentor having regular meetings with each of them.

Presentation Day is an event to help startups to reach the set goals. More details will follow soon.

World Startup Factory

We help founders accelerate their business with an intensive 30 days bootcamp, followed by 5 months of customized support to increase success in their market. We offer a personal approach with a focus on customer development and strategic partnerships.

World Startup Factory started in 2015 and over the years build a portfolio of 40 thriving startups with future-proof solutions. We are a group of seasoned entrepreneurs and investors with extensive networks in Dutch and European markets. Our offices are located in The Hague, The Netherlands.

We think entrepreneurship and new business play a crucial role in developing a more sustainable, humane and livable world. Our basic offer is a €15.000 investment and tailored support in return for 8% equity of your company. World Startup Factory is a official accredited Startup Visa Facilitator in The Netherlands and can support foreign non EU founders with growing their business in Europe.



uHoo Air

Indoor air quality (IAQ) monitoring system that brings health, safety and energy savings to commercial and residential buildings.

`World Startup Factory has been instrumental in introducing uHoo to various companies in the Netherlands with whom we are able to do business with`


XGear is a next generation data aggregation and predictive analytics platform for carefree fleet management.

`World Startup Factory was a game changer for XGear, we entered the program with a product and finished it with real business and seed funding by one of the best possible investors in the Dutch ecosystem`


To protect and improve the environment as a valuable shared asset for the people of the world by shaping environmentally sustainable corporate practices.

‘World Startup Factory played a pivotal role in developing our business and communication strategies. We were able to complete engineering verification of our prototypes thanks to WSF!’

Our community

World Startup Factory is part of a network of startup-oriented organisations that know how hard it is to set up a successful business from scratch and are eager to help out our founders with pilots, knowledge, business insights, training and practical resources.

Spie, KPN, FoodStars, VenturesOne, WeShare, Impact City The Hague, De Mannen van Schuim, TU Delft, The Hague University, TNO, ESA, Rotterdam, MRDH, InnovationQuarter, WNF, KIVI, Province of Zuid-Holland, and many others.


Final selection and signed agreement – by October 22
Start Bootcamp – November 19
New Business Summit – 7 February
Presentation Day – May 23


Application for the Sustainable Cities Accelerator is now open.

or use this form (as an alternative for F6S).

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