What is your good idea for The Hague?

The city is looking for startups with smart ideas to urban challenges. The best ideas receive € 7500 to develop and test a prototype, get training, coaching, working spaces and access to the municipality’s network. Also, The Hague might be launching customer. Deadline for submissions is now closed.

The jury

The jury of this year’s Startup in Residence edition consists of the following experts:

  • Simone Brand
  • Frans van den Broek
  • Aart Willem Benschop
  • Maarten Hillenaar
  • Anna Menenti

Read more about the jury members of Startup in Residence on ImpactCity.nl



Training programme

During the four month programme you will receive training half a day per week. This ranges from value proposition building to Growth Hacking and from intellectual property to financial administration. In addition, we have created a series of workshops about how the City of The Hague works (for example: decision making and procurement).


The leadmentors of the programme will guide you during the whole programme. They will measure progress weekly and help you when needed. At the beginning of the programme there will be a matching between startups and mentors.

Knowledge and Expertise

To offer you access to advice and specialist knowledge we have created a network of partners. You are free to ask questions throughout the programme (for example, concerning: legal matters, finance, online marketing, technology).


The City of The Hague offers the startups to work from a flexible office in the City.