GO!-NH is a series of growth acceleration programs (accelerators) from the province of Noord-Holland. These programs are specially developed to support start-ups and SMEs in the marketing and scaling up of innovative products and services in the field of sustainability. They develop their business with training, tools and professional coaching by experts.
GO!-NH has put together three different programs, so that entrepreneurs receive the best support that fits the phase and size in which their company is going. In addition, the GO!-NH Academy is an accessible way of getting to know GO!-NH, since masterclasses can also be followed separately.
The exciting online kick off of the renewed GO!-NH program took place on 26 November, with inspiring examples of entrepreneurs telling about their success stories and setbacks during the corona crisis. Registration for the GO!-NH programs have also opened. You can register here.
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Suitable for: Early stage startups and SMEs with a strong and experienced team
Main question: Is my innovation suitable for entering the market?
Turnover: 0 – 500k
Period: 3 months
Suitable for: Later stage startups and SMEs with an innovation in growth phase
Main question: How do I prepare to actually scale?
Turnover: 500k – 2 million /> 1000 customers
Period: 3 months
Suitable for: Later stage startups, scale-ups and SMEs in the upscaling phase
Typical question: Which market(s) am I going to dive into as the next step?
Turnover:> 2 million
Period: 6 months
The GO!-NH Accelerator is an innovation accelerator, aimed at startups and SMEs, whose product or service is still in the development phase.
You want to have proof that the market needs your innovation (validation). We will work this out during the GO!-NH Accelerator and together we will look for the right “problem-solution fit“. Your company has a clear vision of where it will grow.
The GO! -NH Growth program is for startups and SMEs who are in a further phase. They already have traction through turnover from customers and / or pilots.
The company is being prepared for growth thanks to a focus on repeatability and scalability. By means of growth experiments, a good ‘product-market fit‘ is sought and we work towards a ‘scale-up fit‘.
GO!-NH Scale is aimed at scale-ups and SMEs that are well developed in their current market and are ready to scale up to new markets or areas.
In this process, companies explore which new markets they can focus on and what this involves. GO!-NH Scale prepares the organization for significant growth leaps forward by developing a good “go-to-market” strategy and individual guidance by experts.
Would you like to get acquainted with GO!-NH in an accessible way, or would you like to participate in one of our masterclasses without obligation? You can join one of the workshops in the GO!-NH Academy!
Throughout the year we plan various master classes in which you can participate (for free). You can follow these masterclasses in preparation for a GO!-NH program, but they can also be followed separately.
November 3, 2020
Registration for accelerator programs GO!-NH opened during kick-off
Large and small entrepreneurs can register for the renewed SME acceleration program of the Province of Noord-Holland, GO!-NH. The new form of GO!-NH was presented yesterday during the online Kick-Off, live from the H20 Rabo Esports Campus in Purmerend. GO!-NH stimulates the development of sustainable innovations of SME’s by supporting them free of charge. During the kick-off there was a an in depth conversation with Zita Pels (Provincial Executive Circular for the Economy of Noord-Holland) about entrepreneurship, sustainable innovations and the continued importance of acceleration programs. The speakers (including Zita Pels, the GO!-NH team (André Knol and Thijs Pennink) and many entrepreneurs (Digi Surfer, Donny Craves and BeterBoeken) participated live in the discussion. The entire kick-off can be watched via youtube. You can register at go-nh.nl/registration.
November 3, 2020
SME acceleration program GO!-NH back in new shape starting from 2021
The GO!-NH SME acceleration program of the province of Noord-Holland will return from 2021 to 2023 with two additional programs to support the development of sustainable innovations for SMEs. The existing GO!-NH Accelerator is supplemented with the programs GO! -NH Growth and GO! -NH Scale, and additional separate masterclasses in the GO! -NH Academy. The processes complement each other because they each focus on a different phase of the innovation. In this way, more customization can be provided in the support of the companies.
Read the full article here (Dutch)