You can register for GO!-NH Accelerator and Growth until February 9, 2021
The GO!-NH programs will be held online this upcoming year. This will be adjusted to the current corona measures. Participants will be informed of the details.
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
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.
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
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‘.
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
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!
We hold various master classes throughout the year 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.
January 12, 2:00 PM
NHNEXT stream dedicated to GO!-NH
On Tuesday, January 12 at 2:00 PM, NHNEXT will be entirely devoted to GO!-NH. Various speakers have been invited to this stream to talk about this initiative.
Because companies can be in different phases, several GO! -NH programs have also been developed (Accelerator, Scale and Growth). Thijs Pennink and André Knol, both part of the GO!-NH consortium, will tell you more about this.
But what exactly can GO! -NH mean for your company? What will you be helped with and what can the result be? That’s Dennis Nanne from Open Waste, Jan Jaap Folmer from UPP! UpCycling Plastics and Matthijs Post from Proevkantoor tell us. They are entrepreneurs who have previously participated in the GO!-NH program.
You can find the livestream here: https://nhnext.nl/go-nh/
November 26, 2020
Registration for acceleration program GO!-NH opened during kick-off
Starting today, large and small entrepreneurs can register for the new SME acceleration program of the Province of Noord-Holland, GO!-NH. The new set-up of GO!-NH was presented during the online Kick-Off, live from the H20 Rabo Esports Campus in Purmerend.
GO!-NH stimulates the development of sustainable innovations of SMEs by supporting them free of charge. During the kick-off, discussions were held with Zita Pels (Provincial Executive for the Circular Economy in the province of Noord-Holland) about entrepreneurship, sustainable innovations and the lasting importance of acceleration programs.
The speakers (including Zita Pels, the GO!-NH team (André Knol and Thijs Pennink) and many entrepreneurs (including Digi Surfer, Donny Craves and BeterBoeken) took part in the discussion live. The entire kick-off can be found on youtube and you can register at go-nh.nl/inschrijven.
November 5, 2020
GO!-NH guest at the launch of PIM 2.0
Deputy Ilse Zaal launched PIM 2.0 during the NHNEXT livestream! PIM – Province of Noord-Holland helps startups, scale-ups and innovative SME entrepreneurs in search of financing. They will also continue to support entrepreneurs for the next three years.
André Knol and Daniël Banis were guests at the stream and talked about the collaboration with GO!-NH. We briefly looked back at the past editions of the GO!-NH Accelerator in 2018-2020 and looked ahead to the new form of the program.
For example, the new collaboration between Innomics and Development Company Noord-Holland Noord (NHN) was discussed, as well as the three new programs that will be organized alongside the GO!-NH Accelerator.
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)