Soft-Landing projects facilitate scaling across Europe and beyond by connecting ecosystems and providing immersive experiences in different markets. Soft-Landing missions for startups bring selected companies on fully-organized free market discovery programmes to four European hubs (Germany, the Netherlands, France, Lithuania) and to the US to connect them with the key players and facilitate market entry. It also provides ecosystem builders with the knowledge of foreign markets who can provide better support to startups and scaleups in their home countries.
1/3 of startups have scaled to foreign markets
82% of startups obtained new business leads in the visited ecosystems
€4,5 million raised in total
43% of startups expanded their teams
66% of ecosystem builders helped startups approach ecosystems they had visited
Soft-Landing's achievements so far...
Multisense B.V. scales to France through Soft-Landing.
NEO Finance gets €70k investment from the Soft-Landing mission to the Netherlands.
Dutch edition of Soft-landing brings together the FinTech ecosystem.
“Attending the Soft Landing mission was crucial for our startup to validate the new product we were about to launch. The feedback and insights gathered during the week in Berlin provided the guidance and scope we were looking for.”
“Thanks to the Soft-Landing project I was able to understand the French startup ecosystem and how we can enter (or not) the market. It helped me to re-think my strategy.”
“Soft- Landing - Vilnius was truly a great experience for Casky, as we have networked with key players in the field of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency. On top of this, we have met potential, lifelong contacts to collaborate, socialize, and build with. This experience is highly recommended, as we will pass Soft-Landing along!”
“The Soft-Landing mission to Berlin ecosystem was a supercharged experience with full-on learning opportunities as well power-packed with great Startup ecosystem builders from across the world to interact!”
“The Softlanding Mission to the Netherlands is an all in one program that helped us understand everything we need to move our company into the Netherlands. Beyond moving to the Netherlands, now we are better aware of our own business strategy.”