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Finding funding

Your eligibility for corporate funding or a corporate loan will depend on many factors, such as timing, the amount needed, type of funding you prefer and the risk profile of your company.

The first step towards appropriate funding

For startups in Brabant there are several possibilities to get your startup activities funded in an early stage. Which funding fits best depends on the type of startup and the life phase your startup is in. In a very early stage, funding is often available in the form of grants. After that, various loans are available. If you are a bit further on, for example because you have technically demonstrated your ideas and validated them with customers, funding will be more like an investment and a shareholding will be required.  

With the overview below, of all Brabant funding opportunities for early stage startups, we hope to give you insight. Of course, there may be local or sector-specific schemes that are not listed here. So we always advise you to contact our business developers.

Specific requirements and criteria apply to each of these financings. It is important to familiarize yourself with them. In general, a realistic business plan and roadmap of how your startup will go through the different phases will be the basis of a funding application. Again, a startup counselor can provide help with this. Also, programs such as the Startup Readiness Program are very good preparation in writing a realistic plan and roadmap.

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Are you already familiar with The Financing Table? 

Every last Wednesday of the month we organise the Financing Table. Our experts help you with your financial pitch. So that your story is rock solid when you approach investors.

Financing table [on wednesdays from 8:30-11:00]:

  • 24 January 2024
  • 28 February 2024
  • 27 March 2024
  • 17 April 2024
  • 22 May 2024
  • 26 June 2024
  • 25 September 2024
  • 16 October 2024
  • 27 November 2024

Location:Brainport Development, Achtseweg Zuid 159 H (3e verdieping) Eindhoven
Contact: Piet van der Wielen

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More Meetings!

Below you will find a complete overview with data for the Financingtable, Equity table, Brainport Meet-Up and Innovation Meets Hospital for 2024!

Initiatives and organizations for funding

MKB Financieringsgids

In just a few steps, the SME financieringsgids (finance guide) gives you an overview of financing solutions in your immediate vicinity. There are more than you would think.


The common goal of the province of Brabant is to make you, as a Brabant startup successful. Braventure brings all parties in the Brabant startup ecosystem together. Furthermore, Braventure is the entry point for the Brabant Startup Fund, the early stage investment fund of the province.

BOM Brabant Ventures

BOM invests in scalable start- and scale ups with growth potential and a strong link with Noord-Brabant. They focus on companies that are active in the top sectors of Brabant.

Brainport Meet-up

Possibility to pitch for a 10-15 CEO's of renowned Brainport companies. Based on three requests for help, you can recieve an offer based on your own expertise.

Contact me if you want support on finding the best funding option for your startup.



Piet van der Wielen

Programmamanager Business | Brainport Development