Access to Capital Day for Security Businesses and Ideas

03 February 2016
14:00h - 17:30h
HSD Campus
Organised by:
HSD, InnovationQuarter, ERAC, Rabobank

If you are looking for capital to bring your security ideas to the next level: please sign up for this HSD Access to Capital event. This is the event where entrepreneurs and financers are matched and provides the unique opportunity to meet and talk to 50 investors! You also will be inspired and informed about all kind of funding opportunities during lessons learned and pitch sessions.

This is your chance to pitch your innovation and receive funding from business angels and seed capital funds. 

The programme also includes presentations by Fox- IT, Rabobank and EclecticIQ that will inspire you with lessons learned and during the Money Market there are many opportunities to meet up with organisations that can finance your business. Companies such as ERAC, K+V – Money Meets Ideas, ERAC, NPEX, InnovationQuarter and Rabobank will inform you about all kind of funding opportunities. Furthermore, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency ( will be present to help you with grants, finding business partners, know-how and compliance with laws and regulations.

13.30 Reception with coffee and tea
14.00 Opening by moderator Mathijs Bouman (RTL Z and Business News Radio)
14.05 Lessons Learned by Rabobank, Fox- IT and EclecticIQ
15.00 Break & MoneyMarket part 1
15.35 Investors Match with 6 pitches 
16.30 MoneyMarket part 2
17.00 Awards ceremony
17.05 Drinks and networking

Sign up as a pitcher or visitor
We are looking for five innovative start-ups or early-stage technology businesses with start-up or growth plans for their innovative safety and security product or idea.Are you interested to pitch your idea? Just register and let us know and we will send you the intake form. The selected pitchers will get a pitch training. Notice:The pitch sessions are already fully booked, but there are many other opportunities to get in contact with providers of capital during this day. So you can still sign up to join this day as a visitor!

• For start-ups: maximum financial need is € 250.000-
• For early stage businesses: Investments range from € 300.000,- tot € 2 mln - Businesses have to have a minimum revenue of  € 200.000,-

Sign up as an investor
As an investor you will offer capital to promising early-stage businesses and in this way help them get their innovation on the market. Are you interested to hear the pitches on this event? You can sign up via the online form.

*Participating in this event is free for both businesses and investors.

About Rabobank
Rabobank is an international financial services provider operating on the basis of cooperative principles. It offers retail banking, wholesale banking, asset management, leasing and real estate services. Their focus is on all-finance services in the Netherlands and on retail and wholesale banking.and food & agri internationally. In The Netherlands they are active partner of any relevant security cluster such as HSD and InnovationQuarter to stimulate the economy and society where possible.

About InnovationQuarter
InnovationQuarter is the regional economic development agency for the Dutch region of West Holland. The mission of InnovationQuarter is to strengthen the regional economy by supporting  and stimulating the innovation potential of the area. In close cooperation with all major corporations, educational and research institutions - like the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Delft University of Technology and Leiden University - and government organisations, InnovationQuarter supports technological developments, encourages entrepreneurship and invests in start-up companies.

About ERAC
ERAC is an experienced full-service consultancy firm with specific expertise in assessing, developing and managing new product processes for public organizations and technology-driven companies. Our team of nearly 60 consultants create durable links between strategies, government policies and relevant stakeholders​. The main goal is to create impact at economic and social level and supporting (international) regions in achieving their ambitions. This way, we are able to explore (innovative) concepts and to transform creative ideas into commercial successes and sustainable collaborations.

About HSD
is the largest security cluster in Europe. In this Dutch cluster –with important regional hubs in The Hague, Twente, and Brabant– businesses, governments, and knowledge institutions work together on innovation and knowledge in the field of safety and security. They share a common goal: more business activity, more jobs and a secure world. The core is the HSD Campus, the national innovation centre for security in The Hague.


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