StartupUtrecht has focused on the most important problems that startups face: access to capital, getting their first customers, access to talent and internationalization. In that context, StartupUtrecht has launched various successful concepts, such as StartupFest Health, Crossroads and the election of the Utrecht Region Startup of the Year, as well as monthly meetups and pitch events for investors. For many founders, StartupUtrecht is an important sparring partner.
The ROM also focuses on further improving the climate for startups and scale-ups in the Utrecht region. The ROM Utrecht Region was founded in 2020. Their activities include investing in startups and scale-ups, but also strengthening ecosystems. For that reason, ROM and StartupUtrecht already worked closely together. This collaboration will therefore be intensified as of 1 January 2021.