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At LABNEST we believe in the power of young, innovative entrepreneurs and their potential to make the world a better place. Our goal is to provide them with the resources, network and expertise to develop their ideas into successful startups.


We want to create an inspiring environment where young entrepreneurs, education, government and business come together and where events are held to promote innovation and entrepreneurship. Our mission is to help the Netherlands grow into the number 1 startup country in the world.

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Valerie van Zuijlen

LABNEST Founder & Creative Director

Onze oprichter Valerie van Zuijlen heeft LABNEST in 2021 opgericht met als missie om een ​​ecosysteem te creëren waarin jonge, ambitieuze ondernemers en start-ups samen kunnen werken aan hun dromen en where education, government and business come together. Her background as a creative multi-talent, with experience in film (NYU Tisch), design (ArtEZ), computer science and electrical engineering (Stanford University), video gaming (Hong Kong University) gives us a unique multidisciplinary approach.

At LABNEST, we're looking for startups that want to make an impact and do things differently. Our mission is to help them succeed and make a positive impact on the world. We dream of five LABNEST locations spread across the Netherlands, where events are regularly held and where young entrepreneurs can grow and flourish.

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Our innovation and impact startup accelerator program aims to realize impact and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Netherlands. We invest in accelerating promising entrepreneurs and startups that are innovative and sustainable, so that we can work together towards a better future.

Our program revolves around maximizing social returns, with financial returns being a precondition when we decide to help an entrepreneur accelerate their startup.

Our startup accelerator is aimed at promoting planet (SDGs 7, 12, 13, 14 and 15), prosperity (SDGs 8, 9 and 10) and people (SDGs 3, 4 and 5). We believe these SDGs are crucial for a sustainable and prosperous future for all.

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