Here is a collection of the most frequently asked questions about our services and projects.
If you have another question, please contact us.


When do I need a startup residence permit?

If you want to live and work in the Netherlands as a startup entrepreneur, you need a (temporary) residence permit. A residence permit for a startup gives ambitious entrepreneurs a year to start an innovative company in the Netherlands. During that time, the entrepreneur must be guided by an experienced and recognized facilitator. 

How does the application procedure work and where do I apply?

 The Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) is responsible for handing out residency permits. After applying and paying the fee, the IND may take up to 90 days to decide. You can find more about the requirements and application procedure here.

Who am I allowed to bring over with me when I use the startup visa?

Your spouse and children can join you in the Netherlands when you obtain a startup visa, and we will help you and your family settle here. Your Co-founders can apply for the startup visa with you as well. In this case, the requirements that apply to you also apply to co-founders.

I’m an entrepreneur from the European Union, do I need a startup visa?

In case you are a citizen of another European Union country, you don’t need a startup visa to set up your business in the Netherlands. However, our services are still meaningful to you in case you need help to set up your startup, such as legal and administrative support, networking, relocation assistance, and other business-related advice. Check our services to find out what we can do for you.



Why should I join Zero to One incubation or acceleration programs?

We will help you to reach your goals! At Zero to One, we apply a tailor-made approach; therefore, based on your startup needs, you will be mentored and consulted in several business-related areas. We help you pursue strategic opportunities for your startup. With our broad network of partners and contacts, we will connect you to investment fund parties, business angels, and other investors that may want to invest in your business.

For how long will Zero to One help me?

 Since we work with a tailor-made approach which will be different for every startup, there is no standard duration of our incubation and acceleration program. The duration will depend on a set of factors, for example, your needs and goals. Also, our goal is to create a long-term relationship with our clients, so we will be there to support you even after you have reached your goals.

How can I apply to the incubation or acceleration program?

This can be done in a few easy steps! You can send us your pitch deck, business plan, or other relevant information explaining your idea. We will contact you as soon as possible.


Is Zero to one involved in consultancy projects?

We are currently involved in projects of the INTERREG program. The projects encourage cross-border cooperation among startups and the entrepreneurial ecosystem growth.

What is Zero to One role within the projects?

Since our capabilities are varied, we play different roles in each project. Amongst others, we focus on developing a sustainable cross-border business model. We also focus on project growth and success by involving startups, employers, mentors, and our partner network. 

What types of projects is Zero to One open for?

We take an active role when we work on projects; this is because we are eager for challenges, and therefore, we are open to international, national, or regional projects. Contact us if you have a project assignment to discuss!