our story

journey To Excel

A journey with a thousand achievements starts with one step

Our journey

As seasoned high-tech experts ourselves, we understand the difficulties science-driven tech startups are facing as they launch, raise early-stage financing, then scale up on their way to the market.  

HighTechXL
2013

We support high-tech hardware startups by giving them access to Eindhoven’s high-tech industry expertise and network, which is a huge advantage. Through intensive acceleration support programs, we are generating new fast-growing companies in the Brainport region.

ESA
2016

2016 marks the creation of the Eindhoven Startup Alliance (ESA) together with ASML, Philips, ABN AMRO, High Campus Eindhoven, EY, NTS Group and BOM.

our Results today

1500

startups screened

66

startups accelerated

€1.4M

average funding per startup

€93M

FUNDING RAISED IN TOTAL

62%

SURVIVAL RATE

1945

JOBS CREATED

star portfolio

ESA has created successful companies with global impact from the Netherlands to China, where we also have operations.

In five years, ESA startups and scale-ups have created more than 2,000 jobs and raised more than 80 million euros.

ESA companies are not just surviving, but 17 are in our "star" portfolio with 10x projected returns.

High Tech Startups

Deep Tech Ventures

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