Starting your own business

In this section, we provide you with some basic but useful information about setting up a business in Utrecht Region. See the checklist for entrepreneurs and learn more about registration, legal forms and insurance. For more information, visit the webpage of StartupUtrecht.

Do you want information about living, working or studying in Utrecht Region? The International Welcome Centre Utrecht Region offers free services to help you ease into your new life.

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StartupUtrecht believes that a startup is more than the sum of its parts, more than just a good idea, a kickass team and a big market. The agency helps regional startups and scale-ups access capital, corporates, customers and skills.

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Growing your business

Do you want to grow your business in the Netherlands and internationally? SPIN Ideas’ team helps startups, scaleups and corporates to grow their business sustainably, with a strong focus on marketing strategy, strategic partnerships and creating the right business connections. We open our network to help you succeed.

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Checklist for starting a business

When setting up a business in the Netherlands, you must follow various official procedures. Use this checklist, devised by the government, for guidance. Please note that this checklist offers general guidelines. Depending on your situation, you may need to take other steps as well.


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Straight to Utrecht Region

Are you convinced that Utrecht Region is the place to set up business and are you ready to move?
Use our moving guide to choose the next steps on the journey to your new home or contact
the International Welcome Centre Utrecht Region for all your questions about settling in Utrecht Region.

Moving guide   IWCUR