Startup Visa for Expat Entrepreneurs




I have been there.

Are you a non-EU national who is currently looking to set-up a business in the Netherlands? 


Do any of the situations below apply to you:

  • You are currently in the Netherlands with ‘Search year visa (zoekjaar)' or ‘Orientation year for highly educated persons’ or 'Highly skilled migrant (kennismigrant)' visas. You have a business idea that you want to explore in the Netherlands. You may or may not have heard about the Startup Visa. Now, you are wondering about how to get started.

  • You are currently outside the Netherlands. You have a business idea that you want to explore in the Netherlands. You may or may not have heard about the Startup Visa. Now, you are wondering about how to begin the process.

If YES to any of the above, then you are in the RIGHT place.


As a non-EU national, you have abundant possibilities to pave your own way in NL with the Dutch Startup Visa! As of 2015, the Dutch Government released the Startup Visa to encourage non-EU nationals to explore entrepreneurship in NL. 


So now... are you thinking:

  • "I have heard of Startup Visa. The process seems complicated. Where should I even start?"

  • "I have a business idea, though I do not know if it is suitable or not for the Startup Visa? How can I strengthen my business idea for the Dutch sector?"

  • "I have never seen anyone done it before. Is it really possible?"

Do not worry. I have been through the process myself. So yes, it is possible. If I can do it, you can do it too. The others have done it, and so can you. You can read what they say about the process here. There is a step-by-step process to get your business started in the Netherlands with the Startup Visa. 

I am here to help you. Take your first step.


Read ahead and get in touch!

Priska Prasetya, Founder

Startup Visa in the Netherlands

Where do you stand on the roadmap?

Apply for start-up visa after search-year visa

Services &
Coaching Package options

Business coaching for your Startup Visa application

Get guidance for your business idea for Startup Visa application.

Development of your
Step-by-Step Plan

Get your Step-by-Step plan solid for submission to potential facilitators and IND!

Crafting your pitch and story for potential facilitators

Deliver the pitch and story that clearly communicates your values to potential facilitators


What other people say

“Priska was extremely helpful in all aspects of securing a start-up visa for the Netherlands. She helped me better understand the program and whether my company was a fit, she made introductions to lawyers and startup facilitators to sponsor the visa, and she was instrumental in reviewing and preparing materials for the application. I highly recommend working with Priska for anyone interested in moving to the Netherlands for their startup."

Dan Miller / Founder at Steward

"It has been a pleasure working with Priska from Shape of Green Business. Apart from her unbridled support throughout the startup visa application process, I thank her for being so patient and compassionate and for being such a great listener. Also it is great to see the wide knowledge she has about the Dutch startup ecosystem and how willing she is to share that to help others out. I would definitely recommend her to anyone aspiring  for a startup visa in the Netherlands."

Rubayet Akbar / Co-Founder at Cadence Fashion


Want to know more on how I can help you with with the Dutch Startup Visa? I am here for you.

Get your FREE 30-minutes chat. Shoot me an email at to schedule a meeting or use the contact form. The choice is yours ;)


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