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Are you an ambitious startup with innovative ideas about social issues? The city of The Hague challenges you to think about solutions. The third edition of Startup in Residence has started!

Startup in Residence is powered by ImpactCity, the startup and scale-up community of The Hague. ImpactCity helps innovative entrepreneurs to successfully start and grow.

The third edition of Startup in Residence has started on April 10th. Entrepreneurs can submit their ideas via the Startup in Residence website until May 22nd.

Startup in Residence: the Urban Challenges for 2018

There are 10 different challenges for which solutions can be presented:

  • A way to reduce food waste at organized lunches;
  • New products from parts of old, discarded computers and other electronic devices;
  • An innovative and easy solution for paid parking;
  • New ways to ensure that local entrepreneurs retain their customers at road closures;
  • A smart system that monitors and manages heat pump installations;
  • A system to accurately measure visitor numbers at free events in the city;
  • Innovative smart combinations of people and technology solutions so people with physical or mental limitations can get back to work;
  • An uber-like solution for transportation options for residents with disabilities;
  • A digital and secure way to send voting documents making sure that citizens living abroad will receive their voting documents at all times;
  • Make alternative ways of social return more a ractive to entrepreneurs

A real kickstart with prize money and coaching

An expert jury will select the best ideas. These startups receive an investment of € 7,000 to build a first prototype. Also, they will receive a 4-month training with coaching, a workspace and access to the municipality’s network. Depending on the prototype, a pilot within the municipality and additional investments will follow.

Are you that innovative startup with new ideas for a better world? Look for more information about participation on the website

Come to our information meeting

Do you have questions about the issues of the third edition Startup in Residence? On Thursday April 26th, we organize an information meeting for interested parties. Location: The Hague Humanity Hub in The Hague from 15:00 to 17:00. Register now via the website of Eventbrite oor send an email to