Newfound helps's Dutch scaleup mission

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Newfound brings its international expertise to the Dutch marketplace this month, after confirming a new partnership to launch a new programme to help Netherlands tech businesses scale to foreign markets.

Funded by the Dutch government, Compass is designed to help Dutch tech business leaders realise their ambition to scale.

Newfound brings its deep sector expertise and network of scale-up specialists and investors to the new programme, using best practice to support teams with effective ways to manage the challenges ahead so they can expand their businesses to new markets in less time, with less cost and less risk.

The Compass programme, running from 10 March to 11 May, will give 10 Dutch technology scale-ups support in strategic planning, delivering the market intelligence they need to go global in 2021.

By the end of the two-month programme founders will have a clear roadmap for where their business should be heading in the months and years ahead. Most importantly, they will have an engaged team that can apply expert knowledge to future expansion plans.

Wibe van de Vijver, Markets Director at Techleap said:

Big challenges are facing Dutch businesses wanting to scale - and without international understanding, founders enter unknown territory. The Compass programme takes on this challenge by giving 10 of our most ambitious scale-ups access to international expertise, to give them the best chance of global success. was set up in 2018 with the backing of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy to help more of the country's tech businesses scale through its programmes.

Newfound chief executive Peter Gillingwater said:

We are delighted to be joining to support it's Compass scale-up programme. Too many business fail in their ambitions by making the wrong choices. Our experience and network will help the businesses on the Dutch programme to understand the challenges and provide them with a blueprint to go global at pace.

Applications are now open for the Compass programme via website, with a 24 February deadline for applications. Interviews for shortlisted companies start on 1 March, ahead of the programme start on 10 March.