Empowering founders through funding and support

From the start of your journey to late growth, we invest in and provide support to founders from the universities of Delft & Rotterdam. We help you accelerate through our early-stage fund and our unique expansive network.

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Unlock your full potential with Graduate Entrepreneur

Our dedicated team is ready to back visionary founders that solve the world's biggest problems.


We invest from €75K to €2M in ambitious founders who have studied at the universities of Delft or Rotterdam at the pre-seed, Seed and Series A stage.

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Take advantage of experienced coaches, meet with fellow founders to share challenges and connect with our vast network of experts.

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Unleash the power of experience

Tap into seasoned entrepreneurs' expertise for valuable insights.

Collective learning

Engage in trusted discussions with fellow entrepreneurs, covering talent, funding, go-to-market strategies, and more.

Tailored support

Our network of alumni can help you break through the noise and focus on what really matters.

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Merlin de Graaf
Founder Bloom
Coen van Oostrom
Founder Edge
Eline van Beest
Founder Hybridize Therapeutics
Kees Koolen
Founder Booking.com
Michiel Muller
Co-founder Picnic
Frank Slootman
CEO Snowflake

Riding the rollercoaster of disruption, one great idea at a time


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Founder testimonials

"Meeting people isn’t difficult, meeting the right people is. Thanks to Graduate Entrepeneur they make sure we spend time on connecting with people that can really help us move forward."

Rusne Sileryte
Co-founder & CTO geoFluxus

"With Graduate as our first investor we were able to launch our product and gain access to a valuable network of coaches."

Thom Trentelman
Co-founder & CEO Send AI

Companies we’re backing

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