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Trade stories, tips, and tricks about what really works and what doesn't from other practitioners. Our meetups and events are organized in collaboration with location sponsors. The meetups take place in the cities of Amsterdam, Delft, Rotterdam, Utrecht Eindhoven and Wageningen.

We're the Dutch Lean Startup Circle.

We organize meetups, workshops and learning sessions about Lean Startup. We're part of the global Lean Startup Circle movement.

Our Team

Leon Pals

Chairman of the Startup Foundation, an independent non-profit which supports startups and its founders by facilitating knowledge exchange.

Robbert van Geldrop

Partner at Firmhouse and founder of Dutch Lean Startup Circle. He applied many of the techniques in his company BackupAgent which he sold to Acronis in 2014.

Otto Freijser

Owner of Perpetulon and helps organizations build nurturing ecosystems for game-changing innovation.

Bob Jansen

Co-founder of Firmhouse & streetphotographer. Helps people launch startups and new businesses.

What participants have to say:

“Bolt Mobility has been a Dutch Lean Startup from day one. We even met as co-founders on one of their meetups!” - Bart Jacobsz Rosier, Bolt Mobility

“We’ve been working closely with the Dutch Lean Startup Circle since the day we founded Rockstart. Thanks to them we learned about how Lean Startup can be a core item for managing our accelerator.” - Don and Rune, Rockstart

“We presented and attended at several meetups of the Dutch Lean Startup Circle. It’s always a source of inspiration and a good place to meet other startup founders.” - Joshua and Egbert, Klets

“YES!Delft has been a host for the Dutch Lean Startup meetups since the start, which is a great way for us to expand our community of entrepreneurs and talk about what really matters: how to validate a business idea as efficiently as possible!” - Raffi Balder, YES!Delft

“I attended one of the first meetups of the Dutch Lean Startup Circle, which served as an accelerator for our business. We are a Dutch Lean Startup!” - Thijs Sprangers, LiveOnDemand

How We Can Help

Our team has helped hundreds of startup founders, accelerators, event organizers and corporate innovators to make sense of Lean Startup. We've built an active community of 1500 people across the Netherlands.


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