A valuable sparring partner

Joey Borgers: “Bringing an innovation to the market successfully requires a good plan and a lot of patience. The Rabobank Vallei & Rijn helps starting and experienced entrepreneurs to bring their innovations to market. The financing of innovations, from the pre-seed phase onwards, requires special expertise which we can offer in abundance. We are a sparring partner, consultant and critic all in one and offer you an extensive network.”

Rabobank Innovation Fund

Startups typically find it difficult to get approved for a loan in their earliest stages, because they’re unable to show proven results and have insufficient cash flow at the time. These companies can turn to the Rabobank Innovation fund. The fund can grant €20 million in subordinated loans (AIL); which is enough to boost hundreds of young companies every year. This involves loans between €25,000 and €150,000, for which no collateral is required and no repayments must be made in the first two years.

Open Walk In

If you want to meet Joey, you can just walk in on Wednesday’s between 9am – 5pm (excluding 12 – 1pm) . You’ll find him in StartLife’s partner room in the Plus Ultra II Building (Bronland 10 in Wageningen).