REGIONAL TECH HUB


THE MIDWEST

The Midwest encompasses 14 states across the central part of the United States and features cities and regions including Chicago, Milwaukee and Madison, St. Louis, Twin cities Minneapolis and St. Paul, Detroit, and greater Ohio areas. While the startup community is smaller than that of its coastal counterparts, the region offers unique advantages and opportunities for important industries. With its central location, access to both coasts, and lower cost yet higher standard of living, the Midwest is an accommodating destination to dive into the American ecosystem.

The region has the highest concentration of fortune 500 companies and large corporations of any region in the US, making it a go-to for companies with B2B solutions. The business culture is more comparable to that of the Netherlands; with tight knit and relaxed communities, it’s easier to connect with those in the ecosystem. Home to top universities, the human capital is of high standard and relevant to the demands of the regional focus sectors.

TOP SECTORS


MOBILITY + INFRASTRUCTURE

LIFE SCIENCE + HEALTH

AGRICULTURE + FOOD

CLEANTECH + ENERGY

FEATURED MIDWEST HUBS


FEATURED MIDWEST HUBS


The Founders Network

You're not the only one who makes the plunge. Many went before you. Meet our Founders Network; a group of entrepreneurs and businessmen- and women from different backgrounds, that are here to help you during your expansion to the USA.


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GENERAL TECH EVENTS


Click below for a calendar of events in the Midwest by sector

INCUBATORS AND ACCELERATORS


Expedite your growth with regional programs and resource centers offered across a number of sectors. View a full list here.

HUNGRY FOR MORE?

The Midwest Playbook serves as a comprehensive guide to further navigating the opportunities, challenges, and housekeeping aspects to consider before making the big move to the US.

GET CONNECTED

The local Dutch post acts as a liaison for promising ventures by facilitating connections and helping identify and pursue opportune American business partners.

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Practical Pointers