The Netherlands is a startup hotbed with an international focus. Eventually, the entrepreneurs in the country focus on expanding their presence into other international markets. To motivate these aspiring entrepreneurs and help them open their offices abroad, the Orange Trade Mission Fund was established in 2013 by initiators including ING, KLM, MKB-Nederland, evofenedex and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl).
Each year, ten Dutch companies get a chance to support their international expansion as they do not get the scope to explore the outside world independently. Winning the fund accelerates their expansion and lets them.