Start-ups – Immigration solutions for high educated Chinese entrepreneurs


14 maart2After graduation, Chinese students may be eligible for the so-called “search year permit” that allows students to search for a job in the Netherlands. After this year, they have to apply for a new residence permit to continue their stay in the Netherlands. On the basis of a job with an employer the highly skilled migrant program may support a permit, however this does require finding a qualifying employer and meeting certain salary thresholds.

For those who want to start their own business, the recently implemented “Start-up permit” may provide a solution. This permit allows entrepreneurs to start their own business from scratch, provided that the product or service is innovative and certain other requirements are met.

In this workshop, students can learn the ins and outs of this new type of permit, its requirements, the limitations and the possibilities of establishing an innovative start-up. The workshops also includes the basics of writing a good business plan and the specifics of crowdfunding for business support in China.

If you are interested, please register by writing an email to The workshop is free and is offered by the sponsorship of DeVreede Lawyers.


14.00-14.15 Drs. Mariska Stevens (Crossroad Culture)
Opening: introduction
Short overview workshop
14.15-15.00 Reinier Wolters and Andrea de Ruijter (DeVreede Advocaten): Rules and procedures on start-up residence permits
15.00-15.15 Tea break.
15.15: Willem van Someren Greve (Olfert Dapper Foundation): Creating a Solid and Innovative Business Plan
15.30 -16.00 Zhao Liang (Association of Chinese Scholars and Students) Phd researcher UvA Economy department: Start-up and Crowd-Funding Possibilities in China.
16.00 closing

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