AT CE BOOSTER, WE BOOST SUSTAINABLE & INNOVATIVE BUSINESS IDEAS

We help startups in all stages grow. Together we can boost the circular economy to build a better future.

Our three programmes and CE Support Desk are all circled around one idea: use the value others can add to your business. We spend time leveraging our circular network and are determined to help you by making amazing connections with the right mentors, experts and other entrepreneurs.

CE Booster is powered by SMO (Stichting Maatschappij en Onderneming), Het Groene Brein and the Dutch Centres for Entrepreneurship.


FACTS

WE SUPPORT STARTUPS IN THEIR DEVELOPMENT. 

3 Programs    |      1 Support Desk    |    100+ Experts    |    12 Partners    |    1 Clear focus on the circular Economy |    20 startups helped so far


WHO WE ARE

WE BELIEVE WE CAN TRANSIT FASTER TOWARDS A CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Three parties joined their forces in the CE Booster to make this mission become reality. We help startups on all levels to turn their ideas into a growing business, creating more impact.  So who are we?

  • First of all, we are SMO (Stichting Maatschappij en Onderneming) – connecting corporations, the public sector, science and the new generation and serving as a think thank that accelerates the realisation of societal ambitions. We do this by signalling and identifying issues which require a great deal of adaptability and an integral approach.
  • Second of all we are the platform Het Groene Brein – a national unique network of prominent scientists connected to Universities and Colleges for Higher Education. Together the network develops knowledge for the New Economy.
  • Third of all we are the Dutch Centres for Entrepreneurship, in particular the Erasmus Centre of Entrepreneurship – an entrepreneurial hub where tomorrow’s leading entrepreneurs are getting inspired, educated and supported.

For a lot of entrepreneurs with sustainable ideas it is a challenge to acquire the knowledge and network that is necessary to boost their idea or business to the next level. By starting the CE Booster in the Netherlands, we can serve as a role model for the world. Let’s move to a global circular economy.


WHY YOU NEED THE CE BOOSTER

CIRCULAR AMBITIONS AND MAKING A PROFIT: AN EXCELLENT COMBINATION                            

Our network of circular experts and entrepreneurs with a background in sustainability is unique in the Netherlands. CE Booster will help you to get both the impact and results you are aiming for.

Our economy is at a cross-over point. Our outdated system of take, make and dispose is reaching its physical limits. In the economy of tomorrow – the Circular Economy (CE) – the reusability of products and resources will be optimized and waste will be minimized, creating an economy that is resilient by its design. Circular companies are the frontrunners in the challenge to change our economy and society. Their efforts and revenues are effective at every scale. Business-wise, circular startups also seem to be more successful than ‘regular’ startups.

But as a pioneering startup in sustainable business you need to tackle different challenging obstacles on top of your challenges you are faced with as an entrepreneur. You are required to be innovative to accomplish efficiency and customer value, and to keep up with the disruptive technologies that bring about massive changes. Since it could be that your business model is not that mainstream, it can be more challenging to ‘sell’ your story and to find the collaborations you need to bring your enterprise to the next level. We will support and boost you on all these levels.


WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT

A CHANCE TO GET THE BEST OUT OF YOUR  DREAM COMPANY AND MAKE AN IMPACT BY INTENSE MENTORSHIP,  PEER TO PEER SUPPORT, RELEVANT CONNECTIONS, WORKSHOPS, INSPIRING WORK PLACE.

CE Booster has three programmes, each specified for the stage you’re startup is in. Our CE Support Desk is there to help startups with acute questions and to support hubs and accelerator programmes to make their programmes more circular. Your own commitment and that of us at CE Booster will lead to the following results:  

 

You have an idea, but did not launch it to the market yet.

From idea to value proposition
After 10 weeks, you can expect:

  • a validated value proposition;
  • insights in your clients’ needs;
  • a prototype of your service or product;
  • relevant connections;
  • well-developed entrepreneurial skills;
  • a learning experience you can use for the rest of your career.

You have a company and are doing <250k in revenue.

From Business Model to a revenue of 250K
After graduation, you can expect:

  • the start of a reinforcing growth in business to a maximum revenue of 250 K;
  • clear goals to make a maximum impact on people, planet and profit;
  • a clear sales and marketing strategy;
  • the potential to be a disruptive innovator;
  • relevant connections;
  • a learning experience you can use for the rest of your career.

You have a business and are doing >250k in revenue.

From 250 K to 1 million revenue
After 3 years, you can expect:

  • a reinforcing growth in business to a revenue of 1 million or more;
  • relevant connections worldwide;
  • clear goals to make a maximum impact on people, planet and profit;
  • a clear finance, people and execution strategy;
  • the potential to be a disruptive innovator;
  • a connection with juridical advisors at Van Doorne;
  • a learning experience you can use for the rest of your (entrepreneural) career