Who Is This Course For?

  • You are a startup that solves a significant problem in society and drives positive change in the world
  • Your startup can be at any stage of their journey
  • Your startup can be from any location and background
  • You want to work with experienced business coaches

How It Works: The Founder-Coach


At the core of the programme is the founder-coach relationship. The role of a coach is different from that of a mentor. While a typical mentor can be consulted for general advice in an ad-hoc manner, a coach supports the founder in reaching a specific goal or improving specific skills that the coach has expertise in. As such, coaching has a start and end date, a specific goal to reach at the end of the programme, and follows a structured, tailored and ongoing framework to get there.

Various Possibilities

Initially created to assist startups entering the Dutch market with invaluable guidance and access to a broad network, Frank & the Backs also offers visa facilitation (for an additional € 560 (ex. VAT) per founder or € 810 (ex. VAT) per family). If you are a non-EU founder looking to relocate to the Netherlands, this coaching programme is compatible with Startup Visa Facilitation (min. 12-month).

During the visa application, the relocation, and the business coaching you will receive guidance on: legal setup, taxation, finding an address, registration, medical and educational resources, and partnerships with co-working office spaces as and when needed.

Pricing Options by Frank & The Backs

As a changemaker, you get free introduction to Next Valley and Frank & The Backs. 

The pricing of the business coaching is: 
Next Valley Programme Fee: € 585,- (excl. VAT) / month/team


€ 6.000,- (excl. VAT) / year

You can opt for add-on's next to your coaching: 

Startup Visa Application Support: € 560,- (excl. VAT) / founder OR € 810,- (excl. VAT) / family

Office Space at One of the Hubs: Prices vary

Legal counsel: Free check-in + Prices vary

*All pricing options come upon application approval and written agreement

Intro Course Curriculum

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