The starters' and startups' travelguide for the Twente Region


Dear starter / startup! On this site you will find an overview of programs and events that can help you realize your business plans. Under the banner of Startup Twente, Ceespot, Novel-T, Saxion Center for Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Lab ROC van Twente and Spinnerij Oosterveld bring together all the events and programmes for starters.


Locations (where to find us?)

Click on the logos below to find our contact details.


You need something different at every stage of entrepreneurship. Novel-T offers a diverse range of programs and services to take your next step today.In addition, information and support is available through the entrepreneur counter of the Municipality of Enschede (ondernemersloket gemeente Enschede) and via the website (in dutch only)

Novel-T START programme
Do you have an innovative idea and do you want to get started? With the Novel-T START programme you can turn your idea into a fully-fledged business plan. In a few months you will receive coaching and guidance and you will attend workshops by professionals. The goal of Novel-T is to help you further with your idea and prepare for business! More information can be found here.

Novel-T ADVANCED programme
The ADVANCED Programme is a follow-up to the Novel-T START Program. Do you have a concept business plan for your idea and do you want to take the next step (s) with it? Then the ADVANCED Programme is for you! In a few months you will receive coaching, guidance and follow workshops from professionals. More information can be found here.

A meeting with a junior business developer
Are you interested in doing business, do you have a business idea or even a complete business plan and do you want to take the next step? The junior business developers from Novel-T are happy to help you! They make entrepreneurship accessible to students and starting entrepreneurs and make connections with new opportunities for your business idea. Through coaching and guidance, they ensure that enterprising students and young startups can take steps with their idea! The Junior Business Developers are always up for a cup of coffee and a good conversation to look at your next step together from there. Are you interested? Contact them! More information can be found here.
Novel-T: other services
Click on this link for a handy overview of other services provided by Novel-T.
Entrepreneurs' desk municipality of Enschede
The account managers of the Ondernemersloket Enschede help you as a starting entrepreneur with issues such as permits, personnel, accessibility and business accommodation. If you want to see what they can do for you, click here.
A lot of information can also be found for starting entrepreneurs via the website It certainly pays to take a look there!

Who are we?

We are currently working together with six organizations under the banner of 'Startup Twente'.

The Ceespot

The cee-spot is the home of young creative people in Enschede. Located in Roombeek and part of CeeCee: the creative community. The cee-spot building offers flexible workplaces for creative startups, but also full office wings for the (more) mature companies.

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Novel-T helps with starting innovative business cases and renewing existing ones. In cooperation with the University of Twente, Hogeschool Saxion and the regional government, Novel-T is working on an entrepreneurial climate that focuses on innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Spinnerij Oosterveld

Spinnerij Oosterveld offers an inspiring environment for entrepreneurship, in a historic location with allure. There are spaces for rent spread over 3 floors, varying in surface from 50 m² to 600 m².

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Ondernemerslab ROC van Twente

Entrepreneurial lab of ROC van Twente helps students with good entrepreneurial ideas. Students and employees are entrepreneurial in attitude and behavior and see entrepreneurship as a serious career opportunity. All activities of Ondernemerslab contribute to this.

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Saxion Centrum voor Ondernemerschap

The Saxion Center for Entrepreneurship helps you as a Saxion student to set up your own company. And does that according to the principles of social entrepreneurship. The center encourages you to do business with pleasure, attention and meaning for your environment.

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Ondernemersloket Gemeente Enschede

The account managers of the Ondernemersloket Enschede help you as a starting entrepreneur with issues such as permits, personnel, accessibility and business accommodation. In addition, the municipality of Enschede supports Startup Twente and provides manpower and resources to get the network going during the start-up period.

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