Business Development Friesland (BDF)

Business Development Friesland (BDF) from the Netherlands helps people and organisations to grow. We take own initiative to do so and we get frequently requested by businesses, schools, universities or governments to support them in their efforts. The legal status of BDF is a foundation, from its origin and mission it serves the needs of the supporting the regional economy and employment.

BDF is keen to play an active role to solve issues through entrepreneurship (education). In the past 12 years BDF has actively supported over 400 start-up companies during their first steps. In 2010, Business Development Friesland has set up the incubator in the city of Leeuwarden (Inqubator Leeuwarden) with support of the Province of Fryslân, municipality of Leeuwarden, two universities of applied science and two vocational schools. Here BDF directly experiences the troubles, success and failure of small enterprises on a daily basis. They are in close touch with (potential) start-ups and micro entrepreneurs from various backgrounds and mentor them with 1 on 1 coaching.