Lennard Drogendijk, the director of BDF started the activities in 2002. Nowadays BDF is an international project management agency with a team of 8 employees. BDF works with entrepreneurs in the region and thanks to their proactive approach and 1 on 1 coaching, since 2002 has actively supported over a 100 start-ups. The BIC is involved in the most important start-up programs (like the Fryslân Development Fund) and have carefully set up a network in the region, to become what BDF are now: a specialist on start-ups in the Province of Friesland. BDF strongly supports local SMEs with coaching, export development and financing. The city of Leeuwarden holds 3 Universities of Applied Science. BDF carries out the management of the STABLE incubator (700 m2), set up by the three knowledge institutes.
Entrepreneurs assisted in 2007 : 48 - since the start of the BIC:
+100 Companies created with BIC support in 2007:
23 (97 jobs created) – since start of the BIC: 63 (+300 jobs created)
These people work for Business Development Friesland
Business Development Friesland is a partner in these projects