Our mission

Mercator Launch is a pre-incubator for early phase entrepreneurship at the Heyendaal Campus in Nijmegen. And it doesn’t matter if you are a student, researcher or a teacher at the Heyendaal Campus, our mission is simple. 

We want to help develop and showcase your innovative business ideas and support the start-ups that emerge from these ideas. 

What we believe in

Mercator Launch helps students and researchers at the Heyendaal Campus realize and validate their business ideas. How we do this? These are our core values:

  • Empower
    We want to empower entrepreneurial minds and help you with your first steps in becoming a successful entrepreneur!
  • Room to fail
    No room for failure means no room for learning and growing. F.A.I.L. stands for: First Attempt In Learning. Something we definitely encourage!
  • Bringing ideas together
    We believe in bringing ideas and people together. There is no ‘i’ in team. And we believe that Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM). So dare to share your ideas!

Want to know more about us and our expertise?

Meet our team

What we do

We help starting entrepreneurs with innovative ideas on the Heyendaal campus to transform their business idea into a company with impact! Want to become an entrepreneur?

You can go to one of our workshops or events, talk to one of our business coaches, work at our lab & offices, get help with funding and join our business network and get connected.

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Our impact in numbers


Supported entrepreneurs


Funding raised by startups


Companies registered

Our founding story

Mercator Launch was founded in 2017 and was set up as an entrepreneurial programme for the entire Heyendaal Campus that aims to stimulate entrepreneurial spirit among employees, PhD students and students and wants to help starting entrepreneurs with their ideas.
Want to know more about our focus and our founding partners?

Read more about our partners