What started as a school project, is now an ambitious digital platform backed by UNESCO. During the Let’s Gro festival, Spacetime launched the newest version of their app: Spacetime Layers. The app is a location based platform for education, cultural heritage and serious gaming and was originally designed by elementary school students in Groningen.
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“Happiness is a habit – cultivate it”, as American writer and philosopher Elbert Hubbard would say. And so it shall. From October 31 to November 3, Groningen will be taken over by Let’s Gro; an interactive festival on innovation. This year’s theme? Happiness. What do we need to cherish and cultivate and what needs change? Here are a couple of cool events to check out:
Last Thursday, Deloitte announced the annual ranking of the 50 fastest growing tech companies in the Netherlands. No less than 8 companies in the ranking are based in Groningen and this is the fifth year in a row where Groningen as a city is in second place.
The results are in! Out of a total of 26 submissions for Startup in Residence, 8 startups have been selected to join the program. Last Friday at the Groninger Forum, they pitched their ideas and now it high time to roll up sleeves and get cracking on making Groningen and even more awesome place to work and live.
No suit & tie, no name cards. Angel Island brings startups together with potential angel investors, sailing together towards the fortress island of Pampus, near Amsterdam. There’s still a couple of spots left, so be sure to sign up before Thursday, September 20. We’ll take care of transportation and you’ll get a discount on tickets for the event.
An overview of awesome initiatives to boost your startupEcosystem initiatives
The Startup in Residence program will officially kick off on September 14, but before we announce the final selection, we’d like you to meet the four mentors who will guide the startups to world domination in the coming five months. So without further ado and a drumroll for good measure, here they are!
The Israeli Embassy is looking for Dutch MedTech, BioTech, Digital Health & Life Sciences startups for the START JLM startup seminar in November. Selected startups will pitch and compete for an all-inclusive, cost-free startup experience in Jerusalem. Closing date for signups is October 1.