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Music, tech and entrepreneurship during ESNS

Eurosonic is not just a place for musical talent alone. People interested in tech and startups will also find plenty of cool things to do and discover. Drop by at the Music & Tech Hideout for cool workshops and new ideas, visit the Talentspot at the Vismarkt and play along with Eurosonic hits with Groningen based startup Chordify, or visit one of the Rockspots, hosted by local entrepreneurs.

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Chordify is crowdfunding!

Groningen music service Chordify just launched a crowdfunding campaign on Symbid and is looking for investors, in return for 7.2% equity in the company. The startup wants to use the invested amount to grow into the biggest online music education platform worldwide within the next few years. The crowdfunding campaign will run from November 30 to December 30 and is doing very well so far, with currently €61,940 (34% of the €180,000 goal) already pledged by backers. The minimum investment for backers is €20.

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Chordify: Everyone can become a musician

Jamming along with the latest Adele song, the second it comes out? Or that one song by the local band you’ve just discovered? Not a problem with Chordify. The startup from Groningen is getting more and more international acclaim with their music service, based on an algorithm that automatically recognizes the chords of any song, along with an intuitive player for guitar, piano and ukulele. Last week, Chordify officially launched their iOS app during the Reeperbahn Music Festival in Hamburg, Germany.

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Why the Groningen startup ecosystem kicks ass

Groningen has the largest number of successful startups after Amsterdam, and the only city with a consistently growing number of listed companies in the Deloitte Fast50 over the last four years. But Groningen is far more than a collection of successful companies: it’s becoming a thriving ecosystem, fueled by collaboration and innovation. It’s time to claim some bragging rights, so here’s why Groningen kicks serious ass: