Silicon Valley VC investor Neal Dempsey visited Groningen this week, to check out the scene and meet with promising startups and scale-ups. Dempsey is a General Partner of Bay Partners, one of the oldest investment funds in Silicon Valley, and is currently looking for promising startup cities around the world and help improve local startup ecosystems.
It’s been a great year for Mr. Chadd. The tutoring chat platform and app won the Anner Award for student entrepreneurs in May and the prestigious Accenture Innovation Award last October, competing with over 800 entries. Founded in 2015 by Jan Kuipers and Kim van der Esch, the company has almost 40,000 users in both the Netherlands and Belgium, who get tailored help from around 100 freelance tutors.
Tutoring chat platform and app Mr. Chadd made it all the way to the semifinals of the Accenture Innovation Awards, in the Skills to Succeed Category. On September 26 they’ll be doing an elevator pitch in front of the jury in Amsterdam, where the finalists will be selected. Mr. Chadd is also in the running for the audience favorite award and you can vote for them here, with your Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn account .