Bridging the gap between online and offline. Startup in Residence participant Zupr wants to help local retailers increase their in-store sales, brands to market their products locally, and consumers to find the products they need right around the corner. Simply put, the startup builds software to connect brands and retailers, in an effort to uncover local product availability to consumers.
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.
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!
Apply now for the Startup in Residence Amsterdam Metropolitan Area programme Startup in Residence Amsterdam is going regional! For the first time, nine municipalities join forces to connect startups, scale-ups, innovative SMB’s and social enterprises with key social and urban challenges in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.
With the Startup in Residence program, Groningen will actively collaborate with startups to find new and innovative solutions for societal challenges facing the city. In total, 23 entrepreneurs have signed up for the first edition of the program. In the coming weeks, they will pitch their ideas to the City, Groningen Seaports and Campus Groningen. The final selection for the program will be announced in late August.
If you’re still on the fence about signing up for the Startup in Residence program, or still fine tuning your idea, here’s a little inspiration from our friends and alumni in Amsterdam, who have just finished their third program.
10 days left to sign up for our Startup in Residence program, so that’s why I wrote this blog: to get the word out to as many awesome startups as possible! If you’re still on the fence and thinking “What’s in it for me?”, here are a couple of reasons why you should definitely sign up.
Last week, we had our Startup in Residence information meetup. If you couldn’t make it, or if you’re interested, here are the questions other entrepreneurs asked, along with a few clarifications. Be sure to check our FAQ too.
Busy working on an awesome idea that will kick-start your startup while making Groningen an even better place to live? With 16 challenges to choose from, you’re bound to have a question or two about the program. That’s why we have a special information meetup on Monday, June 11, from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm, at the City Office building (Gedempte Zuiderdiep 98).