25 progressive Dutch venture capital investors (VCs) and TechLeap.NL (formerly StartupDelta) are entering into a joint initiative under the name #FundRight that will lead to a more diverse startup ecosystem. As a first step, they are addressing equal funding opportunities for female founders by signing the diversity statement. They also call on other VCs to endorse this declaration.
CES is the “Consumer Electronics Show.” Held in Las Vegas each year in early January (7-10, 2020), this event brings together 182,000 people and more than 4,400 companies. It's an exciting opportunity to get your startup in front of international investors, corporates looking for partnerships and to get vital feedback from industry influencers. The show is enormous, and it sprawls out across the city of Las Vegas. There are two massive show floors covering the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) and Sands Expo center, making up more than 2.75 million square feet of space in total. On top of that, many companies have private suites at the hotels where they show off their products by invitation only. You can apply know and potentially be selected as one of the 50 of the Dutch cohort 2020 For more info on: - Whats in it for you? - Costs - and application link and process click the GO TO SITE link
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.
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It’s time to take things to the next level. Last Friday, during the Let’s Gro inspiration festival, Founded in Groningen hosted the event Startups, Think Big, with speakers like Prince Constantijn and Ray Quintana from Cottonwood (one of the biggest early stage investment funds in the US). Not just to talk about all the great things happening in Groningen, but to challenge startups and the Groningen ecosystem to think big.