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We’ve got a new website!

The Founded in Groningen website now has a new look and feel. We’ll be in beta for the next two months, to make sure the site not only looks great, but will work like a charm too. Aside from the redesign, we’ve now added calls for startups and an overview of initiatives. Be sure to check it out!

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Slimmer wifi: WiFi as a service

Terrible WiFi, it’s one of the most annoying things when you’re trying to get some work done. Slimmer wifi, in their own words, sets up and maintains super fantastic sparkling magical WiFi networks for companies and office buildings. Sounds like a bold statement, but the company has delivered on that promise of great WiFi to companies like Catawiki, HackerOne, Voys, Launch Cafe and Transcom, to name just a few.

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48%: Connecting the world through free communication

In 2003, Voys and Spindle founder Mark Vletter worked in Haiti for roughly six months. Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world. After an 11-hour flight, you go from a country that has everything to a country that has nothing. In Haiti, he saw what a lack of access to information and communication does to a country and its people. Today, 48% of the world’s population still has no access to free communication. “This needs to change”, Mark says. “With 48percent.org we want to bring equality to the world by enabling that last 48% to have access to unrestricted communication.”

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Innocore wins Groningen Entrepreneur Award

King’s Commissioner of the Groningen Province René Paas gave this year’s Groningen Entrepreneur Award to Innocore CEO Jan Hendriks last week, in a sold out MartiniPlaza. After careful deliberation, the judges chose Innocore over finalists Holthausen Group and Team 4 architects.

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Belsimpel: from hobby to company

With so many providers, options, contracts, fine print and miles of red tape to deal with, the maze of the smartphone market is not so easy to navigate, once people decide to buy a phone. Belsimpel.nl wants to take away all of the phone related frustration, by taking away all that hassle and giving consumers exactly what they need.

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