Slick presentations and high quality ideas, presented in the Martini Church. Three student entrepreneurs from the Hanze University pitched their startup during the finals of the Anner Award last week. After a final selection, a qualifying round and a series of workshops in April, the three finalists competed for a €2,500 prize, which was won by IV Wear.
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Startup in Residence alumnus Zupr was selected to join the pitch battle at The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam today. As one of the 50 finalists, the startup had the winning pitch in front of some of the most influential minds in tech.
In the past few months, the Hanze University of Applied Sciences and the Rabobank challenged students to develop their entrepreneurial qualities and sign up their business ideas, with the chance to win €10,000.. No less than 58 students signed up and three of them went on to the finals during the first edition of the Day of the Entrepreneurial Student at Startup City at the Zernike campus grounds.
Last weekend was all about shaping solutions for pressing issues and showing possibilities of A.I. and Blockchain. For at least 20 out of the 100 teams competing in the Odyssey Hackathon, the real work has just started. On Monday, Odyssey Ignite kicked-off the decentralized incubation program of the 20 winning teams, together with a fully supportive ecosystem and four super accelerators.
The third edition of the biggest Blockchain and A.I. hackathon is just around the corner. A whopping 100 teams will be building prototypes this weekend, to address 20 complex challenges, with 1,500 people expected to attend the hackathon. City Council Member and Java consultant Terence van Zoelen is a real veteran, having competed in all three editions. So what’s it like to compete? And what will he be working on this year?
The Odyssey Hackathon, previously known as the Dutch Blockchain Hackathon and Blockchaingers, will take place from April 11 to 15 and will see some of the brightest developers, creatives, and entrepreneurs from all over the world descend on Groningen, the Netherlands, to build collaborative solutions for global issues.
Groningen based marketing agency Tommorowmen recently launched a new startup, focussing solely on marketing activities through e-commerce giant Amazon. The startup, called AMAZIN, is one of the first companies in the Netherlands to do so.
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Chordify is going to release a new technology that enables guitars to play on their own. The Chordify algorithm is now training to be able to play music fully automatically. This way, live music is going to be available for everyone and it is a great solution for anyone who doesn’t have the time to practice for hours. The release of Guitarmation AI is scheduled for the end of the year. In the meantime, sign up as a beta tester and stay tuned.
Accenture, the global professional services company, announced it has acquired Groningen based digital marketing agency Storm Digital. The acquisition is the latest step in growing the Experience Agency’s programmatic advertising capabilities in Europe