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Out of 80 entries, the Groningen startup IVWear has made it to the finals of the Medical Inspirator Prize. Their concept for a portable hospital drip is competing with two other concepts, and the finalist with the most votes will win a whopping €75,000.
Package delivery made easy, for both consumers and delivery companies. DUBISTR is working on an app that deals with the frustration and logistical issues of not being home, on both sides. Founded by Tom Steffens, his idea won the pitch competition of the Beta Business days and is currently a finalist for the EBG Pitch & Go Competition, with €5000 being awarded by a panel of judges, and €15,000 by the audience through live crowdfunding.
Chemical tech startup BioBTX is going to build a pilot plant on the Zernike campus to produce the raw materials for bioplastics on a larger scale. Last week, Carduso Capital announced it will participate in the funding for both the pilot plant and a full scale demo factory, and help scale up the technology and production.
Handling all the logistics, from the moment a donor organ becomes available up to the organ transplantation, that’s what Donation Application (DAPP) does. The company just received funding and the official green light to start a pilot program at the University Medical Center Groningen.
The Groningen and San Francisco based company HackerOne received €37 million in extra investments yesterday. The new round brings the total amount of investments for the hacker platform to more than 69 million euros.
2016 was a very good year for software startup Simplicate. They received around €1 million in investments, hundreds of new customers signed up for their service, resulting in a 400% revenue increase, and they also more than doubled their number of employees. And for this year, there's also a lot to look forward to.