If you’re interested in design and front-end development, you should definitely drop by the Refresh Conference on November 8th, in the Aa-Kerk. The second edition of this conference hosts a cool mix of leading international, national and local speakers and a wide range of subjects.
Last Thursday, Deloitte announced the annual ranking of the 50 fastest growing tech companies in the Netherlands. No less than 5 companies in the ranking are based in Groningen and this is the sixth year in a row where Groningen as a city is in second place.
From Darwin to Adelaide, a race of around 3000 kilometers through the unforgiving Australian outback. In less than two weeks, the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge will kick off in high gear, and the Top Dutch Solar team competing for the first time, with a little help from last year’s Startup in Residence participant Greatwaves.
This week, the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (KvK) announced their annual top 100 of the most innovative companies. Groningen based startup BUKU won the Audience Choice Award for their subscription based platform for educational books. The startup was ranked 57th in the top 100, but won the popular vote, with 615 votes.
Groningen based startups Zupr and Dropper are going to combine their strengths to help local retailers. Zupr, a participant of last year’s Startup in Residence program, recently launched a platform to pinpoint where products are sold locally. Dropper developed an innovative ‘last mile delivery’ solution to drastically improve the speed and efficiency for deliveries within cities.
Got an early stage digital startup or a great idea? G-Force Capital is a pre-seed investment fund, meaning they invest in very early stage startups. The investment fund is looking for digital startups based in Groningen, for example with a recently finished prototype or currently working on validating their idea.
Having a great business idea is one thing. A solid business plan that attracts potential investors however, is quite another skill. To help promising young companies prepare for the next big step, Flinc launched an Investor Readiness Program, with the official kick-off last Tuesday.
Amsterdam Capital Week has been creating events that foster genuine connections between entrepreneurs and potential investors. Now in its fifth year, the event takes place between the 23rd and 25th of September, with plenty of informal opportunities to meet investors and fellow entrepreneurs, but also interesting, funny and educational sessions to join.
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.