Last Thursday, Deloitte announced the annual ranking of the 50 fastest growing tech companies in the Netherlands. No less than 8 companies in the ranking are based in Groningen and this is the fifth year in a row where Groningen as a city is in second place.
The results are in! Out of a total of 26 submissions for Startup in Residence, 8 startups have been selected to join the program. Last Friday at the Groninger Forum, they pitched their ideas and now it high time to roll up sleeves and get cracking on making Groningen and even more awesome place to work and live.
No suit & tie, no name cards. Angel Island brings startups together with potential angel investors, sailing together towards the fortress island of Pampus, near Amsterdam. There’s still a couple of spots left, so be sure to sign up before Thursday, September 20. We’ll take care of transportation and you’ll get a discount on tickets for the event.
The Startup in Residence program will officially kick off on September 14, but before we announce the final selection, we’d like you to meet the four mentors who will guide the startups to world domination in the coming five months. So without further ado and a drumroll for good measure, here they are!
The Israeli Embassy is looking for Dutch MedTech, BioTech, Digital Health & Life Sciences startups for the START JLM startup seminar in November. Selected startups will pitch and compete for an all-inclusive, cost-free startup experience in Jerusalem. Closing date for signups is October 1.
The Groningen digital agency Alledaags recently received an investment from Nextgen Ventures for the development of a unique, intelligent learning environment for healthcare. The learning environment uses Artificial Intelligence to make healthcare training more efficient and effective.
Klippa, the company behind digital receipts, received €250,000 in a second investment round, making it a very successful year for the startup from Groningen. In the last 6 months, their subsidiary company KlippaCast landed a spot in Startup Bootcamp’s Fintech Accelerator and they also won the ASN Bank World Award in the category Nature & Environment.
With the Startup in Residence program, Groningen will actively collaborate with startups to find new and innovative solutions for societal challenges facing the city. In total, 23 entrepreneurs have signed up for the first edition of the program. In the coming weeks, they will pitch their ideas to the City, Groningen Seaports and Campus Groningen. The final selection for the program will be announced in late August.
If you’re still on the fence about signing up for the Startup in Residence program, or still fine tuning your idea, here’s a little inspiration from our friends and alumni in Amsterdam, who have just finished their third program.