Richard Kootstra

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Sign up for Angel Island

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.

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Meet the Startup in Residence mentors

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!

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Klippa lands €250,000 investment

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.

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Startups from Groningen offer 26 solutions for local challenges

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.