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
It’s International Women’s Day, so high time to put a few bossbabes from Groningen in the spotlight! We’ve gotten tons of suggestions, so this list is by no means complete. If you feel like someone definitely deserves a spot, let us know. In the meantime, here are 8 successful female entrepreneurs based in Groningen.
After six months of workshops, meetings, mentor sessions and prototype building, the startups got to show off their progress last week, at the Startup in Residence Demo Day. In a packed Groninger Forum, six out of the eight selected companies shared their experiences and showed their progress. Here are the highlights:
Silicon Valley VC investor Neal Dempsey visited Groningen this week, to check out the scene and meet with promising startups and scale-ups. Dempsey is a General Partner of Bay Partners, one of the oldest investment funds in Silicon Valley, and is currently looking for promising startup cities around the world and help improve local startup ecosystems.
How can Groningen Seaports attract and retain a new generation of diverse talent? Startup in Residence participant Rand Design says it’s not just about good primary job benefits such as salary, but also about secondary benefits, like facilitating childcare.
Groningen Seaports is booming and in dire need of IT talent to fill up all those new vacancies. Startup in Residence participant Growth says the answer lies in finding talent before they graduate and is developing a platform to match students, during their study, with companies in the region.
Making sports facilities like swimming pools and ice rinks more sustainable is quite a challenge. Startup in Residence participant Sustainable Buildings already has a lot of experience doing just that for office buildings, and decided to take on this challenge too.
In januari besloot Koen Atema een nieuw avontuur aan te gaan. Daarom zijn we op zoek naar iemand die zijn schoenen kan vullen en voor de komende jaren mooie plannen smeedt om het Groninger startup ecosysteem nog beter te verbinden en op de kaart te zetten. We zijn inmiddels startup stad nummer 2 in Nederland, maar we gaan natuurlijk voor goud!
How do you make buildings more sustainable, safer and healthier to work in? Startup in Residence participant Greatwaves says all you need is Wi-Fi, and is currently testing their prototype at the Zernike Campus.
No shortage of beautiful parks in Groningen. Home to many festivals and cultural events, but also the place to chill during warm and sunny days. However, maintenance and cleaning up is costly, not to mention the need to protect the grass, trees and other plant life against an increasing number of visitors. Startup in Residence participant SecGroep uses sensors to monitor the soil and crowds and use the data to help prevent damage and make maintenance easier.