25 progressive Dutch venture capital investors (VCs) and TechLeap.NL (formerly StartupDelta) are entering into a joint initiative under the name #FundRight that will lead to a more diverse startup ecosystem. As a first step, they are addressing equal funding opportunities for female founders by signing the diversity statement. They also call on other VCs to endorse this declaration.
Entrepreneurship as a way to tackle societal issues, that’s the motto of Impact Noord. As part of a series of lectures, they invited Bert van Son, the founder and CEO of MUD Jeans, to talk about sustainability in an industry that’s anything but.
Startup in Residence participant SecGroep will work together with the City of Groningen for the next two years, to roll out and test Sensoty, the management system they developed. With sensors above and underground, the system constantly checks the soil conditions of the Noorderplantsoen. Based on the data, Sensoty gives advice on protection measures during events and busy warm days.
The jury of the Groninger Ondernemingsprijs (Groningen Entrepreneur Award) announced 10 nominees this week. Out of those, three finalists will emerge in September and the winner will be announced in November this year.
The fast growing digital marketing agency Tomorrowmen took home an industry award during the Programmatic Awards ceremony last week. The Groningen based agency came up with an innovative online campaign for funeral insurance company Yarden, geared towards a young audience.
Four promising tech startups and a €20,000 investment. Last Thursday at Het Kasteel, startups Buku, Tubber, Bondex and RCPTS pitched their company during the first G-Force Pitch Event.
Is your SME (MKB) working an innovative technology, product or service? The Northern Netherlands Alliance (SNN) has new subsidies available to help you out!
Promising pitches and success stories. Last night, Venturelab North, TheNextWomen and Northern Knowledge hosted a special VentureClass to shine the spotlight on women entrepreneurs, with several pitches, and keynotes by Suzan Wierenga of KAW Architecten and Hilde Hacquebord of Diataal.