Meet the startups representing the very best of Northern Dutch tech

The street to TNW Conference 2023 has began! With solely 5 months to go till Europe’s main tech pageant, TNW is touring a number of up-and-coming tech hubs throughout the Netherlands to uncover the very best of Dutch tech forward of its the flagship convention in June.

First cease? Groningen. On Thursday, TNW’s occasion occurred through the MXT 2023, in collaboration with Founded in Groningen and Founded in Friesland. This introduced collectively startups, traders, corporates, and municipality representatives who shared how Dutch corporations are enabling what’s subsequent in tech within the Netherlands’ northern areas: Groningen, Friesland, and Drenthe.

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Amongst Dutch startup tech hubs, the North stands out because of its fast growth, with the three areas being house to greater than 330 startups that generate over 5,000 jobs. Since 2018, Groningen has seen a 12% annual progress within the variety of startups, adopted by Friesland at 8%, and Drenthe at 4%.

“When you examine the present startup ecosystem within the North to 10 years in the past it’s fully completely different, particularly in respect to collaboration. Startups, academia, and traders are actually working intently collectively,” Niek Huizenga, Investor at G-Force Capital, stated through the occasion. “But, we have now to maneuver ahead sooner and undertake a progress mentality to be much more aggressive.”

“The North is forward of the opposite areas within the fields that matter essentially the most, corresponding to power options and agrifood — a bonus that we ought to be prouder of and talk extra,” Anne-Wil Lucas, Ecosystem Companion at NOM, added.

Road to TNW Conference 2023