Triade thinks along with knowledge-intensive, innovative ideas, in an early phase of development, not yet proven successful, always with a view to regional opportunities and development. Always from an entrepreneurial spirit. Always together.


VentureLab is a business accelerator for ambitious startups in the Northern-Netherlands.

Young Entrepreneurs & Startups (YES)

Young Entrepreneurs & Startups (YES) connects young digital entrepreneurs in the north of the Netherlands.

Young Business Awards (YBA)

The start-up competition Young Business Award consists of three start-up events in which the best start-ups from the Netherlands compete against each other to become the ‘Best Young Business in the Netherlands’. It is also the meeting place for entrepreneurs, professionals and investors. The largest start-up competition in the Netherlands consists of two semi-finals in Groningen and Friesland each year. Followed by an exciting final in Emmen. Every year, 1,400 visitors together visit the three start-up events of the Young Business Award. Every networking event of the Young Business Award is freeto visit. The winner will receive the crystal award, the title ‘Best young company in the Netherlands’ and the prize pool of 15,000 euros.

Wissens- und Technologietransfer

IDepartment of Emden/Leer University of Applied Sciences.


Regional network for founders/start-ups offering free consulty services in various fields such as social security, taxation, financing, patent- and industrial property rights, setting up business etc.

Screw up

Screw Up helps organizations and teams that want to innovate and get people moving. We break the taboo on making mistakes, make mistakes open to discussion and provide concrete tools with which you and your colleagues learn to deal better with things that go wrong.

Startup Assist

StartUp Assist connects startups, established companies and social organizations. The aim is to share each other’s expertise and network, to inspire each other and to learn from each other. The project is an example of modern sports sponsorship: not only seeking support for the budget of your own club, but also offering support to others where it is possible, under the motto ‘connect sport’.

Start-Up City

Startup City is an inspiring new facility for startups and scale ups of Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, and the University of Groningen. Incubator Cube050 and the Marian van Os Centre for Entrepreneurship are the first to relocate to this remarkable new location for entrepreneurship where students, entrepreneurs and researchers come together.