The Netherlands

Launch Cafe

We started the cafe because we ourselves were desperately looking for a place that inspires, where you can meet new people, where there are opportunities for your business, where you don’t have to sign a choking contract, where everything is arranged and where you can work with fun.

Digital Society Hub

This is where students, companies, teachers and researchers work together on innovations in ICT, innovations with ICT in healthcare, energy, mobility, liveability and agriculture and related design and communication issues.

Economic Board Groningen

Entrepreneurs can contact them for money, advice and assistance. They offer future-oriented teaching packages for education. They help promising sectors of construction, 5G, ICT, tourism and green chemistry & energy to grow further.


Center of Expertise Energy contributes to the rapid transition to a clean and affordable energy supply. In their expertise center, scientists, students, companies, governments and social institutions meet each other to share their knowledge to provide innovations needed for the energy transition.

Fablab Groningen

FabLab is a digital workplace where people are encouraged to make their own things using different techniques and where the open sharing of designs and ideas is encouraged – they provide laser cutter, a CNC mill, a 3D printer, a foil cutter and an electronics corner.

Young Business Awards

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.

Flinc Groningen

Flinc connects innovative entrepreneurship and Startups with the capitalmarket and supports innovative startups with financing issues.

Founded In Groningen

The portal Founded in Groningen aims to link the vast network of startups, entrepreneurs, freelancers, SME-businesses and the corporates, in Groningen. They highlight the successes, showcase new technologies invented in Groningen and profile the city’s talent, nationally and internationally.

Founder Talks

Founder Talks is the talk show for enterprising Groningen. Four times a year, a journalist and the audience ask two prominent entrepreneurs from Groningen to take their shirts off.

G.J. Smid Fonds

The foundation’s objective is to support innovative developments in the industrial and craft sectors in order to promote and improve business activities and employment in the Northern Netherlands region, as well as to do all that is related to or may be conducive to the above in the broadest sense of the word.