De Ondernemersfactory

The Ondernemersfactory is a physical place where (starting) entrepreneurs and ‘young’ companies are supported in entrepreneurship.

De Noorderlingen

De Noorderlingen is a minor in entrepreneurship for ambitious students with their own business. 5 months of really working on your company or business idea under the guidance of professionals.

De Kleine Consultant

De Kleine Consultant is the first non-profit student strategy consultant in the Netherlands. They offer small businesses, (local) governments and charities high quality strategic advice at an affordable, non-profit price.

Carduso Capital

Within the business climate around knowledge centres UG/UMCG there is an increase of start-ups and initiatives to investigate the possibilities there to. The most promising companies will at a certain moment search for venture capital to finance their growth. Carduso Capital wants to participate in this type of companies by putting in, besides capital, also their strategic knowledge.

Campus Groningen – Zernike Campus

Zernike Campus focuses on energy, chemistry, life sciences and big data. There are public-private cooperations with knowledge institutions, numerous companies and facilities such as Innolab Chemie Groningen, Zernike NanoLab Groningen, Energy Transition Center EnTrance.

Campus Groningen – Healthy Ageing Campus

The Healthy Ageing Campus Netherlands brings together all the facilities, companies and researchers at and around the UMCG that fall under the fields of Food & (e-)Health, Biomedical Technology and Pharma.

BusinessMatch Groningen

The student platform for entrepreneurship at Hanze UAS is an independent foundation that selflessly motivates and stimulates students interested in entrepreneurship. We do this by organising workshops, guest lectures, master classes and pitch competitions.

Business Generator

(SBGG) assists in transferring the knowledge generated at the University Medical Centre Groningen and University of Groningen to companies and society, by initiating collaborations and licensing opportunities.

Broadband Innovation Centre (BIC Oldambt)

Together with the Hanze University College, BIC Oldambt is working on facilitating and supporting an innovation workshop in Oldambt.

Bossers & Cnossen

Bossers & Cnossen is a certified and authorized supplier of a large number of brands in the field of ICT resources and functionalities.


In Boost-up, a group of experienced entrepreneurs helps enthusiastic entrepreneurs to grow quickly by offering unique products and services.

Biotech Center

The Biotech Center is an incubator at the Healthy Ageing Campus in the field of biotechnology. It offers entrepreneurs, companies and start-ups the space to be close to the knowledge of the UMCG and to make use of lab and office facilities.


Backbone050 is the contact point in Groningen where young, creative and socially engaged talent establish themselves to create, (further) develop, network and cross-pollinate (e.g. theatre groups, sound recording studios, volunteer organisations, Internship placements etc.).

Anner Award

The Anner Award is the competition for student entrepreneurs in the Northern Netherlands. All students from Groningen, Friesland or Drenthe with a business idea or running company can participate.


Advisorgroep is an independent consultancy firm for both the starting and the advanced entrepreneur. Advisors with expertise, who can guide you in all aspects of entrepreneurship.

Zero To One

Accelerator and part of this consortium.