Betting on the Blockchain

With the Bitcoin exchange rate going skyhigh (1 XBT = € 2232 at 4/7/17) one could easily forget about the underlying technology: the blockchain. The Bitcoin blockchain technology can be regarded as a distributed ledger system in which the transactions are permanently time-stamped and stored on many computers simultaneously and made secure by cryptographic means. […] Read more »

Is Money Too Tight To Mention for Tech-Startups?

For a small country the Netherlands has some well recognized and well ranked technology universities. These universities, in turn, spin off some very interesting technology startups. Especially for these spin offs, a new venture fund was announced last week, Innovation Industries, which specializes in funding university tech-startups. The universities of Wageningen, Enschede and Eindhoven will […] Read more »

Dutch Software Innovation – We’re Scaling Up!

The Netherlands is scaling up its investments to become a true (software) innovation country. We initially thought we were half way there, but new research suggests we are skidding past that half way mark. First of all we rank as an innovation leader on the European Innovation Scoreboard 2016, placed on a fifth position, following […] Read more »

The Day after Demo Day – Standing out from the Crowd

Last month Startup Bootcamp announced its 10 finalists for the Startup Bootcamp E-commerce. The E-commerce bootcamp focuses on Ad & Marketing Tech, Mobile First, Payment solutions, Logistics, Data & CRM and Social Shopping. As the Netherlands is gaining traction with high profile startups like Adyen and Ohpen it may not be a surprise that there […] Read more »

Fast Food 2015: French Fries as a Service

  Back in the days, a (semi-) professional football players post-football career was not as easy as it is now. After their active football career many went back to whatever trade they learned at school: plumber, electrician, clerk, etc. Some had the gift of ‘seeing’ the game and became coach or trainer. And there was […] Read more »

Wooing the Startups – Worth your While?

Last week Visma announced the launch of a national road show to reach startups. The theme is ‘yes you can’ and startups are invited in Visma’s Volkswagen Transporter to pitch their business. The pitches are collected and distributed via social media and the winner gets a free trip to Silicon Valley. With this initiative Visma […] Read more »