There are quite some startup (pre)-incubators and startup support organizations in this region. It can get a bit confusing: what’s the difference between the organizations and who's the best fit for you? This is why the Economic Board did some research on three different startup support organizations: Mercator Launch, Briskr and Startup Nijmegen. (Sorry, only in Dutch)
Today, Get in the Ring announce that the 6th edition of their Global Startup Competition is open for applications. This year an additional funding opportunity has been added to the competition. In partnership with VenturesOne and a group of private investors €10Mln in capital is committed to invest in selected finalists of the competition around the world.
There are these rare moments when all pieces of the puzzle seem to fall into place. The funny thing is, that you actually realize it while looking back. Well, Lucas Prigge’s puzzle fits perfectly! What do you get when you’re a vegan with a communications degree and a passion for IT? Exactly, a brilliant startup.
We spoke with one of the initiators of Mercator Launch: Brechtje Vreenegoor. Brechtje is Program manager & coach at Mercator Launch. She recently joined Radboud Innovation but feels right at home on campus, even though she is a business coach. No wonder, Brechtje sees innovation and entrepreneurship everywhere!
On a sunny winter day, we met up with Eef Lamers at the Heyendaal Campus. Eef is a physics Master student at Radboud University and he has his own startup Gight, a system that helps to prevent elderly from falling down when they are getting up at night. We talked with Eef about being a student entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, passion and the future.
Do you have the best idea for Mercator Launch? Win a trip to Slush (Helsinki), the coolest startup event in Europe!