After seven weeks of preparing, fine tuning, online workshops, coaching sessions and masterclasses on entrepreneurship, the three students made it to the finals, which were supposed to take place in April, but had to be postponed because of the pandemic. The jury consisted of Rabobank Stad en Midden Groningen director Peter Schey, Lusanne Tehupuring from Founded in Groningen and Excap owner Ivo van de Boer.
Bike alarm, insect based food and self sustaining storage
Third prize went to Buffelbox, a startup that transforms old shipping containers into self sustaining storage for sports gear, allowing people living in poverty to play the sports they want. Second prize went to Gaiafoods, a startup dedicated to producing healthy and sustainable food made from insects. FietsAlarmering took home first prize, with an alarm system on bicycles designed to help the elderly in case of an emergency or accident. When the alarm registers the bike falling down, designated contacts are notified with a text and the exact location of the bike, as well as directions to get there.