Founded News #9

We will guide you through the latest news of the Frisian ecosystem for startups and scale-ups. At a glance you will find the highlights of last week!

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Optimistic vision of scale-ups despite corona

Last Friday, the report 'Scaleups in times of crisis' was released by the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship (ECE). The study shows that 70% of the surveyed scale-ups expect to grow in turnover and FTEs next year. The expectations have been adjusted in the meantime. Before the coronacrisis 90% of the scale-ups planned to realize this growth. The ongoing drive for innovation is not entirely new. A recent McKinsey study shows that innovation is the most strategic way to respond to a crisis. Download the ECE report here.


People & Culture Startup Guide 

Techleap collects all need-to-knows for startups and scale-ups in a startup guide. Every week a valuable theme is added to the guide. Techleap discusses the composition of a winning team, salaries and good leadership. Read all advice and insights so far back and stay informed of new updates via this link


ECOstyle in The Next Women 100

Last Monday TheNextWomen (TNW), together with State Secretary Mona Keijzer, launched the annual list of the 100 most successful female entrepreneurs of 2020. Founder Simone Brummelhuis founded TNW to stimulate female entrepreneurship, make the entrepreneurs and their role more visible and create role models for other entrepreneurs. Friesland also features in the ranking. Jeanine de Vries-Zwart of ECOstyle Group from Oosterwolde received an honourable place in the category 'Platinum' (€25 - €50 million). Congratulations!


Events about IT, subsidy and (water) innovation

We will list relevant events for you. Complete your agenda with these interesting items!

• 9 December: Connect organizes the annual IT congress for IT talent from the Northern Netherlands with the theme 'testing'. What does testing involve at Hyperloop and what is the effect of Behavior Driven Development on your work? Keynote speakers Sebas Jordan and Seb Rose will tell you all about it. 

• 10 December: Subsidie zoekt innovatief idee. In 2021, multiple grants for innovation will be available! That is why SNN is organizing a webinar for subsidy consultants and entrepreneurs in the north of the Netherlands. During this session, subsidies Call Valorization and the subsidy Accelerator Innovative Ambitions (VIA) will be discussed.

A week later, but certainly no less relevant:

• 17 December: Kick-off Startup in Residence Northern Netherlands. 9 startups will collaborate with a governmental party at Startup in Residence Northern Netherlands. With this half-yearly program the innovators will tackle societal challenges. The startups will be presented during a special kick-off on December 17th.

• 18 December: WIS Award 2020. 7 water technology companies with international potential present their innovation to an expert jury. Who will receive the title and has a chance of an international breakthrough? We will find out on 18 December.