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Groningen - the ideal breeding ground for startups and scale-ups. With a young and diverse population, the city breathes creativity and new ideas. This is where unique concepts arise which take the world by storm. From tech to sustainability, Groningen is the breeding ground where your startup or scale-up can blossom. With excellent digital infrastructure and fast connections, you can effortlessly collaborate with partners around the world. And yet, the city remains compact enough to nurture personal relationships and maintain its local character. There are several entry points to the startup scene; we've listed the most central ones for you:

Meet up

If you are looking for startup events, also check out the Meet up.

The website Economy Groningen provides, among other things, an overview of economic news and backgrounds from the city and province of Groningen.

VentureLab North

Venturelab North has been supporting early-stage startups and business development teams from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) since 2015. These are often innovative business ideas, where the knowledge or a team to execute this idea is still missing. Through training, coaching and networking, the program engages with talent, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Founded in Groningen

Founded in Groningen's main goal is to connect the extensive network of startups, entrepreneurs, freelancers, SMEs and large companies in Groningen. They highlight successes, present new technologies developed in Groningen and put the city's talent in the spotlight, both nationally and internationally.

Campus Groningen

Campus Groningen is the place for innovation, research and entrepreneurship. It is the fastest growing Campus in The Netherlands with more than 250 companies, 3 knowledge institutions (University of Groningen, UMCG, Hanzehogeschool Groningen University of Applied Sciences), around 50,000 students and more than 20,000 jobs.

Health Hub Roden

At Health Hub Roden knowledge institutions, companies and government work together on innovative solutions in the field of health tech. Not all information on the website is available in Dutch; questions and support may be in English.

Business Generator Groningen

Business Generator Groningen helps you with market research, think about protecting inventions, collaborate with other companies and obtain funding.


The website Startup Blink is a crowdsourced community resource with tens of thousands of registered startups, co-working spaces, accelerators, leaders and organizations. Here you can see which startups Groningen is rich in.

Other startups

Read this article about 3 startups that are making it in the North.

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