Group 6 Farewell Drinks
Jan 18 @ 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm


Join us for the certification and farewell for group 6 who finalise the programme on 18 January 2018!


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VentureClass – MeatProteins.com
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

A new year – a new series of VentureClasses. We are very excited for the VentureClasses in 2019 and we hope you are too.
We kick off the year on 24 January with a VentureClass by Jac Ten Kate.
Jac is managing director and owner of DCP Ingredients and MeatProteins.com


Date:            Thursday, January 24, 2019
Time:            07.00-11.00 p.m.
Moderator:   Aniek Ouendag
Speakers:     Jac Ten Kate
Location:     StartUp City, Kadijk 4, Groningen


DCP Ingredients is an international producer and marketer of highly functional collagen proteins for the food industry. Founded in 2008 the company has shown strong growth.Their protein solutions create value for customers in more than 30 countries. With collaboration and innovation they help find our customers product improving and cost reducing options.
In 2012 DCP took into operation its new production facility in northern Netherlands. In this new facility they are able to produce their collagen proteins using the most up-to-date production techniques. Under the brand name meatproteins.com end products are distributed around the world.

Join us on January 24 for this first VentureClass and networking drinks of 2019!


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Kick-off Group 9
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
VentureClass Hempflax
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

It’s our pleasure to announce the next VentureClass of 2019 on Thursday evening 28 February, in collaboration with Hempflax. In this VentureClass Eelkje Oldenburger, Managing Director, will of course talk about Hempflax, but also the changes that come with the transition from startup to bigger established company.

Date:                Thursday, February 28, 2018
Time:               07.00-10.00 p.m.
Moderator:   Aard Groen
Speaker:        Eelkje Oldenburger
Location:       StartUp City, Kadijk 4, Groningen

HempFlax is a socially responsible and ethical company that gives back to the planet by offering consumers affordable natural hemp products. By actively stimulating the awareness process of entrepreneurs in the world market, we contribute to the sustainability of their company.

Eelkje Oldenburger
Eelkje studied Internationals Business at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen. She started her career within the banking industry, and the last 16 years she held different managerial positions which were always linked to successfully apply change-and people management.
In 2016 Eelkje joined the Hempflax team.

07:00 p.m.: Doors open
07:30 p.m.: Welcome & Introduction by Aard Groen
07:45 p.m.: VentureClass by Eelkje Oldenburger
09:00 p.m.: Networking drinks

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VentureClass Startups & Downs
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

It’s our pleasure to announce the next VentureClass of 2018 on Thursday evening 28 March: Startups & Downs. In this VentureClass Arthur Tolsma about his experiences as an entrepreneur, but also his failures, and what he has learned from that.

Arthur Tolsma
After winning a pitching contest on Dutch national tv (‘Bij ons in de BV’) over 300.000 viewers saw Arthur as a successful entrepreneur. Four months later when his company went bankrupt, he felt anything but successful. After remediation and the eventual sale of his company, Arthur decided to share his experiences through his book Startups & Downs. For this VentureClass he will come to Startup City and share these experiences with us!

Join us on March 28 for this VentureClass and networking drinks.












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VentureClass April
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm