VentureClass – Make Pekel Great Again

October 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dear relation,

It’s our pleasure to announce the next VentureClass of 2019 on Thursday evening 24 October by Jakob Zwinderman – who will talk about the all the initiatives to Make Pekel Great Again!

Sign up for the VentureClass will be a little bit different this time – not through our systeem, but with Ticketguard, a company of Liu Kars from Pekela!

Date:            Thursday, October 24, 2019
Time:            07.00-10.00 p.m.
Moderator:   Aard Groen
Speaker:      Jakob Zwinderman
Location:     Startup City, Kadijk 4, Groningen
Apply:          click on the link

Innovatie Hub Oost Groningen (IHOG)

The story behind the IHOG starts with Zwinderman, who tries to stimulate employment in the region in various ways. Willen Jonker, part-time professor of data & security at the University of Twente and chief executive of the European driver of the digital sector EIT Digital, devised the plan for the hub. The ambitions are great. It was during a game of clover coats with Zwinderman and Jonker that the latter wrote an envelope on the back of what the hub could achieve. 30 new companies with 5,000 permanent jobs in fifteen years, read Zwinderman.

Who are the driving forces behind the East Groningen Innovation Hub?

Willem Jonker, professor of data and security at the University of Twente, CEO of EIT Digital and spiritual father of the hub
Aard Groen, professor of entrepreneurship and valorization at the RUG. Man behind the VentureLab business incubators in Groningen and Twente
Erik Heeres, professor of chemical technology at the RUG
André Heeres, professor of biobased chemistry at Hanze University of Applied Sciences and working at Syncom
Jakob Zwinderman, entrepreneur in Pekela, consultant met Sherpas Proyects and chairman of the Pekela Business Foundation.
In addition to the IHOG, Jakob Zwinderman is also involved in the Pekela Innovation Workshop: The Oude Pekela Innovation Workshop is a collaboration between educational institutions, the municipality of Pekela, entrepreneurs, residents and institutions from the region. The Innovation Workplace works with students on projects to lift the region to a higher level. This includes creating a pleasant, sustainable (green) living environment and strengthening the economic position.

Jakob is also involved in theStichting Bedrijvigheid Pekela, en Gebiedscooperatie Zuid- en Oost-Groningen en zet zich dus op alle fronten in om Pekel Greaoundation and South and East Groningen Territory Cooperative and is therefore committed to making Pekel Great on all fronts!

Join us in October to hear the story on how Pekel is becoming great again and afterward for networking drinks.


07:00 p.m.: Doors open
07:30 p.m.: Welcome & Introduction by Aard Groen
07:45 p.m.: VentureClass by Jakob Zwinderman
09:00 p.m.: Networking drinks:You can sign up for the VentureClass by clicking on this link. We are looking forward to welcome you!