Entrepreneurship Community

Two people know more than one, so a whole community knows a lot. Join the Student Entrepreneurship Community!

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Startup support for students

If you want to seriously develop and accelerate your business, you can enter the structured programme in VentureLab.




Eager to hear an inspiration and yet instructive story? Come to our open public lectures organized every 4th Thursday of the month.

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Networking Meetups

Informal gatherings that help to build bridges, organised by you!

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VentureLab Weekends

52 hours from an idea towards a business concept supported by classes, coaching, group work and professional business panel feedback.

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Two people know more than one. Join the Student Entrepreneurship Community!


Startup Support

Want to accelerate your business? Enter our structured programme in VentureLab



Groningen knows many entrepreneurial events. Check out our agenda to see what’s happening.


Office Hours

Walk in: every Friday from 10 – 12
Appointments can be made for other times.


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"I would like to take on existing challenges and change them into new and innovative ideas."

Bastiaan Star

"I'm doing my pre-master in Strategic Innovation Management at RUG"

Sarah Neumann

"I decided to join VentureLab North to work on my business idea Smart Fellows"

Nick Bootsma

Flocker – Online marketing and hosting agency

Reinard van Dalen

"I'm fulfilling the Marketing and Recruitment position in the board of Enactus Groningen"

Andrea Bolt

I help entrepreneurs and individuals to get started with their administration process and help them file for taxes. You get a university schooled tax expert for a sharp price.

Martijn Paping

Student Entrepreneurship Events

Have a look at all the events that are organised to help and inspire you!

10th Healthy Ageing Startup Meetup

Date: 11/07/2017

Elke 2de dinsdag van de oneven maanden organiseert het Healthy Ageing Network Noord-Nederland een meet-up voor startups op het terrein van Healthy Ageing.

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Rails Girls Groningen & HackerOne: Build your own app with Ruby, ruby, ruby!

Date: 21/07/2017

End date: 22/07/2017

Rails Girls Groningen will Rock your world again! During the free two-day workshop we'll dive into the magical world of Ruby on Rails.

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Coffee and Coding Hackathon 2017

Date: 22/08/2017

End date: 23/08/2017

On the 22-23th August, CNC 2017 will finally kick off! The theme of the hackathon will be "The new economy".

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GroningenPHP: Money often costs too much / September 2017

Date: 07/09/2017

Share your ideas for future presentations, events and activities, also, socialise, drink beer and have fun 🙂

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Ventureclass: September 21

Date: 21/09/2017

VentureClasses are monthly open lectures by inspiring entrepreneurs. Speaker + theme follows

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Web11 Conference 2017

Date: 29/09/2017

The Web11 tech conference is where software and business professionals meet to discuss the broad range of technologies needed to build a better web.

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Trendship Innovation Festival 2017

Date: 19/10/2017

Trendship is jaarlijks tot de laatste stoel uitverkocht met de komst van 1500 mensen die op hoog niveau worden bijgespijkerd; op donderdag 19 oktober 2017 houdt Trendship vast aan haar succesformule.

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Date: 26/10/2017

The new date for TEDxGRONINGEN has been announced! Save October 26 in your agenda to listen to inspiring speakers.

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VentureClass: November 23

Date: 23/11/2017

VentureClasses are monthly open lectures by inspiring entrepreneurs. Speaker + theme follows

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