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This week in Dutch startup news

Good morning! Were you offline over the weekend or missed some of last weeks news about Dutch startups and tech? The team of StartupJuncture collected all the best news you might have missed. Also, some interesting events you can attend. So, grab yourself a coffee and make a fresh start to the day. Here’s what happened in Dutch tech last week and over the weekend:

Dutch startup news



Last week, the startup for crowdsourced investigative journalism Yournalism launched. Read the interview StartupJuncture had with co-founder Huub Schuijn.


Other news regarding to Dutch journalism startups: Blendle, the online kiosk for news articles, added a neat new feature. It is now possible to read whole newspapers in Blendle, instead of loose articles to save the customer some money.




Stexfibers received 200.000 euros from the province of Gelderland to create hempfiber for the clothing industry. Hemp is a sustainable alternative to cotton.


The big news last week was of course about Wercker. The Amsterdam and San Francisco based cloud delivery platform announced that it has raised $2.4 million in Series A funding led by Notion Capital.


Learn to code during the EU Code Week

It’s time for the second edition of the EU Code Week, a pan-European week full of events to learn how to code. Here’s a list of all the events in The Netherlands!

Apply for the Rockstart smart energy program

Do you have a cleantech or smart energy startup? Rockstart Smart Energy Accelerator powers up for 2nd edition. Startups get investment, coaching and introductions to the most relevant networks. You can apply by October 12. Read more about the benefits of the program here.

The Green Hackfest Hackathon

Incubator UtrechtInc organizes a special hackathon to tackle sustainability issues. Apply now, because it’ll start soon on the 10th of October!

Want to make sure we got everything covered? Help us (and the Dutch startup community) out by sending an e-mail to team@startupjuncture.com.

Photo by Pieter van Marion (creative commons via Flickr)

Lorenz van Gool
Lorenz is co-editor-in-chief of StartupJuncture. As a freelance editor and journalist, he writes about startups, innovation and (e)-business. Loves to report from conferences. Really likes cleantech and journalism startups. You can ask him anything about dinosaurs. Twitter: @lorenzroman

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