What happened last week in the Dutch startup scene? Hyko won an European grant, Appmachine got funding and a curated startup resources page got a little viral. Here’s what you need to know.
The biggest funding news last week came from Appmachine. The app building tool from Heerenveen got 13,4 million euro in funding for a 40 percent share of the company.
Also, the energy saving / gamification project from Amsterdam based CareToSave, Hyko, was one of the eight startups receiving a grant of 50.000 euro. It was awarded from SpeedUp! Europe to boost web-based applications using the open source FIWARE technology.
The curated startup resources website Startup Stash by Bram Kanstein got featured by BusinessInsider, naming it the best guide for starting a company. It’s a simple grid with orange blocks. What else do you need?
Why the lean startup is so popular – News website NRCQ gives us 3 good reasons (article’s in Dutch). But they also give a warning: ‘lean startup’ may become a hollow phrase.
How the Dutch Game Garden Helped Remake Video Games in the Netherlands – A very detailed look at gaming accelerator Dutch Game Garden. Absolutely worth the read!
How to ‘Get into Tech’ If You’re Not an Obvious Fit – great story by Karen Wickre.
Frontpage image: Dutch Game Garden