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Weekly startup news update: Hyko, Startup Stash and Monday read

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.

Funding

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.

Startup Stash

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?

Monday read

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

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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