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11 new startups enter the Get in the Ring Netherlands final

In the run-up to the Get in the Ring Netherlands final, 11 new startups have qualified for a spot. Also, Pieter Zwart, CEO of Dutch e-commerce darling Coolblue, will be on of the Champions (jurymembers) during the final battles.

With Jellow, Blue Battery, Hello Trip, Maggy, Openlab, StartMonday, Shake-on, Sinu-cure, Tom Kabinet, Value Engineers and WeParq, the total number of startups attending the final is now 36. Eventually 100 companies will compete, so you can still apply (deadline November 9).

The 6 finalists that are selected during the day will face off in the ring, pitch to a jury of ‘Champion investors’ in five brief rounds. Pieter Zwart from Coolblue was recently added to the jury. He’s flanked by former CEO of KPN, BT and Alcatel-Lucent Ben Verwaayen, former Minister of Finance Jan Kees de Jager and Corinne Heijn, founder of UnitedSuccess.

Here are the 11 startups entering the ring to fight:

Jellow – a new marketplace for freelance professionals.

Blue Battery – a sustainable startup storing electricity in water and salt.

Hello Trip – Price prediction technology for flight tickets.

Maggy – An app offering ‘all you can read’ subscriptions to magazines.

Openlab – Self testing for STD’s.

StartMonday – Job platform where employers find employees through 15 second video interviews.

Shake-on – exchanging business contacts with just a shake of your phone.

Sinu-cure – More info yet to come.

Tom Kabinet – A (highly controversial) marketplace for e-books.

Value Engineers – Realtime logistics solutions.

WeParq – On demand valet parking.


Photo by Kristin Wall (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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