If you’re going out for dinner, chances are you’re probably going to a place you’ve gone before. Pimmr wants to change that. With the use of data analysis and AI, the app suggest new restaurants for you to try based on your preferences, with the possibility of checking the menu and booking a table directly. This week, the app added the long awaited group functionality.
The trend for mobility startups continues as ParkBee has secured €1.8 million in funding. The investment comes from four informal investors and from InnovationQuarter, the regional development agency for the province of South Holland. ParkBee provides an innovative parking solution that makes unused parking spaces in office buildings available to the public. In doing so it works together with parking apps Parkmobile and Park-line
Ideas are worthless, execution is everything. All you have to do is to follow your guts. That is the advice Koen Droste, founder and CEO of Polarsteps, gave to a group of young entrepreneur students at the HvA on October 21st. The first of the HvA’s Friday afternoon startup sessions took place during an official vacation week. Nonetheless, some enthusiastic students gathered in the Wibauthuis to listen to the story of this Amsterdam startup.
Back in May, startup incubator Let it Grow had an open innovation call for entrepreneurs and startups that operate in the (international) horticultural sector. On Monday the 24th of October, seven of them presented their ideas during the grand opening of the brand new growth lab located in Amsterdam. There the startups will work on developing new, innovative applications for flowers and plants to make the world a greener place.
While brainstorming about what should be the name of the new ‘web shop of voices’, Dave Leusink came up with the jolly name of Voice Cowboys. The audio-entrepreneur explains it’s just a name that grabs your attention and spreads a positive vibe. Once upon a time in the west of the Netherlands on 27 September of 2016, Voice Cowboys was launched and now aims to become THE new platform where new voices can be heard and used for all kinds of means.
ULU, the Eindhoven-based connected car company that works on telematics solutions for businesses, insurers, car dealerships and other owners of large fleets, received one million euros in funding. The company also took over Chinese hardware manufacturer Velio Technologies, which supplies ULU with the OBD dongles. The investment was raised by entrepreneur Christian Kerssens and the Brabant Development Agency (BOM). Kerssens will now serve as ULU’s new CEO.