From May 17 to 24 a group of startupenthuisiasts from Heerlen visited Boulder Colorado (and the Boulder Startup Week)
Boulder is a relatively small city (population: 100k) with a large city nearby: Denver (population: 4mln). Heerlen is in an area with a population of 4 mln, with several cities, the biggest being Liege with 500K, Brussels and Cologne are only one hour drive away.
Both Heerlen and Boulder are young cities and both grew out of a sudden interest in mining. For Heerlen it was coal, for Boulder gold. We assume this must have some effects that might be quite similar.
We thought it would be a great idea to get on a plane and visit Boulder during the Boulder Startup week to get a hands on experience of the startup eco system and find out if and how we could emulate, iterate and build upon this idea of a bottom-up startup ecosystem outside of hotbeds like Silicon Valley or metropolises like NYC.
SPARKCITY is een plek waar ondernemers en innovators elkaar ontmoeten om te werken, te praten en te leren
Ozne missie is om:
We willen ondernemers helpen bij het oplossen van echte problemen, die je in je leven als ondernemer dagelijks tegenkomt. Als de juiste tool beschikbaar is, dan vinden we die. Als ondernemers passie hebben dan willen we dat ze dat uitdragen en superfans vinden
Sparkcity is een platform dat ondernemers in Heerlen, Zuid-Limburg en de Euregio verbindt. En vandaar uit me de rest van wereld.
Waarom ergens anders heen gaan, als het ook hier kan?
SPARKCITY is a place for startups and mature tech companies in Aachen and Heerlen, at the heart of a growing ecosystem. We offer an outstanding work environment with communal areas designed to facilitate collaboration. From a desk to 200 sqm units and 1000 sqm and above.
As an organic accelerator aimed at startups and founders at any stage, help is provided in various fields (e.g. law, financing, technology, design and branding). In office hours first issues are addressed and answered with the help of our network of mentors and industry specialists.
We offer an international network and location right in the middle of Europe’s largest market. We connect you to local, Euregional or international networks, entrepreneurs and businesses.
SPARKCITY was born in 2014, when we were looking for space to bring together likeminded founders. We had built a great fast-growing co-working place, but we felt an urge for more tech startups and a startup mindset.
Our mission is to create advantages for startups by providing space and support for them to start or grow their businesses. We are accelerating the Euregion ecosystem by providing a playground to those that want to invent, change, improve and grow. SPARKCITY bridges hardware tech, digital, smart services and the international tech community.
Geen startups geen gevonden
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