Dutch Startup News Update: TechLive, TheNextWomen, CC Diagnostics, Castor EDC

What happens in the startup scene in The Netherlands right now? Find out in another Dutch startup news update!

News & Updates

TechLive 

IoT, Payments, VR and Mobile. These are just a few of the subjects around which mini-conferences will be hosted on May 30 on the Emerce Tech Live Event. The event is all about the latest technologies and their application in the business and marketing environment. Emerce and StartupJuncture offers our readers free tickets. Today is your last day so get them right now.

The Next Women Summit – Ambition Edition 

12 juni is a special day for female entrepreneurship. The power to lead with foresight, ambition, entrepreneurial and innovative zeal of female entrepreneurs will than be celebrated at The Next Women Summit. TheNextWomen 100, TheNextWomen to Watch and the winner of TheNextWomen Pitch Competition will then be announced. Here is the list of semi-finalists that are contending for the finals on may 9. You can still vote for your favourite.

CC Diagnostics finalist of the Young Business Award 

The young lads Jean-Luc Kraaijenoord, Wisse Krikke and Nutte van Belzen have entreded the finals of the business magazine Sprout 25 under 25/Young Business Award competition with their company CC diagnostics. The startup is developing a DNA methylation test for the screening of cervical cancer with which the percentage of not diagnosed cancers can reduce from 24 to 3 percent.

Funding

Dutch medical research data startup Castor EDC receives €1.1 million from Horizon 2020

Castor EDC, an Amsterdam-based health startup has secured a €1.1 million innovation grant from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program. Castor EDC creates tools for sharing medical research data. It will use the funding to further develop its programs for making big data available for international medical research.

Monday morning read

As a journalist, growth advisor and mentor I come across many startups. I am amazed by how many startup founders I see that are doing everything else than what’s necessary for the succes of their early stage startup. Please stop going to conferences, networking events, PR, fundraising. Not until it’s the right time. Don’t take my word for it. Take that of co-founder of Ycombinator Jessica Livingstone. In this interview she unravels the conceptually not so difficult, but very hard to execute practice of being a successful founder. Fight the ego.