Recently, Google for Startups announced that startup Lalaland.ai – co-founded by VU Amsterdam alumni International Business Administration Michael Musandu and Ugnius Rimsa – was one of the 30 selected for Google’s Black Founder Fund. Lalaland generates and hyper personalizes fully human body models using Artificial Intelligence. In October 2020, the Google for Startups Black Founders Fund announced a $2 million initiative to provide funding to black entrepreneur-led startups in Europe. This support means a lot to Michael Musandu: ‘Receiving this investment will help us accelerate Lalaland’s mission of diversity and inclusion’.
VU spin-offs LUMICKS and Optics11 and UvA spin-off Photanol are in the top 250 scale ups in the Netherlands. The Top 250 Scale-ups is made up of the 250 Dutch companies that grew the most in turnover and/or employees during the period 2016 until 2019. LUMICKS, Optics11 and Photanol have grown as companies despite of […]News
Start-up Verides has won the ING Circulair ondernemenprijs. Verides is developing a device that could revolutionize the recycling industry. Recycling plastic is only possible by using high-quality plastic. But separating top quality plastics from lower quality plastics has proven to be very hard. Verides has now developed a device that solves this problem. The start-up […]News
Fitsurance was awarded RVO MIT feasibility subsidy from Provincie Noord Holland. With this subsidy Fitsurance will investigate the feasibility of a Reinforcement Learning system that analyzes the best method to motivate someone to exercise more. The software is intended for patients with a metabolic disease and for healthy people to prevent metabolic diseases. The feasibility […]News