The Hague Business Agency announced The Hague Tech to be Company of the Month!
Brian Gharibaan, co-founder of The Hague Tech talks about how The Hague tech saw the need to combine strenghts with partnerships, current major developments and future plans.
Why The Hague?
It’s our goal to stimulate technology in society and in cooperation with businesses, talents and start-ups, educational and research institutions, governance and civil society organisations. The Hague builds bridges between international partnerships, in this way creating a gateway to international markets. As The Hague Tech, we believe that the pace of technology can be stimulated most effectively by being right in the heart of Dutch decision-making and knowledge infrastructures.
What was your biggest challenge?
During our establishment, The Hague offered a large network of interesting initiatives, although there was a gap in mutual understanding and collaboration between parties. As we missed a tech network and a sense of community, we decided to bring together our networks. This, with the support of The Hague Business Agency and Innovation Quarter, resulted in a kickstart of our community. Within 9 months, we established a community of 49 companies and 150 members.
Your goal is to fire up tech ideas that will change society. How are planning to do is?
We stimulate cooperation and do this at The Hague Tech by facilitating a co-working space for startups, an office-space for scaleups and meeting spaces for the public and private sector. We constantly see interesting dynamics, collaborations and new ideas through the events we host in our building. In 2017, we organised in 7 months, 72 events! Currently we plan to expand our ecosystem by building a R&D platform as a service and an academy to strengthen tech-talent.
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"Within 9 months, we established a community of 49 companies and 150 members."