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Round One Ventures sets up student investment fund in hub Alpha

Round one ventures

Round One Ventures is the new startup in our Alpha hub. "It is a student investment fund run by students for students" said Bob van der Meulen, who himself started a startup three years ago. We invest in startups started by students because we know how difficult it is as a student entrepreneur to get the right resources (network, money, etc.). Many large(er) companies also see the added value of this. They are happy to put their knowledge, experience and network to use. As a result, Round One has a large network of experienced entrepreneurs, including the few CEOs of large multinationals.

Round One's goal is to raise 2.5 million euros from investors by September 2022, which can be invested in young start-up companies.

Inspired by the challenges of their own startups and similar initiatives in Enschede and Amsterdam, Round One has been busy last year filling the fund and expanding their network. "Many tech innovations are capital intensive in the early days. Grants are available from the government, but they are sometimes far away from students' questions. Hence this student fund so students can grow their startup quickly and with focus."

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