'In short: the SMEs in North Groningen, but then really very broadly. We focus less on the international giants at Eemshaven and more on the regional SMEs. The most important thing is that you can always find us and approach us, gladly even. If it doesn't fit, we may be able to refer you to another financier, or to another entrepreneur in our hefty network who can suddenly give wings to your naughty plans.
Good to know: the Groninger GROEIfonds never works solo as a financier. There must always be the added value of additional funding. Finding a co-financier is even a hard requirement. 'The power of leverage' is what we call it. With our network, we may also be able to help you find a suitable cofinancier.'
'The great thing is that our interest in a product or idea also attracts other financiers. We then also win them over!' Gijs and Emma agree on many things. They are both enthusiastic, energetic, curious, busy talkers who are also good listeners. Determined to find opportunities to really help companies move forward. Plenty of similarities, then, between the two permanent faces of Groningen's GROEIfonds.
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