Make it in the North Networking Mixer: Tech Edition

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  • Grote Markt 21 Groningen.
  • Free

Make it in the North is organising networking drinks to connect companies hiring people in the tech & digital space with international talent!

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Are you a job seeker or company interested in tech, AI, and all things digital? We'd love to connect you with each other this July in Groningen. Drinks are on us!

At Make it in the North we love connecting Dutch companies with international job seekers. That's why on Wednesday 3rd July 2024 we're organising networking drinks specifically for people and companies interested in the fields of:

  • Tech
  • IT
  • AI
  • Marketing
  • Gaming
  • Software development
  • UX Design
  • and more!

Who is this event for?

If you're a company working in a field related to the IT & technology sector this event is the perfect opportunity for you to meet international job seekers to present your company to them directly. Who knows, maybe if you have a great pitch you can convince the most talented people in the room to come work for you!

If you're a job seeker who thinks you've got what it takes to work with one of these companies, we're very keen on having you join us on July 3rd! You'll be able to have 1-on-1 conversations with companies, ask any burning questions you may have, and perhaps even try take the next step to get on board their recruitment process.


15:30 - 16:00 Walk-in
16:00 - 16:30 Keynote speech by Ronald Stolk, accomplished IT Director and CIO
16:30 - 17:00 Networking round 1
17:00 - 18:00 Free networking

Attending companies

It is 2006: Groningen students Jeroen Doorenbos (21) and Jeroen Elkhuizen (23) start web shop from their student house. Two years later, successor is registered and in the following years the web shop wins several prizes, including the Deloitte Technology Fast50 Award in 2012. In 2014, Belsimpel opens its first physical store on the Vismarkt in Groningen. Belsimpel now has 7 stores spread throughout the Netherlands, where customers can go with all their questions.

IBM's Client Innovation Center (CIC) allows IBM to support its clients in the transformation of their business through the company's digital and business expertise. The one in Groningen was opened in 2013 as a first CIC in the Netherlands! At the event you will be able to talk to their representatives about how the Dutch, international and unique IBM culture all blend in their offices.

AI-Infrasolutions specializes in turning geospatial data into infrastructure asset management solutions for governments and large-scale organizations. Operating from Eelde, they describe their company as young, diverse and driven by innovation and development. Come meet their HR team who will be on the spot to answer any of your questions.

Women represent only 18% of people working in tech. Alyx has decided to do something about it! They created a program, in which women learn how to code and get trained in professional skills by senior professionals in tech. And all of that is PAID from the start and a job placement is guaranteed! If you have been thinking about becoming Full-Stack Developer, IT Infrastructure Professional or eBS Consultant, this could be a perfect starting point for you.

Humanity Link is a company developing mobile communication solutions for non-profits so they can reach their clients. Their aim is to provide a solution that can be used in any language to deliver dignified services to those in need or vulnerable situations. If you would you like to work for a company at the intersection of tech and accessibility, this may be just for you, as they are on the lookout for potential new team members.

Wonderment by Design is an award-winning augmented and virtual reality agency. They work with international agencies, museums and brands to bring digital assets into tangible reality. Their office is based in Amsterdam, so if you are interested in virtual reality field, you will have a unique chance to talk to their creative director in person at our event.

At eLabNext we try to make the world a little bit better. Our software has helped clients in making discoveries in cancer research, the production of sustainable foods, the development of vaccines, North Pole research and much more. We see the enormous potential that life science research can offer and the growing benefits digitising R&D workflows can bring.

Interested? Secure your spot by signing up now

Entrance is free of charge but requires prior registration. Spots are limited for companies & participants. Registrations may close early once we've reached capacity.

Please note that there are different registration forms for companies and job seekers - ensure you're registering using the right form!

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Registration for companies
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Registration for international job seekers