Noorderpoort students shared their digital skills with entrepreneurs from Winschoten. The “buddy project” is a trial, where students are linked to entrepreneurs who need guidance in digitisation.

Setting up a digital store

Students Bart Bouwmeester and Milan de Vroome of the Noorderpoort were linked as buddies to the entrepreneurs of De Gameshop R&M and Julia’s Lingerie. They advised and guided the entrepreneurs in their online visibility and setting up their digital store on On the digital platform, entrepreneurs from the municipality of Oldambt can offer their products online in the web store. The virtual store complements the physical store during the Corona crisis, but will also be continued after the situation normalised. Gameshop R&M and Julia’s Lingerie are enthusiastic about the trial: “Great and accessible way to share and learn digital knowledge. Highly recommended for other entrepreneurs to participate in the buddy project. We definitely recommend it. ”

Do you want more information about the buddy project? Mr. Erik Delger of the Noorderpoort is happy to tell you more about it. He can be reached via


The buddy project was initiated by a collaboration between the Broadband Information and Innovation Center (BIC) Oldambt and Noorderpoort Winschoten. BIC Oldambt brings people, entrepreneurs, students, knowledge institutions and government together to collaborate on digital developments and projects. BIC Oldambt is an initiative of the municipality of Oldambt and is part of the project CORA.

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