JADS Playground

JADS Playground: data science startup incubator

The Playground is the startup incubator within JADS. We aim to help students to get their startup off the ground. While focusing on JADS student, the Playground is an open incubator meaning that students from other universities and working professionals who are interested in data science and entrepreneurship are also welcome.

We help startups from idea to launch and everything in between, with:

  • How to’ Workshops: validate your problem, customer discovery, prototyping, elevator pitching, getting funding and more.
  • Presentations: successful entrepreneurs sharing their experiences. But also startup organizations like Rockstart, HighTechXL and Braventure come in to tell you how they can help you.
  • Funding: the Playground does not provide funding but has a network of VC’s and organizations that do invest in early stage startups. We can help you to prepare and get in contact with these investors.
  • Coaching: if you need to reflect your thoughts or want to discuss how to tackle a problem, you can do so with one of our coaches.
  • Community and Network: it’s important to develop a strong network and mingle with like minded people. Therefore, we organize meetups where you can meet others in an informal setting.
  • Office space: we have flexible as well as dedicated offices. Here you can work on your startup while being part of a dynamic environment.

If you are thinking of starting your own venture, if you already started or if you just want more information, feel free to reach out: playground@jads.nl. You can also join one of the events.

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Current startups

Tidal Control

Tidal Control is the compliance automation platform that monitors your systems and translates data into compliance performance. Save yourself hundreds of hours writing fit for purpose policies, endless mapping exercises, evidencing system settings, software developments, and user access, and explaining auditors.

Maps Untold

We believe in convenience through technology in the travel industry, starting in destination marketing. That's why we give personal recommendations like a travel guide would give, but based on Big Data. With Maps Untold you can find the best match of locations that suits your personality and situation in just a few clicks.


Neople provides AI virtual employees. A Neople works in whatever platform you use, functioning just like a real employee trained on your company's information. We don’t ask you to use yet another tool, each and every customer gets their own, personalised, named, Neople. Just like you would with physical colleagues.


QuestPair is a matchmaking platform for scientific equipment. For this they continuously collect detailed information on different brands and models and track where these are sold new and second-hand. By Leveraging big-data analytics, natural language processing and large language models they connect R&D groups with suitable laboratory instruments around the world.


CrySense is an AI-powered system that detects and classifies the cries of a newborn in real-time, providing insights to enhance the well-being of new parents by relieving stress. Furthermore, CrySense applies adaptive AI to update its listening algorithm to become truly personalised and able to more accurately notify the parents.


As of today, small and medium enterprises often make decisions based on gut-feeling, eventually resulting in inefficiencies with regard to time, money, and frustration. At 3-DM, we ensure that data-driven decision-making significantly saves on these aspects. Skeptical? Reach out and we might just open up a new world for you!


Verhaaltjesland makes highly personalized children’s books with your own stuffed animal as the main character. You give a topic and some photos and a few days later your kid will be amazed by a beautiful and relatable physical book.

Digital Patrol

At Digital Patrol we specialise in all video solutions, including reliable live streaming, on-demand content, and global real-time streaming with minimal latency. We offer video analytics for enhanced engagement and a user-engaging web application. Our passion drives us to solve any challenge, ensuring client project success through close collaboration.


At MR WATCHIEF, we envision a world where every significant milestone in life is commemorated with a carefully chosen timepiece, transforming time into cherished memories. Our online platform is designed to make this vision a reality by offering a curated selection of watches that celebrate life's most special moments.

Playground Alumni


Find information smarter with artificial intelligence. Bluetick introduces a new way of finding information. It is our mission to provide every lawyer with effortless access to all relevant information, with the certainty of not missing anything. By using the latest techniques in the field of artificial intelligence, we develop a tool that makes the lawyer better at her job. Our innovative algorithm makes it possible to provide context in the search, so that the system takes into account important facts and considerations.


We help companies navigate the innovative world of Data Science and Big Data. From idea to implementation. Together we ensure that your organization is ready for the future.

Walnut Data

We are a company that brings together bright people, who work together in a playful manner to create innovative and tailored data science solutions. We believe in growing a sustainable organisation in which people freely express their creativity. This enables us to accompany our partners in taking the next step in their digital transformation.


Data is a hot topic. More and more data is being created, but often too little is done with it. Many companies don't know where to start or how to apply data in their day-to-day operations. Stactics wants to help you with this. From a problem to a data-driven solution.


GOAL 3 is enabling and empowering health workers with durable and easy-to-use medical technology at places where it is needed the most. Our goal is to improve access to care for 100 million people in 2030. We All Health.


MEUNGO smart software allows our customers to focus on their core business. Imagine if you could organise and visualise your sensors and online devices in less than one day in a single aggregated view, without needing an IT expert? https://www.meungo.com/


Send Smart Web Push Notifications to Mobile, Desktop and Tablet. Re-engage your audience, even when they are not on your website. No app required! Increase engagement, conversion and more. Connect PushBird without coding experience and send your first message in just minutes. Get started for free!


We are Skillvol. We create elite-players.. How? By our sportstracker for the athlete involved in teamsports. Designed to give you and your teammates insight into your performance during training sessions and games.

Strategy 01

Strategy01 aims to simplify market research by applying data science in an innovative way.

Whitebox Data Science

We make sure data works for you. As Whitebox, we are driven to help your company achieve its goals by making smart use of (big) data. By providing clear insights, smart optimisations and good advice, we help you on your way to act more data-driven.

Soda Science

We help those organisations at the frontiers of improving society to leverage the power of data science. Data-driven decision making and communication gets you to the next step in achieving your mission.

Startup Readiness Program

In collaboration with Braventure, we offer the Startup Readiness Program. There are various modules from the startup readiness program in which you as a startup can participate and take you one step further towards a successful startup! Want to know more?

Check out the programs

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