Startupbootcamp ran a program exclusively for startups that offer innovative solutions based on Near Field Communications & Contactless Interactions Technologies. Startupbootcamp NFC & Contactless, which was situated in Amsterdam, kicked-off in October and ran until January 2014.
The 10 participating companies, from 7 different countries, were guided by a pool of top-level mentors and worked incredibly hard to make a dent in the universe. They were accelerated on every aspect of their business, team, and proposition. The 10 high potential startups all developed products based on Wireless & Interactive Technologies. The companies focus on markets such as: The Internet of Things, Online & Mobile Marketing, Sports Analytics, Retail & Loyalty Systems, Smart City & Security, The Pet Industry, Safety For Children, and The Food Industry.
On January 17th 2014, the grand finale of the program took place: Investor Demo Day. On Demo Day they shared their stories of acceleration, celebrated their successes, and revealed their strategies to disrupt the tech-industry to an audience of 400+ international investors. Gerrit Zalm, CEO of ABN AMRO Bank, and Klaas Knot, President of De Nederlandsche Bank, administered the opening speech and keynote for the event.
Startupbootcamp NFC & Contactless was powered by Vodafone, ABN AMRO, AVG, ICS, Javest, CM, Thales, Adyen, Rabobank, Sony, Jumbo, PWC, Axicom, VMW Taxand, Oberthur, and Business Models Inc.
Note that this accelerator is a full-time, intensive program. It often involves working late into the night and weekends. Be prepared to put your social life on hold!
Access to 500+ European, American, Asian Mentor, Investor & Alumni Network. Check out the top-flight group of mentors from Amsterdam, around Europe and beyond. Our partners are mobile operators, banks, retailers, technology providers, terminal providers. Amsterdam is profiling itself as a leader in smart city technologies. The Netherlands is an ideal place to trial technology and understand what customers want. This country has a technology-savvy public, plus fast and reliable connectivity. The Netherlands has deployed several major NFC-powered programs. Many more are in the pipeline.
Seed Funding for each Team
€15,000 per team. This is seed funding per team towards living expenses during the 3 months of the program, so that 100% of your time can be dedicated to accelerating your company. You’ll need that focus!
Co-Working Space for Your Team
Get 4 months free office space in the brand new Vodafone HQ next to Amsterdam Central Station.
Sponsored Services for Startups
This includes: access to the test labs of Vodafone & Samsung for your technology, legal & fiscal advice, free (marketing) software, server space, PR and marketing support, pitch and strategic media consultancy, amd business model research
The Startupbootcamp Alumni Growth program, London Demo Day, Silicon Valley Demo Day & Road Trip!
Our Alumni Growth Director will continue to guide our startups after they finish this Startupbootcamp program. All startups that complete our programs are eligible to join our Alumni Growth Program. This includes an invitation to join the Startupbootcamp Silicon Valley road trip, which involves arranged meetings with relevant investors in the Valley. Pitch your team at the Silicon Valley Demo Day. The Alumni Growth Program also gives you an opportunity to take part in the Annual Demo Day in London where our best alumni pitch to top VC's from 'The City’.
What Startupbootcamp Receives in Return
8% Equity. Each team signs the same contract at each of the Startupbootcamp locations. The contracts may vary per city, depending on local circumstances and laws. The contract will be available soon. We’ll also post a version of the contract online that explains the terms in simple language. We like to keep things simple and transparent. All of the Startupbootcamp teams in a specific city program sign the same contract. Note that because of local laws and legislation, there are differences in the contract terms between programs in different cities.