Startupbootcamp Amsterdam is delighted to announce the kick start of our 2013'program.Nine teams from eight countries made it through the rigorous selection procedure and just started their three month acceleration on April 2nd 2013 in Amsterdam.
In alphabetical order, the selected participants for Startupbootcamp Amsterdam in Spring 2013 are:
This year's Startupbootcamp Finalists had clear reasons for choosing the spring Startup accelerator program in Amsterdam.
"We're moving 16620 km from Canberra to Amsterdam for several great reasons. Although our two countries have similar sized populations, our research shows that take-up of technology is much faster in this part of Western Europe. And Holland has always had a very high percentage of self publishers. So it's a great place to test things out!"
"Now that we're in, we're not waiting until April 2013. We've already received high-quality advice from the local mentors to help us prepare a month before the program starts. We need to launch a beta product much earlier and focus on a narrower niche market first. These are extremely important decisions which will help us get the most out of the program."
"We know what challenge we're solving for professional speakers and performers the world over. We've built brilliant code. Now it's time to build a world-class company. It's going to be intensive. But we're fully committed and really looking forward to the challenge. Check out our progress at Demo Day in June!"
"We're from the part of Italy with the world's highest concentration of shoe designers and manufacturers, often called "Shoe Valley". We applied for other accelerators, and we even got accepted. But when we took a closer look, we make a conscious decision to select Startupbootcamp Amsterdam. We believe that the mentors here have the corporate knowledge of how to create a scalable company. They also understand what it is like to operate a company inside the European Union, where regulations are very different than other parts of the world. We will accelerate in Spring 2013. But we can already see that the Alumni program afterwards is going to be essential to help build a framework for the future."
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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! Don't even think of combining it with a job or studies.
Access to 500+ Mentor, Investor & Alumni Network. Check out the top-flight group of mentors from Amsterdam, around Europe and beyond.
Seed Funding for Each Team
€15.000 Euro per team. This is money to help towards the living expenses of your team in Amsterdam.
Co-Working Space for Your Team
Get 6 Months of free office space in the brand new Startupbootcamp & Vodafone HQ next to Amsterdam Central Station.
Sponsored Services for Startups
A sponsor package from our Sponsors and Partners which includes: PR and marketing support, pitch and strategic media consultancy, legal & fiscal advice, free (marketing) software, server space, pre mediation sessions for your team, coverage of cloud computing costs by Microsoft BizSpark and much more.
Investor Demo Day
Pitch your team and ideas for funding to over 400+ VCs, Angel and Seed Investors on the 28th of June 2013.
The Startupbootcamp Alumni Growth program, London Demo Day & Silicon Valley Demo Day & Road Trip!
With our Alumni Growth Manager we continue to guide our startups actively after they finish a Startupbootcamp program. All startups who complete our programs can join our Alumni Growth Program. As part of the Alumni Growth Program you will get the opportunity to join the Startupbootcamp Silicon Valley road trip, meet investors in the Valley and take part in our Silicon Valley Demo Day. The Alumni Growth Program also gives our Alumni the chance to take part in the Annual Demo Day in London where our best alumni pitch top VC's from 'The City'.
What Startupbootcamp Receives in Return
8% Equity. This percentage is the same at each of the Startupbootcamp locations.
We like to keep things simple and transparent. All of the Startupbootcamp teams in a specific city program will sign the contract. Due to the local legislation, there might be differences in the contract depending on the city program you will attend.
Last Open Pitch Session on November 19th 2012
Last Day for Applications. Don't wait too long!
Top Teams will be invited to Amsterdam and the winners will be announced
10 selected teams will join the 2013 Program. These dates include a 3 month fade-out period
Pitch your startup to 400+ Investors
"Perhaps the most important value of the programme is the fact that we get access to more than 150 local and international mentors who work with us on our projects."
- Andrzej Olszewski, Co-founder Doctor Kinetik
“Being part of Startupbootcamp gave us credibility. It also gives you access to the big names in our line of business.“
- Pablo Valcárcel, CEO Geosophic
“Startupbootcamp is the perfect place to validate and tweak your idea to grow it to a potential million dollar business."
- Ivo Minjauw, SocialExpress
"I’m delighted that within three months of Demo Day, we got funded for half a million dollars! Funding is nice to have to grow your team and to develop your technology further, but it is even more important is to have clients."
- Phuong Do, CEO LayerGloss
"Startupbootcamp is just what you need if you have these key success factors: a great team, a great idea and the drive to go for it. Startupbootcamp gives you the tools and network to get things done in a short period of time!"
- Chris Yerbey, Scrap Connection
"Startupbootcamp and its team of mentors has rocketed us to unimaginable heights in a single season. We’re on a sure path to growth thanks to their input. And the success has continued after Demo Day."
- Eleanor Watson, CEO Poikos
During the twelve weeks of Startupbootcamp, we attracted our first customers (one is a FTSE 100 company), a solid round of investment and built a strong support network.
- Odera Ume-Ezeoke, CEO of Viewsy