THE #1 STARTUP ACCELERATOR
IN EUROPE

We help ambitious founders
succeed.

Startupbootcamp is a global network of industry-focused accelerators.

We ensure startups thrive by giving them direct access to an international network of the most relevant partners, investors, and mentors in their field.

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Industry-specific startup accelerators, available globally. Designed by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs.

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Daniel Barber
DNA ENERGY
Founder

“I expected to learn about brand positioning and pitching to investors, but hadn’t appreciated the machine behind Startupbootcamp and the depth of knowledge available to me. We covered a vast range of items that touch on every aspect of running and growing a business. I’d say that over 90% of the program content was directly relevant to my business and even at times was curated for me."

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Elena
Atelier Riforma
Founder

"We have been selected for Startupbootcamp FashionTech program in the cohort 2021-2022. It is a program that stands out from many others, due to the large network it has, that gathers fashion companies, top-level mentors, innovative startups and investors focused on this sector."

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Ezgi Kaplan
EUTO Energy
COO

"Participating in Startupbootcamp's Accelerator program was an incredible experience for us. We found the directors, mentors, and advisors to be incredibly helpful in shaping our growth strategies and working towards our business's success."

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Federico Roviglioni
Bufaga
COO

“I had the pleasure of participating in the Mobility and Transportation accelerator, which helped my team and I improve our value proposition and find the perfect product-market-fit. Thanks to the global network of clients, partners, and investors with whom we got in touch, we were able to expand our international network."

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Jon Chapman
Refbook
Head of Commercial

“Startupbootcamp really dialled-up our readiness for growth. The program delivered the resources and intense focus we needed to refine crucial parts of our startup’s exciting next phase.”

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Charlie Casey
Loyaltylion
Co-founders

“Startupbootcamp proved invaluable. They have an amazing network and connected us with every investor in our seed round.”

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Jon Knight
Solarsync
Founder

"I feel a foot taller as an entrepreneur, I learnt things I didn't even realise I needed"

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Dr. Anna Wright
Bindimaps
CEO

“We really enjoyed our experience at Startupbootcamp. The program did for us what they said that they were going to do - we learned a lot, made fantastic connections, found new customers and accessed capital. Overall a great experience from a great team.”

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Tiago Costa
FullVenue
CEO

“Startupbootcamp gave FullVenue the foundations we needed to become a scalable, wealthy and attractive company. By surrounding us with a great and powerful partner network we had the opportunity to focus on pitching, raising money, closing deals, and finding new business. It was crystal clear to everyone around us that we as a team had grown significantly by the end of the program.”

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Daniel Sand
Wedio
Co-Founder

“We loved everything about Startupbootcamp’s accelerator program. It helped us kick-start our journey — both professionally and personally. We still leverage learnings from the program years later; we do pre-mediation 4 times a year, and we still test all our ideas based upon the lean methodology before spending resources on it.”

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Bob Weihai He
VERITAS
Founder

“Startupbootcamp has proven to be an exceptional program to help us to take first steps in launching our startups. The team has been extremely supportive to help us to validate our ideas, as well as to develop our pitching skills”

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Andrew Chong
uPledge
Co-Founder

“We were only a team of founders when we joined Startupbootcamp’s accelerator, and we have since raised a round of funding, secured a grant, and have made considerable traction in both product and market-fit. However to be clear, the traction we gained wasn't giftwrapped to us by Startupbootcamp, that isn't their role."

Invest in tech winners of tomorrow, today.

Join hundreds of angel investors, family offices and corporates that invested in 1,600 startups through Startupbootcamp since 2010.

The realised and unrealised returns are a MOIC of 8.3. Each investment gives access to a portfolio of startups with leading edge technologies and business models.

The portfolio approach helps de-risk your investment compared to investing in individual startups.

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Dave Dirks
NTSU Fund
SBC Investor & Co-founder

NTSU invests in Startupbootcamp as we strongly believe in concentrating valuable experience, knowledge and networks of first-class mentors, whether from the corporate or creative landscape, in an accelerator program, providing startups all the possible help and guidance they need in those crucial early days to execute their ideas and concepts into real businesses. In the first edition of Startupbootcamp Amsterdam in 2012, we have seen that the program has been able to guide, coach and assist the startups in 3 months time to first class pitches, resulting in having raised over EUR 2 million in (pre)seed capital from angel investors as well as from VC investors.

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Oriol Ros
Kalonia Venture Partners
Managing Partner

What we accomplished in Latin America wouldn't have been possible without Startupbootcamp by Finnovista.vc They helped us build a robust startup funnel when we had nothing before. Working with Startupbootcamp and Finnovista is like having an army that does all the work for you, with the assurance that they will deliver a high-quality funnel of startups.

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Otto Graff
Ignia
Partner

Startupbootcamp by Finnovista.vc has consolidated itself as one of the most important acceleration programs in the LATAM region. As a fund, we looked at several of the companies that had completed the accelerator as candidates for follow-on investment. To me, this is the best signal that they’re doing a great job selecting startups as well as accelerating them during the program.

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Stefan Bary
Javest Investment Fund
SBC Investor & Managing Director

Javest Investment Fund strongly believes in the fast progress as a key requirement for startup companies. Technologies develop fast; markets are competitive. Startupbootcamp is the ultimate way for startups to be able to, to have to, accelerate at the highest possible pace. Experience and knowledge is a first building block, but Startupbootcamp adds to that connections, challenges, mentors and an enormous drive.

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Steve Blank
American entrepreneur and educator

The Startupbootcamp process, for investors, should make you think about what you've learned. We’ve learned how to crack the entrepreneurial code. We now know, across a portfolio of startups, how to make startups fail less. That’s a big deal. We now know how essentially to increase the IIR across a portfolio versus a standard random group. And I think the Startupbootcamp process, that’s been put together, does just that.

Become a mentor and learn while giving back.

By becoming a mentor you will join 2,500 other successful founders, industry experts and subject matter experts who are keen to give back to the community while learnings themselves from the next generation of entrepreneurs.

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Kasia Toczko
PrivMX
SBC Mentor, Chief of Communications

"it’s been an amazing experience, both professionally and in terms of personal growth. It’s truly a win-win situation - I get to interact with the most innovative, creative and open-minded entrepreneurs and learn from them about various business niches, sociological phenomena and breakthrough technologies. I’m truly grateful to the coolest SBC team for this opportunity."

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Tommie van der Bosch
PwC Blockchain Experience Lab
SBC Mentor, Co-Founder

“My best advice for the startups would be to stay connected with the SBC family. There's a whole network you can use of mentors, coaches, people with a lot of knowledge”

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Debby Kruit
Almere Municipality
SBC Mentor, Advisor Startup and Scaleup program Almere

“I admire Startupbootcamp for the unbridled energy to support startups in their mission to make the world better, more sustainable, smarter, inclusive, diverse, and lots more innovative. I am happy that I can contribute to the startups as a mentor. The dialog between the organization, the startups and the ecosystem around it is inspiring and also brings me to a higher level in my daily work”

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Luis Fernando Magalhaes
O2eco
SBC Mentor, Business Owner

"Working with startups and watching them grow and thrive has been an amazing delight for me as a mentor. One key takeaway from my experience is the importance of having a strong support system in place. Through my mentorship, I've seen firsthand how the support, advice, and comments given may help businesses overcome obstacles and achieve their goals.”

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Martijn Groot
Alveo Technology
SBC Mentor, VP Marketing and Strategy

"Being a mentor with Startupbootcamp is a very rewarding experience. It gives mentors the opportunity to share their experience and their network and engage with very driven founders who are building the next cohorts of companies. Both mentors as well as founders learn a lot through the mentoring process as introductions are made, ideas are exchanged, put to the test and, if viable, adopted."

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Alix Armour
Husk & Stone
SBC Mentor, Owner & Consultant

“Mentorship allows me to stay in the loop of what’s happening in the world of startups and what new ideas people are coming up with. It helps me educate myself, both in industries i’m familiar with, as well as new ones where I'm not too familiar.”

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Mrunal Gawade
HOLOFIL
SBC Mentor, Founder & CEO

"The pitching sessions are very rewarding as you get to listen to incredible founders working on innovative solutions. The fellow mentors and the partners community has consistently improved in quality to select the best startups and to mentor them. "

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Lou Schillaci
Delloop
SBC Mentor, CEO

"Over that time I have come to understand the workings of SBC and in my mind there is no doubt that it remains at the pinnacle of the startup industry. My fellow Mentors are amongst the world’s most respected individuals in their fields and I feel proud to lend my support in ensuring that the startups that pass our way are given the best opportunities to learn."

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Stuart Allison
Climate Change Authority
SBC Mentor, Board Member

“I started as a mentor in December 2017, and it's been a really invigorating experience. I was asked recently 'What do I get out of it?'. Quietly, I think I got more out of it than the entrepreneurs. To be able to kind of reflect on that and then to help guide some of these startups has been so rewarding.”

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Igor Curic
Inovexus
SBC Mentor, COO

“It’s extremely rewarding to help founders achieve their startup dreams while helping shape the next wave of innovation.”

Learn, engage, work with the tech of tomorrow, today

Join more than 100 Fortune500 companies who have chosen to work with Startupbootcamp,  accessing the next generation of technology and business models.

Partners have the chance to collaborate with startups, while team members can learn from entrepreneurs. Leverage engagement to facilitate internal change, upskilling and innovation.

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Taking corporate innovation to the next level.Tailored solutions for every size, stage and need.

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Jan Zijderveld
Unilever Europe
CEO

I loved the way Startupbootcamp & Innoleaps adopted the new ways of working and mindset to build our businesses in a totally new way, in a new environment and setting. Innovate the way we need innovate. Bringing back the pioneering spirit to re-invent Big in Europe you showed us how it could be done.

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Santiago Murphy
Heineken
Innovation Director, New Business Models

I've learned a lot during the accelerator program. The biggest lesson is the importance of making things early. Instead of spending months creating a concept or product based on assumptions, we do it within weeks, get learnings, adjust and test again to learn more. For us that is an incredibly exciting way to work that we want to bring back to the business.

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Ali-Murat Saygili
JTI
External Innovation & Tech Scouting Manager

"The Jumpstart Open Innovation program went very well in 2022. The Startupbootcamp team of experts did wonderful work supporting both the startups and our JTI leaders. This enabled us to create relevant collaborations for the future of our business."

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Professor Matthew J. Cuthbertson
Victorian Clean Energy Fund
Chair

"Two years ago the Victorian Clean Technology Fund (VCTF) began a strategic partnership with Startupbootcamp, to back the Energy Next accelerator program. Startupbootcamp’s global networks have attracted high quality local and international teams to the accelerator and the participants have all made real progress over the 12 week intensive. We’ve been impressed by the quality of both the program and the Startupbootcamp team – and we’ve really enjoyed the opportunity to get involved with the program delivery. Energy Next has provided VCTF with a strong new pipeline of early-stage investment opportunities."

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Marcus Alves
Kraft Heinz Company
Partner and Global Vice-president

"The Startupbootcamp team has enabled us to understand the depth of the problems that we had and quickly found many companies that could collaborate with us. We were very impressed with the speed of the work and quality of startups proposed."

Startupbootcamp in Numbers

1600

+

STARTUPS
ACCELERATED

1.7

m

Average
Funding

5.6

B

Portfolio
Valuation

5000

+

mentors
globally

Startupbootcamp’s Accelerators

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Global startups,
global footprint

Since 2010, SBC has run over 150 accelerators in 20+ counties. We exist to ensure founders reach unparalleled potential, just like we keep doing for our existing 1600+ portfolio companies.

This is done by helping them to scale their network, providing access to capital, and preventing avoidable mistakes - allowing them to reach in the 3-months accelerator what they would only achieve in 2+ years.

As each accelerator focuses on an industry, we’re able to provide an unmatched level of support to the startups selected into our accelerators.

100k startups
to save the world

Startupbootcamp connects visionary founders with conscious global corporations, their corporate leaders, as well as experienced mentors and impact investors.

Our mission is to help companies build for the long term, and we do this by identifying and nurturing tomorrow’s most promising startups.

We believe that businesses should be a force for good, which is why we focus on sustainable business models that create social value as well as financial returns.

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