Startupbootcamp is a global family of industry-focused startup accelerators.
The history of Startupbootcamp
Startupbootcamp was founded in 2010 in Copenhagen with the core idea of supporting the world’s best entrepreneurs as they grow their startups. Soon other amazing entrepreneurs joined the Startupbootcamp network to create programs around Europe, and by 2012 there were 5 programs in the network. By 2014 Startupbootcamp has expanded to become the largest startup accelerator in Europe and one of the top 3 largest in the world, with programs on numerous continents and a network spanning hundreds of cities around the world.
Why startups join Startupbootcamp
Each Startupbootcamp program provides direct access to connections that matter most in the startup’s industry.
During the 3-month program, startups meet over 100 partners, investors, and mentors who take a hands-on role in helping the company develop their product, validate their business model, secure pilot customers, and raise funding. Many of these connections become key advisors and actively engage with the startups for years to come.
Startupbootcamp invests €15,000 in each program startup to cover living expenses and provides 6 months in supportive co-working space. The startups receive over €1,000,000 in deals from partners including Google, Paypal, AWS, and many others. The 3-month acceleration phase ends with Demo Day, where the startups meet over 500 investors, partners, and mentors during the final celebration. Each startup enters the alumni growth program after graduation, which includes access to the Startupbootcamp global support community and a series of yearly founder events.
Leveraging a global network
Startupbootcamp is one of the largest startup support organizations in the world. Not only are programs located in major technology hubs cities such as London and Singapore, Startupbootcamp takes part in over 100 FastTrack events and technology conferences all over the world each year.
Startups joining a Startupbootcamp program are able to immediately leverage an unrivaled global support network, providing them with a landing point in every major metropolitan city. While expanding their business, startups connect with thousands of local investors, partners, and mentors that provide them with expansion access rivaling major corporations and unheard of for typical startups.
A radically transparent approach
Startupbootcamp is run by entrepreneurs who have scaled global businesses and dealt first hand with the struggles founders go through. Access to insiders such as investors and partners has been difficult for us in the past, and we’re trying to make this process easier for our founders. We believe in radical transparency, that’s why we list all of our key stats along with our mentors and partners. We believe Startupbootcamp’s model of running industry-focused accelerator programs works, and are proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish – why not show it so the world can see.