Startupbootcamp FinTech & CyberSecurity Amsterdam

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The FinTech & CyberSecurity program in Amsterdam is looking for FinTech, InsurTech & CyberSecurity companies seeking to improve the customer journey and to increase operational efficiency in the B2B and B2C space.

Our 3-month innovation program focuses on the selected companies, providing them with access to a global network of industry experts, business mentors, investors, and corporate partners. Intense mentorship, guided support, top-level masterclasses, pitching opportunities and networking events – all of this creates a perfect environment for business acceleration. Co-working space in Amsterdam’s first startup hub and €15K to cover living expenses included.

We work with startups in the MVP/prototype phase, or first customers phase and scale-ups from all over the world and that focus on one of the key industries listed below.

Key Focus Areas:

We are always on the lookout for the most promising and talented startups and scale-ups. If you are interested in joining the next program or would like to know more about how you can collaborate with us, feel free to contact us via email.

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Timeline

  • May 01

    Applications open

  • Sep 23

    Applications close

  • Oct 15 - 16

    Selection Days

  • Nov 26

    Program begins

  • Mar 05

    Demo Day

Why join the program?

3-Month Program

An intense 3-month program designed to support entrepreneurs scale their industry-changing technology businesses.

Masterclasses

Expert-led sessions covering all scaling fundamentals - from business model canvas, lean methodology to fundraising

Corporate Partners

Connections to the leading corporates in your industry for pilot projects, partnership opportunities, and as customers

Global Network

Unmatched access to a global network of mentors, corporate partners, industry experts, and alumni across 40+ countries

Tailored Mentorship

Over 1000 carefully selected mentors from the FinTech & CyberSecurity industry who provide hands-on support and valuable introductions

Coworking Space

Free desks for your entire team in a dynamic coworking space for the duration of the 3-month program

Living Expenses

€15K in cash per team to cover living expenses during the program

Perks & Discounts

More than €500K+ in exclusive partner deals from leading technology providers such as Amazon, HubSpot, SendGrid, and others

Alumni Growth Program

Continued post-program support far after the 3-month program through annual alumni-only events, deals and tailored introductions

Industry Events

Exclusive opportunities to take part in leading FinTech & CyberSecurity conferences and events

Investor Access

Meet most active VCs and Angel investors in your industry from around the world

Demo Day

A day to celebrate your achievements during the program with 400+ investors, corporates, mentors and press attendees

About the Program

FinTech is at the forefront of the transformation in the financial industry and is transforming the way we exchange value and ownership, manage risk and perform transactions. While this transformation is taking place across all segments of the industry, the security and safeguarding for ownership of assets and data are becoming increasingly important. In today’s environment, cybersecurity is a priority at board level. Startupbootcamp aims to innovate the FinTech & CyberSecurity ecosystem by providing the most promising startups and scale-ups in the world with an innovation program based in Amsterdam. Startupbootcamp FinTech & CyberSecurity program is led by MD Joost Bergen and powered by partners which include major global brands such as Amazon, Rabobank, Capgemini and PwC. For the full list of local and global partners, continue down below.

Ideal Test Market

Amsterdam has a vibrant startup ecosystem in both FinTech and CyberSecurity, and innovation in these sectors has been central. As one of the top 5 best places in the world to live and do business, with a high proficiency of English speakers Amsterdam is among the most attractive startup hubs in the world. The Netherlands is the ideal test market to trial new technology and understand customer needs and wants. The country has a technology-oriented public, plus fast and reliable connectivity. The Dutch are also early adopters and are straight-forward with their feedback. Top that with access to capital, a favourable legal and fiscal climate and a capital that is profiling itself as a leader in smart technologies and you understand why you should apply now!

Startupbootcamp NXT

Upon completion of the program, startups and scale-ups will gain access to our extensive Global Alumni network. Furthermore, teams will be invited to our 'SBC NXT' Alumni support program, through which we provide relevant Alumni services throughout the lifetime of the startups and scale-ups and beyond.  

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Location

The Startupbootcamp office is the 750 m2 office in B.Amsterdam. With its 40.000 square meters and three buildings, B. Amsterdam is becoming the biggest startup hub in Europe. B. is a creative workspace for innovation, entrepreneurship, and growth. B.Amsterdam - Johan Huizingalaan 763a, 1066 VH, Amsterdam Map http://b-buildingbusiness.com/amsterdam/

Startupbootcamp FinTech & CyberSecurity Amsterdam Team

Joost Bergen

Joost Bergen

Managing Director
Elizabeth Kleinveld

Elizabeth Kleinveld

Partner Manager
Efrat Avnet Steinberg

Efrat Avnet Steinberg

Chief Operations Officer
Coralie Dodds

Coralie Dodds

Operations Manager
Eva Bandelj

Eva Bandelj

Community & Ecosystem Lead
Adwoba Arhin

Adwoba Arhin

Scouting Lead
Ruperto Calatrava

Ruperto Calatrava

Startup Scout
Thyra Hartmann

Thyra Hartmann

Startup Scout
Tasneem Hooghart

Tasneem Hooghart

Marketing & Content Lead
Jeroen van den Bosch

Jeroen van den Bosch

President International Business Development
Margarita Racheva

Margarita Racheva

International Business Development Lead
Giovanni Vaccari

Giovanni Vaccari

Chief Creative and Branding
Beatriz Mota

Beatriz Mota

Design Lead
Mexx de Zeeuw

Mexx de Zeeuw

Producer
Edith Jacques

Edith Jacques

Office design and facilities

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