Startupbootcamp FinTech & CyberSecurity Amsterdam

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About the Accelerator

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 is 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 in the world with a top-notch accelerator program based in Amsterdam.

During our intense 3-month accelerator program, a group of 10 selected startups will collaborate with 150+ mentors, partners and investors to build world class products, services and business, with the ultimate goal of becoming industry-leading sustainable companies. At the end of the program, startups will pitch their innovative ideas in front of hundreds of investors, partners and mentors at Demo Day.

Startupbootcamp FinTech & CyberSecurity program is led by MD Michael Dooijes and is powered by partners which include major global brands such as Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Rabobank, ING, ABN-AMRO, and de volksbank. For the full list of local and global partners, continue down below.

Apply for the accelerator program

Applications are opening on the 1st of May. Startups are invited to apply via the button that will appear on the top of this page. For our accelerator program, we are looking for early-stage startups that have a product and a client base, strong teams, and that are uniquely positioned to execute.

Questions? Drop us a line at:

International FastTrack Tour: Connect, Learn and Innovate

We are kicking off our International FastTrack Tour on a mission to meet the best startups across the globe. At a FastTrack event, 10 startups will have an opportunity to present their innovative ideas, learn from personalized mentor feedback, as well as connect and network with fellow entrepreneurs from the local ecosystem. In addition, the teams will find out more about our accelerator program and how we can help their startups accelerate.

Want to meet us in your city? Check the list of our 25 FastTrack locations below and sign up for the event on our events page.

Key Focus Areas


Payment Solutions

Capital Markets & Asset Management

Automotive Security & Finance

Alternative Finance

Reg Tech

Enabling Technologies

Data & Behavioral Analysis

Cyber Iron & Identity Management

Cloud & Data Privacy

IOT & Drones Security

Pension Tech

Insurance & Cyber-insurance


  • May 01

    Applications open

  • Aug 13

    Applications close

  • Sep 26 - 27

    Selection Days

  • Oct 30

    Program begins

  • Feb 09

    Demo Day

What's the Deal?

3-Month Program

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


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 €450K+ in exclusive partner deals from leading technology providers such as Google, 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

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 favorable 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 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 beyond.

What we ask in return

We ask for 8% equity ownership in every startup.

Startupbootcamp FinTech & CyberSecurity 2017 Demo Day

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The Startupbootcamp office is the 750 m2 office in the B.Amsterdam building. The former IBM office-space in Amsterdam has been completely renovated will be hosting us on the third floor. The building is a multidisciplinary space for innovation, culture and entrepreneurship that fosters inspiration and creativity. B.Amsterdam is swiftly becoming the startup hub of the city of Amsterdam, a place any startup would like to be! B.Amsterdam - Johan Huizingalaan 763a,1066 VH Amsterdam Map

Startupbootcamp FinTech & CyberSecurity Amsterdam Team

Patrick de Zeeuw

Patrick de Zeeuw

Ruud Hendriks

Ruud Hendriks

Michael Dooijes

Michael Dooijes

Managing Director
Elizabeth Kleinveld

Elizabeth Kleinveld

Partner Success Manager
Camille Grotenbreg

Camille Grotenbreg

Operations Manager
Nikol Popova

Nikol Popova

Operations Assistant
Alejandra Buitrago Montoya

Alejandra Buitrago Montoya

Head of Operations
Jeroen van den Bosch

Jeroen van den Bosch

International Business Development
Edith Jacques

Edith Jacques

Happiness Manager
Giovanni Vaccari

Giovanni Vaccari

Creative Lead
Natalia Sakmarova

Natalia Sakmarova

Marketing Lead
Floreska Olmberg

Floreska Olmberg


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