Startupbootcamp HighTechXL

About the Accelerator

Startupbootcamp HighTechXL is the leading accelerator program focused on high tech hardware innovations. We will select 10 startups out of applications from all over the world, who will receive €15,000 for living expenses, a free co-working space and over €400,000 worth of partner deals. Over the course of this 3-6 month program, these high potential startups will be accelerated with the help of our team and extensive business ecosystem including:

    • Founders of Startupbootcamp Global and serial entrepreneurs Patrick de Zeeuw, Ruud Hendriks and Marc Wesselink;
    • A 125+ mentor network of entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and technologists from within our Brainport region with strong ties to companies like ASML, Philips, NXP, FEI and the 3 technical universities in the Netherlands;
    • 1.000+ angels and VC’s like Accel, Endeit, Earlybird, Sunstone, Google VC, Cisco VC and many more.

The program will specifically focus on companies active in these areas:

      • Advanced Robotics
      • Internet of Things
      • Autonomous Vehicle technology
      • Sensor Technology
      • Additive Manufacturing
      • Energy Solutions
      • Advanced Materials
      • Medical Technology

We have recently finished our third HighTechXL program and will launch applications again by mid 2016. Take a look at what our 300 startup alumni have to say about us.

Startupbootcamp HighTechXL is offering

    • Extensive mentorship program from +125 entrepreneurs, coaches, and partners
    • €15K in cash per team;
    • 6 months free office space;
    • Around €400K worth in partner services;
    • Access to our huge network in the region and beyond;
    • Invitation to the Global Alumni Network and Growth Program.

In return we ask for 8% equity. All contracts are simple, transparent, and available for all to see.

Are you running a startup with a prototype in any of the segments above? Get in touch!


  • Applications open

  • Applications close

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    Selection Days

  • Program begins

  • Demo Day

What's the Deal?

6 months of office space

A world-class location in Eindhoven, the #1 high tech hub in Europe. You have an entire technology and business ecosystem at a walking distance.

Access to over 125+ experienced local mentors

Gain access to entrepreneurs and mentors who have a background and network in the high tech industry and know what it takes to build a company and to grow further. They are able to guide you in different fields of expertise, such as intellectual property, business development, finance, legal issues, HR etc.

Extend network of Mentors and Investors

Get access to our broader, global 2000+ world class mentor and investor network from Amsterdam, London, Berlin, London, Barcelona, Singapore and beyond. Our partners are triple A brands and entrepreneurs, including large software providers, IoT solutions providers, mobile operators, banks, retailers, technology providers and terminal providers.

An amazing partner network

We will get you in touch with your ideal strategic partners, suppliers or customers. We will directly or indirectly open any door for you when and where you need it.

Tailor-made mentoring

After a successful first 3 years, we know what you as a startup need and we will give you all the possible opportunities to develop your company further. By providing workshops specifically for you such as Business Model Canvas, growth hacking and deal making. We want to fully prepare you to accelerate your company at an amazing pace.

Demo Day

You'll have an opportunity to pitch your company to hundreds of mentors, partners, and investors from over the world. This great atmosphere will give you the the attention you deserve in order to keep your company growing and get in contact with the required funding and customers.

Ideal Test Market

The Netherlands is the ideal test market to trial and launch new technology to learn and understand what your customers really need. The country has a technology-oriented population, plus one of the fastest and most reliable internet access in the world. The Dutch are early adopters and straight-forward with their feedback. Big technology focussed companies that were born in the Netherlands include Philips, DAF Trucks, TomTom, ASML and many others.

Sponsored Services

We provide you with free services that facilitate you accelerating your business. This includes: legal & fiscal advice, free (marketing) software, server space, PR and marketing support, intensive pitch training, strategic media consultancy, and business model research & optimization.


Upon completion of the program, we won't just let you go. We provide 24/7 guidance, support and advice related to any challenge you will encounter. You gain access to our alumni network of over 300 startups from around the world through our Alumni Growth Program. This program includes monthly meetings (face2face or via Google hangouts), quarterly alumni meetings at one of our programs and the yearly Alumni summit where you'll meet world class VC's like Accel, Andreessen Horowitz, Sunstone Capital, Cisco Capital etc.

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