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Inclusive FinTech & DeFi



An accelerator designed to empower inclusive fintech & defi startups

Connecting visionary Founders with conscious global corporations, their corporate leaders, as well as experienced mentors and impact investors.

Our goal is to take “making impact” to the next level.We aim to support your business to develop and produce more sustainable products.

Applications close on: 
January 31, 2024
31 January 2024
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Digital Acceleration

An intense 3-month accelerator designed to enable growth at speed.


Initial investment per startup and access to a global network of investors, VCs and Angels.


Carefully selected mentors with industry-specific knowledge, who provide hands-on support and valuable introductions.


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

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Accelerator timeline

Application Open

27 September 2023

Applications for our accelerator are open!

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Application Close

31 January 2024

We will start reviewing and shortlisting potential candidates.

Selection days

17 Nov 2023 | 15 Dec 2023 | 13-14 Feb 2024

The startups will pitch in front of an audience of Investors, Mentors, Corporate Leaders, Partners and the SBC team

Startups Announcement

15 February 2024

On the last day of Selection Days we announce the 10 startups selected, which will take part in the accelerator.

Accelerator Kick-off

4 March 2024

It’s time! We officially kick-off the accelerator.

Impact Day

6 June 2024

At the end of the accelerator we celebrate with Impact Day! The founders will showcase their progress and solutions in our signature event.


Reducing the risk in startup investment

Startupbootcamp is investing in 100.000 of the most promising startups and scaleups from around the world that focus on creating a more sustainable planet.

The Startupbootcamp Fundraising Process is aligned with the highest levels of regulation and protection, thanks to our partnership with NxChange.

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Embedded Finance

Contactless Transactions

Buy Now Pay Later

Data Driven Fintech

Web 3.0 Financing


Key players

Wilson Rainho
Program Director - Startupbootcamp

Wilson's experience lays in helping organizations to explore and exploit new opportunities, which is born from his passion, work experience in several international organizations, as well as background in Innovation Management.

Elizabeth Kleinveld
Partner Success Manager - Startupbootcamp

Elizabeth is an experienced startup matchmaker & ecosystem builder. Alongside being an angel investor herself, she ensures the startups in our programs are connected and introduced to the most relevant connections in their respective industries.

Adwoba Arhin
Innovation Account Executive & Scouting Lead

Adwoba leaves no stone unturned when it comes to finding opportunities for companies. Researching, Planning, Analyses and Relationship building are her major duties. Adwoba identifies potholes in products and connects the dots to see how investors, corporates and mentors could support startups to scale in the long term.

1st Meeting
Scouting Team
The first Introductory call is to understand more about your business, your proposition, and your fit with our focus areas.
2nd Meeting
Program Director
During this meet we discuss your goals, what you wish to get out of the accelerator, how your company would benefit from the collaboration, and your fit with our network.
Due Diligence
At this stage we run a ‘light’ due diligence process to understand your current stage concerning tech, infrastructure, finance, market, and team. 
Selection Week
In this event, you will pitch and meet our stakeholders. Based on ratings from the multiple jury rooms, we will select the companies joining the accelerator.
Program Kick-Off!
Welcome to Startupbootcamp’s accelerator!

Accelerator Alumni