About the Program
Startupbootcamp is the number 1 accelerator in Europe. Startupbootcamp will innovate the Smart City & Living ecosystem by providing the most promising startups in the “Smart City & Living space” (see our focus areas below). This means that we’ll realize together with the selected startups in 3 months what normally would take you 18 months. Sounds impossible? Take a look at what our 200 startup alumni have to say about us. Over the 3 month program, 10 selected high potential startups will accelerate their companies with the help of our team of world class entrepreneurs which include :
- founders of Startupbootcamp Global and serial entrepreneurs Patrick de Zeeuw, Ruud Hendriks & Marc Wesselink;
- 150+ mentors from startups & companies like Cisco, TomTom, ING, Schiphol Group, PwC, Amazon, Google Cloud Platform, Intel and many more;
- 1.000+ angels & VC’s like Accel, Endeit, Earlybird, Sunstone, Google VC, Cisco VC and many more.
Applications for our Smart City & Living program are now open! To meet the best entrepreneurs from all over the world and help them with their ideas, our Managing Partner Edwin de Zeeuw is going on the international FastTrack tour. FastTrack is an informal event where startups have a chance to introduce themselves, meet other entrepreneurs and receive one-on-one feedback from industry experts. Check which 15 cities we are visiting on our event page – we will also host some online events and Office Hours.
Key Focus Areas
Mar 21 - 22
What's the Deal?
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
Connections to the leading corporates in your industry for pilot projects, partnership opportunities, and as customers
Unmatched access to a global network of mentors, corporate partners, industry experts, and alumni across 40+ countries
Over 1000 carefully selected mentors from the Smart City & Living industry who provide hands-on support and valuable introductions
Free desks for your entire team in a dynamic coworking space for the duration of the 3-month program
€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, Salesforce, PayPal, 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
Exclusive opportunities to take part in leading Smart City & Living conferences and events
Meet most active VCs and Angel investors in your industry from around the world
A day to celebrate your achievements during the program with 400+ investors, corporates, mentors and press attendees
Ideal Test MarketAmsterdam has a vibrant startup ecosystem. 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 NXTUpon completion of the program, startups will gain access to our extensive Global Alumni network. Furthermore, teams will be invited in our 'SBC NXT' Alumni support program, through which we provide 8 relevant Alumni services throughout the lifetime of the startups and beyond.
What we ask in returnWe ask for 8% equity ownership in every startup.
Startupbootcamp Smart City & Living 2016 Demo Day Video
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