Startupbootcamp Smart City & Living

About the Accelerator

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 definition 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 qave to say about us. Over the 3-6 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 Nest, Tesla, Cisco, IBM,, Thales, Vodafone, Alliander, Eneco, Amazon, Samsung and many more;
>  1.000+ angels & VC’s like Accel, Endeit, Earlybird, Sunstone, Google VC, Cisco VC and many more.

Our Smart City & Living segments are:

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> Internet of Things
> Open Data
> Smart Health
> Smart Building | Urban Planning | Waste Management
> Smart Home
> Smart Mobility
> Smart Retail
> Smart Government
> Smart Grid | Smart Energy
> Smart Agriculture

Read this blog to see if your idea fits in one of these segments. 


  • Sep 01

    Applications open

  • Feb 05

    Applications close

  • Mar 08 - 09

    Selection Days

  • Apr 11

    Program begins

  • Jul 08

    Demo Day

What's the Deal?

What we offer:

  • Extensive mentorship from 150+ entrepreneurs, investors and partners;
  • 3 months of free office space at our Amsterdam office;
  • €15K in cash per team;
  • €450K+ in partner services;
  • Exposure & connections with 200+ Angels & VCs;
  • Exposure & connections with your dream clients in Amsterdam, Europe and beyond;
  • Invitation to the global alumni network of Startupbootcamp and our 'SBC NXT' Alumni support program.

Massive Growth Support

The 3-month Startupbootcamp Smart City & -Living Program guides 10 startups through the Shape, Build, and Sell stages of development, through hands-on sessions with 150+ mentors, masterclasses on topics ranging from lean to legal, and events to meet VCs, press and clients.

Global Support Network

Next to the best 150+ local mentors that are actively involved in this program, the startups get access to our global network of 1,000+ mentors, 2,000+ investors, 125+ startups, and exposure to startup hubs like London, Singapore, New York and San Francisco.

Seed Funding and other Perks

Every team receives €15,000 seed funding, €450,000+ in partner services, and 3 months of free office space at our Amsterdam office. Sponsored services include: legal & fiscal advice, free (marketing) software, server space, PR and marketing support, pitch and strategic media consultancy, and business model research.

Ideal Test Market

Amsterdam has a vibrant start-up 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!

Demo Day

After 3 months of acceleration the 10 teams are invited to present their companies to 350+ investors, mentors and partners during Demo Day. Pitch preparation includes hands-on guidance from our top-notch pitch coaches and leads into 3 months of fundraising support.

Startupbootcamp NXT

Upon 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 return:

We ask for 8% equity ownership in every startup.

Startupbootcamp Smart City & Living 2016 Demo Day

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