Startupbootcamp Smart City & Living

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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 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.Big City Infographic2

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


Open Data

Smart Health

Smart Building

Urban Planning

Waste Management

Smart Home

Smart Mobility

Smart Retail

Smart Government

Smart Grid

Smart Energy

Smart Agriculture

Smart Production


  • Nov 15

    Applications open

  • Feb 10

    Applications close

  • Mar 21 - 22

    Selection Days

  • Apr 24

    Program begins

  • Jul 21

    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 Smart City & Living 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, 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

Industry Events

Exclusive opportunities to take part in leading Smart City & Living 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 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!

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.

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Startupbootcamp Smart City & Living Team

Patrick de Zeeuw

Patrick de Zeeuw

Ruud Hendriks

Ruud Hendriks

Edwin de Zeeuw

Edwin de Zeeuw

Managing Partner
Gerben Klop

Gerben Klop

Director of Partnerships
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 & Communications
Stefano Dooijes

Stefano Dooijes

Margarita Racheva

Margarita Racheva

Operations Assistant & Events Coordinator
Jasmijn van Diest

Jasmijn van Diest

Marketing Trainee

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