Amsterdam-based Startupbootcamp, a startup accelerator that provides investment and mentorship services, announced on Friday that 10 startups will participate in the first cycle of its Renewable Energy & Net-Zero Programme, a part of the Bold Action initiative.
Bold Action is a portfolio of 90 impact-focused startups, tradable on the Dutch stock exchange via Nx’change.
According to the startup accelerator, around 20 teams were selected for the Selection Days event from the pool of 2,000 applications.
Subsequently, during a three-day digital event, the selected teams were allowed to present their ideas to a tailored panel of investors, industry leaders, mentors, partners, and the Startupbootcamp team.
Ten teams were selected at the end of the third day to participate in the accelerator programme and Startupbootcamp’s Bold Action investment portfolio.
The 10 startups are:
- Powerfull – Helping households and businesses reduce energy costs using smart devices
- FlexThor – Helping Battery owners reduce energy costs using smart devices
- Tribes Capital – P2P impact investing platform for SMEs to scale access to renewable energy utility solutions
- Hexergy – Flexible blockchain platform for energy communities
- HODLNG – Generating transparent, traceable, and secure data for LNG buyers and sellers
- Rongo Design – Next-gen materials for circular living, all made from agricultural waste
- Quadloop – Utilising Africa’s electronic waste stream
- Revive – Regenerating and optimising the performance of batteries
- Oinride – Unlocking the power of safe, smart, and efficient mining
- EPI Greenvision – CO2 caption and valorisation with biofuel technologies
How will it benefit the startups?
The accelerator programme offers extensive support in establishing a thriving business, from developing a product to securing funding.
Startupbootcamp says, “Participants will benefit from the wisdom of seasoned industry mentors, expand their network, and tap into a group of potential investors.”
The programme also equips startups with the tools necessary to accomplish their objectives, grow, and realise their full potential.
At the end of the programme, the final event named Impact Day will be hosted, where the selected founders pitch and present their startups to a tailored audience of mentors, partners, and investors.
Impact Day will take place on June 1, 2023.
Registrations are open here.
Kauan Von Novack, Global Managing Director of Startupbootcamp, says, “The energy transition is one of the main challenges we face as a society nowadays. At Startupbootcamp Global, we believe talented founders leveraging the right technology will lead this transformation. That’s why we will heavily invest in renewable energy and net zero startups over the next few years. Today was just the start of this journey. Over the next ten years, we will invest in 100.000 startups that will reach the UN’s SDGs together, and we invite anyone to join us in this fantastic journey.”
Startupbootcamp: What you need to know
Startupbootcamp is a global network of industry-focused startup accelerators that offer investment and mentorship services.
They support early-stage tech founders to help them scale their companies by providing direct access to an international network of the most relevant mentors, partners, and investors in their industry.
By holding events in more than 100 cities each year, Startupbootcamp facilitates a mentorship-driven model by providing startups with essential tools during a 3-month accelerator programme.
The global accelerator provides €15,000 towards living expenses for the team during the programme, six months of co-working space, over €450K in sponsored services, and the platform to pitch to over 400 investors at Investor Demo Day.
Since 2010, the network has accelerated over 1000 startups through 100 programmes, with a portfolio valuation of over €2.5B.
Startupbootcamp was founded in 2010 by Alex Farcet, Carsten Kolbeck, Patrick de Zeeuw, and Ruud Hendriks.
The accelerator operates in cities such as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Miami, New York, Cape Town, Dubai, Istanbul, London, Chengdu, Rome, and Mumbai.