January 17th Demo Day at Startupbootcamp NFC & Contactless
Keynote speaker; Klaas Knot, President of De Nederlandsche Bank
Amsterdam, 02 December 2013 – On January 17th 2014 the Startupbootcamp NFC & Contactless Demo Day will take place at the ABN AMRO headquarters in Amsterdam. At this event the ten startups that participate in this accelerator program will present their company and vision to 350+ investors. The high potential startups, from seven countries, have all developed products based on wireless and interactive technology. They focus on markets such as: The Internet of Things, Online & Mobile Marketing, Sports analytics, Retail & Loyalty Systems, Smart City & Security, The Pet Industry, Safety For Children, and The Food Industry. The startups were selected from 250+ applicants to go through an intensive three-month mentor driven program. At Startupbootcamp they are helped with the development and optimization of their product, technology, business proposition, team, and go to market strategy. Throughout this process 150+ Startupbootcamp mentors, partners, and potential clients challenge and guide them. At Demo Day they will share their ambition with the investors, mentors, and Startupbootcamp partners.
The alumni of the two previous Startupbootcamp programs in Amsterdam have a funding score of 95%. At January 17th the stakes are high for the Startupbootcamp NFC & Contactless participants.
John Staunton, CEO of Buzzoek and partaker in Startupbootcamp NFC & Contactless: “We are really looking forward to Demo Day, as this is the moment that we are working towards for three months. At Startupbootcamp we are challenged on every aspect of our business on a daily basis, and we are stimulated to make the impossible possible. It’s exciting to finally go up on stage and show what we have accomplished during the program and what our ambition for the future is. The pressure is high, but we are thrilled that we have the opportunity to do this. ”
Klaas Knot, President of De Nederlandsche Bank (Dutch Central Bank), and Gerrit Zalm, CEO of ABM AMRO, will be present at Demo Day next January to administer the keynote and opening speech. Patrick de Zeeuw, co-founder Startupbootcamp Global and CEO Startupbootcamp Amsterdam: “We are honored to welcome these gentlemen at Demo Day. Both are amongst the top in their field and are important representatives of “the Netherlands BV”. Technology startups play a crucial part in the development of our economy, as they push innovation forward. Every year Demo Day is a focal point for our startups and time and again our expectations are exceeded.”
The participants in Startupbootcamp NFC & Contactless are Beestar, Buzzoek, MobyPark, Relayr, Tag’by, TagaPet, TagTagCity, TapTrack, Watcherenterprises, and YES.TAP. More information about these startups is available for download here.
Startupbootcamp is a pan-European accelerator, with programs in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Berlin, Dublin, London, Haifa, Tel Aviv, and Eindhoven. Startupbootcamp creates an international ecosystem for startups, with the aim to stimulate innovation. Startupbootcamp enables startups to achieve more for their business in 3 months than they would on their own in a year.
Startupbootcamp NFC & Contactless is a program exclusively for startups with innovative solutions in the NFC & Contactless Industry. This program is powered by Vodafone, ABN AMRO, AVG, International Card Services, Javest, CM, Thales, Adyen, Rabobank, Sony, Jumbo, PWC, Axicom, VMW Taxand, Oberthur, and Business Models Inc.
Patrick de Zeeuw – Co-Founder and CEO Startupbootcamp in Amsterdam
+31 (0)6 8142 9654
Emile Idzenga – Axicom
+31 (0)6 2042 9460