We all know that Eindhoven is a great place for techies. Geeks are local heroes because they make Eindhoven the “world’s most inventive city” (Forbes 2013). It’s true though that to get noticed by the online tech journals they need to sweat harder than, say, Instagram. But once a European startup makes headlines, it means they’ve made it big.
This is the highest amount of seed funding in the history of Startupbootcamp to date. And we’re really pleased to have been part of Mint Solutions’ journey, helping them transform from a startup to a global player.
During the summer of 2013, when we first met Gauti Reynisson, CEO of Mint Solutions, his main concern was rising funding and getting access to hospitals on board level. After 3 months of hyper intensive acceleration and many relevant medical networks opened, now Mint’s client list has exploded. In addition, we helped Mint Solutions with the establishment of their Dutch entity, administration, IPR protection, legal matters and expatriation of team members.
According to Gauti, “The Startupbootcamp HighTechXL accelerator program is like a Platinum ID-card. It gives you access to some of the brightest people on the planet. You would never get to talk to these guys any other way and so fast”. Check out the full summary of his experience:
One important lesson learned from Mint Solutions , and their international colleagues is that startups already look at the Netherlands as compact enough to be regarded as one big test laboratory. Amsterdam and Rotterdam are right next door and a great place to try things out. If the critical Dutch find your technology relevant, then it will probably work everywhere else on this continent. And if not, the Dutch are blunt enough to explain what you need to change. When you’re building a company, the sooner you get the results, the faster you can iterate and then move on. It’s like being in a test lab with 17 million people to test out your ideas.
We’re looking forward to supporting more innovative startups like Mint Solutions, Think you are the next Mint? Then apply now for HighTechXL edition 2!